JEC Forum DACH to highlight region’s composite innovations

The JEC Group has unveiled the agenda for its upcoming JEC Forum DACH, which is held in Frankfurt am Main from November 23-24.

Over the two days, the JEC Forum DACH programme will offer the opportunity to exchange and learn about the current and future developments of composites in the DACH region through a rich programme of conferences, the JEC Composites Start-up Booster, and the JEC and AVK Awards.

JEC Forum DACH will include pre-arranged Business Meetings between sponsors and attendees as well as sponsors' workshops.

Featured sponsors’ workshops

Some sponsors of JEC Forum DACH will take the stage to present their know-how and technology during 30 minutes’ presentations in front of the attendees as well as in livestreaming.

Here is the full programme of the workshops:

November 23, 2021

11:45- 12:15

Update on Mäder Total EN 45545 Solutions: Gelcoats, Resins and Coatings combined with efficient manufacturing methods

Julien Kiehl - Business Development Manager - Walter Mäder

12:30- 13:00

Trima winding machinery: Tailormade production lines for the composites industry Mathias Müller - Sales director - Trima

16:45- 17:15

Fire-protected non-crimp glass fabric for lightweight battery housings

Jörg Bünker - Head of R&D SAERTEX LEO - Saertex

Andreas Pfitzinger - Sales Manager - SVT

17:30- 18:00

Turning Data into Quality, sensXPERT Transforms the Plastics Industry

Dr Alexander Chaloupka - Managing Director - Netzsch Process Intelligence

Ingo Schwarz - Managing Director - Schwarz Plastic Solutions

November 24, 2021

11:45- 12:15

Processes for composites

Georg Voggenreiter - Area Sales & Project Manager - Maschinenfabrik Herbert Meyer

12:30- 13:00

Success stories of structural adhesives in different composite applications

Dr Michael Karcher - Market Manager - Kisling

13:15- 13:45

Requirements and performance for high quality Prepregs – from resin film production to impregnation Andrea Glawe - Regional Sales Director Asia-Pacific - Kroenert

16:45- 17:15

Bio Epoxy systems for composite industry: new developments from ELANTAS Europe Dr. Davide Malinverno - R&D Manager Engineering Materials - Elantas Europe.

17:30- 18:00

Making Additive Real

Maurizio Bernini - Product Manager Additive Manufacturing and New Technologies - CMS

Fostering entrepreneurship with the JEC Composites Start-up Booster

Eric Pierrejean, JEC Group CEO
Eric Pierrejean, JEC Group CEO

JEC Composites Start-up Booster, the leading start-up competition in the world of composites, enables the community to find and assess innovations with a potential impact on their respective industries. The competition will be held at JEC Forum DACH for the first time with the pitches session on November 23rd at 1:15pm followed by the Awards ceremony in the evening.

Five start-ups, based in Europe, have been selected to pitch in front of a jury of experts and leading industry players at JEC Forum DACH:

  • ANYBRID (Germany)

Robotised polymer processing for versatile lightweight components • CARBON CLEANUP (Austria)

A highly efficient and mobile carbon fibre waste material recycling technology

  • CARBON-DRIVE (Germany)

The next generation of high-performance electric drives and powertrains • FIBRECOAT (Germany)

Making high performance fibre materials affordable • TOUCH SENSITY (France)

An innovative technology making materials sensitive to physical interactions

Celebrating innovation with the AVK innovation awards

This year at JEC Forum DACH JEC Group and AVK will co-organise the AVK Innovation Awards Programme. One of the goals of the AVK Innovation Awards is to give prominence to the innovations and the companies/institutions behind them, thus publicising their performance throughout the industry. AVK innovation awards presented at the JEC Forum DACH will celebrate innovations in fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP)/composites during the Awards ceremony on Tuesday 23rd, at 6:15pm.

Conferences, keynotes, and market overview

JEC Forum DACH will feature cutting-edge live conferences with experts from the industry as well as exclusive keynotes organised by the AVK.

Tuesday 23. November 2021

09.15 – 09.30: Opening speech with Eric Pierrejean, JEC Group CEO and Dr Michael Effing, Chairman AVK.

09.30- 11.30

Market and trends of the composites industry will be the main focus of this first morning session, starting with Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Büchner, Director Head of Industrials Associate Chemicals & Automotive and Sven Anders at IKB Dt. Industriebank who will deliver a keynote about the “Trends in the commodity market”. Then, three conferences on “Market developments” will be respectively animated by Dr. Elmar Witten, AVK, Dr. Robert Brüll, FibreCoat and Marc Kirchhoff, Trumpf.

14.15- 14.30

Werner Loscheider, Head of the division IVB4 that looks after construction, lightweight construction/new materials and resources efficiency in the department Industry Politics at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will give a speech. The title of his presentation: “The lightweight construction initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy”. The lightweight construction initiative is fostering the internationalization and networking process of this cross-sectional technology.

14.30 – 16.30

To start the afternoon session about sustainability, a keynote speech will be delivered by Prof Hans-Josef Endres, IKK, discussing the assessment of the sustainability of composites. Then, Dr. Marnix van Gurp of Brightlands Materials Center, Dr Andrea Tuni, University of Strathclyde, Thomas Wegmann, AOC Aliancys and Dirk Punke, BÜFA, will highlight environmental protection and sustainability in their speeches.

Wednesday 24. November 2021

09.30- 11.30

“Composites for e-mobility” will be the centre of attention in this morning keynote and conferences given by Axel Seifert, Plastic Omnium New Energies, Denis Boahene, Mitsubishi Chemical, Johan Potargent, AMS Belgium, Peter Ooms, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Michael Polotzki, Menzolit, Sjef van Breugel, Pontis and Warden Schijve, AZL.

14.30 – 16.30

“CFRTP in automotive industry” will be the subject of a keynote speech delivered by Eva Honickel and Thomas Hogger, BMW Group, followed by Marcus Kremers, Airborne, Prithul Narula and Hans Luinge, Toray Advanced Composites, Pascal Kube, Teijin Carbon Europe, Markus Hildebrandt, INOMETA and Dr Jochen Pflug, Econcore who will all talk about “New Applications for Thermoplastic Composites”.

Facilitating business thanks to the JEC business meetings programme

In order to help the sponsors to save time and establish connections with real interest business partners, JEC Group has developed a Business Meetings programme: an efficient facilitator to connect precise needs to corresponding offers. These one-to-one meetings will be held on the sponsors’ booths during the two days of the event.


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