Over 30 years experience in the Electronics Industry:
- Design for Re-manufacturing and Reuse
- Manufacturing Site Audits
- WEEE and Recycling
- Best Practice
- Advanced Manufacturing
- UK & EU Regulations
- Circular Economy
- Waste Treatment
Design & implementation of processes for handling waste materials, reducing associated costs and recovering valuable and limited resources from waste.
The development of systems handling and processing PCB effluent, UEEE & WEEE, pre and post electronic waste, and both organic and inorganic materials. The company is committed to stirring design and implementation of new markets to a circular economy and cradle to cradle.
MTG Research has been project managing for over a decade with a variety of UK and International consortia consisting of SMEs, industry, academia, and governments. The company has had a vast array of numerous successful UK and EU proposals, and can assist with proposal production and management for any project.
Green Chemistry and Sustainable Manufacturing
Use of green chemistry such as ionic liquids presents novel opportunities in the surface finishing industry. Use of these chemicals instead of traditional aqueous chemistry can assist with improving work place health and safety, environmental safety, improved quality and longer lasting products.
These novel chemistries will beused to deliver zinc nickel coatings to the aerospace, automotive and other similar industries, where corrosion resistance is the key performance indicator. Previous use of zinc nickel coatings have not been favoured for critical and hazardous environments as cadmium plating is much better suited. However, uysing ionic liquids the Zn-Ni coatings can rival that of cadmium, potentially replacing the heavy metal for more more sustainable manufacturing. Visist: www.nocadmium.co.uk for more information.
Sustainable management of batteries arising from the growing electric vehicle market will be investigated in a new multimillion pound, multi-partner project VALUABLE. Lead by HSSMI, the project consortium incorporates OEMs, re-manufacturer, re-users, National Physical Laboratories and the University College London.
Commencing early in 2018, the project will tackle the arising waste problems from electric vehicles. Propulsion batteries from cars reach their end-of life when they reduce to 80% capacity. At this point these batteries have three options: 1, re-manufacture - replace low performing battery cells with new cells, 2, reuse the good operating cells in other applications which are less demanding (e.g. home energy storage), and 3, recycle the materials capturing the critical raw materials contained in batteries.