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New fibre composite materials trade fair to attract visitors to Augsburg, Germany

In the coming year a new event called will be staged in Augsburg from 21-23 September 2016 in a multi-location-format.

29th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Augsburg/Paris

Civil Engineering, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace

Experience Composites, a new fibre composite materials trade fair in Augsburg, is being organised in co-operation with JEC Group, the leading composites industry organisation, and one of the largest German-speaking associations of businesses and research institutes, Carbon Composites e.V.

In the coming year a new event called will be staged in Augsburg from 21-23 September 2016 in a multi-location-format.

The internationally organised event will be designed to be a showcase for the entire industry, focussing on machinery and plant construction, aviation and space travel, construction and infrastructure, medical technology, wind power, as well as the automotive and transport sectors. 


“There is no other location in Europe like Augsburg having a market and industry locally catering for lightweight construction, fibre composites and carbon; we benefit greatly from the proximity to Augsburg Innovationspark and from being right next door to Carbon Composites e.V., the most important and largest network in this sector and not least the assistance of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the Chamber of Crafts in Swabia and other supporters in the region,” said Gerhard Reiter, the Managing Director of Messe Augsburg.

“As a result of our experience in staging specialist events onsite in close proximity to the centre of Augsburg and the high quality staff we having working in customer support, it is quite clear that we offer the very best environment for this event and working together with the JEC Group as a pioneer and leader in this field enables us to access the expertise and the network of the global composites community."


“Having one of the largest networks in the lightweight construction industry, Carbon Composites e.V. and its leading-edge cluster MAI Carbon are supporting the trade fair in Augsburg for two reasons: on the one hand it provides a showcase in which innovative businesses and organisations in this sector can promote their enormous expertise,” said Alexander Gundling, managing director of Carbon Composites e.V.

“On the other hand, there is not only a trade congress and a trade fair in Augsburg, but also on-site visits, rounds of discussions and training events. This means that there is an entirely new concept of presentation being displayed and this fits in very well with the innovative character of the industry and the venue."


More and more lightweight products are becoming ready for mass production across the entire spectrum of industries spanning from machine and plant building to aviation and space travel, to the automotive industry and its subcontractors right up to robotics and construction. Conversely, the modern mass production of reproducible fibre composite components is at times so complex that this can only be managed by a few companies with great difficulty.

With the large number of research institutes it has even today, such as the Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. the Functional Lightweight Design Department at the Fraunhofer Institute and firms working on resource-efficiency technology and carbon fibre composite materials, the economic region in which Augsburg is located is said to provide an excellent network, which will have a significant addition in the coming year with the Experience Composites - powered by the JEC Group trade fair.

Augsburg is centrally located in the southern technology axis, one of the trans-European networks, in one of the strongest and highly innovative economic regions in Europe. The booming economic region may be described as undergoing a structural change driven by innovation and expertise, focussing on mechatronics, automation together with fibre composite materials, environmental, information and communication technology.

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