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FRP Composites in Mass Transport Applications Event Keynote Paper Calls for Supply Chain Managers to 'Be Brave'

23 September 2014

NetComposites has announced that Graham Mulholland, Managing Director of epm:Technology, will provide the Keynote for its  Fibre Reinforced Plastics in Mass Transport event to be held on 1st October 2014 at The Roundhouse, Derby, UK.

Fibre-reinforced composite materials (FRPs) are more prominent in the mass transport sector than first meets the eye with the use of carbon, glass and more recently natural fibre composites being used in a whole manner of applications. These materials offer a high strength-to-weight ratio in an industry where lightweighting is key - reducing energy consumption and increasing the ability to increase both passenger and freight weight. This event will look at key innovations in using FRPs in mass transport applications and the challenges that are still to be addressed.

The keynote will address some of the opportunities moving forward for the composites industry, and the key challenges it will face as an industry.

Graham Mulholland comments, “Matching manufacturers of composite parts with users who know what they want is a vital part of this growth cycle we are all facing. Our advantage is we can make our customers products lighter, stronger, better and more efficient. There are clear benefits but how do you maximise this? Growth, education, skills, partnerships and supply chains. This all equals trust, but to venture in to the unknown it has to be transparent, and there has to be give and take.”

epm:technology is a leading supplier of complex composite components and assemblies in high performance engineering environments, typically in automotive, aerospace and F1. It recently moved into a new world-class technology centre.  This is 60,000 sq ft facility clearly demonstrates the intention to be market ready and grow epm:technology over the next 15 years.  This has been a £6.75m investment. Graham Mulholland also sits on the Composites UK Board and represents the industry at various events and strategy working groups.

Please click here to find out more and to register for the event.





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