9th International Conference on Green Composites

November 2-4, 2016, Kobe Japan








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JSMS Committee on Composite Materials, The Society of Material Science, Japan

Thank you for your attendance
Nov. 07, 2016

ICGC-9 was successfully held during Nov. 2 to 4. Thank you for your cooperation.

You can download the selected photos from the ICGC-9 here. Please note that the photos will no longer be available for viewing and download after 31 December 2016.

Welcome to ICGC-9
Dec. 10, 2015

Global warming occurring from carbon dioxide emissions brings to us ecological awareness such as reuse and recycle of products, environmental protection and saving of energy. The number of studies and practical applications on materials recyclability is being increased, as seen in the various uses of green materials and recycles of petroleum-based materials. Natural fibers are not only light weight and strong, but also abundantly available and eco-friendly. Many companies, for instance, TOYOTA and Daimler-Chrysler, make great efforts to apply natural fibers, such as kenaf, sisal and flax, for part elements of products in place of synthetic fibers. Composites reinforced with natural fibers, i.e. “Green Composites” , have thus enhanced biodegradability, combustibility, non-toxicity, decreased environmental pollution, light weight, low cost, ease of recyclability and so on. Therefore, it is expected that green composites should effectively be used in the coming sustainable society.

From the background mentioned above, the JSMS (The Society of Materials Science, Japan) Committee on Composite Materials held in the past the First IWGC (International Workshop on Green Composites) in 2002 at Tokushima, Japan, the Second IWGC in 2004 at Yamaguchi, the Third IWGC in 2005 at Kyoto, the Fourth IWGC in 2006 at Tokyo, and the Fifth IWGC in 2008 at Fukushima. The committee decided to have the Sixth IWGC outside Japan, which was held at Kumoh National Institute of Technology in Gumi, Korea in 2010 which was for the first time, held outside Japan. The seventh IWGC was held in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The eighth ICGC renamed from IWGC was held in Seoul, Korea.

We are thinking that the IWGCs and ICGCs had taken the initiative in research field on green materials with various properties, and more necessity for the development of green composites is raised among related researchers and engineers of the world wide. With the aim of extending green composites further, the JSME Committee on Composite Materials decided to hold the Ninth International Conference on Green Composites on 2th to 4th November, 2016 at Kobe, Japan. The ICGC would be successfully continued with the spirit of the IWGCs and developed more extensively all over the world.