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Composites giving the Airbus wings

August 2nd, 2011 | By Angela in aerospace, Allgemein, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Innovation, Technology | 1 Comment »

Airbus is outstripping Boeing. At the world’s largest aviation trade show held recently at Le Bourget near to Paris, the competition between the two largest aircraft makers for the custom of the airlines dominated the news coverage. The Europeans attracted 730 orders (418 of which were binding) to a total value of roughly EUR 50 billion whereas the Americans “merely” posted 142 orders (58 of which binding) worth EUR 15 billion.

The Airbus A320 NEO is to be launched in 2015 and consumes 15 percent less fuel than the current model (photo: Airbus/Fixion).

The Airbus A320 NEO is to be launched in 2015 and consumes 15 percent less fuel than the current model (photo: Airbus/Fixion).

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Combining economical viability and the efficient use of resources

Mai 20th, 2010 | By Frank in Resources | No Comments »

Sustainability and questions it raises regarding the effects materials, products and processes have on the environment is a major current topic and one that influences all aspects of business.  The automotive and electronic industries have already implemented current regulations on recycling and CO2 emissions. Demands on the use of sustainable materials and products in the building industry amongst others are now gaining pace too.

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Environmentally friendly and cost-reducing: fiber-reinforced composites are setting trends in lightweight design for the trucking industry – Part2

Mai 18th, 2010 | By Frank in Automotive Industry, Trucks | No Comments »

Sustainability and energy efficiency: What does the future look like for international freight traffic? What new approach can freight forwarders and logistics specialists adopt, so that they are able to transport their clients’ large loads under favorable conditions? How can such an approach ensure high environmental standards? The solution lies in lightweight design for trucks and freight containers, where fuel consumption and transport costs are reduced, CO2 emissions are lowered and climate friendliness is increased.

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With composites at the Olympics – Fibre composites optimize sports equipment

März 8th, 2010 | By Frank in Allgemein, Business, Exhibitors, Innovation | 1 Comment »

The 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver consisted not only of a fight between athletes but also a contest between materials. 

Light, strong, flexible – these are the requirements that must be provided by sports equipment. 

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From lakes to the ocean – Composites conquer the naval industry

Februar 2nd, 2010 | By Frank in Boatbuilders, Marine | No Comments »

2009 was also a difficult year for the processors of fibre composites.  According to the information given by the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK), the demand for and the production of duroplastic SMC and BMC components was determined by market developments in the main automobile and electronic applications. 

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The “Envirez” material from Ashland Performance Materials is used in boatbuilding (Photo: Ashland).

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Stimmen zur COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 / Comments about COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009

Oktober 29th, 2009 | By Angela in Business, Exhibitors, General | No Comments »

compos~3„Image und Bekanntheit der Werkstoffe, Innovation von Produkten und Verfahren und der Nachweis der Nachhaltigkeit von verstärkten Kunststoffen – diesen Herausforderungen muss sich jedes Unternehmen stellen. Dann ergeben sich auch gute Zukunftsperspektiven und Wachstumschancen im Composites-Markt.“ […] „Für die AVK ist die COMPOSITES EUROPE der Partner der Zukunft.“
Dr. Elmar Witten, Geschäftsführer AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V.

“In einer konjunkturell schwierigen Situation gehen von der COMPOSITES EUROPE, die ja auch als Innovationsbarometer verstanden werden kann, wichtige Impulse zur Belebung der Branche aus. Viele der präsentierten Innovationen sind serienreif oder stehen kurz vor der Markteinführung und werden dementsprechend in naher Zukunft neue Kunden finden.“ […] „Die Messe war für unsere Industrie wiederum ein grosser Erfolg. Dass so viele Aussteller und Besuche den Weg hierhin gefunden haben, zeigt eindrücklich, dass wir mit der COMPOSITE Europe ein erstklassiges Messekonzept aufgestellt haben und dass die COMPOSITE – Industrie auch in Krisenzeiten bereit ist zu investieren.“
Volker Fritz, Präsident EuCIA – European Composites Industry Association

“We like this fair because the visitors are technical people, interested and have a great knowledge. When they contact us they are focused and that’s just what you want from an ideal fair. We already booked a stand for next year.”
Alexandre Pereia, Amorim Cork Composites Portugal

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Abschlussbericht: COMPOSITES EUROPE mit weiterem Wachstumsschub

Oktober 29th, 2009 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Awards, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, General, Innovation, Product Demonstration Area, Software, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

1COMPOSITES_EUROPE_2009_4_530Die COMPOSITES EUROPE bleibt auf Wachstumskurs. Das unterstreicht die diesjährige Veranstaltung, die erneut deutliche Zuwächsen verbuchte. Mit 15 Prozent mehr Ausstellern und einem Plus von gut 48 Prozent bei der Zahl der Fachbesucher setzte die COMPOSITES EUROPE ihren Erfolgskurs gegenüber der Vorveranstaltung in Stuttgart ungebremst fort. Insgesamt 313 Aussteller aus 24 Nationen und 6.120 Fachbesucher kamen zur vierten Auflage der europäischen Fachmesse für Verbundwerkstoffe, die vom 27. bis 29. Oktober in Stuttgart stattfand.

„Die COMPOSITES EUROPE erwies sich erneut als europaweiter Impulsgeber für die Composites-Industrie“, so Hans-Joachim Erbel, Geschäftsführer des Veranstalters, der Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, zum Abschluss der dreitägigen Messe. „In einer konjunkturell schwierigen Situation gehen von der COMPOSITES EUROPE, die ja auch als Innovationsbarometer verstanden werden kann, wichtige Impulse zur Belebung der Branche aus. Viele der präsentierten Innovationen sind serienreif oder stehen kurz vor der Markteinführung und werden dementsprechend in naher Zukunft neue Kunden finden“, so Volker Fritz, Präsident des europäischen Branchenverbandes EuCIA, dem Partner der Messe.

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Show Preview: COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 – Industrial fair on growth course

Oktober 5th, 2009 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Business, Exhibitors, Innovation, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

ce_11821661With new themes, new special forums and a 15-percent increase in exhibitor numbers, the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 specialist fair is gaining momentum. At its fourth edition to be held from 27 to 29 October in Stuttgart, more than 300 exhibitors will present technologies and products covering the entire value creation chain of fibre-reinforced plastics. The spotlight will be on innovative solutions for important application industries such as vehicle construction, aircraft construction and aerospace as well as the building and construction sector.

Key players of the industry such as AOC Resins, Exel Composites and Huntsman will once again be present in Stuttgart. In Krauss-Maffei, RAMPF Tooling, Henkel, DSM Composites Resins, Carbon Composites e.V., Zoltek and Cam Elyaf, however, COMPOSITES EUROPE could also win major new exhibitors this year. The organisers succeeded in bringing almost the entire sector of automated cutting to Stuttgart with Gerber Technology, Lectra, Expert Systemtechnik, Topcut-Bullmer and Zünd Systemtechnik AG.

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