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COMPOSITES EUROPE: Jetzt jährlich in Stuttgart

Dezember 5th, 2016 | By admin in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, consulting, Consumer, Cutting, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, General, Household, Innovation, Manufacturing, Marine, Product Demonstration Area, Recruiting, Resources, SHANGHAI, Software, Sports industry, Technology, Tooling, Trucks, VDMA, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

COMPOSITES EUROPE: now annually in Stuttgart

Die COMPOSITES EUROPE, seit 2006 eine der erfolgreichsten Industriemessen in Europa, findet ab kommendem Jahr jährlich in Stuttgart statt. Bislang veranstaltet Reed Exhibitions die Europäische Fachmesse für Verbundwerkstoffe, Technologie und Anwendungen alternierend in Düsseldorf und Stuttgart. Mit dem Wechsel in einen jährlichen Turnus am Standort Stuttgart folgt die COMPOSITES EUROPE dem Wunsch der Aussteller und dem einstimmigen Votum des Fachbeirats.

Die COMPOSITES EUROPE, seit 2006 eine der erfolgreichsten Industriemessen in Europa, findet ab kommendem Jahr jährlich in Stuttgart statt. Bislang veranstaltet Reed Exhibitions die Europäische Fachmesse für Verbundwerkstoffe, Technologie und Anwendungen alternierend in Düsseldorf und Stuttgart. Mit dem Wechsel in einen jährlichen Turnus am Standort Stuttgart folgt die COMPOSITES EUROPE dem Wunsch der Aussteller und dem einstimmigen Votum des Fachbeirats.

Ausschlaggebend sei die Nähe zu den Industriezweigen, in denen faserverstärkte Werkstoffe zum Einsatz kommen. Das gilt speziell für die Automobilbranche, den Fahrzeugbau, die Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie die Elektrobranche, wie Olaf Freier, Event Director der COMOPOSITES EUROPE, betont: „Die Region Stuttgart und Baden-Württemberg insgesamt sind Innovations¬treiber in vielen Anwendungsbranchen. Sie ist die größte und dynamischste Industrieregion in Deutschland und einer der wichtigsten Produktions- und Technologie¬standorte in Europa.“

Das unterstreicht auch Peter Egger in seiner Funktion als Beiratsvorsitzender der COMPOSITES EUROPE: „In Zukunft wird es darum gehen, mit modernsten Produktions- und Automatisierungs¬lösungen die Serienfertigung voranzutreiben, um weitere Markt-potentiale zu erschließen. Hier erwartet die Branche zusätzliche Impulse von der Standortentscheidung.“ Denn 25 Prozent der Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer haben ihren Sitz in Baden-Württemberg.

Breite Zustimmung für die Standortentscheidung kommt auch aus der Industrie und von den Partnern der COMPOSITES EUROPE.

Seit der Erstveranstaltung der COMPOSITES EUROPE 2006, damals mit 143 Ausstellern und etwas über 3.000 Fachbesuchern, hat sich die Messe zur Nummer 1 im wichtigsten europäischen Markt entwickelt und mehr als verdreifacht. Besonders dynamisch verlief die Entwicklung der COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart, wo zuletzt 470 Aussteller vertreten waren. In diesem Jahr zeigen in Düsseldorf über 350 Aussteller aus 27 Nationen den gesamten Produktions- und Fertigungsprozess von Faserverbundwerkstoffen. Damit spiegelt die COMPOSITES EUROPE die große Dynamik im Markt für innovative Leichtbautechnik in Europa wider, so Olaf Freier: „Mit insgesamt 48 nationalen und internationalen Verbänden und Industrieclustern, in denen weltweit 13.000 Unternehmen organisiert sind, bringt die COMPOSITES EUROPE bereits heute eines der international größten Netzwerke zusammen.

„Die Entscheidung „pro Stuttgart“ ist keine „Weg-von-Entscheidung“, macht unterdessen Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, deutlich: „Düsseldorf ist ein sehr guter Gastgeber und idealer Standort für die ALUMINIUM. Entscheidend dafür sei auch hier die Marktnähe. Denn Nordrhein-Westfalen ist sowohl bei der Produktion von Primär-aluminium wie auch bei der Fertigung von Halbzeugen das mit Abstand bedeutsamste Bundesland in Deutschland und Zentrum in Europa. Fast 60 Prozent des deutschen Branchenumsatzes werden zwischen Rhein und Weser erwirtschaftet.

Die kommende COMPOSITES EUROPE, 12. Europäische Fachmesse & Forum für Verbundstoffe, Technologien und Anwendungen, findet vom 19.09. bis 21.09.2017 in Stuttgart statt.

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Interview with Rainer Rucks, Managing Director of RUCKS Maschinenbau GmbH and exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

Oktober 1st, 2012 | By Angela in aerospace, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, AVK, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Engineering, Exhibitors, General, Technology | No Comments »

Rainer Rucks is the Managing Director of Rucks Maschinenbau GmbH.

CE: COMPOSITES EUROPE
RR: Rainer Rucks

CE: Could you give us a quick overview of Rucks Maschinenbau GmbH?

