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Overview

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Materialize.X combines chemistry and data science to develop new sustainable adhesives and optimize manufacturing processes.

    We discovered the first scalable non-toxic adhesive, and aim at replacing conventional toxic

    urea-formaldehyde adhesive in the engineered wood industry.

    We didn’t stop there: Materialize.X developed state-of-the-art machine learning optimization algorithms to make the manufacturing process more efficient and cost effective.

  • VISION

    Our vision is to become a global leader in the field of sustainable chemistry and process optimization through continuous innovations and expansion, focusing on the wood industry.

    Our aim is to make wood the material of the future. We believe that wood is the only major building material that is both renewable and sustainable over the long term.

  • MISSION

    Dedication to science and its practical applications to create value inspires our mission statement:

    • Serving our customers with trust and integrity – as a passionate and united team.
    • Produce efficient and sustainable chemical and software solutions, to help our customers stay competitive and transition to industry 4.0.

CHEMISTRY

MACHINE LEARNING

SUSTAINABILITY

Our adhesive and optimization software are tightly interconnected: optimizing our customer’s manufacturing process enables us to integrate our adhesive into their production process faster, and increase productivity and product quality.

Key Technology

Process Optimization

 

  • No additional installation required
  • Proprietary optimization algorithms tailored to your needs
  • Plug and play installation
  • Secure data handling: encrypted and in your control
  • First audit free of charge

Specialty Adhesive

 

  • Mechanical properties (data sheet available upon request)
  • In a similar price range as urea-formaldehyde
  • Integrable into existing manufacturing processes
  • Based on abundant feedstock (non crop or animal based)
  • Toxin & formaldehyde-free (strictest indoor air quality)

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The cycle of engineered wood panels manufacturing is separated into two main stages.

 

  • Stage one involves the handling and transportation of raw materials. At first, wood is obtained by cutting trees from managed forests. Logs are then turned into fibres, veneers, chips or strands, depending on the type of board the factory makes, and dried in silos.

 

  • Stage two is the manufacturing process of the board itself. Wood is mixed with an adhesive that is typically based on formaldehyde. A mat is formed on a conveyor belt and passed through a hot pressing section to produce boards. Once finishes and chemical treatments such as anti-moulding or fire retardants are applied, the boards are ready to be used for finished product. For example, IKEA uses a staggering 1% of the world's wood supply every year to produce 100 million pieces of furniture.

 

Materialize.X provides two key improvements in this process:

  • Patented non toxic adhesive for healthier living environment
  • Optimization in the manufacturing process

Process of Engineered Wood Manufacturing

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Founding Team

Dr Fabio Fiorelli

Co-Founder & CTO

Dr Adrien Hitz

Co-Founder & COO

Haidin F. Rashid

Co-Founder & CEO

PhD in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge University

Chemical optimization and machine learning expert

 

MA & MSc Innovation Design Engineering at Imperial College  London

 

PhD in Statistics at Oxford University

Machine learning expert

 

Featured News & Updates

Since we launched our startup,

it has been a life changing experience.

We’ve met some of the most incredible people along the way who inspired us to have an positive impact on the future of the wood industry.

 

Keep tuned in for  2018.

Here are a few highlights from our journey so far.

Partnership & Pilot Test

We work closely with partners including engineering wood manufacturers and academic research institutions to further improve our adhesive and optimization software. Reach out if you want to apply Materialize.X technology for

your particular application.

 

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Dedication to science and its practical applications to create value

  • Serving our customers with trust, integrity  & add value to their core business.
  • Produce efficient and sustainable chemical and software solutions, to help our customers stay competitive and transition to industry 4.0.

 

Values

Innovative: Daring to be different

Collaboration: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Trust: Paramount to our success

Bessemer Building 1,

Imperial College London

South Kensington

SW7 2AZ

 

Incorporated and head quartered in London, United Kingdom

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We are always looking for creative experts in material science, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry & machine learning.

 

Contact: contact@materializex.com