28 July 2006
28 July 2006
Under the motto ’Competitive through Composites’, the AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. [Federation of Reinforced Plastics] will be hosting this year’s 9th International AVK Conference from 19 to 20 September, 2006.
The venue was relocated from Baden-Baden to the Messegelände Essen in the Congress Center Süd, as this AVK Congress is to be a prelude to Composites Europe, the newly established European trade fair for composites scheduled for 20 to 22 September, 2006, at the same location. Two series of lectures will be held where 27 speakers are to discuss current developments and trends. Important topics include:
Simultaneous translations of these lectures will be offered in the language combinations German/English and English/German.
During the ’Composites Night’, a joint branch-oriented networking event that is to take place on 19 September, 2006, this year’s winners of the AVK Innovation Award 2006 will be honoured in the presence of the pertinent specialist press. Access to Composites Europe is free for all conference participants.
The AVK conference programme is available at their web site.
Interface Polymers has won one of the AkzoNobel ‘Paint the Future’ Awards given to innovative startups, winning an Award in the ‘Enhanced Functionality’ category.
Fibre handling expert and custom machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp has developed an AGV-mounted mobile handling system using a collaborative robot capable of lifting packages of fibre weighing up to 35kg.
Research to develop a revolutionary high-performance composite metal hybrid stabiliser bar for trucks and trains has entered a new phase. The findings from the project to date show that the technology has the potential to spin out into other sectors such as aerospace and could see the UK take a global lead with this disruptive technology.