A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses



Scott Bader ?
an innovative history

Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today we are a ?216 million turnover multinational chemical company, employing over 650 people worldwide

We are a common ownership company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to support our workforce, society and the environment. The global headquarters is in the UK where we have purpose-built, state-of-theart technical facilities that provide R&D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, the Middle East and South Africa.

Scott Bader has over 85 years? experience in resin chemistry, with over 50 years? knowledge in the composites industry (we introduced the first marine grade polyester in 1941) and over 20 years? know-how in the water-based speciality polymers sector. Using our water-based polymer products manufacturers can stick, thicken, seal and coat a variety of substrates. We are the ?secret ingredient? in many products which make life so much easier ? from wallpaper paste to protecting the underside of vehicles, from sealing windows to improving the quality of printed fabrics.

Scott Bader Composites manufactures and sells, under the Crystic® brand, a wide range of unsaturated polyester resins, compounds and gelcoats, DCPD blend resins, Vinyl Ester resins, and Crestapol® high-performance resins, plus a range of speciality products: epoxy bonding gelcoats, pigments, barrier coats, skincoats, tooling products and Crestomer® marine structural adhesives. Our extensive product range is used in a wide variety of demanding composite applications from luxury yachts to underground pipes. All products are developed in-house by our R&D team, supported by excellent technical service for all products. We also distribute for leading suppliers a wide range of reinforcements and ancillary products.

Next-Generation Products, Technologies and Sustainability

The Crystic Crestapol® range is a group of hybrid high-performance resins offering designers alternative products to more traditional acrylic and epoxy thermoset materials which can be manufactured by closed mould, hand-lay and pultrusion, for a variety of building & construction, transportation and marine applications. Crestapols® are low viscosity resins with very rapid cure. The time taken from the moment of first injection to final demould can be as little as six minutes, enabling significantly increased production levels. Crestapol ® resins can offer other beneficial characteristics such as very high fire and smoke performance (Epiradiateur M1, F0) and a very high heat deflection temperature of 230°C.

Scott Bader is also leveraging nanotechnology, not only to bring significant performance updates to the current product portfolio but to create industry-leading next-generation materials. Scott Bader R&D staff are working to improve product attributes such as surface hardness, weathering properties and fire retardancy, and create new solutions in the areas of conductivity, hygiene and sustainability. Nano-enabled structures are an effective way of yielding properties that were previously attained through inclusion of additives. This involves working with interesting materials such as carbon nanotubes, nano-clays and various anti-microbial technologies. We aim to reduce time to market through selective collaboration with leading academic and industrial partners in a range of fields.

The common ownership Scott Bader Co. was formed on a range of ethical principles by founder Ernest Bader in 1921. The idea of sustainability was ahead of its time and Scott Bader is active in this field today. A number of approaches are being developed, including looking at using sustainably sourced raw materials, bio-degradable resin technology and total impact analysis.

For further information on any of the novel products mentioned above, or to talk more generally regarding new technologies and/ or possible collaboration, please contact our Business Development Manager, Neil Gray.

Tel: +44 1933 666649
Mobile: +44 7713 792206