Latest AZL NewsLIGHT is out

In the latest edition of the AZL NewsLIGHT, we are reporting about the first steps of our new studies - "Thermoplastic Tapes for SME Injection Molders" and "Composites in the Furniture Industry”. We are also looking forward to a successful follow-up project of Ultra-Fast Manufacturing of Tailored Composite Blanks. Another Highlight will be the next Workgroup Meeting for “Composites in Buildings & Infrastructure” which will be a two-day event in Munich at the BAU 2019, world’s leading trade fair for architecture materials and system. Enjoy reading the news from our Partner Companies, Partner Institutes and our joint Partner Network Activities here.


E-Mobility meets Lightweight on Feb 20th 2019 in Aachen

The growing impact of lightweight materials and design in the automotive industry is undisputed. Global trends go towards ressource efficiency and environmental friendlyness. Material savings, reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are key to success. At our event, you will get to know entrepreneurs, SMEs and institutes in our cross-border HYPEREGIO, the traditional home of the RWTH Aachen University and its clusters for lightweight and production technologies or more recently, e.GO and StreetScooter. We support you in finding your right cooperation partner for your projects in this dynamic and future-oriented market. We are looking at the complete value chain, from the raw material producer to OEMs and services. Keynote speeches inform about market trends, future orientations, speed dating and matchmaking services allow to work on your synergies. We look forward to welcoming you there! Please find the agenda here.


AVK market report is out: European GRP market is growing at 2% to est. 1,141 mio. tons

At the ICC-congress in Stuttgart in early November 2018, AVK has published their market report. The GRP sector is recording its sixth consecutive year of growth. Germany remains the largest GRP/composites manufacturer in Europe with a total production volume of 229,000 tonnes although growth here is slightly lower than the trend for the overall European market. Thermoplastics are once again growing faster than the market as a whole. Please find the entire market report here


Dr. Michael Effing at the African Advanced Manufacturing Show in November 2018

On Nov. 7th to 9th 2018, Dr. Michael Effing will be present at the African Advanced Manufacturing Show organized by the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster in Port Elizabeth and give a presentation about the European Composites Market. Further information can be found here. You can book your seat here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Dr. Michael Effing in the JEC Composites Magazine

Under the title - "We have to think more and more about multi-material-systems", Dr. Michael Effing in his role as Chairman of the board of Composites Germany, replies to Editor-in-Chief Frédéric Reux´s questions in the Automotive feature of the recent edition of the JEC Magazine. Please find the entire article here.