Composites UK has announced the program for its next event, 'A Circular Economy for the Composites Industry' which will showcase a practical approach to composites recycling.
The event takes place on 7 July at the premises of ELG Carbon Fibre in the West Midlands, UK. Confirmed speakers include ELG Carbon Fibre, Toyota Europe, PPG Industries, Green Alliance, Universities of Manchester, Cranfield and Nottingham, and SMEs Revaluetech, Renewable Advice, Agecko, Plaswire and Techlan.
The companies will present recent developments in end-of-life solutions for carbon and glass fiber composites and other wastes generated in the manufacturing supply chain for composites. Talks will cover university research to end-of-life solutions and a call for the industry to play its part to design for end-of-life, optimize its waste management practice and take up opportunities to use recycled material in high value products.
he organization has also launched a new report on composites recycling, giving an update on which recycling processes are commercially active now, the recovery processes for carbon and glass fiber composites, their re-use and application, the impact of composite recycling and legislation.
‘Events in the past have mainly been around development of recycling processes for thermoset composites at R&D level, but there are significant other wastes from our industry,’ said Stella Job, supply chain and environment manager at Composites UK. ‘This aims to address that, and what solutions are available, as well as giving a forum for some of the more practical aspects of recent research.’
Registration is open and priced at £60 for members of Composites UK and £110 for non-members. Those interested can register via the Composites UK website.
This story is reprinted from material from Composites UK, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.