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.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January.