Sustainability Conference: Rethinking composite materials manufacturing: the path to sustainable production

JEC World 2022 DAY 2: Composites manufacturers are accustomed to having their products evaluated on properties like performance and pricing. [...]

Composites manufacturers are accustomed to having their products evaluated on properties like performance and pricing. But customers are now assessing another aspect of their businesses: the sustainability of their manufacturing operations. Sustainable Manufacturing can be defined as “the creation of manufactured products thorough economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impact while conserving energy and natural resources” (US Environmental Protection Agency). For transitioning to a more sustainable society, it is vital to conduct research not only on material but also on production methods that may reduce the climate and environmental impact, with a target of zero waste.

Speaker(s):
Craig CARR, Technology Director Integrated Composite Structures, GKN Aerospace
Thierry MERLOT, President, Aerospace -- Europe, MEA/AP & Industrial, Hexcel
Benjamin SAADA, CEO, FAIRMAT
Tim YOUNG, Head of Sustainable Technologies, National Composites Center
Mattia ANDOLFATTO, Project Manager R&D, Cannon Ergos
Moderator:
Roberto FRASSINE, President, 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.