18 February 2008
18 February 2008
With approximately 1,000 expected exhibitors, Aluminium and Composites Europe will join for the world of lightweight construction materials in 2008.
From 23 to 25 September, both trade fairs will show innovative solutions and the latest technological developments around the versatile materials aluminium and fibre-reinforced plastics in Essen.
Two years ago, Composites Europe had its debut in Essen parallel to Aluminum. After its successful start, the trade fair for reinforced plastics was able to continue on its growth course last year in Stuttgart, registering 200 exhibitors and more than 4,100 trade visitors.
In 2008, Composites Europe and Aluminium together will form a platform for lightweight construction materials in Europe. Integrating the date of Composites Europe with that of Aluminium creates a series of mutual synergies that will prove especially valuable for visitors from the fields of construction, design and development.
Whether it’s carbon, glass, wood or cork: there is an ever-growing range and variety of material mixes in fibre-reinforced plastics. Composites Europe, the international trade fair for reinforced plastics shows the entire value creation chain in the composites industry. With a large number of special forums such as workshops, live demonstrations and the accompanying international AVK Conference, Composites Europe has succeeded in becoming the biggest B2B platform for composites in Germany after only two years. The trade fair is organised in cooperation with the European Composites Industry Association EuCIA, AVK – Industrievereinigung verstärkte Kunststoffe and the international trade magazine Reinforced Plastics.
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.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.