Climage change, ecology & impact

Icebergs - Climate Change

Pictet Wealth Management are pleased to invite you to the upcoming dinner and panel discussion: ‘Climate Change, Ecology & Impact’ – with Sir David King, Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government & Chairman of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, Sian Sutherland, Co-founder of A Plastic Planet and Ari Helgason, founding partner at Transition, a climate technology venture firm.

The evening’s discussion will be moderated by Christoph Courth, Head of Philanthropy at Pictet.

Date: 8th February – 18:30
Location: The Conduit, 6 Langley St. WC2H 9JA
RSVP: Amy Mackey amackey@pictet.com

Recycling end-of-life sails

RECYCLING END-OF-LIFE SAILS

We are sponsoring Marcelle Hecker, a fourth year PhD student from the EPSRC-funded CoSEM Centre of Doctoral Training in the Bristol Composites Institute at the University of Bristol, to carry out her PhD research project in collaboration with North Sails. In this project reclaiming the valuable CF content via a variety of reclamation processes, and remanufacturing the reclaimed, short carbon fibres into aligned, discontinuous fibre reinforced (ADFR) prepreg-like tape. Over the past two months, this ADFR tape, made from reclaimed fibres from an end-of-life sail, was used to manufacture two technology demonstrators – pictured here is a batten. An example of how this ADFR tape could be incorporated into current manufacturing processes used in the sailing industry to produce semi-structural components for yachts.