Typically, composite materials are used for their strength to weight, electrical insulation and fire properties. The two main types of composite materials used are carbon/epoxy (aerospace, automotive) and glass/polyester (marine, construction). In the UK, there is a vibrant aerospace, defence and automotive sector where composites are used for their lightweight properties.
In 2018, KTN convened a Materials for Composites Special Interest Group. This year long project enabled knowledge exchange, technology transfer, and collaboration between composites-using sectors and the chemical and industrial biotechnology sectors.
To find out more about the scope, achievements and learnings from this group, download our report.