Retrac Group indicators as much as Expertise Analysis with UK biomaterial start-up Cellexcel 

Will display skill to make use of biocomposite supplies for exterior car panels

Norwich, UK, 7 March 2023. Revolutionary biomaterial know-how start-up Cellexcel right now introduced that it’s working with main UK composite specialist Retrac Composites who just lately signed an Analysis Licence to discover utilizing Cellexcel’s know-how in a part in a manufacturing software for electrical automobiles.

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The mission will see Cellexcel’s patented know-how, Cellexcellent™, used to reinforce the water resistance of biomaterials inside Retrac’s current biocomposite panels, enabling them for use in exterior car functions, decreasing each weight and embedded CO2 emissions. This extends the potential makes use of of biocomposites – as they naturally soak up moisture, biomaterials usually decay, limiting their earlier use solely to inside functions.

The ensuing panels will endure a complete take a look at programme enabling Retrac to guage the know-how in manufacturing functions and supply a brand new superior materials building to its buyer base. Delivering potential financial savings in weight to extend each the payload and vary of automobiles via the usage of biomaterials as an alternative of emission-heavy options reminiscent of fibreglass leads to reductions in each manufacturing and operational CO2 emissions.

“Working with our strategic business associate Retrac, this mission strikes our know-how from the lab to an actual manufacturing setting,” mentioned Tim Pryce, Govt Chair, Cellexcel. “We are going to achieve important data to completely commercialise our modern water resistance know-how inside biomaterial composites, accelerating its wider use, and thus contributing to decreasing embedded CO2 whereas delivering lighter weight automobiles with larger efficiency.”

Retrac Composites, a part of the Retrac Group, is an rising market chief in offering environment friendly, light-weight composite options and powertrain {hardware} for engineered resolution within the transport and extremely engineered software sector. It offers consultancy on light-weight technique plus composite manufacturing functionality for OEMs within the industrial transport sector, particularly for low carbon and electrical automobiles.

“Retrac is a trusted provider to among the largest manufacturers within the automotive, aerospace and motorsport sectors,” mentioned Dan Walmsley, CEO, Retrac Group. “As these industries shift to counting on extra sustainable, light-weight options Retrac has positioned itself on the forefront of information and strategies across the profitable software of pure fibres and recycled composites. The signing of an Analysis Licence to discover this thrilling know-how will prolong our expertise and assist us to innovate, to fulfill our altering buyer wants.”

The Analysis Licence mission is at the moment ongoing and is predicted to be accomplished in This fall 2023.

About Cellexcel
Cellexcel’s know-how goals to extend the adoption of biomaterials, decreasing carbon emissions and growing sustainability. To realize this purpose, it has developed a singular resolution to chemically modify biomaterial properties, with the primary software enabling higher water resistance. This allows bio-composites for use in exterior functions, reminiscent of the outside panels of vehicles, vehicles, vans, or plane, dramatically decreasing their carbon footprint with out impacting energy or different properties.

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For extra info:
Chris Measures
Measures Consulting (PR for Cellexcel)
+44 7976 535147
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