Built upon the knowledge and experience of our growing team of material scientists and professional engineers, R-Tech Materials is a global provider of expertise in materials. We exist to service our clients with the accurate information, quality service and in-depth knowledge they need, to stay at the forefront of their industries; where materials matter most.
Our growing customer base receive a unique blend of accredited testing, industrial experience and materials knowledge across a diverse range of industries. In every case, the selection, characterisation, analysis and development of materials is critical. We have made it our goal, to ensure the reliable and accurate selection, characterisation, analysis and development of engineering materials.
Our clients include some of the most prestigious accreditation and certification bodies in the UK and Europe as well as leading companies in the advanced materials and manufacturing sector. We receive materials from across the world for testing, consultancy or R&D projects from sectors such as aerospace, automotive, construction, marine, oil and gas and petro-chemical.
The laboratories at Testing House, R-Tech Materials’ UK base, provide one of Europe’s largest ranges of commercially available mechanical testing equipment. Our accredited test equipment and procedures enable us to test the characteristics of materials from the thickness of a human hair up to a 50mm diameter bar of reinforcing steel. State of the art testing software controls this equipment and when sample conditioning or elevated temperature testing is required, we utilise a full suite of temperature and humidity controlled chambers and environments.
Importantly, our testing laboratory has been accredited by UKAS, to give our customers confidence that our results are accurate and reliable.
R-Tech Materials was established as R-Tech Services Ltd in 2002, initially to provide independent UKAS accredited testing services for the reinforcing steel sector. With our background expertise in the manufacture and testing of steel products, and with a global reputation in this sector, testing of steel products for structural concrete remains a core part of our business today.
In 2007, R-Tech Consultants Ltd (formerly Metamet Consultants Ltd) was established to provide laboratory based materials investigation services. We now specialise in failure analysis and plant integrity, particularly in the petrochemical, power and process industries. In 2012, both businesses relocated to our current laboratory facilities in Port Talbot, South Wales, when we also launched the R-Tech Materials brand under which both businesses now trade. 2012 was also the year in which we launched our UKAS accredited testing of polymer and composite materials.
R-Tech Materials has consistently invested in its facilities, equipment and people. Today R-Tech Materials has a team of well qualified and experienced engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists and chemists with state-of-the-art equipment, and a growing reputation for reliable materials testing, analysis and consultancy.
Welsh Government & European Support
Since the founding of R-TECH Materials, the Welsh Government has been a significant support to our growing group of businesses in the advanced materials and manufacturing sector. This has included funding made available through the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund that has allowed us to invest in state-of-the-art testing and consultancy equipment.