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15th December 2017, Stuttgart

GRP is finally back on track

Composites Europe. © Adrian WilsonThe production of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) in Europe has in 2017 finally returned almost to the level it was at prior to the recession years of 2008-2009, according to AVK, the European Federation of Reinforced Plastics.

Speaking at this year’s 3rd International Composites Congress in Stuttgart, Elmar Witten AVK’s managing director said production peaked at just under 1.2 million tons in 2007 before falling dramatically to just 815,000 tons in 2009 and has been climbing back ever since.

In 2016 production was over a million tons and this year AVK estimates it will be around 1.2 million tons.

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