| Dr Joe Hallett joins ARTIS
ARTIS is pleased to announce that Dr Joe Hallett has joined our staff as a development sceintist
| Dr Ahmed Farid joins ARTIS
ARTIS is pleased to announce that Dr Ahmed Farid has joined our staff as a development sceintist
| Dr Norris accepts PhD
ARTIS would like to congratulate chris norris on being awarded his Phd
| ARTIS sign agreement with RAPRA Limited
ARTIS is pleased to announce that it has agreed to work with RAPRA Limited as an approved provider
| ARTIS wins ISO
ARTIS is proud to announce that it has achieved accreditation ISO9001/2008, the quality management system that will ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our customers and other stakeholders. ARTIS now holds full accreditation for the testing, analysis, research and development) of materials in support of our analysis, development and recycling consultancy role.
| ARTIS appoint Chris Norris
ARTIS is pleased to announce another addition to our team in the role of development scientist
| ARTIS accepted on MASTSTC consortium
ARTIS is now a member of MAST STC, the MOD’s Materials and Structures Technology Centre. The aim of MAST STC is to provide cross-cutting materials research across the MOD programme, with the focus on military materials & structures solutions not being fully developed in civil materials R&D. As a member of MAST STC, ARTIS will be able to apply its knowledge and expertise in materials development and testing
| ARTIS present at Adhesion '11
Understanding the interactions between rubber compounds and mould tools is an important
factor in developing efficient moulding processes. Specialised rheological equipment is used
to measure bulk and boundary layer properties in order to understand processing behaviour
and can also be used to evaluate rubber to metal interactions during cure by measuring the
forces required to break the bonds formed during the cure reaction. This data shows that the
nature of the mould surface has a large influence on demoulding and mould fouling, while
even slight differences in rubber composition can have profound effects on processing
| ARTIS appoint Daniel Cannon
Follwing on from the recent recruitment of Stephen Milington, ARTIS is pleased to announce another addition to our team in the role of development scientist
| Exciting Opportunity To Join The Artis Team
Artis are looking for a dynamic graduate ideally with some industrial scientific experience in a commercial environment, to add to the team. The candidate will be outgoing and have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, being required to communicate effectively at all levels from shop floor operator to chief executive.
| Still Bouncing Back - Artis Present at Manchester Polymer Group
Paul Marchant of ARTIS presented a paper on “Biodegradable and Sustainable Tyre Tread Compound Development” at the Manchester Polymer Group meeting on Monday 16th May 2011 at Old Trafford in Manchester. The talk detailed a joint project that was carried out between Kumho Tyres and Artis, to develop a more readily biodegradable tread compound.
| Artis Partner Kumho Tyres
Gerardo Sica of Kumho tyres is due to present a paper on tyre tread compound biodegradation at this years Tyre Technology Conference in Cologne, Germany on 15th to the 17th of February 2011. The work was kindly sponsored by the Korean government and ARTIS have been a partner in this very interesting and challenging project.
| Artis Appoint Stephen Millington
On our return from the Christmas break the ARTIS team will be joined by Stephen Millington in the role of Development Scientist.
| Recycling of Rubber
The ‘Challenges Posed by the Recycling of Rubber’ will be the topic of discussion at the next Rubber in Engineering Group afternoon technical discussion meeting at the IOM3 headquarters in London on the 10th December 2010.
| Rubber in Food Contact Applications
Paul Marchant of ARTIS presented a paper on “Rubber in Food Contact Applications” at the IOM3 headquarters in London on Friday 2nd July, as part of the Rubber in Engineering Group afternoon technical discussion meeting.
| Emerging Health Challenges for Rubber
Paul Marchant of ARTIS will be presenting a paper on the 2nd July 2010 at the IOM3 headquarters in London. The Rubber in Engineering Group afternoon technical discussion meeting, co-organised by the materials KTN, will be focusing on the “Emerging Health and Legislation Challenges for Rubber”.
| ARTIS Expands Capability
3 years after launching as an independant polymer consultancy, ARTIS have established a solid customer base, and are now expanding their testing capabilities with the purchase of a Perkin Elmer Clarus 560S GC-MS.
| ARTIS awarded Anaconda development contract
ARTIS, have recently been awarded a development contract from the Carbon Trust supporting the development of the Anaconda sea energy device.
The Anaconda is a new concept for the generation of electricity from sea energy and is currently being developed by Melksham based Checkmate Sea Energy.
| ARTIS awarded Development Contract with US RDECOM
ARTIS has been awarded a $270,000 development contract with the US Army, Research Development of Engineering Command (RDECOM) through the Technology Support working Group (TSWG) for the development of an integral pass through protective patch for level A protective garments.
| Sevalco Closure Re-Approval and Re-Sourcing
It is with great sadness that ARTIS learns of the closure of the Sevalco carbon black plant at
Avonmouth, Bristol. ARTIS has long links with the team at Sevalco plant and Columbian
European Central Laboratory (ECL) and has great respect for the team at ECL.
| Artis offers engineering expertise
ARTIS offers engineering expertise article from the European Rubber Journal - 17 December 2008
| ARTIS to work with Gammadot Rheology
Gammadot Rheology and ARTIS, (the commercialised research arm of Avon Rubber p.l.c),
are investigating potential projects & services the two companies can co-operatively offer
to the polymer industry.
| Chamber of Commerce - Site Visit to Artis
Members of the Wessex Association and Westbury Chamber of Commerce recently had the opportunity
to have a look around ARTIS, which is an advanced laboratory supporting the innovation, development
and testing needs of the European Polymer Industry.
| ARTIS in consortium offered £1.2 million grant
Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (“Symphony”), the degradable plastics and wasteto-energy Group, announces that it’s wholly owned subsidiary, Symphony Energy Ltd (the “Company”) has now been officially advised by the Technology Strategy Board that the
Company and its consortium partners have been offered a £1.19m grant for collaborative research and development in the area of High Value Manufacturing, for the consortium’s Rubber Product Enhanced Recovery Technology project (“RìPERT”).
The Company is the lead partner; the other members of the consortium are ARTIS (a
business of Avon Rubber P.l.c.), Imperial College London, ABB Limited (Robotics Division),
Hughes Pumps Limited and Credowan Limited (Subsidiary of Cobham Plc).
| ARTIS presents at TAC 2008 - Practical Use of Thermal Methods for Problem Solving
The Presentation will look at the combined use of TGA and DMTA and other analytical techniques, to look at
changes in elastomeric materials that occur as a result of contact with cleaning chemicals used in dairy applications.
| AVON Rubber plc announces ARTIS
Avon is delighted to announce the launch of ARTIS, an acronym for Avon Rubber Technology Innovation and Science to the commercial market. ARTIS is an advanced laboratory in Westbury, Wiltshire, England dedicated to material testing, research and development,
training, legislative support including expert witness capability. ARTIS will offer cost effective expertise in all of these specialist areas.