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3rd International Congress Automotive Composites

Automotive & Road Transportation
Germany, Wiesbaden

The directive from European Union to reduce CO2 emissions of cars led to direct impact in the automotive industry. Conventional materials have come close to their limits. Plastics reinforced with carbon fibers (CFRP), glass or natural fibers are seen as the key technology to reduce energy consumption. Especially with CFRP there are wide opportunities, most promising in their performance. The big challenge at the moment is to bring the material into volume production and reduce costs to come to automation, efficient processing technologies and shorter cycle times.


The variety and specialty of composites makes them not only demanding but also interesting and versatility applicable. While simulation, testing and developments go on, appearing challenges and innovative applications shall be discussed at this year’s conference about automotive composites.


Following key issues will be addressed:

  • solutions in simulating material behaviour to shorten development times and reduce implementation costs implementing of new composite materials
  • get inspired by innovative hybrid and lightweight solutions to design the most suitable composite
  • discuss challenges that appear with new composites regarding safety, durability and comfort
  • learn from new processes to reduce costs and save time to get CRFP into mass production
  • explore cross-industry solutions and benefit from their expertise in the field of composites

Discuss new materials and advanced solutions for simulation, processing and automation with representatives of following companies:

  • Adam Opel AG, Germany
  • BMW Group, Germany
  • Daimler AG, Germany
  • Jaguar Land Rover Limited, UK
  • Faurecia Automotive Seating, France
  • Johnson Controls GmbH, Germany
  • EELCEE SA, Switzerland
  • FACC AG, Austria
  • Mecaplast Group, Monaco
  • Teufelberger GmbH, Austria
  • Ticona GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO, Germany
  • Technical University München, Germany
  • University Stuttgart, Germany


The event will take place the 3-5 December 2012, in Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden, Germany.