Making materials that matter

Material Science Innovation

Cambridge Smart Plastic gathers the top talent of Cambridge University and focuses it on designing new and exciting polymer compounds with unique material properties, increasing the performance and value of our customers' products

Smart Polymers

CSP has produced the proprietary X-Series of compounds. These polymers are self-healing and exhibits shape-memory response.

Our catalyst xADD allows for the permanent bonding of our functionalised plastics.

CSP has also pioneered the field of liquid crystal elastomers, and is working on demonstrator vents, valves and heliotracking plastics that react autonomously to ambient temperature or light.


Our goal is to bring high-tech plastics to mass-market applications in the automotive sector. The easy processability of our materials means that we fit seemlessly into existing production lines (i.e. injection moulding) and give comsumers the chance to benefit from the amazing advances in polymer science. 

Our biomedical use-cases synergise with the 3D printing revolution and will ensure our technology is deployed to improve patient outcomes.


We are committed to improving the quality and useful life of plastics, while reducing their environmental impact. All our materials are build with recyling and the circular economy in mind.

CSP further commits to an outstanding company culture of respect, integrity and pioneering spirit. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure every employee and applicant receives fair and kind treatment.