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COMPOSITES EUROPE show, Stuttgart – new BLOG Interview with Mr. Henning Korngiebel from SONOTEC – booth number 7/E02

September 21st, 2015 | By Angela in aerospace, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

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

A: Hello, my name is Henning Korngiebel and I’m the Non-destructive Material Testing Sales Engineer for SONOTEC. My duties include determining market and customer requirements, visiting clients and developing solutions to their non-destructive testing equipment needs.

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Mr. Henning Korngiebel, SONOTEC

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

A: SONOTEC, founded 1991, is a growing technology company that provides specific solutions using ultrasonic measurement technologies. With more than 120 employees, of that 28 in R&D, we develop and produce our entire range of ultrasonic technologies in our own laboratories and production site.

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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.

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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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Belgian quality in wire transformation and coatings – have a look at the interview with Mr Janssens from Bekaert

September 10th, 2014 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Innovation | No Comments »

Meet BEKAERT at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition in Düsseldorf – booth number J30 in hall 8b

www.bekaert.com

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

A: My name is Peter Janssens, Innovation & Commercialization Manager at Bekaert. My focus is on creating new business for Bekaert in the composites industry. I’m currently working on lightweight crash structures for the automotive industry (EASI) and high-strength flexible tapes (Armofor) used in many applications including in high-pressure flexible hoses for the gas & oil industry.  As a company, we are active in many industries.

Peter Janssens

Peter Janssens

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

A: Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.1 billion in 2013.

 

Q: You will exhibit the first time. Has your company always worked in the field of composites?

A: Bekaert has a long history of experience in reinforcing thermoplastic (PP, PE, TPU, PA, PET …) and rubber. Because we work in a wide variety of industries, you can find our innovative composites in numerous applications including: rubber and thermoplastic tapes for the oil industry, elevator ropes, heating cords, stainless steel fibers for shielding and many more.

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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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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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Commercial director of Munich Composites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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)

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.

COMPOSITES EUROPE Blog met Mr. Stefan Hilbrath – divisional director of UHU Industrieklebstoffe. Have look at this interesting interview!

September 7th, 2011 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, consulting, Consumer, Design, Electronics, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

COMPOSITES EUROPE Blog met Mr. Stefan Hilbrath – divisional director of UHU Industrieklebstoffe. For the first time UHU will exhibit at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 in Stuttgart. We have asked him a few questions to get some interesting information.

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UHU Indutry adhesives - new exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 in Stuttgart - http://uhu-profi.de/

UHU Indutry adhesives - new exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 in Stuttgart - http://uhu-profi.de/

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Alliance lightweight: Manufacturing and joining technologies from the perspective of lightweight

August 2nd, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Exhibitors | No Comments »

Lightweight means to realize a weight reduction, with sufficient rigidity, dynamic stability and strength. This is to ensure that the developed components and structures fulfill their tasks safely over the period of use.

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Wings with a nervous system – Lighter, cheaper and more environmentally friendly

Juli 21st, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Automotive Industry, Business, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF presented a four-meter-high exhibit at the COMPOSITES EUROPE – which is equipped with sensor technology SHM-wing mock-up of a light aircraft.

Fiber composites offer special advantages because of their lightweight potential in the aviation sector. The lightweight advantages may be more complex because of the damage behavior in comparison with metallic materials therefore they are not always fully exploit. In the airline for example, the impact is from foreign bodies in composite structures is a particular risk factor, limits the applications and often leads to large safety factors that require a certain amount of oversizing. Sensors which recognize, for example in the wing not externally visible structural damage at an early stage can reduce the inspection effort. The operational safety of the structure is ensured by the design and inspections at regular intervals manually. Through automated monitoring with additional structure integrated sensors can be saved in future costs and weight.


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Combining economical viability and the efficient use of resources

Mai 20th, 2010 | By Thorsten Holtz 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.

The effects that composites have on the environment are also Read Full Post