Radiation processing using Cobalt-60 sources is an established industry using a well understood technology operating within a mature market.  However, this marketplace is changing with the consolidation of operators, the development of alternative technologies, the exit of well established suppliers and the introduction of new offerings to the market. 


Change can cause uncertainty and will result in opportunities.  There may be concerns about the impact of change on the competitive environment, the level of expertise available to support the industry and how the needs of operators will be met.  There will also be opportunities, companies offering innovative solutions and new suppliers developing to meet the various needs of the industry.

It has never been more important to understand this challenging market, to be aware of your options and to manage your business accordingly.  Martin Comben, with his deep industry knowledge and up to date market insight, offers his services to the industry on a flexible and independent basis. 



Over 30 years of experience has given Martin a deep knowledge of the industrial irradiation and radiation processing industry.  His current industry activities ensure up to date market insight and knowledge of important industry matters.  Areas of consultancy include: industry structure and market analysis; Cobalt-60 supply chain analysis and emerging issues; technology, application and geographic evaluation; issues surrounding supply, use and disposal of Cobalt-60 sources; and the commercial, operational and regulatory environment.



Martin has been called on to provide in-depth industry and market intelligence by a number of US and European suppliers and investors in industrial irradiation and radiation processing.  This has included contracts to: provide industry structure, supply chain and supply and demand data; perform market analysis and competitive benchmarking; and for the extended and detailed participation in pre-investment commercial due diligence.



Martin can add real value to your business through his understanding of the complex technical and operational requirements of the industrial irradiation and radiation processing industry and the demanding regulatory environment in which it operates.  Martin has a track record of generating new business and can help you to develop a business strategy that can be implemented with confidence.



Martin's broad industry experience enables him to manage projects effectively from the conceptual and definition phases through to implementation and closeout.  A professional and structured approach is taken to define deliverables at each stage and to ensure that risks and costs are controlled.  Regular reporting of the project status ensures that you are fully aware of key developments throughout the process.