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EuCIA was delighted to participate in the first JEC Composites Talks Nordics.

This event was held in Olso on 4th June and provided an opportunity to connect and share knowledge on regional, and global, trends. It was organised by EuCIA’s partner JEC in partnership with our members Norwegian Circular Materials Technology (NCMT), Finnish Plastics Industries Federation (FIPIF) and Plastindustrien of Denmark, together with LIGHTer, a Swedish hub for development in the lightweight technologies.

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EuCIA’s partner JEC in partnership with our members NCMT, FIPIF and Plastindustrien of Denmark, together with LIGHTer

The conference programme commenced with presentations from the four regional organisations discussing their country’s composites ecosystems and the challenges they are facing. These were followed by case studies focused on different markets. It was evident that participants from all four countries share the same conviction that composites are the solution for reaching the net-zero goal, and that all are facing the same challenges in increasing the circularity of composites materials. It’s clear that we must all work together to overcome these barriers. Other issues were also addressed, including education, funding for innovation, digitalisation, and data collection to better set-up the recycling supply-chain. The KiMuRa system in Finland provides a pragmatic example of an existing recycling solution.

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NCMT at JEC Nordics

This forum confirmed EuCIA’s circularity roadmap and the need to collaborate across the value chain in an alliance to demonstrate the circularity of composites. It was great to see our members actively disseminate EuCIA’s messages and our new circularity diagram! We were also pleased to meet with our partners in the EU-funded REFRESH wind blade recycling project, which was presented during the conference.

The day concluded with further networking during a cruise on the Vision of the Fjords, a hybrid electric catamaran. This vessel was manufactured using carbon fibre composites by Brødrene Aa. The company’s strategy for building more sustainable vessels was the topic of a presentation earlier in the day.

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Vision of the Fjords

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