Heanor, United Kingdom - August 23, 2013 -- The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative has been set up by UK Government to help existing UK supply chains grow and achieve world class standards while encouraging major new suppliers to come and manufacture in England.The Composites Innovation Cluster has been awarded over £11M from the initiative as part of AMSCI Round 2. The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) will deliver 13 integrated capability projects across 25 partners from Q1'13 and will aim to deliver a holistic supply chain model which will extend throughout the composites community. The CiC Project is led by the new Cytec Industrial Materials (Heanor, UK), partnered by Axillium and Composites UK in response to the demand signals of all UK industry sectors. This underlines Cytec's commitment to the UK's advanced manufacturing sector and economy. The CiC brings Academics, Suppliers, & Primes together with the endorsement of the National Composites Centre.The aim is to support the delivery of a nationally connected network of composite knowledge and technology providers to address the market failures facing composites for high value manufacturing applications in the UK. Under the leadership of the partners, the collaborative cluster project will be delivered by materials specialists, manufacturing & process businesses, and tooling & systems providers, all working with academic support from experts in the field. £22M of joint funding from AMSCI & Industry will support the creation and safeguarding of over 200 jobs and create £190M growth by addressing market failures which challenge the wider adoption of Composites in the UK markets. Market failures are the availability of composites skills, training & experience in the UK Suppliers & Primes (People), the development of new materials & formats for recyclable, high performance, rapid processing & handling in the manufacturing cycle (Materials) & the automated, high-volume, rapid manufacturing & joining methods of composite structures in volume (Technology). The CiC brings these challenges together in a collaboration of industrial & academic partners from England with the support of UK Primes to build an intelligent, sustainable, competitive & highly networked UK Composites supply base which will enable the design & manufacture of lightweight vehicles, structures & devices (Knowledge).The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC) will deliver 13 integrated capability projects over a 3 year period across 25 partners. The CiC is led by Cytec Industrial Materials (Heanor, UK), partnered by Axillium Research Ltd (Daventry, UK) and Composites UK (National Trade Association), with support from strategic partner The National Composites Centre in response to the demand signals of all UK industry sectors. It will address market failures in the composites materials and innovative manufacturing sector - enabling the design and manufacture of lightweight vehicles, structures and devices that would otherwise take place abroad.About CytecCytec's vision is to deliver specialty material and chemical technologies beyond our customers' imagination. Our focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables us to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way our customers do business. Our pioneering products perform specific and important functions for our customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace and industrial materials, mining and plastics. About Axillium Axillium Research excels at enabling companies to deliver technology innovation that is open, collaborative and effective. Specialising in Advanced Engineering and High Value Manufacturing, we work closely with industry, academia and government agencies to deliver outcomes that make a difference to our partners.About Composites UKComposites UK is the Trade Association supporting the UK Composites Industry. Our aim is to support UK industry so that it may continue to grow and participate in the increasingly competitive world of global composite production. About NCC The National Composites Centre (NCC) was a key outcome of the UK Government Composites Strategy published in 2009. It is an open-access national centre that delivers world-class innovation in the design and rapid manufacture of composites and facilitates their widespread industrial exploitation.Media Contacts

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