The University of Manchester, Britain’s largest single-site university, has purchased a P.E.I. Pinette Heated Platen Press and Frigosystem Chiller from Intelicare Limited for the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC).
The GEIC is a £60 million investment which is being established as a state-of-the-art technology development facility for graphene and related 2D materials with a commitment to fostering strong industry-academic collaborations.
Intelicare undertook the installation and commissioning and P.E.I. Pinette completed the training of the Graphene Centre staff in early March 2019.
Intelicare specialises in the supply and service of equipment used within the plastics processing, composites and other industries. Key product lines include industrial chillers and temperature control, materials handling, laboratory platen presses, RTM resin injection equipment and industrial and composites curing ovens.
The press has been well received as demonstrated by Mark Dickie – Application Manager who commented:
“We expect the press, together with all the other state-of-the-art-technology here, to attract industrial development partners for graphene related development projects. We have produced our first composite test piece on the press and the results were very impressive.”