Surface Transforms Plc (LON:SCE) Chairman David Bundred catches up with DirectorsTalk to discuss announcements made since we last spoke. David talks about the importance of the deal with Aston Martin, the air-frame manufacture sign off, updates on the Volume automotive OEMS, where we are with the German Group, the new factory and its capacity needs and whats next for the company.
Surface Transforms Plc are experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic materials and the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon-ceramic brakes for automotive use. The company’s principle activity is exploiting proprietary technologies to create innovative, lightweight, high energy-dissipating braking system materials for high-performance applications. This includes automotive and aircraft brakes. The company has extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, including the facilities for manufacturing carbon-ceramic brake discs. Whilst the carbon-ceramic brake discs you find on production road cars conventionally use discontinuous (chopped) carbon fibre, ST interweaves continuous carbon fibre to form a 3D multi-directional matrix, producing a stronger and more durable product with 3 times the heat conductivity of standard production components; this reduces the brake system operating temperature, resulting in increased life of components and maintaining the brake performance.