The JEC Group is to host an international event dedicated to composites in the automotive industry. The first ‘International Conference on Automotive Technology’ will take place from 13-14 October, in, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

‘We are implementing our Group strategy oriented towards end-users,’ saidFrédérique Mutel, JEC group president and CEO. ‘The automotive industry remains by far the largest market for composite materials in the US, rendering it a key player when it comes to innovation and advancements in materials and manufacturing processes.’

The 25 speakers will cover topics such as ‘Multimaterial Solutions in Automotive’ dealing with the concerns of using both composites and metal components for optimized lightweighting, toughening composites via hybridization or replacing traditional fasteners with adhesive bonding, and ‘Incorporation of Carbon Fiber in Structural Parts in the Automotive Industry’ focusing on measuring structure health, new repair and recycling technologies. 

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