RR: RUCKS is specialised in the individual production of customised presses for many varying applications. Its production range extends from small laboratory presses to complex production lines. RUCKS covers the entire value added chain, from the design  to the production and commissioning and services. RUCKS employees about 30 highly qualified people.

CE: What kind of project are you working on right now?

RR: Right now we are erecting a new production hall.  It will be 15m in height with a 50t crane. Reason for that enlargement was the increasing demand of huge composite press systems, especially for HP RTM applications.

CE: What kind of experience does your company have working with composites?

RR: RUCKS has more than 50 years of experience in the production of customized press systems for composite applications. The first composite presses were sold to VEB Sachsenring (producer of the car “Trabant”). Nowadays, RUCKS supplies its machines to customers which need individual HP RTM-, Thermoform- or Compression press solutions.

CE: How important is COMPOSITES EUROPE for your company?

RR: Composite Europe is important for us because more and more of our customers of are from that segment.

 

Interview with Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director AVK – Federation of Reinforced Plastics – Partner and exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

September 18th, 2012 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Biocomposites, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, General, Marine, Product Demonstration Area, Sports industry, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Dr. Elmar Witten is the managing director of the AVK. The AVK is the Partner of COMPOSITES EUROPE. The AVK holds its annual international AVK Conference at COMPOSITES EUROPE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. EW: Dr. Elmar Witten
CE:  COMPOSITES EUROPE

CE: Could you please give us a quick overview of the AVK? What is the mission of AVK?

Dr. EW: The AVK (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) represents the interests of manufacturers and processors of reinforced plastics  as well as their raw materials suppliers on a national and European scale.
The AVK currently has more than 220 member companies along the whole value chain of reinforced plastics.
The AVK is the leading organization for all companies at the German composites market.
The mission of the AVK is to provide its´ members with all services one stop and to represent their interests towards all institutions. Thereto we primarily follow up the following objectives: increase the image of composites, promote innovations, offer further trainings, expose sustainability and enlarge the composites network.

CE: What kind of projects have you undertaken for your members? How do your members profit from AVK?

Dr. EW: The companies profit from the AVK membership by attending our unique and exclusive expert task forces. The AVK offers nearly 20 up-to-the-minute as well as permanent topics which are focus of these regularly meetings. The participants of these task forces develop actions for marketing their issues. One example is the AVK task force “Euro-RTM-Group” which is – as in recent years – present at COMPOSITES EUROPE´s Product Demonstration Area. Overall the companies profit from all the AVK activities to promote composites.

CE: Looking to the future, where do you think the composites industry is headed to? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities?

Dr. EW: There are many opportunities for composites, e. g. the industries´ demand for lightweight or sustainable material. The potential for innovations and substitution is  very high. The biggest challenge is still to convince the decision makers in the application industry of the often unknown advantages of the composites material and to find material mix solutions.

CE: How important is COMPOSITES EUROPE for your association?

Dr. EW: The AVK is partner of the COMPOSITES EUROPE from day one. The show is very important for us and our member companies as most of them are exhibitors and/or visitors.
The COMPOSITES EUROPE and the AVK Conference as the opening event cover all the relevant topics in the composites market.

CE: Finally, are you looking forward to the COMPOSITES EUROPE show this year?

Dr. EW: I am of course looking forward to this year´s show as we expect to see some product and process innovations, to meet interesting people and to get some inspiration how we together can help the composites market to grow.

Interview with Maximilian Hacker, owner of BRComposites at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011

Oktober 17th, 2011 | By Angela in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, consulting, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, General, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

 

Maximilian Hacker is 25 years old and the owner of BRComposites. He absolved his training as procedural mechanics of plastic and rubber technology, specialized in fibre composites.

 Activities previous to his self-employment:

  1. Fischer & Entwicklung Landshut
  2. Pilatus Aircraft Schweiz
  3. Company with Formel 1 experience   (company name is not mentioned because of legal reasons)

CE: COMPOSITES EUROPE Team

MH: Maximilian Hacker

CE: Please introduce yourself. Who are you and what is your responsibility at BRComposites?

MH: BRComposites has exists for two years now. We are a young and very innovative company with a continuous strong growth. Furthermore, we think that  well-trained employees and to the original rules of craftsmanship are very important.

I am proud to say that we are already training employees. In my opinion there is still a lack of skilled workers in the composites industry.

We develop and offer individual production to our customers. Productions up to 10,000 standard parts are easily possible. In this way the volume of production is growing. Our production is done without autoclaves and everything is hand-made.

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CE: So how did you experience the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 show? What are your impressions?

MH: This is the first time for BRComposites as an exhibitor at the COMPOSITES EUROPE. Actually we have been planning the first exhibition in 2016. At least that has been the conclusion of a family dinner. However, by coincidental, I got a phone call from the COMPOSITES EUROPE team the next day. During this conversation I received information about a funding possibility through BMWi. Because of the funding possibility and the sponsoring by Jost Chemicals, which is a close partner, we decided to book a booth for the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011.

