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JEC Asia 2017
24 May 2017
JEC Asia is on the threshold of 10 years. In November of this year, not only does it transfer the composites exhibition to Seoul for the first time, but it will also highlight the composites industry in End-Users Markets, such as the development of materials for Transportation (including Automotive & Aeronautics), renewable energies, Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronic Equipment (EEE) or again Sports & Leisure.

The unique International Composites Platform dedicated to Asia Pacific


JEC Asia: focus on the main markets of the Asian Composites Industry
JEC Asia is the annual grand occasion for composites industries in Asia. Every year thousands of professionals and more than 200 companies from more than 45 countries across Asia-Pacific come together in this place creating innumerable business opportunities.

“In 2016, Asia represented 43% of the global Composites Market in value i.e. $35,26 Bn. This important market needs to be addressed in accordance with its needs and specificities. For instance, in volume, Asia accounts for 27% of the global weight of Composite use in EEE; if we add China, this figure raises to 66% of the world usage in Kilo Tons. Thanks to our partnerships with Asians clusters, government and Industries, and also thanks to our permanent office in Singapore, we are stronger in bringing dedicated content and solutions to Composites professionals in Asia or interested in the Asian markets.” comments Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.

“Besides, JEC Asia steering committee is mainly composed of Asian academics, industrialists and officials to make sure that the November event will perfectly fit current and future interest for this region”, she adds.

Conferences on Composites in Automotive, Aeronautics, IT & EEE and Sports & Leisure are already planned in the agenda.


JEC Asia will host the International Carbon Festival


For the first time, JEC Asia will be hosting the 12th International Carbon Festival, the Symposium on Carbon Materials and Composite Technologies.

“The synergies of our events will ensure strong participation of Korean companies and institutions but also, thanks to our decade working in the region, we are confident we will attract international crowd from other Asian countries but also Europe and America. Our networking solutions will gather them and boost their business” says Christian Strassburger, JEC Group Asia Director.

JEC Asia 2017
17 Jul 2017
JEC Group, the largest composites industry organization in the world brings to light the growing importance composites materials have in every industrial sector. JEC President and CEO, Ms Frédérique MUTEL, came to Seoul on Wednesday July 12, 2017, to share her analysis of the current and future trends with Korean press, industrialists, officials and academics.

“Every time I come to Seoul, I am always amazed by the dynamism of the Korean market regarding Composites Materials and Innovation in general. I feel a unique economic vitality from what I call the “golden triangle” formed by Government, Industry and Research together with Material Sciences and Engineering. The proof is the large number of participants we welcomed today. I hope that they grasped the current situation for Composites Materials as well as the challenges and competitions that we will have to overcome together. These are points of reflection that they will be able to pursue during the 10th JEC Asia next November 1-3, 2017 in Seoul.” she comments.

A full room at JEC Presentation in SeoulThe conference had the honor to be prestigiously opened by Mr. Fabien PENONE, French Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. He welcomes the relocation of JEC Asia to Seoul and is looking forward to a promising event next November.

During the conference, prominent guest speakers also took the stage. Mr. JUNG, President of the Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology, discussed about the Carbon Industry in Jeonbuk.
Finally, Mr. KIM, President of the Korean Society for Composites Materials presented the current states and prospects of Composites materials in Korea.


JEC Asia and International Carbon Festival (ICF) a perfect combination

For the first time, JEC Asia will be hosting the 12th International Carbon Festival, the Symposium on Carbon Materials and Composite Technologies. “The topics addressed by the ICF symposium are fully
complementary subjects to JEC Asia conferences. We believe that the 50% expected international attendees will make the most of the event and of the beautiful city of Seoul” adds Christian STRASSBURGER, JEC Group Asia Director.

JEC Asia 2017 hosting ICF
13 Sep 2017
The JEC Asia trade fair will present all the composite solutions for all end-users industries in Seoul on 1-3 November 2017.

JEC Group, the world’s leading promoter of composite materials, continues its development in Asia. After the 2008 launch in Singapore of JEC Asia, the annual composite trade fair for the Asia-Pacific region, the JEC Group set up offices in Singapore in 2016. It is currently stepping up its strategy to connect with end markets and has relocated the JEC Asia trade fair to Seoul for its 10th edition.


Asia: a booming market for composite materials

Composite materials provide users with substantial benefits, like lightweight, strength, insulation, corrosion resistance, design and shape freedom, choice of textures, and easy maintenance. Given the increasingly important issues around material savings and the environment, the growing interest on the part of many industries is easy to understand, and composites are being used more and more.
In 2016, Asia accounted for 43% of the global market for composites in terms of value, or €34.8 billion, compared to €18 billion in 2011: a 93% increase over a six-year period. The two main user markets in Asia are consumer goods (30% of total volume) and electricity & electronics (27% of total volume).


South Korea is a strategic hub for composite materials

JEC Group President & CEO Frederique Mutel and Gyoung-Gee Liu, Vice-Mayor of Seoul, sign a memorandum of understanding in February 2017
South Korea is a country with spectacular growth. Every composites-using industry is represented in this country, including automotive, aerospace, electronics and sports & leisure”, says JEC Group President and CEO Mrs. Frederique Mutel.

