Composites Europe 2016 - looking into the future of composites

Composites Europe 2016 - looking…
Lightweight construction, resource efficiency and multi-material design will be centre stage at this year's Composites Europe held in Düsseldorf from 29 November to 1 December. 350 exhibitors from 27 nations will be showing the state of the art and future market potential of fibre composites at this the biggest event of their industry in Germany - and not only in the exhibition area proper but also at the numerous Event Areas, in lecture forums, during themed tours and workshops. With the new Lightweight Technologies Forum Composites Europe 2016 also addresses current issues in multi-material lightweight construction.

Fibre composites already boast a proven track record in numerous areas. "In future, the task will be to ensure mass production with latest manufacturing and automation solutions so as to tap into further market potential," says Olaf Freier, Event Director of Composites Europe. At the trade fair the exhibitors are showcasing the entire spectrum of fibre-reinforced plastics including a great number of innovations for the application fields of automotive engineering, aerospace, yacht building, wind energy and construction.

Premiere of Composites Germany Pavilion

Celebrating a premiere this year will be the joint stand of the "Wirtschaftsvereinigung Composites Germany". The umbrella organisation of the German fibre composites industry counting such firms as AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley Stade and VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien among their members, will be represented by a total of 18 member companies at the 350 square metre pavilion.

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Know-how from industry and science

One trade fair, six formats - under this motto Composites Europe has developed into the most important meeting point for the sector in Germany over the past ten years. Know-how from industry and science awaits visitors in the special areas and forums, which will have an even stronger focus on the applications industries for composite materials this year.

In the "Product Demonstration Area" exhibitors such as KraussMaffei, SAERTEX, Gaugler und Lutz and Eastman Machine Company will showcase their high-tech products and demonstrate manufacturing processes live.

At the "Industry meets Science" special area the institute of plastics processing "Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV)", will present with its partner, RWTH Aachen University, composite developments and highlights under the heading "Resource efficiency for increased profitability" including developments from the areas of Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing and hybrid lightweight construction.

Guided Tours of the trade fair

The Guided Tours will focalise wind energy, automotive engineering, aerospace and thermoplastic composites. These themed tours guide participants to exhibitors who will provide an overview of their products and current projects at their exhibition stands. Participation is free of charge but registration required on account of the limited number of participants.

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