Papers invited for EcoComp 2019

NetComposites Ltd, the organiser of EcoComp 2019, has issued a call for papers. Ecocomp 2019, which takes place at the Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry UK on 19-20 June 2019, will focus on composite materials derived from sustainable sources.


Ecological awareness has stimulated an increased interest in sustainable materials, and issues such as recyclability and environmental responsibility are becoming ever more important for the introduction of new composite materials and products. Environmental legislation and consumer demand are increasing the pressure on manufacturers and end-products to consider the impact of their products at all stages of their life cycle. These issues continue to generate considerable interest in the development of composite materials based on renewable resources, with environmentally friendly and affordable alternatives for conventional fibres and polymers enabling the development of true bio composites.

Prospective authors are invited to submit a 250-word abstract addressing topics such as:
– Natural fibre reinforcements
– Recycled fibre reinforcements
– Wood fibre composites
– Bio-derived resins
– Biodegradable composites
– Eco-design
– Durability and testing
– Life cycle studies
– Recycling of composites
– Case study applications

The deadline for abstracts is the 5th of November 2018, and all successful authors will be notified by November 30th.

For more information and full instructions on how to submit an abstract, visit the EcoComp 2019 website at

NetComposites Ltd was established in 2000 in Chesterfield in the UK, initially as a news and information portal for the composites industry. Since then, the company has grown year-on-year, its activities broadening to include applied research and development, conferencing and training.

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LED lighting prize draw on Ecopare stand

ECOPARE’s prize draw at Southern Manufacturing 2016 offers visitors a chance to win a pack of LED lights for their home, up to a value of £150. Simply visit Ecopare on Stand Q38, meet the team and leave your business card for a chance to win. The winner will be drawn after the show closes on 11 February.

Ecopare is a UK company specialising in Practical Energy Resource Management solutions for manufacturers. We understand that manufacturers operate in complex environments where traditional energy reduction programmes may not be suitable. Ecopare’s core offerings are its Lean Energy Management solutions, ISO50001 support and delivery of energy optimisation projects such as installing industrial LED lighting and variable speed drives.

The firm says it has identified up to 60% savings through its Lean Energy Management solutions across various manufacturing clients, including a leading UK car manufacturer.
See Ecopare on Stand Q38 at Southern Manufacturing, 9-11 February 2016, Farnborough FIVE or visit

Visit Kiwa Blackwood for the chance to win a half day pre-compliance testing

Kiwa Blackwood_tmb Exhibiting for its second year at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show, Kiwa Blackwood Compliance Laboratories will this year be offering two lucky visitors the chance to win a free, half day’s pre-compliance testing to take place at its facility in South Wales.

To find out more, visit the Kiwa Blackwood stand D18. More information on Kiwa Blackwood and Kiwa UK, can be found at

Free place on EMC compliance course up for grabs on York EMC stand

Exhibiting for its 4th year at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show, York EMC Services will this year be offering one lucky visitor the chance to win a free place on one of its 1 day compliance training workshops*. To find out more, visit the York EMC Services stand, H63.

Classroom-based courses are combined with hands-on sessionsMore information on the firm’s training portfolio, including its 1 day workshops, can be found at

In addition, Nick Wainwright, York EMC’s  Chief Operating Officer, will be speaking as part of the free technical seminars on Day 1.  The title of his presentation, "Administrative Compliance – Your Achilles Heel?" will contain examples and tips to help you avoid your products being non-compliant because of inadequate documentation.

 *Conditions apply

Challenge ‘Wolfie’ to a leg of darts at Southern Electronics 2013

Visitors to the Finder stand at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show will have the chance to challenge three time world darts champion Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams to a leg of darts.

Wolfie Desktop Finder will also be promoting its new family of ultra-slim relay interface modules. The 39 Series Master INTERFACE range provides a low-cost, space-saving solution for a host of industrial applications incorporating an innovative, replaceable fuse for output circuit protection, plus busbars and terminals that substantially simplify input and output wiring.

Finder is a leading European manufacturer of relays and timers. The company’s product range also embraces PIRs, lighting control and switching components for commercial and residential installations and a comprehensive range of relay sockets and accessories. Founded in 1954 in Italy, the company’s UK operation is located at a purpose built facility in Stone, Staffordshire and includes a fully equipped applications and analysis laboratory to provide rapid local support for Finder plc’s customer base. The company’s product range is in excess of 7,000 products.

To find out more about Finder’s complete range of products, be sure to visit the company on Stand C24 at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show 2013 on 13-14 February in Farnborough, or visit

Free engineering design review for first 20 visitors to JNDC

JNDC-cycle-3D_1-for-web Do you have an engineering problem with a product / process or are you thinking of introducing a new product to your range? If the answer is "yes", a brisk trot to the JNDC stand (K79) at Southern Manufacturing 2013 should be your a top priority at 9.30am on February 13th. The first 20 personal applicants at the stand will qualify for a free engineering design review.

JNDC has a wealth of experience working with a huge variety of businesses, from Tier 1 Aerospace firms to small manufacturers, helping to develop and expand new products and processes. It provides a professional, cost-effective and efficient service, with the aim of improving design and reducing manufacturing costs. The design review for the lucky recipients will be held at the firm’s office in Kingston, where it will provide ideas and potential new ways forward, the results of which will be presented in a short report outlining the findings.

Visit JNDC at Southern Manufacturing 2013 or go to for more information

Free upgrade offer on marketing packages at Southern Manufacturing 2013

Callisto Communications, the marketing and PR specialists based in Poole, is offering a free upgrade on its basic marketing package to visitors to Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2013. Callisto is exhibiting at the show under its specialist brand ‘Marketing For Engineering’.

Marketing and Engineering_tmb The special offer will enable customers to purchase a basic marketing package and upgrade to a more comprehensive package absolutely free. The offer is worth £250 and will ensure that customers not only receive advice on their marketing but also get additional recommendations and implementation of the suggested recommendations absolutely free.

Simon Harrison, from Marketing For Engineering, commented: “We felt it was a great opportunity to launch this special offer at the Southern Manufacturing Show. It is of course Valentine’s Day on the 14th so this was a way we could show some love towards our customers. Any customer who requests a visit from us to discuss their marketing, over the 2 days, will receive the upgrade absolutely free.”

The marketing packages are aimed at helping companies take their first tentative steps in marketing. They can be geared for any marketplace and any size of customer. Marketing for Engineering also offers a bespoke marketing and PR support service ranging from producing a simple press release right through to writing a full marketing strategy.

For more information about the marketing packages and other marketing support on offer, drop by the Callisto Communications stand at Southern Manufacturing 2013 or go to