Construction Materials Group Board meets at Lucideon

Construction Materials Group
24 May 2016

The Construction Materials Group Board was invited by Lucideon to hold its latest meeting at their research facilities at Stoke on Trent on 11 May 2016. The members of the board were welcomed in the main building which was officially opened in December 1951 by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh.

Lucideon, formerly known as Ceram in the United Kingdom, is an international, development and commercialisation organisation that applies its materials expertise in ceramics, metals and polymers to a range of sectors including healthcare, construction, aerospace, ceramics, nuclear and power generation. With a range of services covering materials research & development, testing, analysis and quality assurance, Lucideon has achieved a £15 million turnover. The company is active in USA, UK and Far East with a total number of 200 employees.

During the visit, delegates were given an introduction to the business, by Geoff Edgell, one of the Lucideon Directors, followed by a tour of the laboratories and the cladding testing facilities after a networking lunch. A highlight of the tour was an overview of the processes involved in the accelerated sintering of ceramic materials and the ongoing investigations which Lucideon are undertaking to bring these processes to an industrial scale.

During the Board meeting, progress against the key outcomes from the Board Awayday (held in December 2015) were considered.  In particular, discussion concentrated on the development of articles for the use of sustainable materials in construction, future events, training and improved visibility.

Special thanks and acknowledgements go to Geoff Edgell and the staff at Lucideon for organising the day.

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