Lightening the load: composites innovation for a cleaner, greener Ford Transit
The CHASSIS project set out to investigate and test hybrid composite solutions for the iconic Ford Transit using metal, carbon fibre and glass fibre, assessing them for weight saving, reduced CO2 emissions and performance benefits.
NCC's wild water champion spearheads project for UK’s first sustainable kayak
A UK-first wild water kayak, made from sustainable composite materials, has been designed and manufactured by a team of 19 graduates, apprentices, and year-in-industry students from the NCC.
More exciting news for the award-winning Seismic II platform
The Seismic II platform, which delivered a building that is 75% faster to complete, 70% lower in carbon impact and 47% better value than traditional construction, has been shortlisted for another award: the Offsite Construction Awards in the Product Innovation and Offsite Pioneer categories.
National Composites Centre supports marine industry in bid to tackle composites recycling challenge
We're supporting a new consortium that has been formed to address the growing challenge of decarbonisation and recycling of composite materials in the marine industry and beyond, with a long-term aim of creating the UK’s first glass fibre composites recycling and re-use facility of its kind.
Calculating the carbon footprint of manufacturing products and processes
Digital Catapult has partnered with the NCC to drive innovation in the design and manufacturing of composites using Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, developing software that uses cutting-edge technology to calculate carbon footprint more accurately.
Reducing the environmental impact of composites in the manufacture of wind turbines
The NCC has identified alternative bio-based feedstock resins with the potential to enable more sustainable manufacture of wind turbine blades.
Cecence develop sustainable airplane seatback in collaboration with NCC and Gen 2 Carbon
Cecence, in collaboration with the NCC and Gen 2 Carbon, have developed an airplane seatback that could reduce CO2 emissions by over 320 tonnes during the aircraft’s service life, paving the way for more environmentally friendly air travel.
Enhancing your knowledge and skills in sustainable composite materials
The NCC offers world-leading composites training, designed to re-skill and upskill teams and individuals across every sector to build composites capabilities in a range of disciplines.
Our Introduction to Sustainability in Composites course provides an introduction to how businesses can start thinking differently about their operation, products and production processes in order to meet new legislation and support the drive for change.