You could be facing all kinds of challenges at every stage of the manufacturing process, from design through to final prototypes. Maybe you’re having to work with new or updated materials or to adapt existing processes to take account of changes in legislation or health and safety concerns that prevent certain chemicals or techniques from being used. Or your R&D activity could be driven by narrowing tolerances and altering parameters.
You’re always working to improve the health and nutritional profile of food and drink products, often to meet new government legislation. You’re trying to recreate the taste, texture and mouthfeel of established foods without using allergens such as gluten, egg and milk, or to replicate the effects of small-scale, artisan processes on an industrial scale.
You’re focused on advancing textiles technology, developing high performance technical fabrics, improved formulations for finishing processes including laminating, coating and dyeing, and investigating the variable physical and chemical behaviours of each fibre. Through these developments, you produce high-tech fibres, yarns and fabrics that display a range of useful new properties and play a strong role in pushing the boundaries of several industries.
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*In 2015/16, SME's in the 'Manufacturing activities' sector made:
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