Impact


Diverse application

We design and develop dispense technologies for a huge variety of applications, from medical and cosmetic devices to oil and gas, agriculture and beverage systems.

Our scientists and engineers exploit the potential of physics and chemistry to deliver the desired fluid characteristics, no matter how challenging the specification. 

Our strengths



Efficiency of delivery
For high-value formulations and highly cost-constrained appliances, efficiency is everything. We have created a high efficacy inhaler using the minimal quantity of drug and finely controlled particle size distribution in a consumer aerosol to meet changing regulations.
End product quality
The consumer experience is not only influenced by formulation but also delivery – the droplet size, foam bubble size and texture. Our systematic, science-led approach and deep expertise consistently deliver dramatic improvements in quality despite tight technical and cost constraints.
New products
We have established expertise enabling new products and product categories, creating new applications for new technology. Examples include functional packaging for a new type of aerosol and putting a fresh spin on frozen cocktail dispense with a beer-style font.

Experience


Decades of excellence

We have managed challenging dispense projects for a diverse range of clients over many decades, developing a series of breakthrough products along the way.

Our multidisciplinary approach draws in our fluidics and microfluidics engineers, physicists, chemists, systems engineers and innovation facilitators.

We excel at challenging convention, using a combination of analysis, modelling and practical testing to understand and optimise complex systems, leading to rapid development of novel technologies. 

Tech, tools & facilities


Food & beverage lab
 

Food & beverage lab

Specifically set up to meet the unique requirements of developing food- and beverage-safe systems, our dedicated lab means we have the necessary procedures and equipment in place to design and test new products in-house. Quantitative and scientific testing is fundamental to our science-led innovation approach, but ultimately taste tests are always needed. This is our only lab where the consumption of food and drink is not just allowed but essential!

Analytical laboratories
 

Analytical labs

Our laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake. Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyser, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.

Case studies


Case study

Targeted dispensing

Eco-friendly spray technology

Case study

Vinfusion wine blending system

Vinfusion is a personalised wine blending system that allows the user to design their perfect wine. Vinfusion also makes wine recommendations based on the user’s tastes while collecting valuable market intelligence for the vendor. 

News & insights


Opinion

Low cost nano-climate control for vertical farming

11th June 2018

Vertical farming pushes the boundaries of a microclimate. But while lighting and sensors have evolved, cooling systems are almost identical to those first introduced in the 1900s. Vertical farming pushes the boundaries...

 

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
Opinion

Neonics - bee genocide or environmental scapegoat?

16th May 2018

In April of this year the use of neonicotinoid in all outdoor crop applications was banned. So why are these particular insecticides particularly harmful to bees?

  • Dispense
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Vlog: Technology to deliver the perfect pint

1st March 2018

Edd Brunner looks at what digital and sensor technology can bring to beer and soft drink on-trade draught systems. 

  • Digital services
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
Opinion

Latte Levy – the good, the bad and the indifferent

5th January 2018

Coffee cups have become a symbol of waste and recycling challenges, even though they actually represent a tiny fraction of takeaway beverage containers put on the market.

  • Dispense
  • Human factors
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)

Events


Event

RDD 2018

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JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, Arizona, US WEST

For the 9th year running we are exhibiting at RDD 2018 as your “go-to” partner for respiratory drug delivery device development programmes.

We can help you achieve the impossible