National Composites Centre

About the NCC

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is an independent, open-access technology centre delivering world-class research and development of composites. As part of the UK’s Catapult Network, we offer our partners access to the latest technology, provide technical expertise and the business support they need to overcome barriers to innovation and accelerate their growth.

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Latest news

  • NCC re-certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 standards

    The National Composites Centre is delighted to announce it has recently been re-certified to the Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2015 and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System - ISO 45001:2018 standards.
  • NCC Newsletter Summer '22

    The Summer edition of the NCC newsletter, bringing you all the news from the Composites, Digital Engineering, Hydrogen and Sustainability teams at the NCC
  • Ensinger join NCC’s SME Affiliate Scheme

    Ensinger - a world leader in the field of engineering plastics – has joined the National Composite Centre’s SME Affiliate Scheme.
  • Servitisation: From products to profit

    Produced under the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) programme, and written by DETI Partner, Digital Catapult, this report assesses the role that servitisation may have in improving manufacturing productivity and contributing to the UK economy, and current practices in the UK and further afield, as well as the appetite and scope for a servitisation centre of excellence in the South West of England region.
  • Net Zero Week 2022

    We're celebrating Net Zero Week™ 2022 and the critical role that composites play in the UK’s journey to net zero by 2030. From lightweighting vehicles and aircraft to reduce emissions, adding strength and flexibility to super-turbine blade design, to increasing product lifespans by decades through corrosion resistance and durability. Sustainability is central to everything we do at the National Composites Centre.


  • ILEC Conference Centre, London
    Read more about International Composites Summit - 21-22 September 2022

    International Composites Summit - 21-22 September 2022

    21 - 22 Sep 2022
    The National Composites Centre will be exhibiting at the International Composites Summit in London 21-22 September 2022, please find us for a discussion at stand C2.

    Tim Young and Enrique Garcia will also be speaking at the conference.
  • Aberdeen
    Read more about Innovative Materials Offshore

    Innovative Materials Offshore

    28 Sep 2022
    Exploring the potential benefits of composite materials, in terms of safety and lifecycle costs to operators and the challenges for introducing new materials in high-hazard environments and the technical limitations of composites and other non-metallic materials.


  • Read more about Introduction to Design for Composites

    Introduction to Design for Composites

    This course will give you an understanding of the requirements that are important to consider in the composites world, along with a series of tools and techniques that will enable you to create robust concept designs for every new project you undertake.
  • Read more about Composite Joining Principles

    Composite Joining Principles

    Use of the correct joints is vital to creating highly functional composite structures. We highly recommend this course for composite designers who want to improve their approach to bonding and joining composite materials ensuring better results.

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