Composites UK has written and published various guides on good practice for the composites industry.


Mould Tooling for Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites (Click to download)

Released July 2023

Chapters include:

  • Tooling types and specification
  • Tooling as the key to process selection
  • Tooling design
  • Automation and production/process line integration
  • Sustainability considerations
  • Tooling materials
  • Process control, safety and operation
  • Tooling durability and service life
  • No tool and specialist tooling
  • Next steps and future developments


The Sustainability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
The guide is free-of-charge, subject to the completion of a short questionnaire, which asks about your company’s sustainability emphasis and concerns. Click the link to be taken to Survey Monkey.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction to sustainability
  • Design for circularity
  • Life Cycle Assessment – Understanding impact
  • Using recycled materials
  • Using bio-based materials
  • Resource efficiency and processing
  • Targets, offsets, reporting and ESG
  • End-of-life and recycling
  • Policy and legislation
  • Next steps and future developments


Click the links below to download your copies.