Posts Tagged ‘thermoplastic’

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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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

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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NEW INTERVIEW – CARBOPRESS – Head of Operations and R&D – Mr Roberto Catenaro – exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 – Düsseldorf – 7th-9th October

Juli 14th, 2014 | By Angela in Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Exhibitors | No Comments »

Meet CARBOPRESS at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition – booth number B06 in hall 8b

 1. Please introduce yourself.

I’m a mechanical engineer and I have been working in composites market field for 12 years. I covered different roles in different companies in the past. I was Director in Technical, Plant and Operations Management. I was involved in very important GT cars project as Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari FX, Maserati MC 12, Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, McLaren MP412C and Porsche 918 spider. I’m skilled in OOA technologies as Pressforming, Pressprepreg Thermoplastic, Press ASMC and HP RTM for chassis and bodyworks panels.
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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