Looking at the future of composites at Composites Europe 2016
Lightweight construction, resource efficiency and multi-material design will be centre stage at this year’s Composites Europe at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany from November 29 – December 2016
350 exhibitors from 27 nations will be showing the state of the art and future market potential of fibre composites at this the biggest event of their industry in Germany – and not only in the exhibition area proper but also at the numerous Event Areas, in lecture forums, during themed tours and workshops. With the new Lightweight Technologies Forum Composites Europe2016 also addresses current issues in multi-material lightweight construction.
At the trade fair the exhibitors are showcasing the entire spectrum of fibre-reinforced plastics including a great number of innovations for the application fields of automotive engineering, aerospace, yacht building, wind energy and construction.
Premiere of Composites Germany Pavilion
Celebrating a premiere this year will be the joint stand of the “Wirtschaftsvereinigung Composites Germany”. The umbrella organisation of the German fibre composites industry counting such firms as AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley Stade and VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien among their members, will be represented by a total of 18 member companies at the 350 square metre pavilion
Know-how from industry and science
One trade fair, six formats – under this motto Composites Europe has developed into the most important meeting point for the sector in Germany over the past ten years. Know-how from industry and science awaits visitors in the special areas and forums, which will have an even stronger focus on the applications industries for composite materials this year.
At the “Industry meets Science” special area the institute of plastics processing “Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV)“, will present with its partner, RWTH Aachen University, composite developments and highlights under the heading “Resource efficiency for increased profitability” including developments from the areas of Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing and hybrid lightweight construction.
Challenges, potentials and the limits of composites in application industries will be centre stage at this lecture forum. The topics addressed by these expert talks range from mass production in the automotive industry and turbine blade manufacturing in wind generation to resource efficiency and Lightweight Design 4.0. Admission to this Forum is free for trade fair visitors.
The organiser Reed Exhibitions succeeded in enlisting as partners the leading lightweight construction associations, institutes and clusters such as VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien, CFK Valley Stade, AVK, AZL – Aachener Zentrum für Integrativen Leichtbau as well as the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at Aachen’s RWTH University, the “kunststoffland NRW” network, the “NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik NRW” cluster as well as the Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V. from Wolfsburg.
Regarding multi-material lightweight construction visitors will benefit from the networking with the co-located event Aluminium 2016. With fibre-reinforced plastics, aluminium and magnesium Düsseldorf will become the biggest trade fair marketplace for lightweight construction challenges in the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, sports and leisure, wind energy and construction industries. Composites Europe and Aluminium expect more than 1300 exhibitors in total and over 30000 experts from industry, research and development.