TWI is one of Europe's largest independent Research and Technology Organisations. Based near Cambridge since 1946, TWI provides industry with technical support in joining,   coating   and   associated   technologies   through   information,   advice   and technology transfer; consultancy and project support, contract R&D and training, qualification and personal membership. It is the only single source of expertise in every aspect of joining and coating technology for engineering materials. TWI is internationally renowned for bringing together multidisciplinary teams to implement established or advanced technology or to solve problems arising at any stage - from initial design, materials selection, production and quality assurance, through to service and repair. TWI has over 750 staff and a turnover of 60 million Euros. Around 3000 companies and organisations - representing virtually all sectors of manufacturing industry from over 50 countries around the globe - benefit from TWI services.

In this project TWI is responsible for development of coatings and characterisation that is suitable for the application.