New Composites Sharing Site Focuses to Lessen Waste and Support Composite Materials Research

February 20 2017

Composite materials have a short shelf life, which can result in large quantities of waste and their high cost and long lead time make sourcing materials for research difficult.

Dr. James Meredith, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, has come up with a novel solution to these problems by creating the Composites Exchange, a website which gives users the ability to share and acquire unwanted composite materials.

The site focuses on ‘prepreg’ composite materials composed of fabric preimpregnated with resin.

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