CFK Valley e.V. (2019)
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Success by Innovation – The Network for Composite Technology
CFK Valley e. V. is an established world-wide competence network for carbon fibre reinforced plastics (short CFRP, German abbreviation = CFK). The association was founded in 2004 and is located in Stade, a city close to the region of Hamburg. About 120 international companies, research facilities and universities are organized in the non-profit association. Inventing future orientated designs, automated manufacturing processes and part production are the purposes of CFK Valley. The versatile competences of market leading experts allow the covering of the entire value chain. It starts with educating of highly skilled employees and spreads over the part design and serial production towards the recycling of CFRP-components after use. All mobility branches like aerospace, automotive, rail way, marine systems, transportation as well as wind energy and mechanical engineering in general lie in the focus of the activities of the CFK Valley. CFRP allows lighter and fuel saving airplanes, motor vehicles and ships as well as bigger and more powerful blades for wind energy power stations. The carbon fibre reinforced polymer “CFRP” has the biggest potential beyond the materials of the future. To successful face these challenges, it is essential that different partners co-operate within a network. CFK Valley e. V. provides its members and partners an ideal cooperation platform. The purpose is to develop innovative products and place them in the different markets. A specific characteristic of the innovation network for carbon fibre reinforced plastics is the unique infrastructure consisting of several buildings (INFOPOINT, CFK NORD, TECHNOLOGY, SERVICE, CAMPUS and RECYCLING) around the Airbus plant Stade.