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Fairs + Conferences

Fairs + Conferences

November 6 to 8, 2018

Composites Europe 2018

The trade fair Composites Europe from November 6 to 8 in Stuttgart is dedicated to the entire process chain of fiber- reinforced plastics, from raw materials to processing. At the same time, the Lightweight Technologies Forum will take place for the third time. The combined exhibition and presentation forum is intended to reflect the fact that the requirements of modern lightweight construction can no longer be met with a single material, but that the best solutions can be achieved with hybrid lightweight design. In application-oriented topic blocks, experts from the field will speak on current issues relating to hybrid materials made of metal and fiber composites. The forum will be aimed at the automotive, aviation, naval, wind energy and construction sectors. The organizer expects more than 400 exhibitors from 30 nations at the Composites Europe, showing the state of the art and the potential of fiber composites. In addition to the exhibition area, the event also includes numerous event areas, presentations, themed tours and workshops. The fair is organized by Reed Exhibitions in cooperation with the European industry association EuCIA and the trade association Composites Germany, an association of the organizations AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley and VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien. |

November 13 to 16, 2018


From November 13 to 16, Formnext in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) will present the latest developments in additive manufacturing in combination with conventional technologies. On an exhibition area of 36,000 m2, 550 exhibitors from 26 countries, including 126 new exhibitors, will be presenting themselves. The organizer Mesago is thereby further expanding the exhibition spectrum along the relevant process chains. This includes software, materials, pre- and post-processing, such as powder removal, surface treatment or heat treatment. On November 14, Mesago will also host the AM Standards Forum as part of the trade fair. This is organized by Formnext in cooperation with the U.S. Commercial Service and in cooperation with German and American partners for all interested parties. Current developments for the standards of additive manufacturing will be presented and discussed in detail with regard to special industrial sectors. Among the participants of the meeting are high-ranking representatives from politics, leading international companies and standardization institutions. |

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October 30 and 31, 2018

ITHEC 2018

The fourth International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites (ITHEC) on October 30 and 31 is dedicated to current topics and trends in thermoplastic composites. In addition to examples of aircraft and automotive engineering, the focus will be on new technological trends. At ITHEC, Dr. Hirofumi Nishida from the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan will present for the first time the process properties of an in-situ polymerizing thermoplastic epoxy resin developed by him compared with other materials such as caprolactam. Evonik will present organically modified siloxanes as additives for thermoplastic composites for the first time, which the company uses to develop tailor-made solutions for customers. The conference will also focus on the recycling and reprocessing of carbon fibers and the practical production of high-performance composites. |

Events 2018

October - November


Stuttgart, October 8 to 11, 2018 P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG

Gustav-Werner-Straße 6

72636 Frickenhausen

Phone: +49 (0) 7025 9206-0

43. Munich Adhesives and Finishing Symposium 2018

Munich, October 22 to 24, 2018 MKVS GbR

Marktplatz 9

85614 Kirchseeon

Phone: +49 (0) 8091-5399-0


Frankfurt am Main, October 23 to 25, 2018 Airtec GmbH & Co. KG

Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5

60596 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 (0) 69 274003-15


Bremen, October 30 to 31, 2018 Messe Bremen und ÖVB Arena

Großmarkt Bremen GmbH

Findorffstraße 101

28215 Bremen

Phone: +49 (0) 421 3505-340

Composites Europe

Stuttgart, November 6 to 8, 2018 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH

Völklinger Straße 4

40219 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0) 211 90 191-0

Formnext 2018

Frankfurt am Main, November 13 to 16, 2018 Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Rotebühlstraße 83-85

70178 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0) 711 61946-0

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