COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015 just weeks away

The show, Sept. 22-24 in Stuttgart, Germany, features a variety of focused pavilions and exhibitions emphasizing composites use in a variety of end markets.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015, in Stuttgart, Germany, is just weeks away, Sept. 22–24. On its 10th anniversary, the trade fair is setting new records, including 450 exhibitors from 30 nations, exhibiting across three fair halls.

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015 is also promoting new themes, program highlights and premiers. In addition to automation for serial production and new light construction concepts, the show will feature repair of fiber-reinforced plastic components, potential biologically-based materials and basalt fibers. In total, 11,000 composites professionsls are expected to attend the event, a third of whom are coming from overseas.

The COMPOSITES forum offers a lecture program consisting of exhibition proposals, as well as sessions dedicated to the themes, “Composite 4.0 at RWTH Aachen University: Innovative technologies, from fibre production to repair solutions” and “Composites in the application of wind energy.” It is free for visitors to the fair to take part in the forum.

In the Product Demonstration Area the exhibitors are Evonik Industries, the Institute for Aeroplane Construction from the University of Stuttgart, Euro-RTM-Group, RH Schneidtechnik and Piekenbrink Composites.

In the specialist area, “Industry meets Science” — being held for the second time after its successful premiere in 2014 under the management of the Institute of Plastic Processing (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV)) — the most recent developments and highlights from the domains of processing technologies, design, quality assurance and repairs are demonstrated.

Together with the Nova Institute, COMPOSITES EUROPE shows how good sustainability can exist in light construction. More than 20 businesses exhibit their products at the fair, ranging from plastic materials made from meadow grass through to flax fleece and reinforced volcanic rock filaments.

The Basalt Fiber Network demonstrates that basalt also offers numerous technological options for the composite industry. At one community stand, 28 businesses and research institutes from Germany emphasize the potential of basalt fibers. Special attention to the network lies in the development of textile technological processes, as well as in the research of composites and semifinished products.

The “1st International Composites Congress (ICC),” which takes place Sept. 21–22 in Stuttgart, replaces the previous AVK conference and in the future will be organised by the Composites Germany trade association as a prelude to the fair. 

With the bio!CAR, COMPOSITES EUROPE offers a new conference (Sept. 24-25) for the automotive industry for the first time, with a focus on biological-based materials in automobile construction. The conference is organised by bioplasticsMAGAZINE in collaboration with Reed Exhibitions trade fair organisers, Nova Institute and AVK.

The HYBRID Expo, which takes place in parallel to COMPOSITES EUROPE, shows innovative hybrid construction solutions. The 70 international exhibitors include many branches from machine construction, tool construction, and research and development, as well as numerous suppliers of complete solutions, showing the entire process chain around the serial manufacture of hybrid components. Of particular focus at the fair are process integration and acceleration in the manufacture of metal-plastic compounds.

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