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Composites UK launches sustainability program
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

HEMEL – Composites UK has announced it will launch its new sustainability subgroup on 3 October, with an event at Scott Bader Company Ltd. In Northamptonshire. The company says the subgroup is chaired by polymer development manager at Scott Bader, Steven Brown and is the third special interest arm of Composites UK after construction and material suppliers. It has also launched a new Composites Technician apprenticeship program, supported by the British government.  Read More >>

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Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You?ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor

Composite flooring for German trains

Friday, 11 August 2017

article thumbnailFORST – German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG will use a lightweight composite flooring manufactured by industrial equipment specialist SMT for its fleet of 66 trains. Over 25,000m2 of flooring...

Positive feedback for Future of Composites

Friday, 28 July 2017

article thumbnailILLINOIS – Global composites organisation JEC has reported positive feedback for its June event ‘The Future of Composites in Construction’ which took place in Chicago, Illinois, alongside...


Silk sensor detects damage in composites

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

MARYLAND – Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States have developed a new sensor made of silk that detects damage to composite materials during...

Composite market to be worth over US$100 billion

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

article thumbnailPARIS – JEC Group has today published an overview of the global composites market, claiming that the composites sector will be worth over US$100 billion by 2021. The Overview of the Global...