Returning for a second time after a successful launch in 2020, the Recomp conference will look at all aspects of re-use, repurposing and recycling of fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials and will be hosted at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre near Sheffield, UK.

Recomp is the conference to attend if you want to learn more about all the available options for sustainable management of waste and end-of-life composite materials or promote your specific product or process which can enable a more circular future composites industry and it will be the biggest event on this topic in Europe this year.

Who should attend?

  • Composites part producers – designers, production managers, waste managers
  • Waste managers wanting to learn more about this growing market opportunity
  • Academics and researchers developing potential technologies to enable greater reuse, repurposing or recycling of composites
  • Raw material suppliers investigating options for more circular raw materials for composites
  • Everyone with an interest in creating a more circular economy with composites

Topics covered

Recomp 2022 will cover the following topics:

  • The composites end of life challenge – views from UK, Europe and globally
  • The OEM views on end-of-life composites by sector
  • The potential reuse/repurposing opportunities
  • The potential recycling opportunities
  • Navigating the challenge – how to make the right decisions about composites waste

Other relevant topics will also be considered for inclusion.


Day 1 – 23rd November

09.30     Registration & set-up

10.15     Welcome

10.30     Session 1 – The Composites End-of-Life Challenge

Chaired by: Steven Brown, Scott Bader

  • Technology Strategies for Composite Waste Based on Quantitative Scenario Assessments of UK Composites Waste
    Kyle Pender, NCC
  • The European View on Circularity of Composites Materials
    Jaap van der Woude, EuCIA
  • The American Approach to Composites End-of-Life and Circularity
    Cindy Squires, ACMA (Pre-Recorded)

11.30     Break

11.50   Session 2 – The Reuse & Repurpose Process Opportunities

Chaired by: Stella Job, Grazebrook Innovation

  • The Conenor Process and Gen2Plank Product Offering
    Oliver Wessely, Gen2Plank
  • New Developments in Mechanical Recycled Composites, with Hybrid Recycled Resin-Recycled Composite New Products
    Giorgio Betteto, Gees Recycling
  • Circularity in the Marine Industry – Making it Happen
    James Scott-Anderson, Blue Parameters
  • Circularity in Thermoplastic Composites
    Sam Donegani, Composites Braiding

13.00     Lunch

14.00   Session 3 – Recycling Process Opportunities & the Opportunities for Recycled Materials – Part 1

Chaired by: Tim Young, NCC

  • The PRoGrESS Project for Fluidised Bed GRP Recycling
    David Bryce, University of Strathclyde
  • The Cement Kiln Process and Current Status in the UK
    Thomas Merry, Suez
  • The Gen2Carbon Process and Product Offering
    Frazer Barnes, Gen2Carbon

15.00      Break

15.30    Session 4 – Recycling Process Opportunities & the Opportunities for Recycled Materials – Part 2

Chaired by: Tim Young, NCC

  • Recycling Waste at China’s Biggest Carbon Fibre Tier 1
    Tim Hall, Engenuity
  • Retaining Value of Recycled End-of-Life CFRP Composites
    Vicky Summers, NCC                     
  • Recycling of FRP Wind Blade Waste Material in Concrete
    Meiran Abdo, University of Bristol

16.30   Session 5 – Keynote Address and Discussion Opportunity

Chaired by: Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK

  • Keynote speaker:
    Stuart Hayward-Higham, Director of Technology Development, Suez UK

17.30     Day 1 close

19.30     Evening drinks & dinner (optional)


Day 2 – 24th November

08.45     Registration

09.20     Welcome and Day 1 Recap – Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK

09:30     Session 6 – Recycling Process Opportunities & the Opportunities for Recycled Materials – Part 3

Chaired by: Tim Young, NCC

  • The DEECOM Process for CFRP/GRP Recycling
    Jen Hill, B&M Longworth
  • Circular Use of Carbon Fibre in the Sports Components: From End-of-Life to New Life
    Lourens Blok, Lineat Composites
  • How a Circular Economy Recycling System Can Improve the Stability of the Supply Chain.
    Mark Thompson, Techlan
  • Mechanical Behaviour of Epoxy Resin and Recycled Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Resin Filled 3D Printed Parts
    Behzad Abdi, University of Manchester
  • Continuous Fibre Recycling through Project 360
    James Graham, NCC                      

10.45   Break

11.15     Session 7 – The OEM/End-Market Perspectives on Composites Waste & Recycling

Chaired by: Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK

  • The Vehicular Market Needs, Requirements and Opportunities
    Alan Banks, Ford
  • The Marine Market Needs, Requirements and Opportunities
    James Brushwood, British Marine

12.00     Session 8 – Facilitated small group working followed by plenary & discussion time

  • What are the critical gaps in the UK supply chain & infrastructure which need to be prioritised to achieve a functioning circular Composites economy?
  • What support from government and industry bodies would make the biggest contribution?
  • What help does your organisation most need to increase its use of recycled materials and the recycling of its waste?

13.00     Lunch

14.00     Session 9 – Navigating the Challenge – Tools & Approaches to Help Make Good Decisions & Move the Industry Forward

Chaired by: Alan Banks, Ford

  • A Holistic Approach to Sustainability
    Julien Sellier, STRUCTeam
  • LCA –Key to Understanding Sustainability – The EuCIA Ecocalculator Tool
    Jaap van der Woude, EuCIA
  •  A New Tool for the Composites Industry – a Sustainability Good Practice Guide
    Stella Job, Grazebrook Innovation
  • Tracing the Way to a More Sustainable Composite Supply Chain
    Emma Hildyard, AMRC
  • The New Composites Leadership Forum Organisation – How the Industry Needs to Support and Engage
    Faye Smith, Composites Leadership Forum

15.15     Session 10 – Closing plenary & discussion session

15.45     Closing statements

16.00     Close

How Accessible is AMRC to International Attendees?

  • From Manchester Airport – take a direct train to Sheffield then a taxi to AMRC (approx 1hr 45mins).
  • From East Midlands Airport – take a taxi to East Midlands Parkway station, then a direct train to Sheffield, then a taxi to AMRC (approx 2hrs).
  • From Birmingham Airport – take a train into Birmingham New Street, then onto a direct train to Sheffield, then a taxi to AMRC (approx 2hrs).
  • From London Heathrow – make your way into central London. Take a train from London St Pancras to Sheffield, then a taxi to AMRC (approx 3 hrs).


There will be an optional, free-of-charge tour of the AMRC Composites Centre included in the programme. Learn more about the Composites Centre, here. Please add the tour ticket on to your booking at time of purchase.

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Download our sponsorship brochure for details on how you can promote your company at Recomp 2022. Click here.

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Accommodation and Dinner Venue

We have allocated rooms at the Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel which is just over a mile from AMRC. The optional dinner will take place here as well.

Email to book:

Address: Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel, Britannia Way, Catcliffe, S60 5BD, UK | GPS:53.394159, -1.374766 | Telephone: +44 (0)114 295 2989


One and two day tickets are available with discounts for Composites UK members available. Click here to see if your company is a member of Composites UK.

There will be a conference dinner at the close of day one in a local venue. This is optional so if you would like to attend please add this ticket when booking for the conference.

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