Material Selector Starter Service

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Selecting the right material for your product or application is crucial. But how do you know what the best option is without being a materials specialist?  The answer is to talk to us. Whether you need anything from a cost-effective, sustainable packing solution, to an FDA-approved food-grade coating polymer available in the USA, we have the expertise you need.

Callaghan Innovation’s team of materials specialists make it easier and faster to select the right materials for your application. And all their expertise is available to you through the new Material Selector Starter Service. 

For more information, download our Material Selector Starter Service Flyer [PDF, 4.5 MB].


Benefits to your business

Callaghan Innovation is committed to accelerating innovation and improving business outcomes for our customers.

Our material specialists offer:

  • Expertise in a wide range of materials, including polymers, coatings, metals, ceramics, cements, minerals, and composites.

  • Access to a licensed material database (Ansys) and literature.

  • Practical advice based on consideration of your entire process, from design and engineering to product use and end-of-life.

  • Help with all or part of the process, from selecting a new material for an existing product to developing a product from design to manufacture.

  • Clarity and transparency in the intellectual property (IP) process - our clients keep the IP and reap the rewards.

What's included in the Starter Service?

The Starter Service costs $5,000 plus GST, and includes the following:

  • A preliminary meeting with your Callaghan Innovation materials specialist.

  • An extensive licensed database search, conducted by our specialists.

  • A shortlist of candidate materials for your application.

  • A report recommending a material and giving reasons for our choice. We will also suggest other high-quality alternatives.

  • A meeting with your materials specialist to discuss your report.

The Starter Service is not

  • A data dump

  • A patent search

  • Connection with suppliers or manufacturers

  • For multifaceted or cross-disciplinary projects

  • Product design or testing

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This Service focuses on a single material request. If you need more help beyond the Material Selector Starter Service, we can still provide support. Callaghan Innovation offers a breadth of bespoke services, not all of which are visible online. For any R&D needs, please get in touch!