The United States of America will be the partner country of this year’s Composites Europe, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 22 to 24 September. The US will also sponsor the International Composites Congress, which on 21 and 22 September will kick off the trade fair.

Serving as the partner country, the US will be able to showcase the expertise of the country’s industry while at the same time calling attention to market opportunities available in the US to companies from Europe. With more than 500,000 workers and annual turnover of $70 billion, the US composites market is the largest in world.

‘Right now, the dynamic growth of the US economy is driving demand for all types of fiber composite materials,’ said Tom Dobbins, president of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). ‘We are seeing especially strong growth in the transportation, aeronautics, automotive, and construction sectors and expect this to continue. Additionally, other market segments such as marine are continuing to recovery from the recession.’

 ‘We can best illustrate the potential and the opportunities offered by fibre-reinforced plastics by joining forces internationally. Together with the US, our partner country, we aim to initiate a bilateral dialogue between the composites industry’s strongest markets,’ added Dr. Elmar Witten, a Composites Germany management spokesman. Besides efficient production processes, key topics discussed at the 1st International Composites Congress will include cooperation opportunities in industry and research, innovative applications, recycling and market trends. 

This story is reprinted from material from Composites Europe, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. 

This year’s Composites Europe will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 22 to 24 September.
This year’s Composites Europe will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 22 to 24 September.