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

  • Paving the way for net-zero roads

    Over the past year Skanska, alongside the National Composites Centre, Tarmac, Basalt Technologies and National Highways, has carried out a trial on a low carbon reinforced concrete solution. The results show that the solution has led to a reduction of more than 50 per cent in carbon.
  • Seismic wins 2022 Constructing Excellence National Award

    Seismic has won the Modern Methods of Construction category at the 16th National Constructing Excellence Awards, which took place on 18th November, at the London Marriot Grosvenor Square.
  • Composites UK Launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

    Composites UK has launched the Sustainability Good Practice Guide, which includes an author contribution from Annabel Fitzgerald, Advanced Research Engineer at the NCC. Co-funded by the NCC it focusses on The Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites, which is designed to help composites businesses take practical steps towards true long-term sustainability.
  • National Composites Centre announces Crown Estate Scotland, Owens Corning, and TotalEnergies to join SusWIND

    The National Composites Centre is delighted to announce three new members will be joining the SusWIND programme: Crown Estate Scotland, Owens Corning, and TotalEnergies.
  • Bio-Sep launches new joint industry project to fuel the green revolution

    The National Composites Centre is pleased to announce its participation in the Bio-Sep project, an exciting joint industry project which aims to develop renewable, biosourced alternatives for existing petrochemically-derived platform chemicals, ultimately helping to meet the worldwide demand for clean technologies and contributing to net-zero carbon goals.


  • Düsseldorf, Germany
    Read more about Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2022

    Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2022

    13 - 15 Dec 2022
    The Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture event is a global conference focused on MW wind blade design, composites manufacturing and performance. James Lightfoot, Advanced Technology Programme Manager at the NCC, will be presenting on the Joule and SusWIND programmes.


  • 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 Strength & Stiffness

    Composite Strength & Stiffness

    If you need to focus on improving the strength and stiffness elements of your composite designs this course will give you a knowledge of composite properties and an understanding of how each of the plies effect the global part.

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