Call for papers - Sustainable Materials, Polymers & Composites 4th International Conference

6 & 7 July 2011, The Studio, Birmingham


Composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources have received significant interest in recent years, in particular due to the increased awareness of environmental issues and the drive towards more sustainable technologies.  The use of renewable materials helps the depletion of the earth’s resources and the instability in the price of oil and energy has encouraged industry to look for more stable alternatives.

Continuing the success of previous Ecocomp Conferences, the 2011 event will explore the future direction of international research and application of sustainable materials, polymers and composites within the academic, industrial and wider social environments. Areas to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • Natural fibres and composites
  • Wood Plastic Composites
  • Bio-derived resins and adhesives
  • Biodegradable composites
  • Eco-design
  • Sustainability
  • End of life options including recycling
  • Industrial Applications
  • Social Policy & Consumer Acceptance
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Green nano-composites
  • Other Related Topics

Call for Papers/Submission

Prospective authors are requested to e-mail a 500 word extended abstract of their proposed paper to: by 28th January 2011.

Abstracts should be sent in a word document. Please ensure that the saved name of your document is based on the title of your abstract. Authors will be informed by e-mail of the acceptance of their paper by 25th February 2011. There will be no requirement to produce a full paper for the conference proceedings – these will comprise extended abstracts and PowerPoint presentations.

Selected authors will be invited to prepare a full technical paper for journal publication. These papers will be selected and reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

For more details on the conference, venue, fees etc visit: