JEC says that its recent forum, which took place in Chicago, USA, focused on the field of ground transportation, from automotive to railway, trucks and buses.

The conference featured 24 expert speakers from companies such as Ford Motor Company, Gazelle Tech, Mercedes Benz, Owens Corning, Porcher Industries, SikaAxson and Wabash National Corporation. On the first day of the event, Martin Bigras from Bombardier, gave a keynote speech on new material development for rail applications, addressing how composite materials are a great fit for the rail industry, the issues faced by composites in rail applications, and the envisioned solutions to further their integration into this industry. Another keynote speech given by Greg Beiser from Faurecia focused on composites in clean mobility.

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