Dutch composites industry at JEC World 2020 in Paris with Netherlands Pavilion

20 February 2020

Special: book release: Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy

Delft, 20 February 2020 – From 3 – 5 March, the Dutch composites industry will represent itself at the JEC World 2020, the largest composites expo in the world, in Paris. In the Netherlands Pavilion, the Dutch composites industry will be properly placed in the spotlight. The pavilion, featuring 16 companies and knowledge institutions, forms the showcase of what the composites industry in the Netherlands has to offer at an international level.

Developments in the areas of materials engineering and chemistry have made countless new technologies and applications possible, including composites. The Netherlands has a very strong position in the area of advanced materials, and is on the way to becoming world leader as a technological supplier of “rational material design” for materials with a high added value and clean energy, such as composites.

The Netherlands is Country on Stage at JEC WORLD 2020
On Wednesday 4 March, a special programme takes place as part of the ‘Country on Stage’. During this 1.5-hour programme, the first release of the book Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy will take place. This book describes the evolution of composite materials over the past 25 years. After the JEC, Adriaan Beukers will also present the book Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy to a wider audience and give readings at various locations in the Netherlands.

Other topics that will be covered are specific applications and the applied composite technology of the future. Technologies that contribute to solutions for the energy transition and the search for sustainable solutions will be illustrated using business cases that reduce CO2 emissions. The objective-driven innovation policy of the Dutch government is an important motivator, as will be shown by three showcases of innovations and circularity in infrastructure, the automotive sector and wind energy. 

About JEC2020
JEC World connects the global composites industry: at this trade fair, users can find an entire spectrum of processes, new materials and composite solutions. Both established market leaders in composites as well as start-ups and students with innovative applications can be found at the trade fair. Every industry is represented at JEC2020: from automotive to aviation and from construction & civil engineering to sustainable energy. 

About CompositesNL
CompositesNL promotes the interests of all parties in the Netherlands involved in the development, manufacturing, maintenance and reuse of products in which composite technology plays a role. CompositesNL does this by stimulating the use of composite products, increasing the application and promoting acceptation. Composite products have an added value for society, among others in the field of sustainable energy solutions, both for companies and governments and consumers.

About the Top Sectors Holland High Tech and Holland Chemistry
The Dutch Pavilion was realised through the support and cooperation of the Top Sectors Holland High Tech and Holland Chemistry, both part of the nine public private collaborations of business, government and knowledge institutions aimed at advancing excellent science and ground-breaking innovation.

For questions or more information:
Mrs. Nienke Collée
M: collee@compositesnl.nl
T: +31 6 11 23 29 59

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