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Darlington

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Composite materials offer a number of benefits – they are lighter, stronger, more durable and can offer added functionality when compared with other materials. Composites have the ability to improve a product’s performance and lifespan, there are also energy efficiency benefits associated with a lighter material. Applications are widespread in aerospace, automotive, defence, oil and gas, rail and construction industries to name a few.

A Special Interest Group (SIG) project facilitated by the Knowledge Transfer Network and sponsored by Innovate UK has delivered a range of activities focused on the materials supply chain for advanced composites. As the project draws to a close this event aims to provide an overview of activities from across the materials for composites community, inform the community of the SIG outputs and look to build on priority areas identified through the SIG for government intervention.

You should attend this event if you are interested in understanding the materials for composites supply chain and would like to help shape future funding within this area.


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09:30 Registration

10:00 Introduction to CPI - Barry Rhodes, Centre for Process Innovation

10:10 Composites at CPI - Ronan McHale, Centre for Process Innovation

10:30 Introduction to the Materials for Composites SIG & Output - Sheena Hindocha, Knowledge Transfer Network

10:50 The Composites Opportunity in the UK - Paul Glossop, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

11:10 CLF Strategy - Enrique Garcia, National Composite Centre

11:30 Chemistry Council - Malcolm Hannaby, Innovate UK

11:40 Refreshment Break

12:00 The Academic Playbook - Mike Hinton, High-Value Manufacturing Catapult

12:20 Materials for Composites Supply Chain an SME Perspective - Bill Chorlton, Bitrez

12:40 Advancements in Chemistry Needed to Develop New Thermoplastic & Thermoset Resins - Shanta Desai, Nissan

13:00 Introduction to Workshop & Prioritisation of Topic Areas - Sheena Hindocha, Knowledge Transfer Network

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Validation & Prioritisation Workshop Part 1

15:00 Refreshment Break

15:15 Validation & Prioritisation Workshop Part 2

16:15 Current Funding - Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network

16:30 Next Steps & Closing Remarks



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