There are over 30 different types of mica in the mica group of minerals. However, there are a few that have a very common rate of occurrence – making up a high percentage of minerals in the Earth’s rocks. Muscovite and phlogopite mica are among the most commonly occurring micas.
This story could be titled the evolution from the industrial revolution to the CNC machine age. Elmelin has been around long enough and has evolved enough times to have processes from both. Our core competence is one of reinvention. At its heart is mica.
There have been many reports recently of a chronic skills shortage in both manufacturing and engineering. It’s essential that young adults going into further education are aware of their many options. Particularly if they are skilled problem-solvers.
As part of my studies at the Higher Technical Federal Training and Research Institute in Ferlach, Austria, I was expected to complete 4 weeks of practical work experience training during the school holidays.
Investing in R&D is a
practical means of investing in innovation and, ultimately, your future. There
is obviously the question of how much to invest in R&D, but also how to
invest in it and choosing an R&D partner is integral to that.
Innovation has its rewards, but it comes at a price. We recognise that, while we can offer a broad range of industrial insulation solutions and products, including specialist prototyping, many businesses need financial support to get to the stage where they can initiate these developments. Research and development (R&D) can be a fantastic way of not only growing your own business, but also growing your industry. But it can be costly. Tax breaks for R&D is a vital part of it, and a huge incentive for many.
For SMEs and others to
unlock innovation, they must first be able to identify which research and
development (R&D) costs are eligible for tax breaks and funding.