COMPOSITES EUROPE 13th European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications
6 - 8 November 2018
Messe Stuttgart, Germany

3rd International Composites Congress

International AVK Conference

18 and 19 September 2017

For the third time the International Composites Congress (ICC) takes place as the opening event of COMPOSITES EUROPE. Focussing on the topic "Composites - On the Path to Becoming a Key Industry?", international experts discussed current topics which could be further enhanced during the subsequent tour of COMPOSITES EUROPE.

Lectures on the following themes will be presented at the 3rd ICC: 

• Efficient processes / Integrative production technology • Raw Material / Semi-finishes products • Cooperations (industry-research, industry-industry) • Market transparency / Data • Outstandingly qualified employees (training, professional development) • Responsible care (sustainability, recycling) • Standardisation

You can register for the ICC on the AVK website

Plenary Sessions on monday, 18 September 2017

► Market Developments Moderation: Dr. Michael Effing | Composites Germany

10.00 - 10.15 Opening speech and welcome Dr. Michael Effingen, Composites Germany

10.15 - 11.00 Composites market developments and trends in Europe and worldwide Dr. Elmar Witten, AVK e.V.

11:00 - 11.30 Key Note Speech KOREA: Korean Carbon Valley and its R&D activities Chung Dong Chul, Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology

11:30 - 12:00 Key Note Speech KOREA: High performance epoxy systems for mass production of composites ChongSoo Park Ph. D., KUKDO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break

Series A
Series B
► Applications Moderation: Dr. Gunnar Merz, CFK-Valley e.V.
► Process Technologies Moderation: Prof. Axel Herrmann, CFK-Valley e.V.
12.30-13:00 Composites in future connected cities Mikko Lassila, Exel Composites Oyi Innovative production technology for mass production- the novel, automated solution for sequential  preforming and challenging bonding applications Tobias Fürst, Schmidt & Heinzmann GmbH & Co. KG

Enhancing efficiency by hybrid systematic lightweight construction in packaging machines Kai Steinbach, Leichtbau - Zentrum Sachsen GmbH 

New advancements in composites painting: electrically conductive in-moul powder gel coat Tecnológico del Plástico
13:30-14:30 Lunch break Lunch break
► Applications Moderation: Dr. Michael Effing, AVK e.V.
► Process Technologies Moderation: Dr. Walter Begemann, VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien

Carbon prestressed, very thin concrete slab (CPC) Prof. Josef Kurath, Zürcher Hochschule für  angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)

Automated production of over 100,000 carbon fiber  performs p.a. for structural automotive composites: Engineering challenges for cost and quality targets Franz-Jürgen Kümpers, SGL Kümpers GmbH & Co. KG


Structural polyurethane composites for aeronautics Dr. Ulrich Fehrenbacher, Rühl Puromer GmbH

Processes and their system technology for the production of hybrid thermoset/thermoplastic  composites by photonic-enabled intrinsic joining Richard Schares, Aachener Zentrum für integrativen  Leichtbau AZL und Martin Würtele, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH


Thermoplastic sheets as solutions for the building- market - The example of the Pixel House® Justin Jin, Axia Materials Co. Ltd

iPUL - More speed in pultrusion Daniel Lachhammer, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

16:00-16:30 Coffee break Coffee break
► Applications Moderation: Dr. Michael Effing, AVK e.V.
► Process Technologies Moderation: Peter Egger, VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien

The future of Building; the growing use of composites in construction and architecture Andrew C. Mafeld, Connectra Global

New solutions for high colume carbon fiber composites manufacturing Dr. Joseph Laux, Magna Management AG


Development of a carbon -composite transmission housing Monika Kreutzmann, P+Z Engineering GmbH

CNC controlled robots - new applications for composites manufacturing Wilhelm Rupertsberger, Fill GesmbH


Pultrusion as a key technology for mass production in building & infrastructure applications Peter Thorning, Fiberline Composites A/S

Tailored non-crom-fibre technology for a cost saving and high efficiency manufacturing of tailgate components Hans-Christian Früh, Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) ot RWTH Aachen University


Plenary Sessions on tuesday, 19 September 2017

13:00 - 13:30 Key Note Speech KOREA: Composites materials and Automotive components manufacturing technologies in LG Hausys HeeJune Kim, LG Hausys

13:30 - 14:30 Discussion: Multi material systems for the future car Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Henning, Fraunhofer ICT

14:30 Lunch break

Series A
Series B
► Applications Moderation: Dr. Walter Begemann, VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien
► Process Technologies Moderation: Dr. Reinhard Janta, Carbon Composites e.V.
8:30-9:00 Capability of a active thermography for In-line quality insepction of thermoplastic composites Dr.-Ing. Norbert Müller, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH Remanufacturing of EoL thermoset composites into retaining walls Dr. Ir. Albert ten Busschen, Windesheim

Cost-efficient thermoplastic composite by means of additive manufacturing - fact or fiction? Dr.-Ing. Andreas Spörrer, REHAU AG+Co.

Development of manufacturing and recycling strategies for the production of hybrid sandwich structures under holistic view of material and product life cycle Dr. Ing. Stephan Günzel, inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH
9:30-10:00 FORCE-Functionalized Oriented Composites: A novel approach from UD-tapes to thermoplastic composite parts Mathias Mühlbacher, Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH From biomass to a sustainable matrix material for fiber reinforced plastics with high UV-resistance Dr. Stamo Mentizi, Covestro Deutschland AG

Hybrid-Molding plus In-Mold-Decoration - Mass production od decorated composite parts in one step Arthur Rieb, Bond Laminates GmbH

Resource and energy efficient manufacturing of  automotive lightweight parts made of recycled material Johannes Schwingel, IFB - Institut für Flugzeug  Universität Stuttgart


Coffee break

Coffee break

► Applications Moderation: Dr. Walter Begemann, VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien
► Process Technologies Moderation: Dr. Reinhard Janta, Carbon Composites e.V.
11:00-11:30 Production of individual thermoplastic composites based on quality-assured UD tapes Christian Beste, Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) an der RWTH Aachen Multiaxial non crimp fabrics for reinforcing thermoplastic composites and sheet moulding compounds  Steven Bakker, SEARTEX GmbH & Co. KG

Hybrid processing of thermoplastic endless fiber reinformance Daniel Häffelin, BOGE Elastmetall GmbH

Heat resistant tapes: Composites based on semi- aromatic polyamides Dr. Christian Kochanek, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
12:00-12:30 Research on thermal direct joining of glass fibre reinforced themoplast with metals for a multi material battery housing Michael Roderus, Robert Bosch GmbH Advanced carbon fiber materials for high volume Automotive applications Marcel Remp, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites
12:30- 13:00

Thermoplastic composites for e-mobility -  Tailored lightweight construction by use of UD tapes and LFT Sebastian Baumgärtner, Fraunhofer ICT