Carbon Ceramics Ltd, a Frodsham, UK-based designer and developer of manufacturing technology for the production of lightweight carbon composite materials used in applications like aircraft, train and car brakes, received an £80,000 Grant for Research and Development (GRAND) from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).
The company currently provides first generation automotive products for the high end of the market (cars over £60k in price). It has customers and suppliers around the world.
This award will allow Carbon Ceramics to develop a patented new approach, which, if successful, will virtually eliminate ceramic brake manufacturing emissions and waste while reducing the cost of manufacture of carbon ceramic brakes to a level competitive over the lifetime of the vehicle, with iron, currently used by 95% of the market.
Grant for Research and Development, which is part of Solutions for Business, the Government’s package of publicly funded business support, is designed to help companies introduce innovative products and processes, including research trials and product testing. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).