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Materials

SINTEF offers world-leading expertise in the field of materials technology. Our research covers the entire value chain, from ores and raw materials, state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly production processes, to casting and moulding, assembly, and other advanced production processes. State-of-the-art characterisation methods are used to determine the structure of materials and the properties of products.The properties of materials and the performance of products can be analyzed with state-of-the-art laboratories and modelling facilities.

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Biomass and biomaterials

Biomass and biomaterials

SINTEF has many activities related to processing and utilization of marine- and land-based biomass. Research on land-based biomass mainly focus on the use of residues from agriculture and forestry as raw materials for production of bio-based...

Building materials

Building materials

We have expertise in the areas of materials technology and concrete technology.

Composite and polymer materials

Composite and polymer materials

SINTEF has expertise throughout the entire value chain from manufacturing to finished product for all types of plastics such as thermoplastics, thermoplastics, plastics composites, elastomers and gels.

Metallic materials

Metallic materials

SINTEF has expertise along the entire value chain from manufacturing to product for most industrial metals and metal alloys.

Minerals and raw materials

Minerals and raw materials

In the field of raw materials and minerals, SINTEF has expertise within characterization, processes, metallurgy/chemical properties and in defining quality. We have modern equipment and laboratories to support our research. An important area for us...