08 May 2018
08 May 2018
The European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) has published an in-depth report on its 2018 conference, which took place in Vienna on 1-2 March.
The 12-page document, World Pultrusion Conference 2018: Attractive Long-Term Prospects for Pultruded Composites, is available to download from the EPTA website.
Global trends such as sustainability continue to drive the adoption of strong, lightweight and durable composite materials in numerous industries including construction, transportation, consumer goods, and the electrical and chemical sectors. Pultrusion, one of the few continuous processes for manufacture of composite parts, enables the cost effective, high volume production of structural profiles and the market for pultruded composites has been experiencing steady growth. The conference report addresses growth drivers for the pultrusion industry, promising application areas for pultruded composites, advances in materials designed to improve performance and productivity, research initiatives, and progress in standardisation in the US and Europe.
CGTech will showcase its expanded range of software applications for the aerospace industry at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16-20 July 2018.
Powertrains, be they conventional, hybrid or fully electric, will need to be light in weight if carmakers are to meet the stringent regulations on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to come into force in 2025 – and composites will be key to making this happen. This was the message highlighted at the Lightweight Composite Solutions Conference organised by Vyncolit and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd and held in Gent, Belgium.
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with Magnum Venus Products and IACMI–The Composites Institute, are organising Advances in Wind Energy, a two-day workshop exploring advanced materials, manufacturing processes and repair techniques for wind energy applications.