“A specific feature of this country is that it reaps the benefit of a positive synergy from the “golden triangle” that is formed by the government authorities with research & industry and material science & techniques. These three areas are “virtuous circle” models that help to develop industry as a whole. So after signing a memorandum of understanding with the carbon cluster of the Jeonju region in 2014, we are now pleased to also have the support of the Seoul municipality, for which we signed a memorandum of understanding in early February 2017.”

From left to right: KCTECH President Dong Chul Chung, Jec Group President and CEO Frederique Mutel, French Ambassador to Korea Fabien Penone, and KSCM President Kisoo Kim
At a press conference in Seoul on July 12, 2017, the French Ambassador to Korea Fabien Penone expressed his pleasure that JEC Asia 2017 is the first French industrial trade fair to be organized in Seoul. Both the support from institutions and the enthusiasm of local and international manufacturers augur well for this tenth JEC Asia.
JEC Asia is also hosting the 12th International Carbon Festival (ICF), which is organized by KCTECH, a competitive cluster in the Jeonju region, and it looks as though there will also be a strong turnout from the professionals in that industry.

The city of Seoul is making great efforts to help us set up this international event, which will welcome participants from more than 40 countries on November 1-3, 2017. Moreover, Seoul has the ideal infrastructure to welcome exhibitors and visitors with the high quality that characterizes all JEC Group events”, adds JEC Asia Director Christian Strassburger.

JEC Asia 2017 hosting ICF
3 Oct 2017
JEC Group, the Leading Composites organization in the world, brings to South Korea not only its business platform for Networking but also its top-notch conferences especially designed for the Asian composites markets.

“The success of JEC Conferences worldwide lies in 2 simple facts: Firstly, 100% of the content is designed according to the needs and concerns of local markets and industries. JEC Composites experts all over the world are studying every market specifically to propose a custom-made program all year long. Secondly, we partner with local specialists to fine-tune each topic.” comments Ms. Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO.

Indeed, 43 speakers from mainly Asia, but also Europe and America will take the stage next November 1-3, 2017 at the COEX Center of Seoul to present their papers to an international crowd.

3 full days of conferences at JEC Asia 2017
The first day, November 1st, is dedicated to the 12th International Carbon Festival (ICF) that JEC Asia hosts for the first time. Among the many speakers from Australia, Germany, Korea, China, France and Singapore, we can highlight the speeches of SGL Group, KCTECH, Saertex, Chomarat or Hankuk Carbon to name a few. Focus will be made on the use of Carbon in Automotive.

On November 2nd, JEC Conferences will be partnered with KATECH (Korea Automotive Technology Institute) to present the topic: “Automotive: novelties in structural and semi structural applications” with speakers from Hyundai Motor Group, Renault Samsung Motors or again Hanwha Advanced Materials. The second part of the day will focus on the future of composites in IT and E&EE with the support of KITECH and ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute).

Finally, the last day of conferences will present in the morning the topic of “Developing automated processes in Aeronautics: tape laying, fiber placement, etc.” with Boeing as a speaker among many others, whereas the afternoon will tackle the issues of “Sports & Leisure: can composite materials do better?”, presenting the solutions of COBRA International, ESI Group, Munich Composites, Hanyang University, etc…

Participation is complimentary for press members

JEC Asia 2017
13 Oct 2017
The 10th JEC Asia in Seoul will present the regional demand and offer for composites products in the main Asian markets.

Facing an Asian market that has considerably evolved, composites professionals commit themselves to the international platform JEC Asia, fully booked since the end of July 2017.

Indeed, the common awareness by every party underlines the importance of such an event in Asia, i.e. South Korea, where institutions have serious projects to improve the quality of living while respecting available resources. The role of Industrialists is not insignificant either, as the development of new innovations and the increased usage of composites materials help these societal issues. JEC Asia in Seoul will be the place where exhibitors, visitors, delegates, officials and speakers will come together and exchange on this topic.

“In partnership with industrialists, academics and local authorities from the main countries developing composites solutions, we are delivering the unique truly international composites platform in Asia. JEC Asia Seoul should be a totally new experience for participants with three brand new programs: Business opportunities (economic presentations from main countries), Top Buyers’ Program and Composites Arts Performance.” comments Ms. Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO.

“We are very pleased that our move to Seoul has been so enthusiastically welcomed by the industry, the local authorities and the various clusters. Since we have been sold out so quickly this year, we have already taken measures to increase the event’s surface for 2018 and be able to accommodate more exhibitors and innovative parts next year”, adds Christian STRASSBURGER, JEC Asia Sales Director.

