Meanwhile, there are important R&D opportunities to tackle this challenge, notably to speed it up by tapping into unexplored know-how of value chain partners including additive producers that are active in other sectors with stringent norms, such as the aviation industry.
On 13th of October 2017, during the EU-conference of fire safe plastics and textiles, the cluster IBN Composites will share some of the interesting outcomes of our roadmap analysis, that has been made with end-users such as Bombardier and suppliers of additives. Some examples of complex materials and trends in both thermoplastic and thermoset composites will be brought forward. This analysis may inspire the audience and interested stakeholders to engage in collaborative R&D efforts that are for 100% ‘market pulled’, even for other sectors, such as building and construction (e.g. cladding for building), ship building and offshore industries.