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.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.