The €3 million AACOMA (Accelerate advanced composite manufacturing) project involves seven partners from all three regions.
The €3 million AACOMA (Accelerate advanced composite manufacturing) project involves seven partners from all three regions.

Companies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have kicked off a project focused on developing material and process technologies in the composites industry.

The €3 million AACOMA (Accelerate advanced composite manufacturing) project aims to connect SMEs with institutes and technical centers.

It involves seven partners from all three regions: Centexbel, the project leader supported by University of Liège, Sirris and Flanders Make from Belgium, as as Fontys University of Applied Science and AMIBM of Maastricht University in the Netherlands and AMAC in Germany.

‘Centexbel, with a strong experience in textile and composites, will identify with its Interreg partners and an advisory board of international experts several demonstrators which will enable an accelerated advanced manufacturing of composite parts,’ said Bernard Paquet, project coordinator at Centexbel. ‘This could include new materials and intermediates, high performance additives, bio-based products and new composites by additive manufacturing.’

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