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JEC Event Debates the Future of Composites in Transportation

17 April 2018

JEC Event Debates the Future of Composites in Transportation

Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.

The Future of Composites in Transportation combines business and networking opportunities with a forum. With innovation at the heart of the event, it introduces new products for the ground transportation field: from driverless cars, to buses, coaches, trucks and trains.

The four sessions of conferences will involve 11 speakers from America, Europe and the Middle East. The first session will focus on composites as a superior solution for transportation, discussing lightweight performance, resistance to extreme temperatures, noise insulation, vibration reduction, cost-effective materials and manufacturing solutions. The improvement of performance and efficiency thanks to composite materials will be covered in two conferences underlining that environmentally friendly transportation will imply alternative solutions for a greener future using recycled carbon fibre. Weight reduction to lower fuel consumption and increase load capacity will be discussed next, along with dimensional stability of thermoset composite materials, fire retardant laminates and compressed natural gas cylinders. Finally, the conference on lowering assembly time and costs in manufacturing will cover topics such as parts integration, high performance thermoplastics, large scale production and reduced maintenance.

The show area will feature exhibitors from Europe, the Americas and Asia presenting their composite solutions for the ground transportation industry. A B2B Meetings service will pre-arrange one to one sessions with top buyers. The event will also include an Innovation hub and a JEC Innovation Awards Ceremony as well as an Education & Skills Village and a technical posters area.


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