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New and advanced materials – Future of Manufacturing Project: Evidence Paper 10

This review considers the future trends of new and novel materials in terms of three broad industrial and societal needs: (1) sustainability and materials security, (2) materials for energy, and (3) high value markets, corresponding to the current UK Technology Strategy Board priorities in advanced materials. The review finds that future novel materials are unlikely to have high intrinsic value and that instead it is the way that new materials will be integrated into components and systems to enable new designs and deliver improved performance that will provide value.