RECOMP Returns as an Annual Event this November

After the success of the 2nd RECOMP conference last year (Reuse and Recycling of Composites), and with composites repurposing & recycling activity growing and accelerating in the UK and beyond, Composites UK has now made RECOMP an annual event.

The conference, which was a two-day event in 2022, will be followed up on the 23rd November 2023, again at AMRC in Rotherham, as a one-day conference focussing exclusively on updates on the processes and activities now being scaled-up and commercialised in the UK. Future events will also shadow this pattern biennially – as a full two-day event one year (including inputs on relevant academic work), and a one-day update the next (focussed solely on commercialisation).

The confirmed speakers are:

  • Jaap van der Woude – European Composites Industry Association
    European Perspectives – What does composites circularity mean for our industry?
  • Jen Hill – B&M Longworth
    The DEECOM pressolysis process for CFRP/GRP recycling
  • Frazer Barnes – Gen 2 Carbon
    The Gen2Carbon process and product offering
  • Thomas Merry – Suez
    The cement kiln process for composites waste and current status in the UK
  • David Bryce – Strathclyde University
    The PRoGrESS project for fluidised bed composite recycling
  • Oliver Wessely – Gen2Plank
    The Conenor process and Gen2Plank product offering
  • Damian Cessario – V-Carbon
    The V-Carbon solvolysis approach and UK ambitions
  • Jonathan Fuller – NCC
    The current UK composites waste landscape and future options for addressing it

Composites UK’s Sustainability Manager, Malcolm Forsyth said: “We are very excited to be returning with RECOMP to AMRC this November and would like to thank them for being our hosts once again. RECOMP 2023 will give a comprehensive overview of all the latest developments in composites reuse, repurposing and recycling in the UK and it should therefore be a “must attend” event for everyone in the UK composites value chain. If you would like to meet all of the key players in this increasingly critical activity to close the composites loop, creating much needed circularity with the composites value chain, please join us!”

Registration is now open via the Composites UK website and is open to both members and non-members to attend. Discounts are given to Composites UK members and students. Table-top exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are also available.