Sustainability Conference: applications of composite materials for circularity: towards a net-zero world

JEC World 2022 DAY 3: Sustainability is becoming an ever more compelling argument in the materials selection process. Composites are strong, lightweight and durable materials which are seeing increasing adoption and [...]

Sustainability is becoming an ever more compelling argument in the materials selection process. Composites are strong, lightweight and durable materials which are seeing increasing adoption and are now used in more than 40 000 end-use applications in many large markets like transportation, power, energy and many other markets. Sustainability in their use phase is often a key driver for the selection of composites over traditional materials. Composite structures deliver a long service life combined with low maintenance requirements, and lightweight composites result in lower energy consumption throughout a product's life. Macro trends driving more sustainable practices include energy use and availability, the effects of climate change and the ever-rising population and consumption of resources. There is a need for scalable solutions that address these challenges, and composites is an answer in a world where demand for sustainable solutions continues to grow.

Speaker(s):
Anurag BANSAL, Global Business Development Manager, Acciona
Friedrich J. DEIMANN, Founder & CEO, GREENBOATS
Allan POULSEN, Head of Advanced Structures and Sustainability, Vestas Wind Systems
Frederic SICARD, Technical Specialist Composite Material & Process, Vehicle Engineering - Research Department, Jaguar Land Rover
Tassilo WITTE, Cluster Leader Cabin, CTC (an Airbus Company)
Moderator:
Ben DROGT, Managing Director, European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA)

 

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JEC Group is the world's leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every spring in Paris.