Automotive Thermoplastic Composites 2016


Automotive Thermoplastic Composites 2016 conference

Date: 05 – 06 July, 2016

Location: Renaissance Dusseldorf Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany




  • Gareth Lamb, IHS Chemical Consulting
    Trends in material usage within the automotive industry
  • Elmar Witten, AVK Federation of Reinforced Plastics
    Trends and developments in the composites market
  • George Kellie, Kellie Solutions
    Composite woven and non-woven automotive thermoplastics trends
  • Christoph Kuhn, Volkswagen
    Material-adapted process simulation – a precondition for cost-efficient lightweight design using long-fibre reinforced thermoplastics
  • Arnt Offringa, Fokker Aerostructures
    Thermoplastic composites in aerospace: serving a different market with similar needs
  • Andreas Erber, Senior Manager, SGL Carbon SE, Germany 
    Materials and processes for thermoplastic composite structural components
  • Clemens Buschhoff, Fraunhofer Institut für Produktions Technologie IPT
    High volume production of lightweight structures in automotive applications
  • Martin Read, Croda
    Improving scratch resistance in polyolefins
  • Klaus Gleich, Johns Manville Europe GmbH
    Structural thermoplastic composites as seen by a glass fibre manufacturer
  • Peter Hansen, Element Materials Technology
    Laser welding and cutting of long fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites and the influence on mechanical properties for  lightweight structural applications
  • Marcus Ruhnau, Luvocom
    Customisation of thermoplastic materials
  • Peter Fuß, Ernst & Young
    How can thermoplastic composites survive in future virtual car interiors?
  • Thilo Bein, Fraunhofer Insitute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF
    Enhanced lightweight design using thermoplastic composites – the EU funded project ENLIGHT
  • Philippe Pineau, Mecaplast & Guillaume Huguet, Mecaplast
    Production of automotive composite parts by overmoulding process
  • Sebastiaan Wijskamp, ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC)
    Overmoulding – joining plastics and composites
  • Tuncay Gumus, Teklas
    Metal replacement and rubber replacement of fluid circulation systems (case studies)
  • Marcel Döring, 3M
    Hollow Glass Microspheres; an established lightweight filler that can now be used for thermoplastic processing methods
  • Wolfgang Trümper, Technische Universität Dresden
    Innovative textile technologies for the direct manufacturing of waste free 3D textile preforms for thermoplastic composites
  • Mohamed Hashish, Flow International Corporation
    The potential of waterjet trimming of automotive CFRP Parts
  • Boney Mathew, Mathson Composite Group, LLC
    Innovative automotive skid plate & underbody shield composite technology
* conference program subject to change

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