Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years.
Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years.

A call for papers has been issued for the 7th edition of Ecocomp, an international conference on sustainable fibers, polymers and composites, which will take place on 19-20 June 2019 in Coventry, UK.

Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years, in particular due to the increased awareness of environmental issues and the drive towards more sustainable technologies, says organizers NetComposites.

Ecocomp 2019 will focus on composite materials derived from sustainable sources, explore the future direction of international research and application of sustainable materials, polymers and composites within the academic, industrial and wider social environments.

Areas to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

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

Prospective authors are invited to submit a short abstract via the conference website before 5 October 2018.

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.