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20.11.2020

The AVK market 2020 report is available

The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe – has published its annual market report for glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP). In 2020, the European GRP market is now experiencing the sharpest slump since the economic and financial crisis of 2008/2009 due to the corona pandemic. Production volume has fallen by 12.7% to 996,000 tonnes. The greatest losses are in the transport sector. Germany remains the largest manufacturer of GRP with 207,000 tonnes. Please read the full press release here.

17.11.2020

Virtual Interreg AACOMA event in December 20

Thanks to technological advancement in material aspects and industry 4.0 technologies, composite materials are finding their way into mainstream industries. For many companies the use of composites is an opportunity to innovate. However, as an SME, it’s challenging to start prototyping and testing of advanced composite technologies.Join our virtual roadshow and learn the latest trends in the European composites market and the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis. We will explain the basics of composites and show a unique training program comprising the latest manufacturing technologies and guidelines on successful bonding of composite structures.  We also offer you the opportunity to talk directly with the research partners. Through an online matchmaking session we organise an open discussion on digitization, sustainability and disruptive technologies in the composites industry. Please register here for several events in December or contact Mona Ziegler.

17.11.2020

Webinar with Textechno and Profol on Dec 2nd 2020

Textechno and Profol are giving together with Dr. Michael Effing an interactive webinar about the features and benefits for the production of thermoplastic UD tapes by measuring friction properties, fuzz count and spreading properties of Textechno´s ROVINGTEST, recently aquired by Profol. Join the webinar on Dec 2nd 2020 at 9 am under the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eAa9CfB7Q1eE5sjseokF0A or contact Mona Ziegler for further info.

06.11.2020

Webinar on Nov 13th 2020 with Finnester

Dr. Michael Effing from AMAC and Finnester Coatings Oy give an interactive webinar, to showcase Finnester´s offering for fire protection, heat shielding and thermal insulation of FRP composites and plastics. The Finnester RED technology provides you with new options to meeting stringent fire testing requirements and regulations, using protective coatings over standard thermoset and thermoplastic composites instead of requiring the use of hazardous fire retardant (FR) additives or resins in the composite formulation. The webinar takes place on November 13th 2020 at 11 am CET. Please pre-register yourself under the following link by Tuesday Nov 10th 2020: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4cyFVV46SJCjQw_ICzCaZg.For further information, contact Mona Ziegler (+49 151 651 79 021 / amac-communicationsnothing@effing-aachen.de)

07.10.2020

EMR hot-spot for lightweight and advanced materials

Two Interreg project on advanced and lightweight materials in the Euregio Maas-Rhine are currently being carried out, Light Vehicle 2025 and AACOMA. A successful roadshow event took place at the ITA in Aachen on September 24th 2020 with about 50 guests. Further information can be found here.