01 August 2011
01 August 2011
The German Engineering Federation, Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) has signed a partnership agreement to become the institutional patron of Composites Europe.
“With its collaboration in Composites Europe, VDMA offers mechanical engineers developing technologies for the manufacture and quality testing of fibre composite materials a strong network of technology and expertise,” says Jochen Zaun, spokesman for the VDMA Composite Technology Forum.
According to Reed, the exhibition organisers, the 2011 exhibition, which will be held from 27 to 29 September in Stuttgart, Germany, will have more than 300 exhibitors presenting the complete process chain of the production, manufacture and processing of composites for the automotive and aviation industries, the building and construction sector and the sustainable production of energy.
Composites Europe expects the partnership with the VDMA Forum to provide further impulses for the continued development of the industry: “The progress of automation in the production and processing of composites and their precursors, the shortening of production cycles and the consistent quality of serially produced parts are decisive challenges. In VDMA Composite Technology, the trade fair and the composites industry gain another strong partner,” says Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland. Since the first Composites Europe the exhibition has been supported by its founding partners, the European industry association (EuCIA) and the Federation of Reinforced Plastics, Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (AVK).
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has partnered with Composites Australia to provide Australian civil and composite engineers with access to the latest knowledge on an innovative reinforcing solution to the costly corrosion of concrete infrastructure.
TRB Lightweight Structures has recently gained the highest DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certification.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.