Oxford Advanced Surfaces was a finalist in the ‘Materials Application of the Year’ category at the recent 2016 British Engineering Excellence Awards.
Our awards submission was based on the benefits of using our patented Onto™ reactive chemistry platform to prepare advanced materials – via cutting-edge surface treatments – for coating and bonding.
Using our Onto™ technology can vastly improve the surface preparation, adhesion promotion and fibre sizing processes when working with advanced materials and brings significant performance advantages, environmental benefits and cost savings during the production cycle.
The British Engineering Excellence Awards were organised by MA Business, the publisher of the Eureka and New Electronics trade magazines. We were up against some illustrious names in the ‘Materials Application of the Year’ category. The competition included BAE Systems, Nylaclast, Oil States Industries and TT Electronics.
The winners were revealed at a prize-giving ceremony on 6 October at the Honourable Artillery Company in London and it was BAE Systems that took the top honours in our category.
Eric Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel, said: “Now in their eighth year, the BEEA entries continue to prove that British design, innovation and engineering lead the world. The standard of entries for this year’s awards was exceptionally high and, as in previous years, the judges found it difficult to agree on the shortlist.
“From innovative start-ups and inspiring design teams to ground-breaking materials applications and state-of-the-art new products, the strength of the shortlisted entries demonstrated all that is great about British design engineering.”
Philip Spinks, Oxford Advanced Surfaces CEO, was thrilled that the firm’s Onto™ technology had turned the heads of the judging panel. He said: “Onto™ is a product that’s making a massive difference in industrial sectors where effective surface preparation and versatility is key, including automotive, aerospace, marine, industrial, defence and leisure.
“Although we lost out to an engineering super power like BAE Systems in the final result, I’m delighted that the merits and real-life application benefits of Onto™ have been officially recognised by the BEEA judges and this is another exciting step in our journey as an advanced materials innovator.”