Sustainability sub-group Chair: Steven Brown, Scott Bader
Fibre reinforced polymer composites can improve environmental impact in many cases by reducing weight and increasing durability. Making composites better, faster and cheaper, so breaching new markets, is the primary way our industry can have a positive environmental impact. However, there are challenges to overcome to improve recycling / disposal methods and supply chains; to incorporate more bio-based materials; to understand the impact of the products we produce both to the factory gate and through life; to include environmental impact at design stage; to spread good practice in resource and energy efficiency and structure business models to promote this.
The Sustainability Sub-Group works to overcome these challenges, progress and promote good practice and disseminate new developments. We work with other relevant organisations to accelerate progress and reduce duplication.
As of October 2017, the Biocomposites Subgroup, which has run since 2013 as a technical interest group, will no longer exist but will be incorporated into this group.
Joining Fee: £150 + VAT per annum.
Current Sub-Group Members
- Ben Ainslie Racing Ltd
- Composite Braiding Ltd
- Eco-Composites Ltd
- ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd*
- Filon Products Ltd
- Margent Farm Ltd
- Meggitt Polymers & Composites*
- National Composites Centre
- Pentaxia Ltd*
- Scott Bader Company Ltd
- Sigmatex (UK) Ltd*
- V-Carbon UK Ltd
- Warwick Manufacturing Group
How to Join
You must be a member of Composites UK to join this sub-group. Click here for details on how to join.
If you are already a member of Composites UK, please contact the office to join the sub-group. This will be charged on a pro-rata basis (e.g. if your renewal is due in 6 months time you will be invoiced £75 + VAT to join, then the full £150 at the time of your renewal).
Members of Composites UK who are also part of the climate change levy exemption scheme are offered complimentary membership. These are marked *.