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IB and Bio-based Routes to Composite Materials - MIB

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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Princess Street

Manchester

M1 7DN

United Kingdom

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The Composite Leadership Forum 2016 UK Strategy identified opportunity to grow current £2.3bn composite product market to £12bn by 2030. Investment in composite materials is essential in delivering UK growth through the multi-sector application of composites. Action is required to produce a Composite industry that is sustainable into the future. Increasing the market penetration of composites will reduce environmental impact through light-weighting and durability, but there is a need to incorporate circular economy principles alongside rapid development of composite materials. Need to develop cost-effective bio-based raw materials to further reduce environmental impact and de-couple prices from oil.

KTN are performing a horizon scoping for IB and Bio-based routes to Composite Materials for Innovate UK. As part of this work we are hosting two workshops with stakeholders from both the technology providers (IB) and materials producers from both academia and industry to develop a technology needs and gap perspective and where the UK has specific leading position. The workshops will explore the role of IB and biocomposites to provide disruptive solutions to the sustainability and recyclability aspects of composite materials and new pathways to precursors and resins.

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10:00 Arrival

10:30 Welcome

10:40 Overview of Sustainable Composites

11:00 Composite Material Manufacturer Perspective on Material Needs

11:20 Technology Provider

11:40 Introduction to Breakout Sessions

11:45 Session 1

12:10 Session 2

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 3

13:45 Session 4

14:00 Group Feedback

14:30 Next Steps

15:00 Close & Informal networking

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Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

Princess Street

Manchester

M1 7DN

United Kingdom

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