Composites UK plans to launch a new sub group focusing on sustainability.

The group, which is chaired by Steven Brown, polymer development manager at Scott Bader, will incorporate the association’s biocomposites group and is the third special interest arm of Composites UK, the others being construction and material suppliers.

Its aim is to overcome challenges in fiber reinforced polymer composite (FRP) recycling, improve disposal methods and supply chains, incorporate more bio-based FRPs into components in the specification stages including consideration of environmental impact at the design stage as well as understanding the impact of the products we produce both to the factory gate and through life.

‘This is a critical subject for the whole composites industry to be giving attention to, and we believe that the creation of this sub group will help to further raise the profile of sustainability in the UK composites industry,’ said Brown.

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