16th World Pultrusion Conference – Program
Please note: The WPC will be postponed to 5-6 May 2022!
The EPTA – European Pultrusion Technology Association in cooperation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) invites to the 16th World Pultrusion Conference which takes place on 5-6 May 2022 in Paris, France. This conference takes place every two years and is the meeting point of the European and worldwide Pultrusion Industry.
More than 25 international speakers from Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK and the USA presents practical presentations about innovative applications, technologies and processes. Equally current market trends and developments are on the agenda.
Please find here the details and registration information (PDF file).
5 May 2022 Market Overview & Development 09:10 – 09:30 Composites and Pultrusion Market Development in Europe [Dr. Elmar Witten, EPTA] 09:30 – 10:00 Update: Market and Standards in the US [Dan Coughlin, ACMA] 10:00 – 10:30 pr CEN TS 19101 Design of fibre-polymer composite structures [Eric Moussiaux, Exel Composites] Building & Infrastructure: Innovative Applications 10:30 – 11:00 The future of construction - New BENDABLE COMPOSITE Rebars [Dr. Alexander Zoller, Arkema] 11:30 – 12:00 Development of a GFRP Composite Cross Arm for Power Transmission Towers [Can Kurt, Mitaş Composites] 12:00 – 12:30 Helix pultrusion - Efficient manufacturing process for reinforcing bars with surface topology [Daniel Wohlfahrt, TU Dresden, Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology] Raw Material Developments 13:30 – 14:00 The development of novel epoxy systems for highly productive pultrusion processes [Lars Friedrich, Olin Epoxy] 14:00 – 14:30 How pultruders can grow and thrive in an uncertain market [Zakariya Boufaida, Peter Heylen, Owens Corning] 14:30 – 15:00 Novel urethane-acrylate pultrusion resin system for high line-speed applications and introduction of a new methodology for predicting total project cost [Dr. Greg Lipoczi, Tom Kugelstadt, Scott Bader] 15:30 – 16:00 Enabling new applications for pultruded profiles by processing local and tailored fibre- reinforcements for improved strength and safety of bolted joints [Christoph Heimbucher, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE)] 16:00 – 16:30 In-situ-pultrusion of ε-caprolactam with glass- and carbon-fibers, producing profiles based on PA6 (thermoplastic) [Michael Wilhelm, Fraunhofer ICT] 16:30 – 17:00 Pultrusion based production process for glass- fibre reinforced photocure towpregs [Jonathan von Helden, Fraunhofer IPT] Machine & Process Innovations 17:00 – 17:30 Looking inside the box - simulation and validation of the injection pultrusion [Elisa Ruth Bader, Fraunhofer IWU] 17:30 – 18:00 Determination of real life aging on construction products made of GFRP [Jörg Finnberg, IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH] 18:00 – 18:30 PultruSim: A New and Efficient Simulation Software for Pultrusion Processes [Dr. Ismet Baran, University of Twente] 18:30 EPTA Members Meeting 6 May 2022 Transport: Innovative Applications 09:00 – 09:30 Advancements in Polyurethane Pultrusion for Automotive Applications [Dr. Elias Shakour, Bert Neuhaus, BASF] 09:30 – 10:00 Innovative products: Lightweight Battery Cover & Lightweight Chassis (Mercedes Benz) [Gerret Kalkoffen, Carbon Truck & Trailer GmbH] 10:00 – 10:30 INTELLICONT-Intelligent Smartcontainer [Anurag Bansal, Acciona] Machine & Process Innovations 11:00 – 11:30 Continuous manufacturing of hybrid fibre reinforced thermoplastic profiles with a thermoplastic top layer [Niklas Lorenz, Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University] 11:30 – 12:00 Development of an Induction-Based Impregnation System for the Continuous Production of Thick-Walled Wound Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Thermoplastic Tubes [Dominik Granich, ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University] 12:00 – 12:30 New Technology Capability Through Surface Enhancement to Improve Pultrusion Production Material Flow in Tooling by Up to 20% [Dave Bell, Phygen Coatings, Inc.] Wind Sector: Innovative Applications 12:30 – 13:00 Pultrusion: An answer to design & build better wind blades [Jens Boelke, Owens Corning] 14:00 – 14:30 Advances in Pultrusions for the wind sector [Julien Sellier, StrucTeam Ltd.] Sustainability & Recycling Solutions 14:30 – 15:00 Pultrusion process for sustainable bio-based epoxy and natural fiber composites [Martin-Uwe Witt, German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf] 15:00 – 15:30 Recycling of CFRP - an approach from a technical, ecological and economic perspective [Kerstin Angerer, Fraunhofer IGCV] 16:00 – 16:30 Recycling of Composites: The cement kiln route [Ben Drogt, EuCIA] 16:30 – 17:00 Keen to be Green – Working Together as Composites Industry [Thomas Wegman, AOC] 17:00 End of the Conference
The European Pultrusion Technology Association was created in 1989 by a group of leading European pultruders with the mission of supporting the growth of the pultrusion industry by maximising external communication efforts and encouraging knowledge sharing between members. Since 2006, the association has existed under the umbrella of the AVK – Federation of Reinforced Plastics in Frankfurt, Germany. Membership of EPTA is open to all companies and individuals worldwide wishing to further the application of pultruded profiles. For further information visit http://www.pultruders.com
Dr Elmar Witten
EPTA c/o AVK
Tel: +49 69 2710770
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest composites industry trade group. We are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, distributors, academia and end users, dedicated to growing the composites market. We serve our members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials. ACMA offers composites industry educational resources through the CAMX – Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, conferences, the Education Hub, and the Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. We develop standards and specifications that drive preference for the use of composites in place of traditional materials. We lead advocacy efforts via legislative and regulatory channels to achieve a more viable composites industry. Together, we are shaping the future of composites. Learn more at http://www.acmanet.org.
Barry Black II
Associate Director, Marketing
American Composites Manufacturers Association