Agenda nearly set for Carbon Fiber 2010 conference

Keynoter Andreas Wüllner of SGL Automotive Carbon fibers will discuss carbon fiber use in the forthcoming BMW Megacity Vehicle, as well as prospects for increased carbon fiber use throughout the automotive industry. The conference is Dec. 7-9 in La Jolla, Calif., USA.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, has announced that the agenda is nearly complete for the Carbon Fiber 2010 conference to be held Dec. 7-9, 2010, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Hotel near San Diego, Calif, USA. The co-chairs for this year’s conference are Tom Haulik, carbon fiber sales manager of Hexcel, and Tom Lemire, western regional manager of Toho Tenax America.

The keynote presentation for this year’s conference, "Revolutionizing Automotive and Carbon Composite Industries," will be given by Andreas Wüllner, managing director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers. He will discuss the "old" world of carbon fibers and automobiles (status quo), creating a 'new' world for automitive and carbon composite industries (near future), the greening of the "new world" (sustainability), and whether or not there will be another "big bang" to revolutionize carbon fiber use (future outlook).

Other confirmed organizations giving presentations include AFRL, A&P Technology, Beacon Power, The Boeing Co., Web Industries, GE Aviation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), FocalPoint Partners LLC, COMPSYSS Inc., and Wichita State University.

This international conference is designed for executives from leading fiber suppliers, end users, fiber converters, prepreggers and composites parts manufacturers to discuss the current supply and demand situation for carbon fiber as well as the future prospect for growth of new carbon fiber composite applications.

In addition, there will be two preconference seminars on Dec. 7 focusing on the latest market developments and carbon fiber in the automotive industry, as well as numerous networking opportunities at catered receptions, roundtable luncheons, and refreshment breaks.

For more details on the conference and seminars and to register, visit