26 September 2010
26 September 2010
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.
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