Varnish development with antimicrobial, oxygen and water vapor barrier properties and improved physic-mechanical properties, to be used in food industry


The UK Materials Technology Research Institute (UK-MaTRI) is part of a new product development group employing over 150 scientists and engineers, and containing five individual institutes, each with a specific technological specialism and competence. Our researchers cover the full breadth of scientific disciplines from applied mathematicians and physicists, to materials engineers, chemists, biologists and manufacturing process experts. We use our expertise to build scientific knowledge in the following areas:

  • Composition and microstructure – to understand the roles they play in determining the behaviour of materials.
  • Phenomena and properties – to reveal underlying mechanisms.


  • Performance – to assess suitability for a given application.
  • Materials design and lifetime prediction by theoretical and computational methods.

MaTRI readily adopts the process of ‘shared innovation’, pooling knowledge and skills from research organisations and industrial organisations and consortia of industrial companies to achieve shared goals. In doing this, numerous partnerships have been developed with clients in industry and academia and also trade bodies, professional bodies and other research institutions.