he JEC Asia International Composites event, taking place at the Suntec Center in Singapore from 15–18 November, 2016, will have end user markets as a key topic.

In 2015, JEC Asia was visited by 52% of end-user companies from 43 countries. In 2016, the industries represented will include automotive & transportation, construction & building, oil & gas, wind energy and aerospace. As well as this, three conferences out of fiver will address developments in end-user industries such as carbon fiber in mass production vehicles, low maintenance costs in aircraft, and also market drivers in off-shore activities.

‘Asia is fast at building infrastructures, offering mass transportation and producing light devices,’ said Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group president & CEO. ‘Consequently, a platform like JEC Asia presenting new recyclable materials and products is most appreciated. While in 2015, the Asian xomposites market was worth US$31.78 billion, i.e. 43% of the worldwide market, by 2030, Asia should account for 60% of worldwide composites production.’ 

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