Supporting UK Composites

Thermoplastic Composites for the Transport Industry

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Composites UK have again joined forces to create the ‘Thermoplastic Composites 2016’ event, which is taking place on 6th October at the BPF offices in London.

This year, the theme will focus on the use of Thermoplastic Composites in the transport industry. The growing use of these materials in this arena provides an important opportunity for manufacturers of thermoplastics. This one day event will argue the case for using for thermoplastics in different modes of transport – from cars to underground trains - as well as providing industry case studies on topics including the use of a honeycomb sandwich preform and the development of a closed-loop recycling method for highly aligned short carbon fibre thermoplastic composites.

Who should attend?

Thermoplastic Composites 2016 is aimed at senior and middle management professionals from plastics companies who produce and use Thermoplastic Composites in the transport industry or who wish to explore entering this important area. The seminar aims to provide a forum for discussing the latest in Thermoplastic technology and to give attendees an opportunity to network and make contacts within the industry.

Confirmed speakers

Chaired by: Henry Sarel-Cook, GKN Land Systems

  • Composite Industrialisation - The Case for Thermoplastics - Roger Ford, Integrated Material Technology
  • Affordable Composites for Automotive – Opportunities and Challenges - Henry Sarel-Cook, GKN Land Systems
  • A continuous production of thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich preforms for cost-efficient interior and exterior parts - Econcore
  • Mind the Gap: The potential of thermoplastic composites for the London Underground and global metro rail applications - John Darlington, TenCate Advanced Composites
  • ThermoCARB: Proving UK capability in the production of overmoulding thermoplastic composite components for the automotive sector- Matt Sellens, Formaplex
  • Characteristics of PP and PA laminates reinforced with recycled carbon fibres - Anthony Stevenson, ELG Carbon Fibre
  • Development of a closed-loop recycling method for highly aligned short carbon fibre thermoplastic composites - Rhys Tapper, Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science

With more to be added...


Registration is open via the BPF website here.


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