25 July 2017
Wind power industry at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017: Carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) on the up and up
The global wind power industry is ascending high and fast. A forecast by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), for example, expects worldwide installed wind power capacity to increase by about 64 per cent by 2021. The market with the strongest growth right now is Denmark (40 per cent), followed by Uruguay, Portugal and Ireland with well over 20 per cent each. Growth in Germany is at 16 per cent. These figures make wind energy one of the major growth industries for the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP). Taking place from 19 to 21 September 2017, COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will cover current industry issues and the latest trends in the wind power sector. With a focus day, various special exhibition areas and several programme highlights, companies representing the wind power industry will have their own dedicated platform at the trade fair.
13 June 2017
Development, design and technology: lightweight construction is a key technology for the future of the automotive, aerospace and architecture segments. From 19 to 21 September 2017, the Lightweight Technologies Forum at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017 will for the second time cover issues and questions of user industries concerning modern multi-material systems.
23 May 2017
Multi-material systems and hybrid components are setting the trends in lightweight construction right now. And from 19 to 21 September, COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will show how this is benefiting composites. Some 400 exhibitors will put on display the potential of fibre-reinforced composites in the automotive engineering, aerospace, boatbuilding, wind energy and construction sectors. The focus of the trade fair, numerous event areas, presentation forums and workshops will be on lightweight construction, multi-material design and resource efficiency.
01 December 2016
The weight reduction trend has driven the development of fibre-reinforced composites in automotive engineering, aerospace and construction. Once again this year, the quantity of glass-fibre reinforced plastics produced in Europe will increase by 2.5 per cent, according to the industry association AVK.
30 November 2016
COMPOSITES EUROPE, since 2006 one of the most successful industrial trade fairs in Europe, will take place annually in Stuttgart from next year. So far Reed Exhibitions has organised the European Trade Fair for Composites, Technology and Applications alternately in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. By changing over to this annual cycle at the Stuttgart location COMPOSITES EUROPE responds to the exhibitors’ wishes and the advisory board’s unanimous vote.