Innovate UK Funding Announcement

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Innovate UK Funding Announcement

Helia is pleased to announce its success in securing Innovate UK funding for a collaborative project entitled: Microwave plasma sputtering, enhanced durability coatings.
 
The 'NMPLAS' project is focused on an innovation in the Materials and Manufacturing high growth sector and will apply a cutting edge and innovative, high throughput coating process - Microwave Plasma Assisted Sputtering, to produce infrared transparent and hard, wear/erosion resistant coatings. The coatings will be applied on an expanded range of thermally sensitive and strategic substrates, which will initially be exploited in the optical and automotive high value manufacturing sectors. This project brings together three industrial partners from these sectors, Teer Coatings Limited, Qioptiq Limited, Helia Photonics Ltd & the University of the West of Scotland.