A conference on the opportunities for manufacturers as a result of the growing use of composites in transport is to be held this month.
Organised jointly by trade associations Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the one-day event on 6th October will look at the benefits associated with using thermoplastic composites in different modes of transport – from cars to underground trains. It will also provide industry case studies on topics including the use of a honeycomb sandwich preform and the development of a closed-loop recycling method for highly aligned short carbon fibre thermoplastic composites.
The event will be chaired by Henry Sarel-Cook of GKN Land Systems and will take place at the BPF’s London office.
Claire Whysall, Communications Manager at Composites UK said: “We are thrilled to welcome Henry Sarel-Cook as our chairman and tie in with the Composites Leadership Forum’s Affordable Composites Group whose remit is to proactively facilitate the development of the UK’s technology capability and supply chain capacity in this area to deliver high-productivity manufacturing of globally competitive, higher-volume composite structures and components for the automotive industry.“
Thermoplastic Composites 2016 is aimed at senior and middle management professionals from plastics companies who produce and use thermoplastic composites in the transport industry or who wish to explore entering this important area. The seminar aims to provide a forum for discussing the latest in thermoplastic technology and to give attendees an opportunity to network and make contacts within the industry.
To book, visit: http://www.bpf.co.uk/events/Thermoplastic_Composites.aspx