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Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing (CALMARE)

At CALMARE we carry out research into the sustainable use of polymers and composites, investigating concepts such as the circular economy, biomaterials, recycling and remanufacturing.


From wetsuit recycling to composite reuse, Exeter is working with industrial partners to develop new solutions and ways of working with polymers and composites. Research areas include:

Working with business

CALMARE works with organisations in a variety of ways, from short term consulting to long term collaborative research projects. Contact us to discuss what would work best for your organisation and project requirements. 


The ETG group has a wide range of equipment for thermal characterisation and mechanical testing, and manufacturing processes such as extrusion, compression moulding and injection moulding. Equipment can be utilised through research projects or on a consulting basis.