Event organizer JEC says that it plans to promote composites at a number of automotive shows this year.
‘Today, nearly 2.9 cars are produced and sold worldwide every second,’ said Frédérique Mutel, JEC CEO. ‘In value, the automotive industry makes up 20% of the total composites market with promising opportunities for lighter, stronger and more efficient materials in the years to come. They offer new design opportunities, enable a reduction in tooling investment and allow several functions to be integrated in one, on top of their corrosion and impact resistance. Furthermore, composite materials contribute to the development of a new generation of cars, offering innovative battery integration solutions for electric vehicles, as well as a new generation of fuel storage tanks for hydrogen-powered vehicles.’
JEC Group will be promoting composite materials at Mondial.Tech Paris, part of Paris Motor Show, held on 6-10 October, 2018 in Paris, France. The composites pavilion will include an innovation showcase, presentations and networking activities. The second composites pavilion will be at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI, USA, on 14-17 January 2019.