In August this year Qube Buildings joined hands with Composites UK, a trade association based in the United Kingdom that represents and promotes the composites industry. Joining Composites UK offers several benefits to our company, especially as Qube Buildings are involved in the composites industry and have a keen interest in utilising sustainable composite materials.
Composites UK members
Our Bio-SIP’s are fully recyclable and sustainable structural insulated panels, currently used to build our signature garden studios and modular buildings. We have engineered our Bio-SIP systems using recycled plastic bottles to form the inner core, sandwiched between a flax or hemp fibre matting, which is heat pressed with a bio-resin to create a watertight, lightweight exterior skin. Bio-SIP’s currently perform to a significantly high standard, exceeding that of more traditional SIP’s on the market today when it comes to insulation and U-values.
Who are Composites UK?
Composites UK serves as a hub for companies and organisations involved in various aspects of the composites sector, including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and research institutions. The organisation’s primary goal is to support and grow the composites industry in the UK by providing a range of services and initiatives. These services often include:
- Industry Promotion: Composites UK promotes the benefits and applications of composite materials in various sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, construction, marine, and renewable energy.
- Networking: The organisation facilitates networking opportunities for its members, allowing them to connect, collaborate, and share knowledge and best practices.
- Industry Standards and Guidelines: Composites UK works to develop and maintain industry standards and guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of composite products.
- Education and Training: The organisation may offer educational resources, training programs, and workshops to help individuals and companies enhance their knowledge and skills in composites manufacturing and design.
- Market Intelligence: Composites UK may provide members with market research and industry insights to help them make informed decisions and identify growth opportunities.
- Lobbying and Advocacy: The association may advocate for the interests of the composites industry at the national and international levels, working with government bodies and policymakers to address industry challenges and opportunities.
What are composites?
Composites refer to materials made by combining two or more different components with distinct properties to create a new material with specific characteristics. Typically, composites consist of a reinforcement material (such as fibres or particles) embedded in a matrix material (such as resin).
It’s important to note that the specific activities and services offered by Composites UK may evolve over time, so it’s a good idea to visit their official website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information on their initiatives and membership benefits.