AMAC is part of the German government´s "Leichtbauatlas"

The German government has recognized the importance of the lightweight industry in their so-called coalition agreement. At federal level, the framework for a broad industrial use has been under construction since 2015, with a specific contact person responsible for lightweight at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie), abbreviated BMWi, a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. The creation of the overview of lightweight-related activities in Germany is called "Leichtbauatlas" and contains today 302 players. Please follow the link for further information.


Program of 3rd ICC is now available

The program of the upcoming 3rd ICC in Stuttgart from September 18-19 2017 is now available. Please have a look at the exciting presentations here.


Opening of the production engineering cluster - new home of AZL

Last week, AZL´s new home - the Production Engineering Cluster at the RWTH Aachen Campus - was officially opened. The Cluster with a gross floor area of 32,000 m² is one of 16 new buildings which are built up in order to connect research and industry. AZL is represented with offices and a machinery hall with industry-scale equipment in the Cluster and will provide offices for AZL Partner Companies.


Call for Partners: Joint Market and Technology Study on High-Performance SMC

In June 2017, AZL Aachen GmbH in cooperation with the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University will start a Joint Market and Technology Study on High-Performance SMC with the aim to evaluate the potential of a next generation of SMC in industrial applications. Companies along the entire SMC value chain as well as those interested in the SMC market are invited to join. Please read the entire press release here.


China Jushi: global expansion at world’s largest Fiberglass producer in full swing – HELM silotrucks smooth delivery to large Thermoplastics clients in Europe

March 27th, 2017, Tongxiang / China, Hamburg and Aachen / Germany: One week after a very successful JEC exhibition, where all the major players in thermoset and thermoplastic composites have confirmed a strong business start in 2017, the global leader in Fiberglass, China Jushi, is very pleased to confirm that the global expansion is in full swing with its third furnace in Suez / Egypt planned to come onstream in the 2nd half of 2017. The production facility will be completed three years earlier than planned, and will have a capacity of 200,000 tonnes p.a. For further information, please read the entire press release here. Picture: Glass Fiber Producting Jushi Glass Fiber Plant Egypt