TTI and collaboration partners Nylacast, Brunel University and EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) were delighted to receive the 'Rushlight Responsible Product or Service Award', at this years awards evening held in late January.
The award was given in recognition of the work carried out on new connectors which have been designed under the STORM (Specialised Thimbles for Offshore Renewable Marine Energy) project which is funded by Innovate_UK. The project focus is on the development of a light weight innovative connector designed by TTI that utilises a new hybrid material. Developed by Brunel's Experimental Techniques Centre and the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology, the material called Basaltium, forms the centre of the new connector and is made from recycled aluminium strengthened by tiny basalt fibres. This core is coated in another innovative material called Oilon, a low friction plastic from Nylacast.
TTI’s Nigel Briggs (centre) is seen holding the award with our fellow STORM collaborators.
About the Rushlight Awards
Now in their 11th year, the Rushlight Awards are a celebration and a promotion of new technology, innovation and best practice across the whole environment spectrum for organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally. Designed to highlight innovation, initiatives and the holistic environmental benefit of technologies that are most likely to or are already creating a real impact in the market, they are a means of disseminating the successes to support further development.