NetComposites Highlights Emerging Technologies at Composites Engineering Show
NetComposites is hosting a series of micro sessions on emerging technologies at the Composites Engineering Show next week at the Pavilion NEC Weds/Thurs 29/30 Sept, covering biocomposites, fire retardant systems, self-reinforced plastics and nanocomposites.
The four sessions are designed to provide a glimpse into new composite materials that are becoming commercially available and which provide significant step changes in aspects such as mechanical performance, fire performance, sustainability and cost. The sessions are:
Weds 29 Sept
10.30: Bio-Derived Composites Micro Session • Emerging technologies in composites from sustainable resources - Doctor Emiliano Bilotti, Queen Mary, University of London • Performance from natural products - Elaine Arnold, Composites Evolution Ltd • Development of epoxy pre-pregs using bio-based curing agents - Nicholas Cronin, Elmira Ltd
14.30: Fire Retardant Composite Materials Micro Session • Emerging technologies in fire-retardant composites - Professor Geoff Gibson, NewRail Research Centre, Newcastle University • Recent advances in fire retardant systems - urethane acrylates and intumescent technology - Sarah Silsby (Technical Service Chemist - Composites), Scott Bader Company Limited • Furan biocomposites – fire retardant and environmentally friendly! Dr Brendon Weager (Technical Manager), NetComposites Ltd
Thurs 30 Sept
10.00: Self-Reinforced Plastics Micro Session • Self Reinforced Plastics: An Overview - Lucas Morgan, NetComposites • Self reinforcing thermoplastic composites for Boat building - Andy Fox, Andy Fox boat build • Curv – Bridging gaps in the composite world - Bernd Elfering, Propex Fabrics GmbH
13.30: Nanocomposites Micro Session • Nanocomposites: An Overview - Professor Alexander Bismarck, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London • Graphene and Graphene Nanocomposites - Professor Robert J Young FREng, School of Materials, University of Manchester • Development of Fire Retardant Polyester-Clay Nanocomposites - Dr Brendon Weager, NetComposites Ltd
Pre-register to visit The Composites Engineering Show next week at the link below, which includes free access into the NetComposites-hosted sessions in the Open Technology Forum.