A net-zero future for the composites industry will require the development of new materials which reduce the embodied carbon in composite products and enable much greater circularity in the composites value chain than is the case today. One group of materials with a major role to play in this challenge are bio-materials – resins and fibres which are bio-sourced, creating the possibility of a much more circular value chain, especially if they can also be rapidly biodegraded at end of life.
Call for Abstracts
Composites UK is currently seeking speakers for this event. If you would like to apply for a slot, please send an abstract of no more than 100 words, including a title, name of presenter and contact details to email@example.com by 17th September. A speaker fee of £50 will be applicable to successful speakers which contributes to admin and catering costs.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Fundamental chemistry and material science involved in bio-materials.
- The challenges and successes of processing bio-materials.
- Using bio-materials in high-performance composite end-products.
- Demonstrating high in-use functionality through testing.
- End of life recovery and recycling processes
- Carrying out life cycle assessments and embodied carbon calculations
Abstracts with industrial case studies demonstrating successful commercial use of bio-materials are especially welcome.
Composites UK sees bio-materials playing a major future role as composites value chains pivot towards net-zero in line with our national and global ambitions for achieving net-zero. This event will enable all players involved in the development and commercialisation of bio-materials, to come together to review the latest academic and industrial break-throughs and discuss the future direction and opportunities for bio-materials with both experts and interested newcomers in this field.
Full details on the event programme and how to register will be available in due course.