First Composites Europe Trade Show Completely Booked

03 September 2006

Approximately 200 exhibitors will be on site when Composites Europe opens its gates on September 20th in Essen.

The first opening of the new European Trade Fair for Composite Materials, Technologies and Applications met with great interest from the industry internationally: more than 60 percent of the exhibitor companies come from European countries outside Germany or from overseas. The biggest foreign quotas are from the Netherlands, Great Britain and France as well as the USA and China. The exhibition surface extends over more than 6,000 sqm, which means that Composites Europe is completely booked out. ""With Composites Europe we have succeeded in creating a genuine European business-to-business platform which offers an opportunity to small and medium-sized companies in particular to conquer new markets "", says Trade Fair Director Britta Wirtz.

With the participation of industry leaders such as, for instance, the Finnish Exel Group, Huntsman, Quadrant, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik, Airtech, PPG and the Röchling Group, the fair is already off to a very successful start.

Fibre composites are the focus of this trade fair which will last three days. Composites Europe presents the entire development and manufacturing chain from the raw material to the finished end product as well as process technology and practical applications. The trade fair is supplemented by a large number of special forums, such as workshops and live demonstrations.

3,500 visitors are expected at Composites Europe. The trade fair with accompanying forum will be held parallel to Aluminium 2006 from September 20th to 22nd in Essen. Composites Europe is being organised by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in cooperation with the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) which represents the European interests of 13 national associations.

Another event accompanying Composites Europe is the 9th International AVK Congress. AVK, the German industrial Federation of Reinforced Plastics, will hold its 2006 annual congress in conjunction with the fair.

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