High-Performance Composites

MAR 2013

High-Performance Composites is read by qualified composites industry professionals in the fields of continuous carbon fiber and other high-performance composites as well as the associated end-markets of aerospace, military, and automotive.

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SHOW cOverage Source: HPC / photo: Jeff Sloan JeC europe 2013 & SaMpe europe 2013 What: JEC Europe 2013 When: March 12-14, 2013 Where: Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France Pr ev i ew What: Record attendance expected at world's largest annual gathering of composites industry professionals. S old Out! That's the word from the JEC group as it prepares for its composites industry trade show in Paris. Slated for March 12-14 at the Paris Expo (Porte de Versailles, Paris, France), the JEC Europe Show is the annual meeting place for the world's top composite professionals. Show organizers say that, for the 2013 edition, they've filled every stand on its 50,000m2 (538,195 ft2) show floor — an area equal to eight soccer fields. More than 1,100 exhibitors will be on hand, 80 percent of them from outside France. Europe will account for 74 percent of the exhibitors, while 10 percent will come from the U.S. and 13 percent from Asia's emerging markets. JEC Europe exhibitors serve a wide range of end markets. Automotive and marine top the list, each served by 14 percent of the exhibitors; 13 percent serve the aerospace sector, 12 percent support building/construction; 11 percent, rail transit; and 10 percent, wind energy. About 31 percent of the exhibitors supply raw materials, 22 percent are equipment suppliers, and 39 percent offer processing or other services. JEC organizers say the 2013 show will highlight 12 "key themes" during the three-day event: Design, Nondestructive Testing, Robotics, Aeronautics, Automotive, E-car, Wind Power, Carbon, Biocomposites, Thermoplastics, Multifunctional Materials and the Environment. "The sector, notably in Europe, has strongly advanced in the processing of composites. Especially in Europe, innovation is directed towards manufacturing, and in particular, mass production," says JEC's executive director Frédérique Mutel, putting special emphasis on the key area of robotics: "Of all the patents granted for composites in Europe in 2011-2012, 52 percent involved robotics and automated manufacturing processes. It is probable that these technological advances will primarily interest major SAMPE Europe 2013 (SEICO 13) When: March 11-12, 2013 Where: Hotel Mercure, Porte de Versailles, Paris, France The world comes to Paris JEC predicts more than 32,000 attendees in 2013, while SAMPE Europe plans a dual focus on aerospace and the developing automotive market. international contractors and decisionmakers in countries with rapidly growing populations and economies." Mirroring growth JEC expects a record crowd in the aisles. Organizers predict more than 32,000 attendees, based on what JEC says is a cumulative 86 percent hike in the number of visitors in the past decade. The attendance numbers mirror JEC's survey findings on composites industry growth. The global composites market, according to JEC estimates, achieved a total value of €81.6 billion ($106.4 billion USD), delivering 9.2 million metric tonnes (20.28 billion lb) of product in 2012. Further, the composites industry is growing an aver- Lightning Strike Protection for Composite Aircraft ® MicroGrid Foils Precision-Expanded 203/294-4440 32 | high-performance composites www. dexmetmaterial.com

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