National Formulation Centre

Opened in March 2018, The Coxon Building houses the Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI) new National Formulation Centre at NETPark.

The National Formulation Centre is dedicated to providing the tools and expertise needed to guide companies through the commercialisation of their next-generation formulated products; bringing them to market with reduced risk and costs.

National Centre for Formulation
National Formulation Centre

The centre is home to world-class laboratories and accompanying expertise focusing on measurement, high-throughput formulation, process chemistry, process technology, complex particles, nanomaterials, composites, and chemistry and dispersions.

It enables collaboration between partners across the formulation eco-system and drives the delivery of projects which result in innovative formulation technologies.

The National Formulation Centre seeks to position the North East as a key region in the delivery of formulated products.

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Project timeline
2015 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2016 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

2018 Complete

Project live and construction complete

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Project Stats
Project Status
Project Location
County Durham
Project Organisation
Centre for Process Innovation
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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