14 April 2008
14 April 2008
The recent JEC Composites Show was a great success, with a record turnout and greatly expanded exhibit area.
Its 43,500 m² (462,848 sq ft) included seven halls, a new outdoor demonstration area, and a specially-built auditorium/conference-room structure.
The show has developed steadily for the past ten years, and it drew to a close this year registering an excellent participation rate for its programmes. The show hosted 1,053 exhibitor companies, with 74% from abroad and more than 100 new exhibitors.
The number of visitors climbed to more than 27,000 professionals from 96 different countries, with a 13% rise for the most heavily frequented day compared to last year. One out of two visitors was a buyer or end-user seeking new solutions for aeronautical, marine, automotive, construction, infrastructure, energy, or sports & leisure applications.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
3A Composites Core Materials reports that its BALTEK SB balsa core has been ABS-approved for more than 20 years.