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.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.