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Composites Europe off to a Successful Start in Its Second Year

  • Sunday, 16th September 2007
  • Reading time: about 4 minutes

200 exhibitors from more than 20 countries have registered for participation in the second Composites Europe, which will open its gates from 6 to 8 November 2007 at Neue Messe in Stuttgart.

The international trade fair accompanied by a Forum will present the entire value creation chain of the composites industry – from the raw material to semi-finished, finished and intermediate products to technologies and services. With a large number of special events such as workshops, live demonstrations and the accompanying AVK Conference, Composites Europe has succeeded in developing into Germany’s biggest B2B platform in its second year already. Once again, the trade fair will be supported by the European association of the composite industry EuCIA as well as a large number of key players from the industry who have registered for participation in Stuttgart.

Product Demonstration Area

With a surface of more than 400 sqm, a special show at the Product Demonstration Area will present examples of practical applications and highlights. In cooperation with the Institute for Plastics Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung – IKV) of the Aachen Technical University (RWTH) and AVK, Composites Europe will show the material’s progress from the raw material to the end product, as well as a number of productions processes, from injection moulding to pultrusion in live demonstrations. In a number of experimental settings, the advantages of composites over other materials will be demonstrated in direct comparison. Through examples from the major areas of application, this special area will provide information on the versatility of fibre-reinforced plastics.

Presentation Area

First hand know-how is what visitors will find at the Presentation Area. In a programme of lectures, exhibitors will report on innovative production processes. Experts will give an overview of the most important trends in the industry, production processes and new areas of application. Workshops held every day will focus on the application areas “Automotive“, “Building & Construction“, “Aerospace“ and “Marine“.

NGCC (the Network Group for Composites in Construction), which is administered by NetComposites, will run the Building and Construction workshop. The Presentation Area is located directly in the trade fair hall and accessible free of charge to all visitors to Composites Europe.

WPC Pavilion

Renewable resources are steadily gaining in importance, also in the field of reinforced plastics. The area of wood plastics composites, in particular, is recording a boom in demand. For the first time, Composites Europe will feature a special WPC Pavilion, which will provide information on WPC applications in the automotive, building and furniture fields.

International AVK Conference

The opener of Composites Europe will once again be the International Conference of the AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. From 5-6 November, some 500 international convention delegates are expected. Altogether 29 speakers will deal with the variety of new composite applications in a large number of sectors such as transport, wind energy, rooftop, aerospace and submarine construction. Processes, testing and materials will also be the subjects of critical analysis. The AVK Conference is Europe’s most comprehensive conference on the subject area of “Reinforced Plastics and Engineering Thermosets “”.

During its conference, AVK will also present its Innovation Award 2007, given by the association in recognition of industrial solutions on the basis of composites and engineering thermosets. The award presentation ceremony will be held during “Composites Night””, the networking event for the industry, on 5 November 2007. The award-winning products will subsequently be on display from the first day of the fair at the Product Demonstration Area.

In 2007, Composites Europe is a guest in Stuttgart, in the heartland of the booming European high-tech region which is home to the leading application industries. Major industry players from the automotive, mechanical engineering, electrical as well as the aerospace sectors are headquartered in the immediate vicinity.

Composites Europe is organized by Reed Exhibitions and the partners EuCIA, the European association for the composites industry as well as the international trade magazine Reinforced Plastics.

NetComposites and Aptiform will both be exhibiting at the Composites Europe show, and for the first time NetComposites will be bring its composites bookshop to the show. Join us on booth 434.

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