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JEC to Hold Forum on Composite Initiatives in France

02 September 2005

The JEC Group will hold a forum devoted to composite initiatives in French regions in October in the CAP 15 Congress Centre in Paris.

The forum will address French companies that wish to develop composite projects and aims to create a new composite industry network by fostering meetings between companies and research and engineering associations, technical centres, trade associations, and regional organisations.

The France Forum will also appeal to European and other international companies, including raw materials producers, processors and users seeking international opportunities or more particularly to work with the French composites market.

The Forum will reveal composite-related trends and initiatives in France and review development prospects for the sector. It is designed to encourage the transfer of knowledge through exchanges of experience with a large number of industrial companies and the resources established by French regions to support regional companies.

Starting with a presentation of the market and its players, the day-long forum will be organised around four topics highlighting the partnerships undertaken in French regions:
National-scale composite players, with talks from the Composites Division of French plastics processing association FFP and from French composite materials association AMAC.
Regions that are heavily involved in local development and technical skills sharing, with talks from CAPEV, ARAMM, and CARMA,
Composite skills centres, with presentations of know-how from the Douai Mining school, the French technical centre for the engineering industry CETIM, the plastics processing centre PPE, and COMPOSITEC.
Exemplary company projects, with discussions of expertise in various composite applications from seven different manufacturers : Groupe Arnaud (distribution), Salomé-Rökona (textile), Pulsium (sports), Projeca (automotive), Poncin Yachts (boat building), Secoplage (construction), Altor (building/finishings).

The Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 in the CAP 15 Congress Centre in Paris.





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