08 November 2018
Glass and carbon fibre reinforced plastics are in demand when lightweight and forward-looking solutions are called for. This trend towards lightweight construction is currently one of the strongest drivers for the composites industry. Just as strong are the impulses generated by the composites sector itself: the major technological advances in the manufacturing and processing chain enables this sector of industry to increasingly automate and shorten manufacturing processes.
07 November 2018
Foam Expo Europe, trade fair and conference for the supply chain of technical foam production, and COMPOSITES EUROPE, European trade fair and forum for composites, technology and applications, will take place in parallel in Stuttgart from 2019. This was announced by the two organisers - Smarter Shows and Reed Exhibitions.
26 September 2018
In the competition of lightweight construction and design materials, composites are among the winners. The greatest impetus right now is coming from the composites industry itself: technological advancements in the process chain. From 6 to 8 November, COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will drive home that point.
26 September 2018
Market developments for bio-based composites are favourable: according to calculations by the nova Institute, the market share of bio-based composites in Europe will nearly double over the coming 10 years. In this interview Dr. Asta Partanen of the nova Institute explains the biggest untapped potentials.
12 September 2018
Joining composites is truly a challenge since these materials are considered hard to join. Since thermal processes have so far not been applicable researchers have predominantly focused on mechanical joining technologies including crimping, gluing, riveting or screwing. COMPOSITES EUROPE from 6 to 8 November 2018 in Stuttgart will show the advantages and drawbacks of each of these processes for the respective fibre composite.
15 August 2018
The automotive industry, construction, aviation and wind power are the major customer industries for fibre composites, a sector where more and more mass-production applications can be found. By contrast, machine manufacturing as an application area for composite structures is still doomed to a shadowy existence. Quantities are still too small, challenges too complex. However, their outstanding lightweight construction properties thanks to their low density and mass, high strength and stiffness, abrasion, corrosion, temperature and chemical resistance, adjustable thermal expansion coefficient, electrical conductivity as well as their potential for incorporating smart components, make these materials increasingly attractive for machine manufacturers.
09 July 2018
They are hidden in canoes, golf and hockey clubs, in racing bikes, yacht hulls and even swimsuits: fibre composites made inroads into the sports industry a long time ago and have virtually revolutionised it in some areas. From 6 to 8 November 2018 COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will demonstrate why summer and winter sportspeople can firmly rely on composites, also when it comes to delivering top sports performances in future.
28 June 2018
Multi-material lightweight construction on the advance Lightweight Technologies Forum in parallel with COMPOSITES EUROPE Mega trend:...