Composites Germany reports that nearly 250 delegates came to the 2nd International Composites Congress, which took place in Dusseldorf last November.

Guests came from over 20 countries and the 2016 partner country was Japan. The list of Japanese guest speakers included Professor Takashi Ishikawa from the National Composites Center Japan, who gave the keynote talk with a comprehensive overview of developments in Japan’s composites technology and its market prospects.

The program also included topics such as process technology, material developments, new composite applications, e.g. in architecture, as well as lifecycle analysis and recycling.

The next International Composite Congress will be held in Stuttgart from 18 to 19 September 2017.

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