Dan Pichler, managing director of Carb Consult GmbH has been added to the agenda for CompositesWorld's Carbon Fiber conference, Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
His presentation, titled "Consolidation and Maturing of the Carbon Fibre Industry: What is Happening? Who Will Survive?" will focus on the maturation of carbon fiber supply and demand and the long-term prospects for consolidation among suppliers.
In particular, Pichler will review with attendees current and anticipated carbon fiber supply in excess of demand — a sitution that he forecasts could continue through 2025, when supply could conceivably be almost twice the demand. He will then review what he considers the hallmarks of a successful carbon fiber manufacturer and what the mergers and acquisitions activity might be in this space given the excess supply situation.
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CompositesWord's annual Carbon Fiber conference is the preeminent conference on carbon fiber and the expanding role of this material in the composites industry. The conference offers cutting-edge information and access to industry experts in streamlining manufacturing costs, market outlooks and forecasting, and more. This year's conference is co-chaired by Andreas Wüllner, chairman of Business Unit, Composites – Fibers and Materials (CFM) at SGL Group and managing director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers; and Arnt Offringa, director R&D, Fokker Technologies.
This year's sponsors are: Harper International, Teijin, Izumi International, Komatsu, Eisenmann, A&P Technology, Despatch and IACMI — The Composites Institute.