9th - 10th May 2017 The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK
ecocomp 2017
Sustainable Fibres, Polymers and Composites
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6th International Conference on Sustainable Fibres, Polymers and Composites.

Progressive innovations in composites.

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. 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 takes place on 9-10 May at the MTC, Coventry, UK and will focus on composite materials derived from sustainable sources, covering topics such as:

• 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

This conference attracts an audience of OEMs and end-users, composite material manufacturers and suppliers, consultancies, designers, researchers and academics.

Register now to secure your place at Ecocomp 2017 and take advantage of fantastic early bird and all-inclusive offers.

ecocomp 2017 Pricing

Register now for special deals!

Delegate

All-inclusive

  • Save £55
  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night's accommodation at Coombe Abbey Hotel

Student

  • Special student rate for 2 days attendance

Speaker

  • Present at Ecocomp

All-inclusive Speaker

  • If you're presenting at the conference you'll qualify for a heavily discounted rate.
  • Save £255
  • Two day speaker place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night's accommodation at Coombe Abbey Hotel

Exhibition options

Our exhibition packages are designed to provide the opportunity to market your brand with a range of benefits, both at the event and online. Choose from Basic, Enhanced, Premium or Premium Plus stands and raise awareness of your organisation to industry decision-makers.

Conference Dinner

Join us for an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment whilst continuing to network with delegates in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Cost per head is £60 (plus VAT), or why not opt for an all-inclusive conference package for convenience, and save money?

Registration

Registration for Ecocomp 2017 is now open. Register today to reserve your place for this exciting conference and take advantage of some fantastic early bird and all-inclusive rates until 10th February 2017.

Programme

08:30

Registration, Networking and Exhibition


09:25

Welcome


09:30

Keynote: Sustainability as Part of the UK Composites Strategy

Stella Job - Composites UK


10:00

Lifecycle: Reclaiming Carbon Fibre from EOL CFRP Such as Aircraft

Andrew Page - Toyota Tsusho UK


10:30

Lifecycle: Loop650: A Case Study of Zero Landfill Sustainable Composite Manufacturing

Enrico Benco - GS4C


11:00

Break, Networking and Exhibition


11:30

Recycling: Hybrid and Composite Materials Challenges for Recycled Fibre Insulation in the Construction Sector

Rob Elias - The Biocomposites Centre, University of Wales, Bangor


12:00

Recycling: Physical Recycling of FRP, CRP and Other Composite Waste: An Industrial Experience

Giorgio Betteto - Gees Recycling


12:30

Recycling: Valuable Green Composites Manufacturing with the High Performance Discontinuous Fibre (HiPerDiF) Method

Marco Luigi Longana - University of Bristol


13:00

Lunch, Networking and Exhibition


14:00

Materials: Effects of Manufacturing Conditions on the Properties of Biodegradable Cellulose Fibres Regenerated Using Ionic Liquid

Chenchen Zhu - University of Bristol


14:30

Materials: Green Materials for Lightweight Sandwich Cores by Extrusion and Thermoforming

Lisa Wikström - VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland


15:00

Materials: Biocomposites for Aerospace Interiors and Beyond

Elliot Fleet - NetComposites


15:30

Break, Networking and Exhibition


16:00

Panel Session – supported by Composites UK

Stella Job - Composites UK and John Summerscales - University of Plymouth


08:30

Registration, Networking and Exhibition


09:00

Keynote: Biocomposites in Consumer Goods and Markets

Asta Partanen - nova-Institute


09:30

Case Study: Bio-based Composite Moveable Bridge

Wouter Claassen - Witteveen+Bos


10:00

Case Study: Natural Fibre Enabled Exterior Panels for Next Generation Vehicles

Gareth Davies - Composites Evolution


10:30

Break, Networking and Exhibition


11:00

Biocomposites: Hybrid Composites and Biocomposites – Concepts, Properties, Opportunities and Challenges

Hom Dhakal - University of Portsmouth


11:30

Biocomposites: FormuLITE – Biobased Epoxy Systems for Fibre-reinforced Composites

Frederique Catterman - Cardolite


12:00

Biocomposites: Fully Bio-based High Performance Composite Structures – Processing Challenges

Ralf Schledjewski - Montanuniversität Leoben


12:30

Lunch, Networking and Exhibition


13:30

Durability: Improvement of Accelerated Weathering Resistance of Epoxy Resin Based Hydrogenated Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol a (HDGEBA) Using Calcium Sulfate Whisker (CSW) for Timber Protection

Sameer Awad - The University of New England, Australia


14:00

LCA: Allocation in LCA of Flax Fibres

John Summerscales - University of Plymouth


14:30

Break, Networking and Exhibition


15:00

Applications: Greentainer – A New Concept of Biocomposites Container for the Recycling Industry

Francisco Blas - Moldeo y Diseño


15:30

Applications: Cellulose Nanocomposite Foams as Core in Sandwich Composite Panels

Kristiina Oksman - Luleå University of Technology


16:00

Applications: Use of Regenerated Cellulose Fibres for Advanced Applications

Andreas Haider - Kompetenzzentrum Holz


Speakers

Gareth Davies

Commercial Manager - Composites Evolution

Wouter Claassen

Consultant - Witteveen+Bos

Andreas Haider

Area Manager - Kompetenzzentrum Holz

John Summerscales

Associate Professor (Reader) in Composites Engineering - University of Plymouth

Ralf Schledjewski

Professor for Processing of Composites - Montanuniversität Leoben

Sameer Awad

PhD Student - The University of New England, Australia

Lisa Wikström

Research Scientist - VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland

Chenchen Zhu

Postdoctoral Researcher - University of Bristol

Enrico Benco

  GS4C

Andrew Page

Business Development Manager, Chemicals and Polymers - Toyota Tsusho UK

Frederique Catterman

Area Sales & Global Marketing Manager Friction Products - Cardolite

Hom Dhakal

Reader in Composite Materials - University of Portsmouth

Asta Partanen

Wood & Bio-based Materials Labelling - nova-Institute

Kristiina Oksman

  Luleå University of Technology

Stella Job

Supply Chain and Environment Manager - Composites UK

Francisco Blas

  Moldeo y Diseño

Giorgio Betteto

Commercial Executive - Gees Recycling

Rob Elias

Research Director - The Biocomposites Centre, University of Wales, Bangor

Marco Luigi Longana

Research Assistant - University of Bristol

Elliot Fleet

Senior Development Engineer - NetComposites

ecocomp 2017 Pricing

Register now for special deals!

Delegate

All-inclusive

  • Save £55
  • Two day delegate place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night's accommodation at Coombe Abbey Hotel

Student

  • Special student rate for 2 days attendance

Speaker

  • Present at Ecocomp

All-inclusive Speaker

  • If you're presenting at the conference you'll qualify for a heavily discounted rate.
  • Save £255
  • Two day speaker place
  • Conference dinner attendance
  • One night's accommodation at Coombe Abbey Hotel

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