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Composites UK

J140

HP2 7DN Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
www.compositesuk.co.uk

Composites UK is the trade association for the UK composites industry.

The association acts to encourage continuous growth and development of the industry, promoting the best-practice use of composites materials. Its role is to bring companies throughout the supply chain together creating partnerships, as-well-as creating a unified voice to drive the industry forward, benefiting all of those involved.

At the show companies can talk to a Composites UK representative to discover the benefits of membership in relation to their business. There will also be an exclusive offer to those able to join on the day with a special show rate of 14 months for the price of 12.

On the stand, attendees will be able to live search The Hub - the UK's composites competency database (www.compositesuk.co.uk/hub). Make sure your company has claimed its free profile before the show to increase your visibility.

Product news

  • Composites UK Exceeds 300 Members

    Composites UK, the trade association for the UK composites supply chain is very pleased to announce that it has exceeded the 300 member mark.

    Over the past 12 months the association has seen more than 50 companies join sizing from SMEs to OEMs including manufacturers, material/equipment suppliers, designers, consultants, engineers, end-users and academia, all of whom coming together to influence the direction of the UK composites industry.

    In the last month alone Composites UK has welcomed Williams Advanced Engineering, Formula Masts, Intelicare, MSD Design, GRP Aberdeen, Composite Metal Technology, McCarthy Environmental Ltd and P.J. Hare as members.

    Taking the Association up to 300 members is Tricel who has joined, amongst other reasons, to stay abreast of the developments with the EN124 standard. This initially looked to rule out using composites in gully tops and manhole covers for vehicle and pedestrian areas which would be detrimental to many UK composite manufacturers. Composites UK has made it a priority to lobby against this and now has a group of member companies consulting on this standard as it develops.

    The Association has also developed closer ties with government working with them to influence their view on fibre reinforced polymer composites, encouraging investment in an industry where the UK could be paramount.

    Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager at Composites UK commented; “Over the last decade Composites UK has grown and developed from a 50 member strong body to an influential Trade Association representing 300 companies from across the UK supply chain. As membership increases it gives us more strength to influence those who create standards which affect the composites industry.

    “The association has developed alongside the industry, tailoring our member services to meet the changing demands of a rapidly growing sector. I look forward to working with the team and board of directors to take the Association to the next level.”

    There are plenty of activities planned for the rest of the year including the launch of a Bridge Design Guidance document, a showcase event for the marine sector, four regional events and joint undertakings with other trade associations.

    More information on EN124 can be found on the Composites UK website at www.compositesuk.co.uk/en124. For full details about the Association visit www.compositesuk.co.uk or attend an upcoming event and meet the team.

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