Bio Based Materials in Sport

Posted on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 in Event, Polymer seminars| Share this article
InCrops Enterprise Hub in conjunction with Centre for Sports and Exercise at the University of Essex are holding a half day event for businesses focused on Bio Based Materials in Sport on the afternoon of April 20 at the University of Essex in Colchester.

This event will inform businesses and industries associated with sports and outdoor activities about the range of available bio-based materials (biopolymers, natural fibres, biocomposites, nutraceuticals) and bring together those in the sports supply chain from manufacturers and developers to sports professionals.

The afternoon event will feature presentations and demonstrations of products/materials from companies developing plant-based renewable materials for applications in the sports and leisure industry. These include the use of renewable polymers from Merquinsa – – and Arkema Group –, as well as bamboo by RAW Bamboo Bikes –, and plant fibres by CelluComp Ltd –

During the event the attendees will have a unique opportunity to visit the Centre for Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Essex and learn about the facilities for testing sports gear and equipment. The event is designed to encourage networking between different stakeholders and provide the opportunity to discuss the potential  for future developmental and collaborative work.

Who should participate?

Companies developing or manufacturing:

  • materials for outdoor and active gear, sport clothing and equipment;
  • bio monitoring, bio sensing, remote data transfer devices;
  • sports drinks and performance stimulants based on plant ingredients;
  • sports injuries management

Opportunity to exhibit or present at the event

There is an opportunity to exhibit or present during the event. The presentations to all delegates will be ‘spotlights’ (around 5 minutes) on a bio-based product or material.

If you wish to register for the event or are interested in taking part please contact Julia O’Rourke, event co-ordinator, at the InCrops Enterprise Hub on  01603 591765. For more information, please see the flyer below.

Flyer (PDF, 1.0MB)