Reinventing the global supply chain

ICS will focus on reinventing the global composites supply chain
ICS will focus on reinventing the global composites supply chain

The second International Composites Summit (ICS) gets underway in London on 21–22 September with two packed days of free-of-charge content that’s not to be missed.

Co-organised by Composites UK and Fluency, the second International Composites Summit (ICS) will focus on reinventing the global supply chain for composites, bringing together companies to concentrate worldwide opportunities for sales and growth.

After the success of the first event in 2021, 83% of last year’s exhibitors re-booked whilst still at the show for 2022. This year will see double the number of companies taking a stand, including Scott Bader, Cristex, Tygavac, Cygnet Texkimp and more.

But it’s not just exhibition stands. COMPCUT, the specialist division designing and developing cutting solutions powered by Sharp & Tappin, will be exhibiting its latest range of COMPCUT and is preparing for an exciting showcase of demonstrations on a Compcut ACS 300 saw, which will help attendees to understand the wide spectrum of features and benefits offered by these machines.

The demonstration machine will be active throughout the event for attendees to experience first-hand the unparalleled efficiency over competitive cutting solutions. Visitors will also be given the option to bring their own material to cut on the machine at the show and take part in the Compcut Challenge. Allowing visitors to experience the excellent surface finishes and exceptional perpendicular and parallel levels of accuracy Compcut provides.

Open to all attendees are the show floor forum sessions which will focus on themes of sustainability and supply chain building. These 10+ sessions will introduce the audience to top industry speakers from the likes of McLaren Composites Technology Centre, National Composites Centre, Vertical Aerospace, Ford Motor Group and Network Rail to name a few.

ICS will also welcome Project OASIS, who will be hosting a session at the end of day one, disseminating their project aims, fulfilling the marketing potential of nano-enabled multifunctional lightweight products. The project is funded by Horizon 2020 before entering full commercial status in November 2022. The session is an opportunity for attendees to meet project partners and gain insight on the project’s pilot lines that cover the whole manufacturing chain from nanoscale structures in unprocessed form, to intermediate products with nanoscale features and finally nano-enabled products, oriented towards polymer-matrix composites and aluminium.

The event is supported within the UK by Make UK, ADS, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Manufacturing Technologies Association, the Motorsport Industry Association and Northwest Aerospace Alliance. Globally, it is supported by organisations such as the JEC Group, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), SAMPE, the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) and the national composite trade associations in Europe - AVK Federation of Reinforced Plastics (Germany), Assocompositi (Italy), Muoviteollisuus Ry (Finland), NCMT (Norway).

The event’s international supporters will hold their 3rd gathering of the global associations meeting on 21st September at the exhibition, during which several associations will present and share their experience on the lessons learned and opportunities after Covid-19, and how the composites industry learn from a disrupted supply chain. ICS is proud to be hosting this valuable knowledge transfer session between Nations.

The new ICS website has just been launched with greater functionality for attendees to plan their visit. A show app will also be available prior to the event that will include the floorplan, exhibitor details, forum session timetable and more – the perfect companion for your visit.

Free-of-charge attendee registration is live through the ICS website with the option to upgrade to a VIP pass for £100 + VAT, which not only includes access to the exhibition and forums for the two-day event, but also to VIP meeting space which includes refreshments in a quiet space away from the busy show floor. More details are available on the website.

www.internationalcompositessummit.com

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