Composites UK Announces Inaugural Session at Seawork 2024 to Accelerate Decarbonisation Efforts in the Marine Industry

Composites UK, the trade association dedicated to supporting the UK composites supply chain, has announced its inaugural session at Seawork 2024 in Southampton, sponsored by GRP Solutions, which is scheduled to take place on 11th June from 10am to 12noon.

The session aims to enlighten suppliers, manufacturers, and influencers attending Seawork about the pivotal role of composite materials in decarbonising the marine industry and advancing towards a circular lifespan for materials used in maritime settings.

Composites can play a vital role in reducing the environmental footprint of marine operations, and this session serves as a platform for industry stakeholders to delve into their transformative potential.

“We are excited to host our first session at Seawork 2024, bringing together key players in the marine industry to explore the immense potential of composite materials,” said Malcolm Forsyth, Sustainability Manager at Composites UK. “By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, we aim to catalyse efforts to decarbonise the marine sector and move it towards a greener and more sustainable future.”

Composites UK invites member companies to participate in rapid speaker sessions during the event, providing them with an opportunity to showcase materials, innovations, and processes that contribute to decarbonisation and circularity in the marine industry. Through these presentations, participants will gain valuable insights into cutting-edge solutions and best practices that can drive positive environmental outcomes.

The rapid speaker sessions will be part of a programme which will also include a panel discussion with leading industry experts.

The session is sponsored by Composites UK member, GRP Solutions. Brian Harpur, Managing Director said: “We are proud to sponsor Composites UK’s session at Seawork 2024, as it aligns with our commitment to promoting sustainable solutions within the marine industry. By leveraging the unique properties of composite materials, we can collectively address the challenges of decarbonisation and create a more resilient and environmentally responsible maritime sector.”

Composites UK encourages all interested stakeholders to join this engaging session and contribute to the ongoing dialogue on sustainability and innovation in the marine industry.

Members wishing to apply for the rapid speaker session slots should contact (fees apply).

Delegates will be able to attend the session free-of-charge, however pre-registration is essential as places are limited. The booking form will be made live soon – contact to request a notification once registration is open.