10:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Keynote: The History of Composites in Sport

Sport has long had a drive for innovation. Athletes and teams have consistently pushed the boundaries of what is possible, both legally and illegally, in order to gain a competitive advantage. One technology that has consistently delivered major gains and revolutionised many sports is the use of composites. Their use has gone from peripheral to widespread in a couple of decades, while delivering a conveyor belt of winners and world records. From formula one to cycling, football boots to ice hockey sticks, these days very few sports don’t involve the use of composites in some capacity. But what is it about these materials that make them so desirable in a field of innovation?

Geraint Havard, R-TECH Materials