Posts Tagged ‘composite materials’

BLOG Interview with Mr. Shantanu Banerjee from Coats Plc.. Meet the company at booth 5/D26 @COMPOSITES EUROPE show

September 15th, 2015 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, Manufacturing | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself.  What are your responsibilities within your company Coats Plc.?

A: As President of Speciality at Coats, I am responsible for growing the business in all of the key regions around the world in which we operate and also the innovation and technological developments of this dynamic part of our company.

Mr. Banerjee

Mr. Shantanu Banerjee, President, Coats

Q: What makes Coats Speciality unique?

A: Coats focuses on offering solutions through customer-led innovation.  From bedding to fibre optics to composites, our product offerings are constantly evolving; enhancing existing products as well as partnering with customers to explore new areas of opportunity.  In fact, 35% of what we make today did not even exist five years ago.

We have a global footprint with employees across six continents and sites strategically located around the world including the US, Turkey and China.  They are each equipped with technology which, combined with our quality specifications, ensure our products remain consistent no matter where in the world they are produced.

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Q&A with Mr. Holzner from hmb composite – Blog Interview – COMPOSITES EUROPE show in Stuttgart – booth number 7/F41

September 14th, 2015 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, Manufacturing | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company Holzner Maschinenbau GmbH?

A: My name is Michael Holzner, I’m the founder and CEO of the Holzner Maschinenbau GmbH and Carbonice(.net). As we are a young company my focus is on stable growth, also a reason why we have a booth on Composites Europe exhibition, to find new partners to pursue our innovative business.


Q: What’s in your opinion a strong advantage of composites in comparison to conventional materials?

A: The really fine thing about composites besides its mechanical properties is, that prototypes can be realized more cost efficient than in other styles, but offers many possibilities that can’t be realized with metal plates for example. In addition e.g carbon composites look impressive if they are clear coated – an eye catcher – what is in many cases important as prototypes should persuade customers, or should demonstrate the innovative power of a company.

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New Blog Interview – VABATEC GmbH – Mr Gerolymos – Q&A – exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2015 – booth number 7/E42

September 4th, 2015 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Exhibitors, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company VABATEC GmbH?

A: My name is Eleftherios Gerolymos, I am the Managing Director of VABATEC® GmbH based in Munich (Germany).




Q: Could you give us a quick overview of your company VABATEC GmbH?

A: VABATEC® GmbH develops, produces and sells vacuum auxiliary materials for the production of composite components. Our product portfolio includes:

  • Vacuum Films (VABALON®)
  • Release Films (VABATEC®RF)
  • Flow Medias (VABATEC® IN)
  • Infusion Systems (VABATEC® IS)
  • Peel Plies (VABATEC® PP)
  • Release Plies (VABATEC® RP)
  • Breather Fabrics (VABATEC® BB)
  • Sealant Tapes (VABATEC® ST)
  • Adhesive Tapes (VABATEC® AT)

as well as various other items used in the production of components in the infusion or prepreg techniques.

Q: Has your company always worked in the field of composites?

A: Our products and their application areas are the result of our very long experience in the field of plastic films and the process materials for composite technologies.

Q: What kind of projects have you undertaken for clients?

A: We are working on various projects and product developments with e.g. companies in the wind energy, the automotive, the boat and the aerospace industry.


Many thanks for this interesting interview. For more information please click



Q&A with Dirk Stübel, Sales Manager for Composites, P-D Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz.

September 20th, 2013 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Design, Fiber, Innovation | No Comments »

Q: Please introduce yourself. What are your responsabilities within your company?
A: I´m now 5 years with P-D. My responsibility is in Sales for Carbon fibers and Glass fibers. P-D main focus is on Aerospace, Wind Energy, Automotive, Sports and Marine.
And in some cases industrial moulding. My personal focus are Aerospace industries suppliers.

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Q&A with Kamal Al-Rawi, Carbon fibre professional based in Bavaria. I met him in Dusseldorf at main entrance of COMPOSITES EUROPE show and won him for a short interview about his business.

Oktober 10th, 2012 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Exhibitors, Technology | No Comments »

Low cost – High quality fabrics which is meeting clients demand.

Q) What´s your role at TK-Industries?
A) I am CEO of TK-Industries. We are doing noncrimp carbon fiber fabric from industrial type carbon fiber tows. It is used for non-aerospace applications – Automotive, Wind Energy, Marine and many other applications which requesting high quality fabric with economy prices.
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Interview with Gerhard Stähler – recruiting specialist.

Oktober 9th, 2012 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Recruiting | No Comments »

Q) Whats your role with Kaiser Stähler Executive Search Company?
A) I am CEO of Kaiser Stähler, an international network of consultants, specialized in recruiting management and specialist functions engineers in manufacturing and chemical industry oriented also in aluminum und composites industry. We are exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE and ALUMINIUM since 2009.

Q) What do you think is the challenge for composites and aluminum industry?
A) Position the companies as branded employers in a highly competitive environment.
The war for talents has started. Especially in the field of high qualified engineers. In marketing you´re looking how to approach your international clients, same should be for your employees – even if you are an European company you should recruit on a worldwide base, social networks and worldwide acting database will help in this respect.
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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)


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.
















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.

Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower – 7 Questions to Dominik Ch. Scheurer

August 10th, 2011 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Design | No Comments »

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is a complex under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The building holds and will break several world records in the construction world, including: the tallest hotel in the world, constructed with the tallest clock tower in the world and displaying the world’s largest clock face. COMPOSITES EUROPE Blog met one of the project partner for this – Dominik Ch. Scheurer:

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International AVK Conference on 26 – 27 September 2011 – programme is online!

August 3rd, 2011 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Awards, Biocomposites, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Engineering, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

This year, once again, the AVK conference is the opening event of the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade fair, which is an important market place for your business with participants from the every stage of the industry’s value chain from 27 – 29 September.
The presentation of the AVK Innovation Award and Composites Night frame the event and provide an opportunity for informal communication.

The International AVK Conference in the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart has a brand new concept.

In two series of lectures, prominent experts offer their insights into the many and diverse applications for fibre reinforced plastics. In order to reflect the needs of the different interest groups even more closely at the conference, the two series are divided into thematic blocks presented by executives and technology specialists respectively.

The speakers will focus on current developments and innovations in technologies, materials and new processes as well as on the general condition of the GRP and CRP market.
Some of the fascinating lectures include:

  • „Structural lightweight applications made from thermoplastic composites“ by Joachim Graefe, Quadrant Plastic Composites AG
  • „Thermoplastic composites for the A350 XWB“ by Dr. Klaus Edelmann, Airbus Operations GmbH.
  • Dr. Walter Aichholzer of Mercedes-Benz talks about the SMC decklid used in the premium automotive segment.

AVK represents the interests of all companies and institutions in the value chain involving components made of fibre-reinforced plastics and engineering thermosets

In a special lecture block „Research for practical application“ professors from renowned universities and institutes report on trends, comparative studies of materials, series manufacturing applications and the wide range of design possibilities offered by fibre reinforced plastics.
The conference closes with a panel discussion titled „The future of fiber composites and plastics in the automotive sector“ in which well-known participants from the automotive industry and its suppliers consider the current state of technology.

Have a look at the AVK conference programme now here.

You can register online here.


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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