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JEC Group and AZL Extend Partnership Agreement

08 March 2016

Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO and Dr Michael Emonts, Managing Director of AZL, are very happy, after a first successful co-operation, to announce the extension of their partnership agreement which started in 2015.

JEC explains that the purpose of the partnership is to jointly promote actual developments and insights regarding integrative lightweight production technology at JEC World, to illustrate their benefits to composites professionals for the development of knowledge and the enhancement of their networking.

JEC adds that the partnership consists in the organisation of a shared technological program over the 3 days of the trade show. Most recent scientific developments will be presented by AZL and its 8 partnering institutes of RWTH Aachen University in the framework of the so-called ‘Composites in Action – Composite 4.0 – JEC Group in Partnership with AZL’. Also, a guided visit of related exhibiting AZL partner companies at JEC World 2016, as well as a dedicated area for AZL and its partnering institutes showcasing their innovative products and live demos will be important assets of this partnership. Innovations along the whole composite value chain are presented by AZL and the Institute for Textile Technology (ITA), Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV), Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT), Welding and Joining Institute (ISF), Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production (WZL), Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), Institute of Automotive Engineering (IKA) and Institute of Structural Mechanics and Lightweight Design (SLA).

Mutel says, “JEC Group is thrilled to renew this agreement with AZL. Intense connections between Technology and Industry are vital in the development of composites. JEC Group encourages such connections globally and locally. With AZL participation, our audience will benefit from the newest technological results and best-practice approaches in the field of composites manufacturing. The synergies and expertise that we put in common will undoubtedly be a great value added to the Composites community.”

Emonts says, about the partnership with JEC, “After the successful start of our cooperation and so many participants at the conferences and guided tour last year, we are very pleased to extend our partnership with JEC in order to continuously promote the latest innovations in composites production technology together with our partner institutes of RWTH Aachen University. AZL is in fact a growing network of both, research and industry, and we are happy to represent this innovative platform, its ideas and results at and with JEC in order to inspire the entire industry.”