AMAC, ITA strategic cooperation aims to strengthen business development in composites
Cooperation enables access to industry know-how, networking opportunities and composite solutions across the entire textile value chain to generate innovation.
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As of April 19, industrial and business consultancy AMAC (Aachen, Germany) has announced its cooperation with the Institute for Textile Technology, ITA, of RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and its partner, ITA GmbH (Aachen, Germany). The aim of the cooperation is to strengthen and develop business activities in composites.
ITA, said to be one of the largest institutes on campus at the University RWTH Aachen, Germany, develops complete solutions from the manufacturing of the fiber itself, to the processing of textile intermediates with thermoplastic and thermoset resins and textile-based part manufacturing, with capabilities in braiding, pultrusion and in-situ impregnation of textile preforms.
The company’s main focuses are in the transportation industry — particularly the e-mobility sector — building and construction and wind energy. ITA GmbH is the university’s R&D partner, and focuses on eight business segments, providing technology and knowledge transfer, as well as offering comprehensive solutions along the entire textile value chain.
“Our long-term experience and unmatched know-how with all aspects of continuous fibers, nonwovens and web-based reinforcements allows us to deliver to the composite manufacturers a complete technology and service offer around the development of technical textiles, from the development of glass and carbon fibers to the textile-based processing of composite parts,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries, director of ITA. “In all process steps of our research and developments, we focus on sustainable and recyclable solutions, an efficient cost-performance ratio, the possible use of bio-based materials and the reduction of the CO2 footprint. We are glad to cooperate with Dr. Michael Effing and AMAC in order to benefit from his door-opening network in the composites industry.”
Dr. Michael Effing, managing director of AMAC GmbH notes that he is happy to support the ITA to generate innovation thanks to further industrial networking and pre-competitive joint projects. “ITA is indeed a one-stop source for composite solutions from the fiber to the cost-efficient manufacturing of final parts,” he says. “In the context of COVID-19’s impact to the entire industry, it makes sense to bundle forces. Furthermore, ITA, with its long tradition and satisfied customers offers further valuable networking opportunities to the composites industry as well as access to relevant complementary fiber-based excellence and 250 different technologies in their machine-park, and outstanding infrastructure in Aachen.”
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