AZL and IKV launch project for the efficient determination and provision of material data for long fibre reinforced SMC

In the AZL Workgroup "High-Performance SMC", a project was developed in cooperation with M- Base, the IKV and the AZL partner network for the efficient and standardized provision of engineering data for SMC. Within the scope of the project, companies can participate in the definition of the re- quired characteristic material data, the guidelines for the production of test specimens and the test specifications. Please find the related press release here.


1. Review Meeting "Next Generation Mobility Solutions" at AZL

The consortium of AZL’s "Next Generation Mobility Solutions" project came together to present and discuss the results from the first work package. In addition, two speakers gave their valuable insights in mobility solutions. For further information, please refer to


AZL NewsLIGHT is out

This year, the AZL will continue to drive composites technologies and business forward with our more than 80 partner companies and 9 RWTH partner institutes. We would be happy to having you with us in 2020. You will find an outlook on 2020 in this NewsLIGHT New Year's Edition. Please see the entire newsletter here.


A composites school still enchants India´s children even ten years later

Ten years ago, in 2010, under the lead of Dr. Michael Effing, at the time President of the division Composite Resins at DSM, together with its partners, decided to install a school in Kusgaon, India, of which the building was entirely made from composite material. 140 pupils go to school there today, but the sponsorship has ran out and AMAC supports and sponsors the school still today. Further information, as well as about options to donate can be found here.


Dr. Michael Effing re-elected as Chairman of the Board of AVK

Dr. Michael Effing, CEO of AMAC GmbH, was confirmed as Chairman of the Board at the constitutive Board meeting on 25 November 2019. Dirk Punke, CEO of BÜFA Thermoplastics Composites GmbH, was elected as Deputy Chairman, while Prof. Jens Ridzewski (from IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH) was elected as Treasurer. Michael Polotzki, CEO of Menzolit S.r.L., also continues as a Board member. The Executive Board will be in office for three years from 1 January 2020. The related press release can be found here.