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At the last Board meeting of the trade association Composites Germany on 20 November 2017 Michael Effing, PhD, Chairman of the Board of the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) and Managing Director of AMAC GmbH, was confirmed in his office as Chairman of the Board of Composites Germany.

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In their issue 1-2 / 2017 the Kunststoff International refers to the actual Composites -Market-Report.

"German Composites Industry Remains Optimistic" - Read more

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composites soltuions Vol. 1-2017

 Following the 2nd International Composites Congress in Düssledorf [...], the members of the German Federattion of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) held a members´meeting at which a new board was elected under AVK´s regular cycle. Two members are leaving the current board for personal reasons >> read more

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From its industry leaders to its politicians, Germany has grasped the importance of carbon fibrereinforced composites to the future of manufacturing and is taking steps to secure its position in global markets.

Adrian Wilson reports in this actual article in Technical Textiles International

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 3rd ICC - Call for presentations

The trade association Composites Germany invites you to submit your presentations for the 3rd International Composites Congress (ICC), which will take place at the ICS International Congresscenter Stuttgart from 18 – 19 September 2017. Presentations should provide information about innovations in the area of fibre reinforced plastics/composites.

This new Composites Germany Congress takes place the second time and is again the prelude to the European trade fair COMPOSITES EUROPE (19.09.-21.09.2017)
Presentations are requested on the following themes under the guiding title "Composites - On the Path to Becoming a Key Industry?"

  • Efficient processes / Integrative production technology
  • Raw Material / Semi-finishes products
  • Cooperations (industry-research, industry-industry)
  • Market transparency / Data
  • Outstandingly qualified employees (training, professional development)
  • Responsible care (sustainability, recycling)
  • Standardisation 

 

Take advantage of this opportunity to present your latest innovations to an auditorium of international experts.

Please submit your presentation to the Composites Germany office by no later than 24. März 2017.

You can download forms for submitting your presentation at our website  or request them by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Composites Germany - Dr. Elmar Witten - spokesman for the management of Composites Germany

 

At the last Board meeting of the trade association Composites Germany on 

9 December 2016 Michael Effing, PhD, Chairman of the Board of the Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK) and Managing Director of AMAC GmbH, was confirmed in his office as Chairman of the Board of Composites Germany.

At the same time Elmar Witten, PhD, Managing Director of AVK was confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of Composites Germany.

Both will serve in their respective capacities for another year.

Nearly 250 delegates were welcomed to the 2nd International Composites Congress at the Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD) from 28 to 29 November 2016. Guests came from over 20 countries, so that the level of internationalism was extremely high, reflecting the enormous interest in the motto of the convention, “How Can Composites Become a Key Industry?”.
The programme of the convention included topics such as process technology, material developments, new composite applications, e.g. in architecture, as well as lifecycle analysis and recycling.

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Nearly 250 delegates were welcomed to the 2nd International Composites Congress at the Congress Center Düsseldorf (CCD) from 28 to 29 November 2016. Guests came from over 20 countries, so that the level of internationalism was extremely high, reflecting the enormous interest in the motto of the convention, “How Can Composites Become a Key Industry?”.

The programme of the convention included topics such as process technology, material developments, new composite applications, e.g. in architecture, as well as lifecycle analysis and recycling.

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Adrian Wilson talks to Michael Effing, President of the new Composites Germany
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Interview with Dr. Michael Effing, President of Composites Germany
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THE meeting point of the international composites community from 28 to 29 Nov. 2016

After the great success of the 1st International Composites Congress, the industry association Composites Germany is set to hold its next convention in Düsseldorf from 28 to 29 November 2016. This years partner country is Japan, which will be represented by several exclusive speakers. Prof. Takashi Ishikawa from the National Composites Center Japan will be giving a talk on Technological Developments and Market Prospects of Composites in Japan.

Running under the motto Composites on the Path to Becoming a Key Industry, over 30 international speakers will present the latest trends and developments in the composites segment.

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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.

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Composites Germany chairman believes composites applications still huge potential.
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Düsseldorf. At Composites Europe 2014, Dr. Michael Effing, who has been re-elected as Chairman of Composites Germany for a further year, announced the business association's concept for a new Composites Germany conference under the working title "Composites – On the Path to Becoming a Key Industry?". The conference will highlight the aspects of the industry that generate innovations and can contribute to the transformation of the composites sector into a key area of the national economy. "I am delighted and honoured to have retained the trust of my colleagues, who have elected me to this office once again. Over the coming year I wish to dedicate my energies, above all, to making the first edition of this conference a great success," says Effing.

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Composites Germany, the trade association founded in 2013, has replaced the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) as a member of the EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association).

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Dr. Elmar Witten, Spokesman for the Management of Composites Germany, interviewed the members of the board of the newly founded trade association at this year's K Trade Fair, which took place from 16 - 23 October 2013 in Düsseldorf. Composites Germany combines the strengths of four major organisations: AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V. (AVK), Carbon Composites e. V. (CCeV), CFK-Valley Stade e. V. (CFK-Valley) and Forum Composite Technology in the VDMA (VDMA). The following people took part in this interview: Chairman of the Board Dr. Michael Effing, AVK, Prof. Axel Herrmann, CFK-Valley, Dr. Reinhard Janta, CCeV, Frank Peters, VDMA.

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Stuttgart. The four major organisations within the German fibre reinforced composites industry have announced the foundation of a joint umbrella organisation at the Composites Europe 2013 trade fair: together they will form the trade association Composites Germany. The founding members of Composites Germany, which is based in Berlin, are AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V. (AVK), Carbon Composites e. V. (CCeV), CFK-Valley Stade e. V. (CFK-Valley) and Forum Composite Technology in the VDMA (VDMA).

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