AZL establishes a Workgroup on High-Performance SMC

AZL Aachen GmbH has established a Workgroup on High-Performance Sheet Molding Compound (SMC). Within an initial AZL Workshop more than 60 participants from the industry – including several automotive OEMs such as Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, MAN, Toyota and Volkswagen – defined research and development topics for the future AZL Workgroup. Please click here for the full Press Release. 


JEC Group and AZL announce the extension of their Partnership Agreement

Mrs Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO and Dr Michael EMONTS, Managing Director of AZL, the competence network for excellence in lightweight production, are very happy, after a first successful cooperation, to announce the extension of their partnership agreement which has started in 2015. Please click here for the full Press Release.



Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
09:00h – 14:00h
Fraunhofer IPT, Hörsaal
Steinbachstraße 17
52074 Aachen

As an integral part of the AZL partnership the participation is free of charge. Click here for the agenda


AMAC´s partner Katcon acquires Exclusive License for Composite Automotive Body Parts from Magna Steyr

With effect of January 2016, the Mexican-based Automotive specialist Katcon Advanced Materials (Katcon) and Magna Steyr (Magna), a leading global, brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner to automakers signed a 10-year-agreement regarding the exclusive license of Magna ́s „Crush Core Wetpressing technology for class- A-surface“ for the mass-production of Automotive body parts in Europe and the Americas. For further information, please read the press release: Press-release-english.pdf


Composites Germany re-elects Chairman and Executive Management and sets objectives for 2016

Dr. Michael Effing, Chairman, and Dr. Elmar Witten, Spokesperson for the Management, were re-elected to their offices for a further year at the last meeting of the Board and Executive Management of the trade association Composites Germany. The meeting also defined the next steps for establishing composites as a key industry in high wage countries. For further information, please read the press release: frontend/media/files/pr-05-2015gb---composites-germany-re-elects.pdf