The University of Sheffield played a very important role in the development of Floreon, through two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). Both KTP programmes were awarded with the highest possible grade 'outstanding' from independent assessors.
The Floreon team are currently working with leading academics from the Hull University Business School in order to determine which products can offer real benefits over existing offerings when produced from bioplastics rather than oil-based equivalents. The research will be funded by the Yorkshire Innovation Fund and was approved in December 2013. Through the Research and Development Project the team aims to develop a range of exciting new products with lower environmental impact than existing alternatives, increasing turnover and creating three new jobs!
Floreon is working with the University of Bradford to develop the next generation of Floreon compounds. Through sponsoring a PhD at Bradford Floreon will gain access to academic expertise as well as a wide range of processing techniques such as injection moulding, sheet and blown film extrusion and a full suite of characterisation equipment in the world class IRC Polymer Engineering Laboratories at the University.