Key facts and figures

  • 10th edition
  • 3-day event
  • 43 speakers
  • +45 countries represented
  • +200 companies
  • Trade-show
  • Conferences
  • 12 JEC Innovation Awards
  • B2B Meetings
  • Automotive Leadership Circle
  • Live Demos & Innovation Corner
  • Technical Posters
  • 2 Composites Tours
  • Job Center
  • Business opportunities
  • Top Buyers' Program
  • Composites Arts Performance
  • Hosting the International Carbon Festival

Participation is complimentary for Press members

JEC Asia 2017
17 Oct 2017
The ceremony will take place on the international composites event, JEC Asia, November 1-3, 2017 - COEX Center, Seoul, South Korea

During the first JEC Asia International Composites event in Seoul, South Korea, 12 companies will be rewarded in several major application sectors: Aeronautics, Automotive, Construction, Marine, Racing car, Railway, Transportation, Wind Energy and Sports & Leisure.

Like the rest of the world, the Asia-Pacific region is seeing major developments in carbon-SMC materials, lighter and safer cars and transportation systems, renewable energy, processes and raw materials. This could be seen through the numerous applications received in these topics.

“JEC Group strategy towards composites end-users appears to be truly appropriate when we notice all these industries represented in this list of winners. One can only notice that composites are now fully part of our everyday life and it is just the beginning.” Says Ms. Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President & CEO.

The ceremony will take place on Thursday November 2nd, 2017 at the COEX Center of Seoul (South Korea) in the conference room of JEC Asia level 1 from 3:30 p.m. Ida DAUSSY (Seo Hye-na), a French-born South Korean broadcaster who has been awarded a presidential citation in 2005 by the South Korean Government, will host the ceremony in front of officials, industrialists, scientists and composites professionals.

Press members are cordially invited to join the ceremony


JEC Asia Innovation Awards: the 12 winners

  • Railway
    Korea Railroad Research Institute (South Korea)Railway sleepers using ultra-high-performance cementitious composites
  • Transportation
    Omni Willig Carbon GmbH (Germany)Carbon Mini Tank for highly-corrosive materials
  • Automotive
    Daimler AG (Germany)Multifunctional carbon SMC spare wheel pan
  • Racing car
    Epotech Composite Corporation (Taiwan)Lightweight body structure design
  • Aeronautics
    Composite Technology Centre / CTC GmbH - An Airbus Company (Germany)Hybrid SMC technology for aircraft applications
  • Wind Energy
    Arkema (France)Infusion thermoplastic resin for wind turbine blade manufacturing
  • Sports & Leisure
    Chomarat (France)Thin-ply carbon NCF with visual stitching applied to an innovative windsurf board
  • Construction
    Logelis (France)Composite sandwich panel for modular construction
  • Marine
    Talon Technology Pty Ltd.(Australia)Carbon fibre/Kevlar hinge system
  • Raw Materials
    OCSiAl (Luxembourg)Single-wall nanotube-based industrial predispersed concentrate


  • NDT & Monitoring
    R-TECH Services Ltd.(UK)Acoustic emission system for the assessment of hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles
  • Process
    Textile For Life Co., Ltd.(South Korea)Industry 4.0 robotic braiding factory

JEC Asia 2017
7 Nov 2017
The first ever French industrial event to take place in South Korea closed its doors last November 3, 2017 after 3 days of intense business

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at JEC Asia 2017 (from Left to Right): M. CHUNG, M. PARK, M. SONG, Ms. MUTEL, M. DERUFFE, M. YOON and M. AHN
JEC Asia strategic move from Singapore to Seoul really paid off. More than 230 exhibiting companies from Asia, Europe and America were represented on the event that was organized over 3 floors of the COEX Exhibition Center of Seoul. The event registered a record number of 6,271 professional visits from 42 countries, the top visiting countries being South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and France.

“The 10th anniversary of JEC Asia marked a real turning point for the composites industry in Asia Pacific. Not only have we gathered the whole composites value chain in one place for 3 days, but we also succeeded to apply our new strategy towards end-users as we have welcomed professionals from composites using industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Electronic & Electric Equipment, Construction, Sports & Leisure and many more.” comments Ms. Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO.

One of the 3 levels of JEC Asia 2017
“Based on the outcomes of this session, we have already decided to double the surface of the event on one unique floor to be able to accommodate more exhibitors and innovative parts in 2018”, she adds.


“We very much appreciated the support of local authorities such as the City of Seoul who did its utmost to welcome international attendees and top buyers as well as the Korean Composites Industry in general for its massive participation. Also, we were very proud to host the 12th International Carbon Festival and we believe that our synergies contributed to such a successful event”, says Christian STRASSBURGER, JEC Asia Director.


Key facts and figures

  • 10th edition
  • 3-day event
  • +230 companies
  • 6,271 professional visits
  • 43 speakers
  • 42 countries represented
  • Trade-show
  • Conferences
  • 12 JEC Innovation Awards
  • 400 B2B meetings
  • Automotive Leadership Circle
  • Live Demos & Innovation Corner
  • 2 Composites Tours
  • Job Center
  • Business opportunities
  • Top Buyers’ Program
  • Composites Arts Performance
  • Hosting the International Carbon Festival


JEC Asia, International Composites Event, will return in Seoul next November 14-15-16, 2018