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21st March 2019, Paris

JEC World 2019 reinforces its leadership

JEC World 2019 attracted over 43,500 professional visits. © JEC Group

JEC World 2019 attracted over 43,500 professional visits. © JEC Group

JEC World 2019 closed successfully on 14 March, after three intense days of innovation, networking and knowledge sharing. The event hosted more than 1,3000 exhibitors and attracted over 43,500 professional visits. Overall, 200 parts and products were showcased in four Innovation Planets.

“With more than 112 participating countries and 27 national pavilions, JEC World – the place where the world of Composites meets – gathered the key players of the industry and their representatives, as illustrated by the premiere meeting of the global and European industry associations,” commented Adeline Larroque, Show Director, JEC World.

“On top of that, the show highlighted the dynamic ecosystems of composite materials in France, Turkey as well as in the Netherlands, thanks to the special visit in Paris and an active participation of their companies, officials and government bodies.”

JEC World gathered the key players of the industry and their representatives. © JEC Group

JEC World gathered the key players of the industry and their representatives. © JEC Group

JEC World organisers created special tracks, displays and conference programmes this year dedicated to the specific audience of aerospace, automotive and construction sectors, for everyone to better understand the benefits offered by composites in these applications.

Strategic partnerships

Major deals and strategic partnerships have also been on the agenda at JEC World. Solvay and Airborne signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing automated processing solutions for the industrialisation and high-volume use of composite materials.

SGL Carbon and Onur have announced they will cooperate on aeroengine insulation. Coriolis and Cevotec joined the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV, established at the SGL site in Meitingen.

On 12 March, JEC World announced the three winners of its Startup Booster Competition. © JEC Group

On 12 March, JEC World announced the three winners of its Startup Booster Competition. © JEC Group

Hexcel and Arkema said they will open a joint research and development laboratory in France, and Hexcel and Lavoisier Composites have announced forming an Alliance to Up-Cycle Composite By-Products from the Aerospace Manufacturing Cycle. Finally, Faurecia and Michelin said they are working together to create a global leader in hydrogen mobility.

Open up to new horizons

More than 250 speakers participated in business networking and various innovation programmes. Inaugurating the JEC Startup Booster event, Enrico Palermo, CEO of the TSC, currently developing the spaceship for the Virgin Galactic space flight programme, presented the next generation of reusable space vehicles, and their impact on costs, safety and the environment during the launch into space.

Opening the ceremony of the JEC Innovation Awards, Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, who achieved the Solar Impulse famous flight around the world without any drop of fuel, delivered a strong and motivating call to action to protect the environment.

More than 250 speakers participated in various innovation programmes. © JEC Group

More than 250 speakers participated in various innovation programmes. © JEC Group

Hemant Bheda, co-founder of one of the most successful companies in 3D printing Arevo, introduced the JEC Composites Challenge ceremony, with a conference on additive manufacturing, in line with the increasing showcase of 3D printing technologies.

Carlo Ratti, architect and Director of MIT Senseable City Lab & Founding Partner, stressed how architecture can be enriched through advanced and composites materials and Internet-of-Things technologies, as part of the JEC Construction Composites programme.

Presenting new opportunities

The show is growing every year in line with the increasing demand of composites materials across various applications markets. In 2019, JEC World welcomed representatives from companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Daimler, PSA, Bombardier, Ariane Group, Siemens, Daher, Dassault-Systemes, Thales, Decathlon, Rossignol, Delsey, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Ikea, L’Oréal, Michelin, Midas, Naval Group, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Safran, Schlumberger, Toyota, Total, Vestas, Tata, and Lamborghini, looking for new opportunities and sourcing innovations for their future projects.

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