Supporting UK Composites

Thermoplastic Composites: Sustainability and Reaching Net Zero

Back for a seventh year, Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation are yet again partnering to bring you their annual joint event focussing on the developments of thermoplastic composites.

To celebrate the UK hosting COP26 later this year, where Nations will come together to discuss and agree measurements to combat the escalating climate crisis, this event will look at the greener, sustainable side of thermoplastic composites.


10.00     Registration
10.30     Welcome from BPF and Composites UK

Session 1 – Thermoplastic Composite solutions for mobility applications

10.40    Thermoplastic Composites for Sustainable Mobility - Hans Luinge, Toray Advanced Composites
11.05    Thermoplastic Composites for New Sustainable Transport Sectors - Jamie Snudden, Airborne
11.30    Coffee Break

Session 2 - Thermoplastic Composites for marine applications

11.45    Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Acrylic-Glass Fibre Composites for Marine and Tidal Energy Applications - Ankur Bajpai, University of Edinburgh
12.10    A Life Cycle Engineering Assessment of Thermoplastic and Thermoset Fibre Reinforced Composites for Application to the Marine Environment - Will Proud, Bristol Composites Institute
12.35    Lunch break

Session 3 - Thermoplastic Composites breaking new ground

13.20    Progress Towards a Sustainable Future - Alastair Barnett, Composite Braiding Limited
13.45    Reshaping Long-Fibre Thermoplastic Composites by Direct Remoulding – The Simplest Approach to Recycling Composites - Dr. Samuel Erland, University of Exeter
14.10    Coffee break

14.25    Recyclable Composites for Electrical Goods: Soluboard, a recyclable thermoplastic composite - Dr Jonathan Swanston, Jiva Materials Ltd
14.50    Sustainable Composite Manufacturing Based on Smart Thermoplastic Nanocomposites with Integrated Functionalities - Dr Han Zhang, Queen Mary University of London

15.15    Panel discussion – opportunities for audience questions and speaker panel responses
15.25    Closing remarks from BPF and Composites UK
15.30    Close


This event is due to be held in London at BPF’s offices. However, the ongoing Covid-19 situation is being monitored and therefore the event may be moved online should this be deemed appropriate.


You can register via Eventbrite, here.


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