The Technology Strategy Board's Enabling Technologies Strategy 2012-2015[I] includes advanced materials as one of four technologies that "have a key role to play in helping business to develop high-value products and services to meet market needs across all economic sectors, and to generate significant growth in the UK". At the heart of this is a drive to produce advanced materials that are both lightweight and more sustainable whilst maintaining or improving performance for an equivalent cost. In this regard, biocomposites have an integral role to play.
The development and manufacture of advanced materials is also recognised as strategically important to the growth of UK Manufacturing in the Technology Strategy Board's High Value Manufacturing Strategy[II], and composite materials are included within this.
Advanced biocomposite materials will enable solutions for a growing market and will help companies meet societal challenges. Exploitation of these materials, with improved properties, will open up new market opportunities, particularly in applications where lightweighting and environmental performance are key considerations.
This joint report, commissioned by the Materials KTN and authored by NetComposites, describes current and emerging biocomposites and demonstrates that these materials are now starting to find applications across a wide range of industry sectors.
At the 2019 JEC Composites show, 12-14 March 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, CGTech will demonstrate how advanced programming strategies and simulation can lead to better composite parts.
IMM CarraraFiere, creator and organiser of Seatec, the exhibition dedicated to technology, components, design and subcontracting for the yachting industry, has entered into a wide range of collaborations with the main associations and trade organisations of the respective sectors to increase the relationships between customers and suppliers, and cultural institutions and industry.
TRB Lightweight Structures is delighted to announce it has been selected by Elekta as one of its top twenty suppliers. The company will manufacture a lightweight flooring solution which will be used in the rooms, or bunkers, that accommodate Elekta’s Unity MR-linac.