Supporting UK Composites

Composites UK: Low Carbon Solutions for Rail Infrastructure with Composites

This webinar will look at how the rail industry could exploit the potential of fibre polymer composites as a low carbon construction material in order to address some of the critical challenges it currently faces. The green credentials of the material will be discussed as well as the presentation of case studies demonstrating their wide application across the sector.

Reduced lifecycle costs, the ability to employ quick installation methods through pre-fabrication and the corrosion resistant nature of fibre polymer composites offers further environmental benefits alongside cost savings.

Who should attend?

Asset owners, specifiers, designers


Chaired by Andy Cross, Network Rail.

  • 10:00am - Introduction
  • 10:05am - About Composites UK
    Charlotte White, Supply Chain Relationship Manager, Composites UK
  • 10:10am - Challenges Facing the Rail Sector: How UPCRII is Working Towards a Solution
    Jonathan Howard, GRP Business Development Manager – Rail, Dura Composites
  • 10:25am - Sustainability and Composites
    Neil Appleton, Construction Lead, National Composites Centre
  • 10:40am - Developing a Lightweight, Low-Cost Footbridge Application
    Julien Sellier, Managing Director, STRUCTeam
  • 10:55am - Lightweight Durable Materials for High-Speed Rail Networks
    Rob Dean, Head of Route Engineering, HS1
  • 11:10am - Northern Powerhouse Rail - Improving Connectivity to Unlock Opportunity
    Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North
  • 11:25am - Virtual Networking over on Airmeet – Meet the speakers and other attendees!
  • 12:30pm - Close

Virtual networking

The presentations at this event will be delivered via Zoom from 10am - 11:20am, followed by online networking at virtual tables on Airmeet until 12:30pm. Here you can talk to speakers and other attendees.



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Composites UK members: £40 + VAT
Non-members: £90 + VAT
Students: £40 + VAT (contact us from your university email address for the discount code)


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