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.
The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is organising the event Pultrusion – Innovations, Solutions and Trends at the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23 August.
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.