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JEC Composites Conferences
JEC Group, during its events offer a wide range of technical and business conferences, to develop your composites knowledge and offer you business opportunities.
JEC Composites Conference programs offer presentations from the leaders of the industry, covering current challenges and trends in a wide variety of subjects.
Consisting of sessions delving into cutting-edge topics, with an end-user focus, the conferences allow industrials and academics to showcase their know-how and talk about the latest technological innovations to a highly qualified international audience.
Speakers are provided a unique opportunity to come in contact with leaders from the whole composites value chain, and experts from all the major industries: Automotive, Aeronautics, Construction, Transportation, Marine, Oil & Gas, etc.
Whether they are leaders of our industry or from the End-User industries, successful entrepreneurs or even high-level sportsmen, the keynote speakers aim to inspire by their visions and prospects and offer from their expertise during these unique sessions.
Country on Stage
The Country on Stage format is a unique opportunity for countries to highlight their specificities and excellence in the field of Composites. This event features lightening keynote presentations, insightful discussions with key local players and representative business cases, outlining the most important aspects of each country’s composites sector. The underlying idea is for participants to get the maximum out of every Country on Stage session by making contacts with key players that will enrich their future business and help to expand the network that is the global Composites industry.
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These programs consist of presentations about specific hot topics, such as Composites for a Sustainable World, with conferences enabling participants to discover how composites are leading to the creation of higher performing, more cost-effective designs with lower environmental impact to satisfy the complex technical, economic and sustainability demands of existing, and emerging, markets. Presenting the latest value chain strategies to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in line with circular economy goals, and highlighting how the composites community is seizing the opportunity to Rethink the way we do things now and direct Research into new and better solutions.
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The JEC Composites Web TV is a platform where hundreds of videos have been spotted by JEC Group’s experts to present materials, processes, applications, business cases… All the content reflects the innovative and customizable solutions from the composites industry.
On the JEC Composites Web TV you can also find pedagogic videos to better understand the composites benefits, and discover JEC Group events, programs, webinars and podcasts.Discover the Web TV
JEC Composites Webinars is a series of on-demand digital conferences of 30 to 60 minutes developed by JEC Group with partners. Each session presents innovative and cost-effective solutions for the Composites Industry, through tangible business case studies and insightful presentations. The sessions will provide complete analysis of many experts and leaders of the Composites Industry in the form of webinars, covering topics including materials, equipment, processes and technologies important to success in today’s composites business. The webinars can also address dedicated applicative markets and provide the participants with the latest trends and innovations, new materials and new ways of manufacturing these materials.
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On June 22nd, 2023 @ 4pm (CET)
About: How to Boost Efficiency and Digitalize The Production of Composite Parts
The composites industry must produce high-quality, functional parts using complex, cascaded processes that are often difficult to predict or control, and which can obscure the interrelationships between process parameters, material behavior, and final part performance. Higher levels of process monitoring are required to avoid part rejection during quality assurance testing. An aerospace company validated the benefits of digitizing a well-established manufacturing process with sensor-based and data-driven technology.
What you will learn in this webinar:
- Aircraft manufacturing case: Digitalization of vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), coupled with post-mold autoclave curing of fuselage support produced in carbon fiber – RTM6-1.
- Gathering data with sensXPERT in-mold sensors, creating kinetic models, forecasting process cycles, and predicting part conversion in real-time during manufacturing cycles.
- Benefits of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in composite manufacturing.
sensXPERT is a data-driven manufacturing solution for the plastics industry that enhances productivity in real-time. An intelligent manufacturing technology that supports several production processes such as Reactive injection molding, Resin Transfer Molding, Hot Pressing and Vacuum Infusion with a high focus on thermoset materials. By combining measuring hardware and data science to characterize materials in sync with machine and cavity, we control and detect all necessary influencing factors, driving process reliability.Register
On March 21, 2023 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Next Generation Composite Solutions with VISIOMER® Specialty Methacrylates
In line with the mission creating possibilities for a sustainable world, Evonik offers the composite industry VISIOMER® specialty methacrylates to:
- Replace styrene as reactive diluent
- Substitute petrochemical with bio-based solutions
- Reduce the weight of composite parts even more
The webinar introduces selected VISIOMER® specialty methacrylates – less hazardous and with low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) for styrene replacement in Vinyl Ester (VE) and Unsaturated Polyester Resins (UPR). Additionally, insights “beyond bio-based” are given to introduce these methacrylates’ footprint and handprint. This information enables the composite resins producers to assess the sustainable impact of the reactive diluents.
Evonik is a leader in specialty chemistry. Its Specialty Methacrylates product line stands for high-quality products, global service, and outstanding expertise.Watch the replay
On February 16, 2023 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Advanced Composite Bonding: PlasmaBound’s CPA Surface Preparation Technology
Methods to improve adhesive bonding of fibre reinforced polymer composites, both improving bond performance and reducing operational steps in achieving these bond improvements. This presentation will review the benefits and pitfalls associated with current process and technology applications and will subsequently focus on PlasmaBound’s offering to this critical area, enabling the broader adoption of these lightweight materials into a greater range of markets.Watch the replay
On November 10, 2022 @ 3pm (CET)
About: Rotational Moulding Technology for a Cost-Effective Hydrogen Liner Solution
The rotational moulding technology is an innovative and cost-effective solution to the monolithic production of liners for hydrogen tanks, as it lets the bosses be co-molded in a one-step process.
Persico Group guarantees the manufacturing of high-quality liners with big dimensions by using its certified ‘SMART®’ H2 machine. ‘SMART®’ provides a compact, clean and safe production cell offering the efficient use of energy and materials. ‘SMART®’ guarantees high production rates, savings on product costs and rapid return on investment. Persico have recently developed and delivered several projects to produce liners for high pressure hydrogen tanks and CNG Cylinders. These projects have included design and development of the liner, prototyping and delivery of machine and tooling in ‘turnkey’ production cells.
These cells provide ‘state-of-the-art’ rotomoulding production with high quality repeatability and full traceability.
In this webinar, you will learn more on:
- The capabilities of hydrogen in end-users’ industries
- The capabilities of rotomoulding technology in market applications
- The solution brought by Persico for the production of hydrogen tanks
Persico are leaders in manufacturing techniques and equipment in many sectors, including Rotational Moulding. Through their ‘SMART®’ technology, launched in 2013, they have developed Machines, DTH Tooling (direct tool heating) for moulding, semi-automated or fully automated. Persico have provided ‘SMART®’ machines and tooling for hundreds of different products, including liners and removable formers for composite producs.
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On April 14, 2022 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Growth of LFAM for Tooling Applications with Validated Material Developments
Traditional tooling methods used in aerospace can be costly and time consuming which slows the rapid development that is being required in the industry. Tools that traditionally take 8-12 weeks can be built with additive manufacturing in as little as 3-4 weeks, which includes design, and any finishing work. With this rapid increase in possible throughput, layup molds and subsequent tools like trim tools or holding fixtures may be produced in less time than a traditional layup mold alone.
Airtech has been extensively testing and validating their materials in use, showing that the materials are more than capable of meeting the demand for production tooling. LFAM tools printed with our Dahltram® resin systems can not only achieve high accuracy, vacuum integrity, and rigors of production use, but can also hold up under extended use in the autoclave. Airtech is also developing out of the autoclave (OoA) solutions, Heat-Tech®, with integrally heated tools that can both be used in the oven or out of the oven. These OoA tooling solutions allow the industry to still utilize the speed of LFAM and helps keep capital investments down.
A further benefit of the Dahltram® resin systems is their ease of recyclability. Thermoplastic based tooling solutions can easily be recycled once a tool has reached its end of life. This drastically reduces the carbon footprint, helping manufactures meet key future goals.
