30 October 2007
30 October 2007
The AVK Conference is on 5-6 November, again as a prelude to Composites Europe fair which will run from 6-8 November, both at the International Congress Center (ICS) in Stuttgart.
During the opening on 5 November at 10:30 a.m., guests and participants to the Conference will be welcomed by AVK President Mr Frank Bruns as well as Dr. Klaus Vogt, managing director of economic development in Stuttgart.
Following this introduction, the next speaker, Dr. Reinhard Marx, Bishop of Trier, is to present his thought-provoking lecture on ’Ethics and economy – a relationship full of tension’.
In the course of the programme, current economic questions will be answered, for instance in conjunction with the REACH topic; besides, a market survey regarding the role of reinforced plastics in Europe is to be presented. All in all, 29 speakers will talk about the broad scope of new composite applications in a variety of different sectors, such as transportation, wind power, construction, aircraft, and submarine. Besides, the manufacturing processes, tests and materials are to be subjected to a critical analysis.
The lecture presented by Professor Rainer Gadow of Stuttgart University, Mechanical Engineering Faculty (IFKB), demonstrates the potential of composites in high-tech applications, even under extremely demanding conditions.
As usual, all of the presentations will be simultaneously translated from German into English and vice versa.
According to tradition, the AVK Innovation Awards will be presented to this year’s winners during the ‘Composites Night’, a joint branch-oriented networking event that is to take place on 5 November, 2007. All AVK Conference participants have free access to the Composites Europe Trade Fair from 6-8 November 2007.
The AVK Conference is the largest conference for reinforced thermoplastics and thermosets in Europe.
NetComposites and Aptiform will both be exhibiting at the Composites Europe show, and for the first time NetComposites will be bring its composites bookshop to the show. Join us on booth 434.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.
Solvay reports that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc (ASTi) has selected Ryton polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) to mould protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors.