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Acceleration of the Composites Industry largely demonstrated at a vibrant JEC Europe 2014 in its larger edition ever

News International-French

19 Mar 2014

A record number of exhibitors (1.200+) and visitors (32.000+) from 88 countries has definitely settled JEC Europe to be the #1 event for Composites worldwide, covering the whole value chain and every application sector.

The growth of the composites sector is fueled by three main international trends:

  • Innovation and design driving further the penetration of these materials
  • Competitive manufacturing
  • Bigger volume in strong growth countries

The 2014 session experienced a record stream of visitors to date at a Composites event. The event increased its surface area to 54,400 sqm (+8% compared to 2013) and moved to 2 levels of Paris Porte de Versailles pavilions 7. The 2 floors were completely full, to such an extent that JEC Group is considering the addition of a 3rd floor for 2015!

Heads and leaders
JEC attracts the largest number of high-level foreign decision-makers and stake-holders from around the world. Also this year, the total number of Ministers, Ambassadors and delegations strongly grew.

Large transactions and major announcements
Numbers of agreements have been signed on JEC Europe’s stage, confirming JEC Group as the industrial backing of the global composites community. To be highlighted is JEC Group MoU signed with Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology sealing acooperation for networking opportunities and information sharing for Korean Companies on JEC platforms in particular JEC Asia in Singapore.

Also, the MoU between the Nano MikroWerkstoffe Photonik cluster from North RheinWestfalia and the MAUD cluster from Nord-Pas-De-Calais benefited from JEC impact to strengthen their ongoing collaboration.

Similarly, the MoU between the Nagoya University, National Composite Center (“NCC”) - Greater Nagoya, and the CFK-Valley Stade e. V. - Niedersachsen to carry outjoint R&D projects and realize innovations in the field of lightweight construction has been signed during JEC Europe 2014.

The attendance to the Innovative Composites Summit, where 39 speakers shared their latest advances in Composites Research and Applications also proves the abundance of knowledge and networking opportunities.