NetComposites have announced a call for papers Ecocomp, which takes place on 9-10 May 2017 in Coventry, UK.

Ecological awareness has stimulated an increased interest in sustainable materials, and issues such as recyclability and environmental responsibility are becoming ever more important for the introduction of new composite materials and products,’ the organizers say. ‘Environmental legislation and consumer demand is increasing the pressure on manufacturers and end-products to consider the impact of their products at all stages of their life cycle.

‘These issues continue to generate considerable interest in the development of composite materials based on renewable resources, with environmentally friendly and affordable alternatives for conventional fibres and polymers enabling the development of true biocomposites.’

Ecocomp 2017 will focus on composite materials derived from sustainable sources and abstracts are requested on the following topics:

  • Natural fibre reinforcements
  • Recycled fibre reinforcements
  • Wood fibre composites
  • Bio-derived resins
  • Biodegradable composites
  • Eco-design
  • Durability and testing
  • Life cycle studies
  • Recycling of composites
  • Case study applications.

The deadline for submission is 18 November 2016.

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