11 March 2014
11 March 2014
JEC Group states that the 49th edition of JEC Europe, which runs 11th – 13th March, Paris, France, will be the show’s largest to date.
According to JEC, this reflects the new step that the industry is making, passing to another level of its life. JEC explains that the sector is becoming more mature and penetrating new industries, stimulating competition. In 2013, the Global Composite Market represented 90 billion euros and 10.6 million metric tons.
JEC Europe 2014 sees the event spanning two halls for the first time at Portes de Versailles, occupying 54,400sqm.
JEC has designed three new programmes that will be rolled out for all JEC activities starting in Europe, then in America and Asia. The new programmes include:
During the show, guided tours to discover innovations and latest trends in composites based on natural fibres will be organised, allowing visitors to meet and discuss with exhibitors in this field and have deeper understanding of their products and solutions.
JEC Group explains that the Thermoplastics Conference will be upgraded with a tour of exhibiting companies with this expertise followed by networking opportunities.
The company states these new services will add to JEC Group existing offering including its Innovation Showcase, designed to promote the sector’s innovations, the I.C.S. Conferences led by composite-industry experts to develop knowledge sharing, the Innovation Awards program, business meetings, a job center, e-letters & magazines, publications and an information web portal, etc.
With a strong conference I.C.S. (Innovative Composites Summit) gathering eminent speakers, the main topics in 2014 are carbon and thermoplastic solutions. JEC also touches upon current thematics like offshore energy and hybrid structures.
JEC Group states that by moving the show on to two floors Pavilion 7 will improve visitor’s experience at JEC Europe. New electronic tools and digital devices will help and guide the attendees, such as dynamic screens, interactive maps onsite and smartphone applications.
Covestro says it has been committed to developing material solutions for composites for several years and is now a leading provider. The broad portfolio ranges from polycarbonate and polyurethane (PU) products to film formers for fibre sizings.
Brazilian reference in the manufacture of composites tanks and special equipment, Tecniplas predicts a growth of 10% in its sales in 2019.
In response to growing market demand, METYX USA is boosting production of its range of high-performance technical textiles in its factory in Gastonia, North Carolina, US which recently gained ISO 9001:2015 QMS accreditation.