Composites UK aims to support knowledge transfer, skills, apprenticeships and the need for further education. (Image courtesy of the National Composites Centre.)
Composites UK aims to support knowledge transfer, skills, apprenticeships and the need for further education. (Image courtesy of the National Composites Centre.)

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), the European platform for the composites industry, has added Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites industry, as a member.

Headquartered in Brussels, EuCIA represents European national composites associations, as well as industry-specific sector groups, at EU level.

Composites UK's mission is to encourage growth and development of the UK composites industry, promoting the best practice use of composite materials. Founded in 1989, the association has nearly 350 members.  

According to Composites UK's chairman, Chris Taylor, one of the association's primary roles involves representing the industry's interests in complex legislation, and this is one of key factors in its decision to join EuCIA.

‘We need to have a stronger voice in the legislative decisions taken beyond the UK and as Brexit approaches being part of a European organisation is now more relevant than ever,’ he said. ‘Europe is a substantial market for the UK and to be part of that, and able to influence it, is crucial.’

This story uses material from Composites UK, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.