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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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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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COMPOSITES EUROPE presents specialist programme covering trends and innovations

Oktober 5th, 2009 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Biocomposites, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Innovation, Product Demonstration Area, Software, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

CE_Composites_Forum_1_webTechnical principles, trends and innovations – in an international lecture forum, the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair will again present specialist lectures on current topics relevant to the industry in 2009. The COMPOSITES Forum will focus on all areas of composite applications. Topics range from crash-safe materials in the automotive field to sandwich panels in aircraft construction, from growth potential in the construction of wind energy parks to production and machining processes for composites. The programme features a total of 26 lectures and presentations in English and German.

From damage simulation to serial production
New technologies for the serial production of carbon-reinforced plastics (CRP) will be demonstrated by the IKV - Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung of RWTH Aachen. The IKV scientists developed three new process chains enabling the production of materials with a fibre content exceeding 50 percent in less than ten minutes.

The mechanical behaviour of CRP sandwich panels in practical tests is explained by the speakers from Fraunhofer IWM for CRP foam core sandwich panels. In its lecture, the Fraunhofer Entwicklungszentrum für Röntgentechnik (EZRT) presents non-invasive test procedures, from 3D computer tomography to radioscopy to thermography and ultrasonic techniques.

Dassault Systemes Simulia provides information on possibilities for FEM analysis of lightweight fibre composite structures. The use of the finite element method allows predictions on processes of damage and failure in supercritical load conditions.

The combination of highly elastic composites and aesthetically pleasing design is demonstrated by Huntsman and D3 who cooperated closely in designing a sophisticated carbon fibre chair moulded in four parts. Products from Huntsman’s Araldite series were used in the project. The two companies show how complex parts can be produced simply and cost-effectively using simple tooling technology.

The COMPOSITES Forum is located in Hall 4 and designed as an open lecture area. Admission is free for all trade fair visitors.

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COMPOSITES EUROPE: Specialist programme covering trends and innovations

September 7th, 2009 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, COMPOSITES Forum, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »

2CE_Composites_Forum_1_kleinTechnical principles, trends and innovations – in an international lecture forum, the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair will again present specialist lectures on current topics relevant to the industry in 2009. The COMPOSITES Forum will focus on all areas of composite applications.

Topics range from crash-safe materials in the automotive field to sandwich panels in aircraft construction, from growth potential in the construction of wind energy parks to production and machining processes for composites. The programme features a total of 26 lectures and presentations in English and German.

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