27 July 2001
27 July 2001
September 3-4, 2001; Queen Mary University of London, UK. The programme for the conference has now been published and registratiuon is open. Conference topics include:
- Natural fibres and composites
- Wood fibre composites
- Bio-derived resins
- Biodegradable composites
- Recycling of composites
- Life cycle studies
- Ecodesign and applications
Ecological awareness has resulted in a renewed interest in natural materials and issues such as recyclability and environmental safety are becoming increasingly important for the introduction of new composite materials and products. Environmental legislation as well as consumer demand are all increasing the pressure on manufacturers of materials and end-products to consider the environmen-tal impact of their products at all stages of their life cycle, including recycling and ultimate disposal. Hence, a ‘cradle-to-grave’ approach emerges. These environmental issues have recently generated considerable interest in the development of composite materials based on renewable resources such as natural fibres as environmentally friendly and low-cost alternatives for glass fibres and the use of plastics based on renewable resources for the development of true biocomposites. Currently a large number of interesting applications are emerging and especially the automotive industry is looking seriously into the use of eco-composites as a way to serve the environment and at the same time save weight and cost. The objective of EcoComp is to promote the exchange of information on new developments in the area of eco-composites. Poster Papers from both academia and industry are still invited
AeroNed has been appointed the authorised location for BriskHeat’s ACR hot bonder calibrations and repair in Europe. Located in the Netherlands, AeroNed will perform these services for BriskHeat’s ACR 3 Hot Bonders and ACR MiniPRO Hot Bonders.
A team of engineers at the University of Delaware (UD) is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibres, including cotton, nylon and wool.
Hexagon Composites subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has won an order for the new TITAN 53 transport modules from Xpress Natural Gas (XNG), a full-service provider of CNG Mobile Pipeline, with a total value of US$10.6 million.