A strong skill base in the UK enables remanufacturing to account for 28% of the UK turnover. The industry is an exemplar of remanufacturing and certain aspects of this model can be applied to other industries, such as incorporation of the design for remanufacture into its components. New materials and composites may however reduce the ability of the industry to remanufacture, and research into remanufacture/recycling of advance composites is required.