During the webinar, your will learn more on:
- The opportunities and benefits presented by Large Format Additive Manufacturing for tooling applications
- The challenges faced and advances in materials and printing already to enable LFAM Tooling today
- The barriers already overcome to validate LFAM tooling solution for real world applications
- What’s coming soon to further advanced the technology
- How to further reduce carbon footprint by recycling tooling solutions once they reach their end of life
On March 15, 2022 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Innovative 4.0 Training Dedicated to the Transformation Processes of Thermoset and Thermoplastic Composites
Discover the innovative and cognitive 4.0 concept of the ” E-Learning Composites Academy ” training.
In order to approach the learning and mastery of thermoset and thermoplastic materials in a simple and structured way, a new pedagogical approach aimed at appropriating knowledge of polymer transformation has been specially developed by Composites Expert.
Tools have been designed to combine the theoretical part (E-Learning course platform) and the practical part (BOXs, software, process simulator, exercises through manipulation) to observe complex phenomena, with the aim of mastering and optimising transformation processes.
The aim of this presentation is to introduce you to the learning method and the interactivity of the teaching aids used in industry and education.
The objective for participants will be to discover a unique form of learning highlighting cutting-edge technologies and for Composites Expert to gain commercial exposure to an international audience.
Please join us in sharing the first Composites Academy Webinar.Watch the replay
On February 22, 2022 @ 10am (CET)
About: How to Produce Isotropic Molds for Composite Material Parts in Less than a Week
Today’s tooling methods for composites manufacturing are considerably slow, costly, wasteful, and heavily reliant on manual labor.
This webinar will introduce the award-winning Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing system, designed to automate and accelerate tooling for composite material parts by enabling direct casting of molds, jigs, fixtures, and mandrels. Participants will learn how to shorten their tooling workflow from 19 steps down to just 4, enabling production of a mold in less than one week.
A variety of custom tooling applications will be explored for the marine, railway, automotive, construction, aerospace, home refurbishments, and sports industries.
The Webinar provides an opportunity for tooling manufacturers to get a sneak peek of the Massivit 10000 before its official launch at JEC WORLD this May!
Unlike other additive tooling technologies, Cast-In-Motion leverages thermoset materials that provide consistent mechanical and thermal properties across all axes, offering low and consistent thermal expansion (CTE) at high temperatures as well as high thermal stability (HDT) up to 150°C.
Massivit 3D (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: MSVT) is a leading provider of large-scale 3D printing systems with an install base across 40 countries.
Attendees will discover how to:
- Produce isotropic molds suited to high temperatures
- Shorten tooling time by 80%
- Reduce manual labor by 90%
- Cut manufacturing costs by 75%
- Benefit from advanced thermosets with high mechanical and thermal properties
- Decrease waste of expensive materials
On November 09, 2021 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Innovative Recycled PET Particle Foam for Waste-Free 3D Moulding
Armacell’s innovative range of the world’s first particle foam based on 100% recycled PET offers solutions for waste-free moulding of complex 3D shapes.
ArmaPET Shape combines the outstanding mechanical properties of a structural foam core with the advantages of particle foam to create lightweight, strong, recyclable and highly temperature-stable parts of nearly any shape. The portfolio upgrade makes it possible to mould at lower temperatures and to include inserts and metal parts directly in the moulding phase.
The webinar will not only introduce the product, but also suggest potential applications, possible moulding processes, and after-use recycling of the moulded parts.Watch the replay
On October 07, 2021 @ 4pm (CET)
About: Johns Manville Neomera Organosheets – Breaking Barriers to Adoption: An Intermodal Roof Application Reengineered with Agesia
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, recently launched a new Advanced Composites Brand, Neomera, with the first products being thermoplastic organosheets.
Neomera Organosheets are produced in a continuous process through the impregnation of various reinforcements with low viscosity caprolactam monomer, followed by the in situ anionic polymerization of caprolactam to form the thermoplastic polyamide 6 matrix.
Agesia, a De Roeve Industries company, develops production technology and thermoplastic products to construct light, strong and recyclable transportation equipment. Using JM Neomera organosheets, Agesia is able to offer innovative yet affordable thermoplastic solutions in applications where steel and thermoset products fail.
Agesia panels consist of a PET core sandwiched between two JM Neomera Organosheets. The continuous production process allows the panels to be formed to shape as well as structural. The panels are suitable for applications in transportation, aerospace, automotive and marine.
The webinar will bring to life the solutions Agesia has developed and designed for the intermodal container industry and are based around Agesia’s new thermoplastic structural lightweight sandwich panels. The solution reduces the weight of container roofs by 75% and allows the product to perform with deformation under vacuum release.Watch the replay
On June 22, 2021 @ 16:00 am (CEST)
About: MolecularGRIPTM: a Major Leap Forward in Solvent-free Surface Functionalization for Adhesive Bonding
MPG will present its MolecularGRIPTM range of solutions which are based on its proprietary Molecular Plasma Technology.
MolecularGRIPTM addresses many of the challenges of the composite industry such as adhesive bonding of dissimilar and inert materials (Polyolefins, fluorinated polymers, etc…) and sensitive materials (Cellulose, Biopolymers, etc…) as well as EHS concerns related to solvent-based primers. Additionally, surface functionalization with MolecularGRIPTM is permanent which enables storage of pre-treated parts for many weeks.
In this webinar, we will discover all the advantages of MolecularGRIPTM:
- Competitive Total Cost of Ownership
- Easily scalable, solvent-free process that operates at room temperature
- On ANY material
- 100 % inspection & traceability of the treatment
- No EHS concerns
On May 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am (CEST)
About: The Production of Composite Parts Becomes Even More Competitive
Are you looking to be even more competitive in your production of composite parts thanks to 3D Printing and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining of equipment?
This webinar will introduce CMS Large Format Additive Manufacturing (LFAM) solution, CMS Kreator, a new hybrid system for high-speed 3D printing and machining of thermoplastic composite parts.
CMS is a world-leading company specialized in the production of numerically controlled multi-axis machining centers, thermoforming machines and waterjet cutting systems.
In this webinar, you will learn more on:
- How Composites is a young and fast developing industry
- How CMS Kreator can help you be more competitive by using less materials and fasten your production speed
- The advantages and challenges of CMS Kreator
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On May 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am (CEST)
About: Transformation of Performance Composites into Mass Production
Learn new ways to produce thermoplastic composite components!
This webinar will introduce Progano®, a Lightweight Composite highly developed through the combination of continuous glass fibers and polypropylene.
This innovative material is used by automotive and other component manufacturers to increase strength, decrease weight and reduce production costs.
Discover how Progano’s Lightweight Composite is:
- Lighter: Progano components weigh up to 30% less and can be created using less material
- Stronger: Progano is at least 50% stronger than aluminium alloys of similar proportion
- Faster: Reduced manufacturing cycle times and cost through direct integration of functional elements into the single shot fabrication process
- Sustainable: Progano is completely recyclable for environmental sustainability and proven to be reusable in high level materials
In this webinar you will get insights about this new composite, the industrial scale production and examples of its applications:
- High efficiency composite
- Cost effectiveness
- Technology advantage in the industrial UD-tape and Progano-sheet production
- Quality control: Inline inspection and glass fiber roving lab
- Modular capacity extension from 2.000 to 16.000 tons
On April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm (CEST)
About: Automotive composites made possible with Huntsman’s polyurethane and epoxy innovations
Are you looking for ways to optimize the production of complex composite parts for your automotive applications? Are weight, safety and performance important to your composite part production?
