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175 exhibitors and more than 4,000 visitors at the kick-off in Augsburg

Augsburg. The new leading international fair for fibre composites, light construction and carbon, “Experience Composites – powered by JEC Group”, celebrated a promising start. After the premier of the event, the creators, Messe Augsburg, the French JEC Group and Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV), are satisfied to look back on a successful start. 175 exhibitors and 4,120 visitors from more than 30 countries, three congresses and multiple side events, awards and a programme for schools made the fair, held 21st–23rd September in Augsburg, a real success story.

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Kick-off event on the application of Textile Reinforced Concrete

Parallel to the Experience Composites Trade Fair from 21st–23rd September 2016 in Augsburg, the 8th user conference of the Tudalit
e.V. took place. Some of the branch attendees took the opportunity, on the third day of the trade fair, to inform themselves about the
relatively new material, Textile Reinforced Concrete, at the kick-off event “Carbon fiber applications in the construction industry”.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralf Cuntze, Carbon Composites e.V.,
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Theme day “From design dimensioning via design verification to certification”

During the “Experience Composites”-fair there was also a CCeV-theme day on the topic “From design dimensioning via design verification to certification”. Professor Ralf Cuntze from Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) organized this event and invited specialists on design tools, applicable along the design development chain.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ralf Cuntze, Carbon Composites e.V.,

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CCeV themed day “Functional integration in practice” at BMW in Leipzig

The two CCeV workgroups “Multi-Material-Design” and “Smart Structures” came together for the first time, in cooperation with the PolymerMat e.V. for a joint  day at BMW in Leipzig. More than 70 participants from both industry and research joined the event.

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A delegation from the leading edge cluster MAI Carbon were guests in Jeonju, South Korea

A 22-man delegation made up of members of the leading edge cluster MAI Carbon, an initiative of the Carbon Composites e.V., travelled to South Korea to participate in the 11th International Carbon Festival in the provincial capital Jeonju, 230 km south of Seoul.

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CCeV discusses “Reliability and durability of CFRP components”

In September 2016, the company CoLT Prüf und Test GmbH at St. Martin im Innkreis in Austria held the CCeV theme day “Reliability and durability of CFRP components” of the technical engineering workgroup of the regional department CC Austria and Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV).

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Recycling of composites – a perspective for the future

Building up a resource efficient materials cycle is recognised as an effective building block for the further development of Carbon Composites. The solution to this problem is being researched and developed in various locations. The time has come for a comprehensive evaluation, which will enable focusing on the outstanding tasks.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schlichter, Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg gGmbH, Augsburg,

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Cross-Cluster project started by the environment cluster Bavaria and the leading edge cluster MAI Carbon

The Environmental cluster Bavaria, together with the leading edge cluster MAI Carbon, which is an initiative from Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV), have embarked on a Cross-Cluster Project on the topic of waste disposal and recycling of waste containing carbon fibers.

Denny Schüppel, Project and Knowledge Management, MAI Carbon Cluster Management GmbH,

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Fully recyclable high pressure composite tanks made with thermoplastic resin

With its thermoplastic matrix made of polyamide and a liner made of the same material an innovative pressure tank is fully recyclable, whilst at the same time providing for extremely short cycle times due to an innovative manufacturing process. The concept was developed by the Darmstadt based Engineering Service Provider compoScience GmbH.

Andreas Muth, compoScience GmbH, Darmstadt,

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Continuous shape ribbon for production of frames

Gerster TechTex, a business unit of Gustav Gerster GmbH & Co. KG, has a strategic focus on reinforcement textiles in general and on near-net-shape preforms. Gerster TechTex strives to create textiles for more efficient processes in component manufacturing and for reduced waste cut. Newest product in this line is a continuous shape ribbon.

Gerd Rauenbusch, Business Unit TechTex, Gustav Gerster GmbH & Co. KG, Biberach/Riß,

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