"Connecting business in the composites industry”, under this heading Composites Europe has invited designers, engineers, technicians, converters and buyers from the composites industry, as well as the application industries dealing with composites, to visit Stuttgart from 19 to 21 September 2017. The trade fair will focus on lightweight construction, resource efficiency, and multi-material design.
“In close cooperation with AVK and/or Composites Germany, Composites Europe has become established over the years as a high-quality, one-of-its-kind meeting point for the industry. This event presents the complete value chain for the fibre-composites processing industry now used by far over 10,000 visitors,” says Michael Effing, Chairman of the Board at Composites Germany and AVK. Visitors meet with 400 exhibitors from 30 nations who will showcase the state of the art in fibre composites and their potential at the biggest event of this industry in Germany, and not only in the exhibition area proper but also on the numerous event areas, at lecture forums, themed tours and workshops. After the successful premiere last year the enlarged Lightweight Technologies Forum will again also address topical issues in multi-material lightweight construction.
Fibre-reinforced composites have now become established in a wide variety of application industries. “To ensure further growth and the development of new market potential it will be imperative to create innovative manufacturing and automation solutions for mass production in future,” explains Olaf Freier, Event Director of Composites Europe. This statement is in line with the industry’s estimates, as shown by the current market survey from Composites Germany. Over half the companies expect investment in machinery within the coming year. The most important growth drivers include wind energy, automotive manufacturing, the aviation and aerospace sectors as well as construction and design, a sector that has developed more dynamically than any other industry lately.
20 September 2017