Mr. Hacker was reacting spontaneously when we asked him about his feelings as participant of the CE 2011. He was euphorically describing the exhibition as gigantic. The company had a huge success, a great number of good meetings and contacts. The booth was constantly busy because so many visitors were interested in their products. In his opinion, the exhibition service and the whole organisation was very commendable.

We closed the interview by talking about the presentation of innovations brought by BRC.

BRComposites presented flexible carbon protectors which is already used e.g. by the v. The jacket (have a look at the picture) in the background is specially made for extreme mountainbikers and is equipped with flexible carbon protectors. All visitors have been wondering what kind of material this is. However, we could not get any detailed information.

Thank you so much for the interesting and open conversation with Mr. Hacker.

VDMA to be institutional patron of COMPOSITES EUROPE

Juli 27th, 2011 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Business, Composite production, General, Innovation, Technology, VDMA | No Comments »

Fantastic news for Composites Industry. VDMA „Composites Technology Forum“ is now an institutional patron of COMPOSITES EUROPE. This helps to create the leading platform for serially produced composites parts. Composite Technology Forum counts on serial production

The VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) is the largest engineering industry network in Europe. It represents 3000 mainly small- to medium-sized member companies in the engineering industry.
Accounting for sales of roughly € 173 billion in 2010, mechanical engineering is one of the largest industrial sectors and employers in Germany. Roughly two thirds of German production is exported.
VDMA has recently formed a Composite Technology Forum, a new network for machinery manufacturers engaged in the development and production of technologies for the manufacture and quality control of composite materials.

What are your thoughts about Composites and Automation?

 

New Concept for AVK-conference 2011

Juni 3rd, 2011 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Awards, Business, COMPOSITES Forum, General, Innovation | No Comments »

I just got information that in 2011 AVK-conference set up a new new concept.

Compressed into two lecture series high-level speakers inform about various applications of fiber reinforced plastics. Thematically, the two series be divided into decision-makers and technicians blocks. In this way the needs of stakeholders are met even more.

  • Structural lightweight applications of thermoplastic composites by Joachim Graefe, Quadrant Plastic Composites AG
  • Carbon-thermoplastic manufacturing for the A350 XWB – From Idea to Series Production by Dr. Klaus Edelmann, Airbus Operations Ltd.
  • SMC tailgate, which are used in automotive premium segment by Dr. Walter Aichholzer, Mercedes-Benz.

These are just some Topics for 2011 convention. As I am a big supporter of panel discussions I am looking forward to this: „Future prospects of fiber reinforced plastics in the automotive“.
Stuttgart is well known for Automotive so I guess there will be some interesting heads discussing this.

See you there!

More Information:
International AVK-Conference
26. bis 27. September 2011
ICS Internationalen Congresscenter, Stuttgart
http://www.avk-tv.de/

COMPOSITES CHINA: Premiere in July 2011

Mai 31st, 2011 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Construction Industry, General, SHANGHAI, Technology | No Comments »

After the success of COMPOSITES EUROPE, the European Trade Fair and Forum for Composite Materials, Technology and Applications, the trade fair organiser Reed Exhibitions is launching a new event in Asia.

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Tomorrow’s employees – Recruitment in the composites industry

Juli 2nd, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Composite production, Engineering, General, Innovation, Resources, Technology | No Comments »

11 March this year saw the launch of the new international „Composites“ Masters course, being held in English, at the Private University of Applied Sciences in Göttingen.  This means that now, for the first time in Europe, there is a course of studies aimed at resolving the international shortage of graduates in fibre-reinforced plastics. 21 engineers from Spain, France, the United Kingdom, India and Germany will now become experts in carbon composites during the three-semester course.

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dezember 18th, 2009 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, 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 »
Frank Mertz - Sales Manager @ COMPOSITES EUROPE

Dear reader, sympathizer and friends,

an eventful year is drawing to its end.
We would like to thank you very much for reading our blogpost, visiting our show or telling us what is going wrong or fine.

The year 2009 has the sub-title “year of the crisis”. But we never gave up. We always tried to find a solution – pretty often a creative solution. Our shoulders were closed against the vortex downward.

What will be in 2010 ? – Outlook.

Few days ago we saw that the first plane with extra-easy carbon fibers for Engine tail, Thrust reversing housing etc. is able to fly – and will save 20% of fuel.

In Copenhagen the world discusses over reduction of Co2 – We need stronger energy sources apart from the atoms energy – wind mills with especially long reinforced carbon fibres wings will play a serious role.

My last point: The weight of the battery in electric vehicles must become balanced somehow to protect the positive effects.

Fiber reinforcements are able to change characteristics of plastics. With reinforced plastics designers are able to design more beautiful things and it makes our life lighter. Who would like me a contradicting, if I said that: We improve the world with Composites!

We wish you and your familiy happy holidays as well as a healthy, peaceful and successful new year 2010!

Best regards,

FAM
Frank Mertz
Sales Manager COMPOSITES EUROPE

Looking forward to your comment:
Frank.Mertz@reedexpo.de
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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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