Bremen, Germany - Carbon fibre reinforced structures with thermoplastic matrices will be the focus of the ITHEC (International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites) event, to be held 29-30 Oct 2012 in Bremen, Germany.
All the facets of this new technology will be explored, the organisers said. Thermoplastic composites reduce the time needed to produce a high-strength structural part to the required level, and can be used alongside duroplast matrix systems to find a lightweight solution that brings down fuel costs.
"At the moment, production and processing technologies are going through an unprecedented boom primarily because it is possible for thermoplastic composite parts to be easily welded or adhered to other parts in practically any phase of the process or firmly bonded to them in plastic injection moulding machines," said Dr. Hubert Borgmann, project manager at Messe Bremen and responsible for ITHEC 2012 in cooperation with Professor Axel Herrmann from Faserinstitut Bremen.
The successful achievements that have already been generated in this area, and which also have implications for machine construction in general, will be featured at the ITHEC conference.