24 January 2009
24 January 2009
The JEC Composites Show, will take place on March 24-25-26, 2009 in Paris, France at the Porte de Versailles.
The show will provide a comprehensive overview of the value chain, from raw-material producers to processors, from processors to users. JEC will present all the new trends in their context, with a focus this year on the environment through three types of complementary responses to such issues: automation, subcontracting and biocomposites. Composite materials must not only comply with current European recycling and sustainable-development standards, but also anticipate on future requirements.
As JEC Group President and CEO Frédérique Mutel puts it: “Our mission is to connect science, technology, industry and end-market. In 2009, we will offer an additional service with our “Composite Business Meetings” programme. We will deploy the programme first for the annual Show in Paris, then at our annual JEC Asia trade fair in Singapore, in October 2009.”
Besides the basic themed end-user forums that JEC organizes for key segments of the composite industry (aeronautics, automotive, ground transport, marine, building & construction), the Group is also addressing user expectations with three new forums, on wind energy, automation and biocomposites. In 2008, close to 2,000 people attended these forums. This year, they have added a technical conference on Composites and Design Concept.
The JEC Group is acknowledging the importance of the German market for the composite sector by honouring Germany at the 2009 Show. Germany benefits from its strong automotive industry (10.76% of global production) and dynamic wind-turbine, marine and aviation sectors. About 300 German companies will be exhibiting at the Show, and 4,000 German visitors are expected. Bruno Lammers, CEO of Saertex Gmbh, will preside over the 2009 JEC Composites Show.
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After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.