Developing a UK Standards Strategy for the Uptake of Light-weight Materials by the Transport Industry

This report describes the results of an industry consultation, carried out by Composites UK, to develop a standards strategy for BSI, to support the use of composites, in the transportation sectors. This standards strategy aims to:

  • Identify the barriers to adoption of light-weight materials by the transport industry, including, where regulation precludes, the use of composites, or, requires further guidance for users.
  • Determine and validate standards gaps for light-weight materials in the transport sector.
  • Determine the extent to which standards can help overcome barriers in the areas of application.

The results will enable BSI to develop a prioritised series of work to ensure suitable standards are in place across the transport sectors. This in turn enables innovation and allows the UK composites industry to compete in the global market.