13 August 2013
13 August 2013
NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest workshop, which will look at the ways manufacturers are designing materials for easier deconstruction and recycling.
The event will take place on 25th September at Chesterfield’s Dunston Innovation Centre.
Fibre-reinforced-polymers (FRPs) are increasingly being used across many sectors due to their lightweight, ease of installation, low maintenance and tailor made properties. Whilst at present the most common method of disposing UK FRP is landfill, changes in waste management legislation promise to push the industry to address other options to deal with FRP waste. This new legislation focuses on dealing with waste through the waste hierarchy, which will put pressure on solving FRP waste management through recycling and reuse.
This workshop will investigate the ways in which manufacturers are designing materials and components for easier deconstruction, reuse and recycling at the end of the product life.
Claire Whysall, Event and Network Manager at NetComposites said, “It’s important that we look at this area now before new legislation takes hold. There is a lot of research taking place and it’s important that we disseminate this industry-wide so that this knowledge can be implemented and evolve businesses.”
The speakers and their topics are as follows.
Registration for this event is now open with full details available on the NetComposites website. Discounted rates are available for Network Group for Composites in Construction and Materials KTN members.
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