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.

The Sustainability Sub-Group, with the Composites Leadership Forum Sustainability Working Group, held a workshop in January 2019 to develop a Vision and Roadmap for Sustainable Composites

Membership involves:

  • An invitation to a bi-annual Sustainability Working Group meeting, with the option of active involvement in a working group to progress an area of sustainable composites relevant to you.

Joining Fee: £150 + VAT per annum. (see below)

Current Sub-Group Members

  • Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • Agecko UK Ltd
  • Alan Harper Composites Ltd
  • Ansys Granta 
  • Athena Blue Innovations
  • B&M Longworth
  • Base Materials
  • Bowden Chemicals
  • Bristol Composites Institute, University of Bristol
  • Brunel Composite Centre ( Brunel University London)
  • BUFA Composites UK Ltd
  • Carr Reinforcements Ltd
  • CES Advanced Composites
  • Clark-Drain Ltd
  • Composite Braiding Ltd
  • Cubis Systems Ltd
  • Cygnet Texkimp
  • Decerna
  • Elsoms Seeds Ltd
  • Engenuity
  • Exel Composites
  • FAC Technology
  • Filon Products Ltd
  • Future Humanity Ventures Ltd
  • Gen 2 Carbon*
  • GKN Aerospace*
  • Gordon Murray Design Ltd
  • GRP Solutions
  • Gurit (UK) Ltd
  • Hexcel Composites Ltd
  • Jans Compossites
  • Jiva Materials Ltd
  • Jo Bird & Co Ltd
  • Kadant
  • KS Composites Ltd
  • Lineat Composites
  • Lionweld Kennedy Flooring Ltd
  • MC Displays
  • McLaren Racing Ltd
  • Menzolit Ltd
  • National Composites Centre (NCC)
  • Orthotropic Engineering
  • Pentaxia Ltd*
  • Polynt Composites UK Ltd
  • Princess Yachts
  • PRF Composite Materials
  • Prodrive Composites Ltd*
  • Reactive Components Ltd
  • Reblade
  • RECOUP (Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd)
  • Retrac Composites Ltd
  • Ru-Bix Tooling Board
  • Scott Bader Company Ltd
  • SHD Composite Materials
  • Sigmatex (UK) Ltd*
  • SM8RT
  • Step on Safety Ltd
  • Syensqo
  • Technovative Solutions Limited
  • Teledyne CML Composites*
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Uplift360
  • V-Carbon UK Ltd
  • Victrex
  • Volta Trucks Ltd
  • Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Wessex Resins & Adhesives Ltd
  • Williams Jet Tenders

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. The fee 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.