Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) 2016 UK Composites Strategy released

The Composites Leadership Forum (CLF) was established with Government support as one of the recommendations of the 2009 Strategy [UK Composites Strategy 2009*]. The CLF is the ‘voice’ of the UK composites industry determining and supporting actions which will enable the continued growth necessary to capture a significant share of the global composites market. 

The CLF is led by industry, with representatives providing close coordination with each sector, the UK composites supply chain, academia, Government and funders. The NCC represents the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, and is part of the delivery infrastructure together with professional bodies and Composites UK, the trade association, to assist the industry in moving forward.

Launched at JEC World 2016 on the UK pavilion, the 2016 UK Composites Strategy sets out the opportunity to capture a significant share of the substantial future global market for the application of composite materials. Considerable growth in the use of this material is forecast across existing composite-using sectors such as Aerospace and Defence, through rapid growth areas such as Automotive and Renewables and into the advancing user-sectors of Oil and Gas, Rail and large-scale Construction applications. The UK needs to invest in accelerating technologies, developing supply chains and growing a skilled workforce to deliver winning solutions that will capture these opportunities.

To access the full CLF 2016 UK Composites Strategy report, please see the attachment below.

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