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Composites UK, British Plastics Federation to present Thermoplastic Composites 2016

The one-day event will be chaired by Henry Sarel-Cook of GKN Land Systems and will take place on October 6th at the BPF’s London office.

Posted on: 9/12/2016
Source: CompositesWorld

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Trade associations Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have formed a partnership to organize Thermoplastic Composites 2016, which this year is focused on the use of thermoplastics in transport applications. The one-day event will be chaired by Henry Sarel-Cook of GKN Land Systems and will take place on October 6th at the BPF’s London office. 

This event will argue the case for using thermoplastics in different modes of transport – from cars to underground trains – as well as providing industry case studies on topics including the use of a honeycomb sandwich preform and the development of a closed-loop recycling method for highly aligned short carbon fiber thermoplastic composites.

“We’re pleased to again be working with the BPF on this event, bringing all of our members together in a collective forum. Over the last few years, delegates have filled the event space at the BPF to discuss developments of thermoplastic composites with this year being no exception,” says Claire Whysall, communications manager at Composites UK. "We are thrilled to welcome Henry Sarel-Cook as our chairman and tie in with the Composites Leadership Forum’s Affordable Composites Group whose remit is to proactively facilitate the development of the UK’s technology capability and supply chain capacity in this area to deliver high-productivity manufacturing of globally competitive, higher-volume composite structures and components for the automotive industry.”

Thermoplastic Composites 2016 is aimed at senior and middle management professionals from plastics companies who produce and use thermoplastic composites in the transport industry or who wish to explore entering this area. The seminar aims to provide a forum for discussing the latest in thermoplastic technology and to give attendees an opportunity to network and make contacts within the industry.

Registration for this event is now open to all. Discounts are available for BPF and Composites UK members.

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