The Netherlands in the spotlight on March 4, 2020 at JEC WORLD 2020

Country on Stage is a unique opportunity for three countries to highlight their composites industries’ specific features. This event, which includes inspiring presentations and insightful discussions, highlights the most important aspects of the composites sector of each country featured this year (South Korea, the Netherlands and Russia). On March 4th, the Netherlands will be in the spotlight from 10:05 am to 11:30am at the Agora (Hall 5).

This session, entitled “Designing Lightness for Sustainability” and organized in cooperation with CompositesNL, will focus on a new technological perspective of composites as a sustainable material and an actor in energy transition, and will take place in two parts.

The first part will focus on specific applications and composite technology which can provide answers to some of the questions on energy transition and contribute to finding sustainable solutions. The Dutch government’s new policy based on this project will be addressed, as well as several examples of innovations in the fields of infrastructure, automobile and wind energy.

The second part will discuss the book “Designing Lightness for Sustainability”, which recounts 25 years of innovations and company developments in the field of composites in Europe and particularly in the Netherlands. The book will be presented by its authors Professor Adriaan Beukers and Ed van Hinte.

Numerous participants have confirmed their presence: Focco VIJSELAAR, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate,  Marcus KREMERS, Chairman, CompositesNL ;; Sjef VAN BREUGEL, CEO & founder, Pontis Engineering ; Raj MATHUR, Global manager advanced thermoplastic composites, DSM Engineering Plastics; Frank LENSELINK, Business development, Ex-core ; Albert TEN BUSSCHEN, Associate Lector, Windesheim University for Applied Science; Ties VAN MAAREN, Senior Business Developer Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Material Centre ; Aline SANCHEZ, Program manager materials, Wageningen University Food & Biobased Research ; Elizabeth EAVES, Technical Application Manager, Avantium Renewable Polymers; Wouter CLAASSEN, Senior Design Manager, Witteveen en Bos; Roel ZUIJDERDUIN, Global Technical Development Manager, Nouryon ; Oscar VAN DEN BRINK, Global Technical Development Manager, Holland Chemistry ; Willem BÖTTGER, Managing Director, NPSP and Coen MEERBACH, Business Unit Manager, Solico Engineering.

The session will be moderated by Jason Palmer, Journalist at The Economist.