ITA Inno day "Composite testing & Sensor Integration" and "Automation"

We are very glad to invite you to the first ITA Innovation day in 2023 on March 14th (10 am to 15.45 pm) about „Composite Testing and Sensor Integration“ and „Automation in Composites". The Agenda can be found here. We will have like last year, 6 innovation days throughout the year 2023 focusing on key trends and topics in the global Composites Industry. You are very welcome to join the 1st event physically in Aachen or to participate online via Zoom. Please be so kind as to confirm your participation in contacting Mona Ziegler:


Michael Effing confirmed as Chairman of the board of AVK for another 3 years period

The German Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) re-elected its previous Board on 29 November 2022 in Augsburg during the regular Board elections. At the constituent board meeting on 6 December 2022, the board positions were also confirmed. Dr. Michael Effing, Managing Director of AMAC GmbH, remains Chairman of the Board, and Dirk Punke, Managing Director of BÜFA Thermoplastics Composites GmbH, is Deputy Chairman. Treasurer is Prof. Jens Ridzewski, IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH, the other board members: Gerhard Lettl, Managing Director C.F. Maier Europlast GmbH & Co. KG and Michael Polotzki, Managing Director Menzolit S.r.L. The board is officially in office for three years from 1.1.2023. The press release can be found here.


Reaction to new framework conditions: Composites United declares membership in Composites Germany

As an umbrella organisation, Composites Germany represents the capabilities and interests of the German fibre composite industry. With the re-entry of Composites United, Composites Germany will combine the forces of the two leading composites networks in Germany and its position will be significantly strengthened. Changed framework conditions make the re-entry possible and necessary. Please find the entire press release here.


ITA Inno Day in cooperation with JEC Forum DACH

On December 1st, 2022, the ITA Innovation Day on "Sustainability and Recycling" will take place in Augsburg, in cooperation with JEC Forum Dach. Please find the agenda here.


Fast and effective micromechanical testing of the interfacial shear strength with DIN SPEC 19289 – A New Standard for the Composite Industry

Fast and effective micromechanical testing of the interfacial shear strength is the focus of the new DIN SPEC 19289. Published in August 2022, this pre-standard or ‘technical rule’ specifies how to characterize the bonding between fibre and matrix by means of a single-fibre pull-out test. This technique is implemented in Textechno’s FIMATEST system. Find the related press release with statement by Dr. Ulrich Mörschel, Prof. Axel Hermann and Dr. Michael Effing here.