AZL Open Day on April 11th 2019

On April 11th 2019, the AZL invites interested companies to join the AZL Open Day and take part in nine guided tours to the lightweight institutes of the RWTH Aachen Campus, which present their technologies and equipment along the entire value chain. Interested participants will have the possibility to see the machinery halls of the institutes and the Production Engineering Cluster, where AZL provides large-scale equipment and co-working spaces for partner companies. Please register via email here


Conbility's tape placement applicator installed at Technical Center AIMEN in Spain

Conbility GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has announced that its PrePro 3D tape placement and winding applicator has been installed at the Technology Center AIMEN (O Porriño, Spain). The modular tape placement applicator was delivered in Oct. 2018. Please find the entire press release here. If you are interested in this system, please contact AMAC GmbH directly:


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