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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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Chromaflo Technologies launches new pigment paste product lines

September 11th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Innovation, Marine, Sports industry, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Meet Chromaflo in Stuttgart next week – booth A40 in hall 6!

The largest independent global supplier of advanced colorants and chemical dispersions for the paint, coatings and thermoset plastics industry, will launch a number of pigment paste lines and a chemical thickener line in Europe during Composites Europe in Stuttgart.

Image-20981The new product lines in Europe include specialized pigment pastes for unsaturated polyester (CF line), polyurethane pultrusion (UPL line), other polyurethane processes (DL line), epoxy (EDC-ND line) and plasticizer applications (DH line). Along with these standard product lines, Chromaflo Technologies also provides custom-formulated dispersions, color matching and toll processing. Read Full Post

Interview with Mr Dobler – company Carbonlack Dobler – exhibitor @ COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013

September 9th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Biocomposites, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Design, Exhibitors, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

One week left until COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 starts in Stuttgart. This is our Monday interview with Christian Dobler (CD) – young innovative exhibitor. Meet him in Stuttgart next week – booth F18 in hall 6. COMPOSITES EUROPE Team wishes you a good weekstart.

Carbonlack Dobler_---CE: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities at Carbonlack Dobler?
CD: I am CEO of Carbonlack Dobler, I am responsible for the management and continuous improvement of production and processes.

CE: Could you give us a quick overview of Carbonlack Dobler?
CD: We are a paint shop and have specialized in the painting of carbon fiber race parts, prototypes, small and large series for many years now.

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Friday interview with Daniel Berhorn de Pinho and Elias Kaier – Akademsiche Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V.

September 6th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Innovation, Sports industry | No Comments »

Interview with Daniel Berhorn de Pinho (DB) and Elias Kaier (EK) from Akademsiche Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V.

Akademische Fliegergruppe is a student association. Meet them at the show!

1. Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities at Akademische Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V?

DB: My name ist Daniel Berhorn de Pinho, I am a mechanical engineering student at the University of Stuttgart and the Chairman of the Akademische Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V.

2. Could you give us a quick overview of Akademische Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V.?

EK: The Akademische Fliegergruppe Stuttgart e.V. (or Akaflieg Stuttgart) is an Association of Students of the University of Stuttgart. We develop, construct and fly aircraft, mainly Sailplanes. In the Akaflieg students get the chance to apply the theory they learn in the university to an actual project, getting the practical knowlegde that usually comes up short in the course of study.

 

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New interview online with InfraBioTech – Thomas Kaltofen – Managing director

September 5th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

InfraBioTech GmbH is new exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 – get to know the company and the managing director Thomas Kaltofen (TK).

Here are the questions and answers…

1. Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities at InfraBioTech GmbH?

TK: My name is Thomas Kaltofen and I am the Managing director of InfraBioTech GmbH in Freiberg.

2. Could you give us a quick overview of InfraBioTech GmbH?

TK: IBT.Infrabiotech GmbH is an innovative company located in Freiberg (Saxony). We are specialists for infrared applications based on STIR®. Our technology is protected by patents for some specific process applications.

We develop, produce and market energy, time and space-efficient resonant STIR® infrared heating elements coated with oxide ceramics for thermal surface treatments.

With the special STIR®-technology we are able to offer flexible infrared solutions on diversified fields of application:

Warming up and heating Coating drying Plastics processing Baking Foodstuff drying Construction drying

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Get to know Munich Composites – innovative company – first time exhibitor – Interview with Martin Stoppel

September 3rd, 2013 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

Have a look at this great interview with Martin Stoppel (MS). You can meet Munich Composites at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2013 – Stuttgart – booth 4/D02.

http://www.munich-composites.de

1. CE: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company Munich Composites?

MS: My name is Martin Stoppel, I work as the commercial director of Munich Composites.

2. CE: Could you give us a quick overview of your company?

MS: Munich Composites designs and produces hollow composite components with a new braiding technology. We have developed a holistic process from design to infiltration and setting. The advantage of our process is that we offer an automated production with a constant high quality also for complex geometries (e.g. undercuts, variable wall thinknesses). Depending on the quantity and geometry of the component, this results in cost advantages up to 30% in comparison to other manufacturing methods like prepreg, winding, or pultrusion.

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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.

Racer and DTM tickets at Harke Chemicals booth

August 24th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

In addition to a lottery, which is going to reward a lucky participant with tickets for stand and paddock at the DTM race at the Hockenheimring race course, Harke Chemicals will be exhibiting a genuine racer as headturner on their booth this year.

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Harke Chemicals sponsors Bodensee Racing Team

Juli 6th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Sports industry, Technology | No Comments »

The Bodensee Racing Team, or in short BRT, is sponsored amongst others by Harke Chemicals this year. It is one of the teams that takes part in this year’s Formula Student, a competition where students from all over the world compete against each other in self-constructed racing cars. “The contact to the Bodensee Racing Team was established during a booth conversation at the Composites Europe 2009 in Stuttgart, on which we presented epoxy resin systems. After the students from Konstanz had introduced us to the project we immediately decided to sponsor the team with our epoxy resins”, says Dirk Forler, Managing
Director of Harke Chemicals GmbH.

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