At the show, FTA will presents its non-crimp fabrics (NCF) and some new composite prototypes that can be made from them.
At the show, FTA will presents its non-crimp fabrics (NCF) and some new composite prototypes that can be made from them.

According to the companies, Baden-Württemberg is a key region for the lightweight building sector and the booth will feature several innovations and trends that are advancing the region’s fiber composite and lightweight research and production sector. The range of exhibitors at the joint booth includes nearly the entire value chain for the manufacture and processing of composite materials. The technology presented spans from the production of materials and composites to material processing and recycling.

For example, Amann & Söhne GmbH & co. KG will be using the joint booth to present its custom equipment for yarns and twines specially made for use with composites, while COMPHIL Finishing Technologie will display its solutions for improved fiber matrix adhesion, easier workability (sewing, knitting, etc.) and increased productivity. TFP fibers are used in the production of window frames for the airspace industry.

FTA mbH will presents its non-crimp fabrics (NCF) and some new composite prototypes that can be made from them. Leno woven NCFs offer higher density and stiffness as well as improved drapability for use in tension and compression applications than comparable scrims.

Knowledge base

Five of the leading research institutes in Baden-Württemberg will demonstrate the knowledge base available in the region. Fraunhofer IPA will present its hand-held tool for visualizing optical measurements of the production quality of lightweight structures, while ITV Denkdorf will be showing its solution for an energy efficient pultrusion process for the manufacture of fiber composite components with a thermoplastic matrix in serial applications (T-Pult).

Composites Europe 2015 takes place from 22–24 September in Stuttgart, Germany.

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