Londoneast-uk business wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize


Sensor Coating Systems (SCS)

Londoneast-uk business wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

Dagenham: June 22, 2017: Sensor Coating Systems (SCS), a technology company based at Londoneast-uk Business and Technical Park, in Dagenham, east London, has won a prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry award.

SCS which specialises in thermal paints and coatings won second prize in the materials & enabling technologies category of Emerging Technologies Competition 2017, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative. SCS’s new technology will replace current industry standard thermal paints and offers very significant advantages in power generation, aero engines and in the automotive industry.

Forty shortlisted entrants pitched their ideas to a panel of expert judges at Chemistry Means Business, a two-day event for the chemistry-using industry by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The winners were announced at an award ceremony held on June 13th as part of the same event.

Applications were judged on the degree of innovation of the technology, its potential impact, and the quality of the science behind it. SCS will receive tailored business support from the competition’s multinational partner companies, as well as business training, financial mentoring, media support, and a cash prize of £10,000.

Dr Jörg Feist, SCS Managing Director (pictured second left receiving the award), said: “The team at Sensor Coating Systems is extremely delighted to win this prestigious award. We have made lots of progress since our incorporation in 2012. The well experienced jury recognised this progress and the uniqueness of our technology which is solving a real world problem.”

SCS are based at The Cube at Londoneast-uk – a post-incubator science facility for small and growing companies which provides science-related businesses with access to specialist laboratories.

John Lewis, Londoneast-uk Managing Director, said: The aim of The Cube is to offer support services and space to emerging scientific businesses and SCS was the first company take advantage of our facilities. I’m therefore thrilled for Jorg Feist and his team and congratulate them on this marvellous achievement which highlights the sort of cutting-edge research being undertaken at Londoneast-uk.”

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About the technology

Sensor Coating Systems provides a unique luminescence based sensing technology which enables engineers to record past temperatures on previously inaccessible components. The temperature measurement capability reaches from around 150oC to 1400oC. This makes the technology very useful for the evaluation and design of mission critical components in harsh environments such as gas turbine or internal combustion engines.

The drive for higher fuel efficiencies and a reduction in CO2 emissions sees the requirement for higher operating temperature in combustion engines. This, however, requires more sophisticated component designs and a rapid temperature assessment capability during the testing phase. One of the benefits of the SCS system over conventional methods is the ability to use automated and objective readout methods delivering high resolution temperature maps across larger surface areas. Another significant factor is the non-toxic property of the memory material, allowing a much more flexible approach in its application than traditional thermal paint methods and does not require post-test de-contamination or specific safety measures.

About The Cube

The Cube consists of a four-storey purpose built research & development facility with 45,582 sq ft of space, including laboratories, write up offices and a penthouse meeting room, suitable for a variety of science-related businesses operating in wet chemistry, bioscience and cell biology research.  The high quality laboratories have been adapted by Londoneast-uk’s technicians to bespoke requirements, suitable for multi-occupancy use.

It is ideal for small or growing businesses, currently based in the Capital and needing more space, or for companies outside of London, both nationally and internationally, who wish to be located in the Capital but require affordable premises which meet their needs. To find out more about what The Cube has to offer contact Londoneast-uk Site Leader Mark Bass: Tele: +44 7831442626 or email:

 About londoneast-uk

Londoneast-uk Business and Technical Park is situated in Dagenham, East London, and is located in state-of-the-art scientific buildings and on land which was once a major manufacturing plant of global pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Now under the ownership of SOG Group – owner and operator of the award-winning The Heath Business and Technical Park in Cheshire – the highly specialised research & development and manufacturing buildings, which would cost tens of millions of pounds to replicate in today’s market, have been rebranded under the banner of Londoneast-uk and have been transformed into a business and technical park to service London and the Home Counties.

Londoneast-uk operates as a sister park to The Heath in Runcorn which is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independently-owned technology parks. For more information visit: