18 June 2006
18 June 2006
The Composites Europe show is steadily taking shape and bookings for the specialist trade fair and forum are firming up nicely.
Over 130 well-known companies, institutions and organisations from over 20 countries have already booked a stand at the Composites Europe. These include industry leaders such as the Finnish Exel group, Huntsman, Quadrant, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik, Airtech and the Röchling group. Composites Europe is nearly fully booked.
Above all, the Composites Europe is going down very well with the national groups of the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA). 13 national associations are supporting the new trade fair for composites. ""The Composites Europe represents a unique platform where the member companies of the European association can showcase their products and services,"" says EuCIA Vice President Jan Verhaeghe. ""Small and medium-size companies stand to gain in particular from the fair, which is specifically designed to meet their needs. The format is just right,"" Verhaeghe continued.
Composites Europe is also being strengthened as a meeting place for the European composites industry by the 9th International AVK Conference. The AVK - the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics - will be holding its annual conference in 2006 during the Composites Europe. The AVK is expecting roughly 500 international participants at its event in the South Conference Centre of the Essen Exhibition Centre on 19 and 20 September.
Brazilian reference in the manufacture of composites tanks and special equipment, Tecniplas predicts a growth of 10% in its sales in 2019.
In response to growing market demand, METYX USA is boosting production of its range of high-performance technical textiles in its factory in Gastonia, North Carolina, US which recently gained ISO 9001:2015 QMS accreditation.
Norco have opened a new training centre in a purpose-built facility to give hands-on training for new apprentices to tackle the local skills shortage.