Key Facts

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  • Lucideon is a world-leader in materials testing, developing products for the future. Increasingly materials are being seen as the technology of the 21st Century and Lucideon develops, characterises, tests, analyses, reworks and assures materials - to help develop innovative products and applications, improve performance, comply with regulations, and help clients gain a competitive advantage and increase profitability.
  • The company originated from the British Ceramics Research Association, which was established in 1948 in the heartland of the ceramics industry, Stoke-on-Trent. Still headquartered in the city, the company has diversified into other markets and other materials, most notably healthcare. Today, while the ceramics industry is still a key part of the business, it has moved into many new and innovative areas of ceramics, including working with orthopedic implant manufacturers and other high technology areas. The company is a hub for the development of healthcare and construction materials and technologies.
  • As well as working with clients in construction, healthcare and ceramics, it also works in the power engineering and nuclear energy sectors.
  • Lucideon is the trading name of Ceram Research Ltd, a subsidiary of British Ceramic Research Ltd.
  • Lucideon is headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. There are also laboratories in Schenectady, New York, and Greenville, South Carolina (formerly M+P Labs). The assurance arm (formerly Complete Integrated Certification Services Ltd) is based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
  • Group sales for 2012 were £13.53M.
  • The group has just over 200 employees. Of these a high proportion are graduates and post graduates – representing a significant figure relative to the scale of the business. The company’s commitment to hiring talented graduates and post graduates relates to its own and clients’ innovation.
  • Primary services of the group fall under Testing & Analysis, Materials Development, Resource Efficiency, Assurance.
  • Lucideon’s focus is on problem-solving and innovation. Examples of innovation include:
    • Low Energy Firing Project – technology to lower the temperature and time that ceramics are fired at. This technology should also allow new materials with new properties to be developed for other industries. Supported by the Regional Growth Fund.
    • Inorganic Controlled Release Technology – development of a technology that uses bioceramics and bioglasses for drug delivery systems, including the targeting of drugs, super long-life drugs, smart drugs, etc.
  • On 1 February 2014, the individual company names all changed to Lucideon, bringing together the separate companies in the group under one identity.

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