JEC Group have brought together the international community of composites leaders and executives in our Composites Circle as an unique networking opportunity to meet with both peers and future partners.
From 22 to 23 March, about 80 participants visited the 11th World Pultrusion Conference in Istanbul. This conference, which takes place every two years, is organised by the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA) founded in 1989; since July 2006 it has been under the umbrella of AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics), Frankfurt.
The conference was opened by the Chairman of the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA), Dr. Luigi Giamundo, AT srl., Italy, as well as with a greeting word of Murat Yalcintas, the president of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. The guests, who came from 14 European countries as well as from the USA, Russia, Saudi Arabia and China, were given a concise overview of the worldwide market development in the area of composites (fibre reinforced polymers) and pultrusion.
For a day and a half, 16 speakers presented information about innovative raw materials and technologies as well as about new applications.
In the afternoon of the last day of the conference there was a visit to METYX plant.