Marine-i Discovery Room: Composite materials – sector challenges and opportunities for innovation

Marine-i Discovery Room: Composite materials – sector challenges and opportunities for innovation

  • Date – April 30th
  • Time – 9.30am – 3.30pm
  • Location – St Austell Business Park Conference Centre, St Austell Business Park, Cornwall, PL25 4EJ

Marine-i is delighted to host the latest Discovery Room event: Composite materials – sector challenges and opportunities for innovation. This free to attend event will follow three themes: sector opportunities, regional expertise and end of life/recyclability of materials.

  • Nigel Keen, Advanced Market Development Engineer at the National Composite Centre
  • Stephen Leonard-Williams from Composite Integration
  • Darren Newton of Multimarine Manufacturing
  • Terence Macquart from University of Bristol
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Nigel Keen, Advanced Market Development Engineer at the National Composite Centre in Bristol will give a keynote presentation on sector opportunities and the UK National Composites Strategy. Other confirmed speakers include Stephen Leonard-Williams from Composite Integration in Saltash who will be looking at the opportunities offered by ‘industry 4.0’ technologies to optimise control in production; Darren Newton of Multimarine Manufacturing in Millbrook will be looking at the challenges of building economic tooling for limited run production and the problems boatyards face in disposing of boats and moulds; and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, who will be speaking about the performance challenges set to composite companies to meet the key production and inspection methods in offshore wind energy.

This commercial experience will be balanced by presentations from leading academics giving an overview of the research into the future options for materials, processing and end of life options that avoid the economic and environmental costs of landfill and there will be examples of new processes being used to build new products from recycled materials. Full programme and agenda to be published early April.