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Bio-design of Sustainable Composite Materials

Event details
Monday, 26 February 2018
10:00 am – 15:00 pm
Overview
The Composites Leadership Forum 2016 UK strategy identified opportunities to grow the current composite product market.

The Composites Leadership Forum 2016 UK strategy identified opportunities to grow the current composite product market from £2.3bn to £12bn by 2030. Action is required to produce a Composite industry that is sustainable into the future. Increasing the market penetration of composites will reduce environmental impact through light-weighting and durability, but there is a need to develop cost-effective bio-based materials to further reduce the environmental impact and de-couple prices from oil.

This workshop will identify the technology needs and gap perspective and inform where the UK has specific leading positions, forming a series of recommendations.

Programme (subject to change)

10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome: Rachael Rowlands-Jones, KTN

10:40 Overview of Sustainable Composites: Steven Brown, Composites UK

11:00 Chemistry needs for Sustainable Composite Materials: Sohail Hajatdoost, Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry

11:20 Bio-based routes to sustainable monomers: Dr Tom Farmer, University of York

11:40 Introduction to Breakout Sessions: Rachael Rowlands-Jones, KTN

11:45 Session 1

12:30 Lunch & Networking

13:30 Session 2

14:00 Group Feedback

14:30 Next Steps

15:00 Close

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