We invite you to hear from Huntsman’s Automotive and Composite experts who will share how their latest polyurethane and epoxy resins help meet the technical challenges faced by car manufacturers in the following specific automotive applications:
- Battery housing – How to achieve up to a 40% saving in weight with designs that meet major safety, mechanical and thermal requirements
- Interior structure – How to extend design possibilities, boost productivity, reduce weight and retain mechanical integrity with composite spray molding
- Pressure vessels – How to realize highly demanding hydrogen tank designs with optimized resin systems supported by custom simulations for faster, cost effective mass production
Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals that you use every day. With over 60 years’ experience developing composite resin technologies, Huntsman experts collaborate with automotive players to design products that enable lighter, more-fuel efficient vehicles while maintaining the high quality standards of passenger safety and comfort.Watch the replay
On March 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am (CEST)
About: Polymer and Ceramic Matrix Composite for Innovative Applications
Nowadays, resistance to high temperatures, excellent thermal isolation and low-smoke emissions are the most demanded properties for flame retardant Polymer-Matrix Composites (PMCs). The webinar will introduce you Nano-Tech and Petroceramics, the proprietors of C-Preg® 400, a cutting edge, easy-to-use, non-toxic prepreg combining both very good thermal stability (up to 400°C) and excellent flame retardant properties. Nano-Tech is a young company aiming at developing, producing and commercializing innovative nano-based materials (prepregs, epoxy resins, thermoplastics). Petroceramic is a dynamic company with a key position in the development of advanced materials (including ceramic matrix composites) and technological solutions for different sectors, especially automotive, aerospace and defence. A quick overview of applications and solutions will be presented, with a special focus on C-Preg® 400. In this webinar, you will learn more on:
- How C-Preg® 400 is a great alternative to Cyanate ester (CE), Bismaleimide (BMI) and Polyimide
- How to work with C-Preg® 400
- What the Applications and Possibilities are
On December 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm (Paris time)
About: The Secret to Lowering Production Cost in Composite Molding
JEC Group & Elkem Silicones will host an exclusive webinar dedicated to composite molders on how to lower their production costs by improving process efficiency using silicones reusable vacuum bags. The presentation will introduce you to the process of infusion molding with silicone RVBs, its main advantages compared to traditional composite molding methods, as well as giving you some customer data highlighting its impact on the overall process efficiency & cumulative serial production costs. In this webinar, you will learn with Lisbeth LANGSAGER, Global Market Manager for Advanced Molding & Printing and Mario PEREIRA MALDONADO, R&D Analyst for Advanced Molding & Printing @Elkem Silicones how to:
- Standardize your molding processes
- Increase your overall productivity
- Reduce the required man hour for your molding operations
- Switch from classical infusion molding to reusable vacuum bag
- Set your team up for success with the right material, equipment and know how
On November 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm (Paris time)
About: Composite Structural Parts into Mass Production for Automotive Applications
Based on a Lightweight Crashbox and Bumper Beam case study, this webinar will cover 3 topics around Valeo “Organosheet” composite material:
- PROCESS: How Valeo succeeded in developing composite structural parts for mass production.
- PROPERTIES: How the material’s properties fit energy absorption requested for crash, despite more and more stringent specifications, while offering significant weight reduction.
- METHODOLOGY: An overview of Valeo composite & crash simulation methodologies whose reliability and predictability accelerate time-to-market of our applications.
Valeo composite experts, Sergio Da Costa Pito and Ali Kezmane will be then available for a Q&A session.Watch the replay
On October 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm (Paris time)
About: Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Panel Technology – Meeting the Cost-Efficiency and Sustainability Targets
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Managing Director @ ThermHex Waben GmbH “ThermHex and EconCore organized their first webinar on October 6th, 2020. As many trade fairs are cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, we too have to find new ways of making contact. The webinar was a complete success! We would like to take this opportunity to thank the JEC Group and all employees involved for organising the event. A big thank you also goes to all participants who brought the webinar to life with their questions. The content and the interaction of the speakers made it an entertaining event. Now we are very much looking forward to the following discussions with you.”
On September 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm (CEST)
About: How ICME enables digital transformation in composite manufacturing