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Consultancy Services

We're here to help you with those challenges others are reluctant to tackle. Our focus is on working with you to ensure that your products and processes are the best they can be, whether you're developing new products or applications, trying to improve yields, or implementing a new processing line.

Having worked on diverse projects across a wide range of industries, our experts bring this knowledge to your project, cross-fertilising technologies and solutions. And, if things go wrong with your product in service, we find the root cause of failures and implement suggested measures to stop them reoccurring.



Types of consultancy offered

We offer a range of types of consultancy that reflect our deep knowledge and expertise of material performance throughout the entire product development process, from initial material selection right through to in-service performance:

  • failure analysis
  • materials selection
  • materials characterisation
  • materials development
  • process optimisation
  • product optimisation

Typical areas of application

We are expanding our range of experience all the time but typical areas of application for our consultancy expertise include Additive Manufacturing, Net Zero, Traditional Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Microbiology, Fuel Cells, Batteries, Nuclear Power, and Refractories.

If you don’t see your specific area of interest, please give us a call – it is highly likely we will still be able to help!


We can help you to:

  • understand materials and how they interact with each other
  • improve existing products
  • design your next generation of products
  • optimize processing routes and implement new ones
  • find the root cause of failures and stop them reoccurring
  • move products from feasibility through to laboratory trials and onto pilot and manufacturing scale and implementation

Technology Partnerships

At Lucideon we understand that organizations are faced with increasingly complex issues, from current and impending legislation to improving efficiency, performance, and profit.

Becoming a Technology Partner helps you to meet these challenges head on. Using our unique expertise, information resources and cross-industry knowledge we can help you to both develop new products and technologies and solve those niggling day-to-day problems.


Why Lucideon?

Our knowledge and experience are backed up by a comprehensive suite of analytical capabilities. We also have dedicated pilot-scale facilities and can scale up from pilot-scale testing to process scale to enable a smooth transition from lab to manufacture.

We know that time means money; we will always work speedily, confidentially, and collaboratively with you. We pride ourselves on helping our clients solve the problems others dare not.

White Papers

Power Station
Encapsulation Using Adapted Geopolymer Formulations Based on Foundation Industry Wastes

Lucideon has developed geopolymer formulations for diverse applications and has built the understanding to control important characteristics

Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics - How New Applications and Improved Performance can be Unlocked Through Design Freedom

This white paper introduces the most common methods for ceramic additive manufacturing

Installing Refractory Linings in Petrochemical Units - Quality, not Compromise

This white paper provides tips on what to look out for when installing refractory linings in petrochemical units

The Whys & Whats of Scale-Up

This paper gives an overview of the scale up process, highlighting possible drawbacks and best practice

Materials Choices
Understanding Materials Choices, their Performance and Selection

This paper sets out to affirm the value of material characterisation in product and process development activities in technology based industries

Orthopaedic Implant
Your Metal Component has Failed in Fatigue: What do you do next?

This white paper provides an introduction to the theory behind fatigue in general, and the factors that affect how materials perform in fatigue

Case Studies

NTS Case Study
Lucideon Provides Customised Materials Testing Project for NTS (Phase 2)

A customised materials testing project for Nuclear Transport Services (NTS), UK (Phase 2)

NTS Case Study
Lucideon Provides Customised Materials Testing Project for NTS (Phase 1)

A customised materials testing project for Nuclear Transport Services (NTS), UK (Phase 1)

Dental Implant
Method Development Helps Nobel Biocare in Medical Device Optimisation

Characterisation of the surface chemical composition of medical implants

Sun Cream
Croda & Lucideon Further Optimise Coating Coverage and Application

Lucideon testing helps to optimize the coating process of powders

Encapsulation of Bleach

Encapsulation of bleach helps to maintain activity in application environment

Safe Confinement at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Testing of unique cladding system and its components