CTM EQUIPMENT LIMITED – (CTM), United Kingdom 

Contact Information 

  • CTM Equipment Limited, CTM  
    Unit E, Zenith Park,
    Whaley Road,
    Claycliffe, Barnsley S75 1HT
    United Kingdom

  • Tel: +44 (1226) 245533
  • Fax: +44 (1226) 245544

 

 

 

Description of the organisation

CTM specialises in the design and supply of bespoke resin delivery system to a wide range of industrial sectors. CTM specialise in designing equipment for dispensing “difficult and demanding” multi-component liquids such as isocyanates, filled epoxy, polyester, etc. CTM are also the sole UK agents for Impianti OMS and Italian manufacturer of machinery dedicated to the Polyurethane Industry.

CTM has been successful in being granted two D.T.I. Smart awards for feasibility and development of ultra low output solvent free PU and Epoxy processing technologies. CTM has Participated in three recent TSB projects which are of relevance to this proposal:

 Energy efficient and environmentally recycling of composites;

 Next generation filament wing and

 Environmentally friendly pultrusion.

 

FIBRALSPEC Project

CTM will develop a resin delivery system incorporating priming/recirculation pumps so as to deliver precise component output and ratio of precursor materials and their hybrids. It is envisaged that the CTM machine will take the form of a precision-pump based delivery and a peristaltic delivery system. The machine will be under the control of high performance PLC running dedicated CTM software. The CTM software will control the flow of each component in a full time closed loop mode. The components will be temperature conditioned via electric heating. The control system and process instrumentation will be designed with to allow process parameter data to be recorded and exported in Excel format. These will then be attached to the mechano-electo-spinner that will be developed by UOB.This item of equipment will be used to extrude the new precursors to control and “fix” the molecular orientation of the extruded precursors where extensional-flow will be maintained.

CTM Ltd will work predominantely within Work Packages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  and support 11 (Management), and in accomplishment of associated Tasks and Deliverables within those Work Packages, as follows:

The starting point for the production of advanced fibre reinforced composites is the efficient impregnation of the individCTMual filaments in the bundle. CTM will provide a precision pump systems using syringe drives, piston pumps, peristaltic pumps and precision gear pumps to coat the fibres with the chosen resin system. The impregnation experiments will be carried out at UOB.
Characterization of Materials and Mechanical testing
Materials development (supply), Hybrid materials
Dedicated modelling of process and properties
Qualification, standardization, production of (certified) reference materials
Proof of concept-Demonstrator
CTM will work in collaboration with UOB in developing recycling strategies for the various waste streams mentioned in the proposal. The CTM resin delivery systems will be used to impregnate the waste materials prior to curing to manufacture composites.
Life Cycle Assessment
Dissemination-Exploitation
Management

 

Key persons for FIBRALSPEC Project

<b>Shane Wootton </b>
Shane Wootton Sales Director