COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017: Excellent forecasts for the construction industry

Afterwards, during a free one-hour guided tour from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, trade fair visitors will be able to meet exhibitors participating in the trade fair to present their products and services for the building and construction application segment. Stops will include Hexion, Röchling, SAERTEX, Toho Tenax and Vosschemie. Experience has shown that guided tours sell out quickly, so interested visitors should register in a timely manner:

Lightweight Technologies Forum: Cross-material interface

Topics at the Lightweight Technologies Forum are geared toward the building and construction sector, as well. Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the combined exhibition and presentation forum serves as the cross-material interface between metal and fibre reinforced composite technologies in structural components. In several application-focussed thematic modules, experts will present their real-world experiences with current questions and issues revolving around material composites in architecture, among other topics.

Here’s what Dr. Begemann, as a long-time friend of composites, is looking forward to above all: “COMPOSITES EUROPE provides visitors with an opportunity for an in-depth exchange of ideas with a detailed focus on technical content. I think it’s a good approach that the Lightweight Technologies Forum (LTF) also provides a presentation platform for exhibitors of lightweight solutions for other materials. Stuttgart isn’t just about composites or about competition with other materials, it’s about all lightweight construction materials working together.”


COMPOSITES EUROPE, the European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, will take place in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 September 2017. The trade fair will showcase the full range of fibre-reinforced plastics, from raw materials to processing methods to lightweight construction innovations in automotive engineering, aerospace, boatbuilding, wind energy and construction. COMPOSITES EUROPE is organised by trade fair organiser Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the European industry association EuCIA and the trade association Composites Germany, a coalition whose members include the industry associations and clusters AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley Stade and the VDMA Working Group Hybrid Lightweight Technologies.