Nick Smith, technical director at UK prepreg manufacturer SHD Composites, will represent Com-posites UK in the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) committees on secondary cell and batteries (PEL/21) and electric vehicles (PEL/69).

According to the organization, it nominated Smith for this role. He has worked with prepregs for almost 20 years, at SHD and, previously, Solvay Composites.

SHD has developed composite materials specifically for electric vehicle (EV) applications and supplies material to the aerospace industry for electrically powered aircraft and to the automo-tive industry for supercars, and heavy vehicles.

Currently, testing in this area are customer derived and there is a need for international standards in this area, according to SHD.

‘The need for standards to support the challenging timescales of the Road to Zero is critical and I am looking forward to contributing to this process,’ said Smith.

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