World Pultrusion Conference

16th World Pultrusion Conference – Program

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.

5 May 2022

Market Overview & Development
09:40 – 10:00	Composites and pultrusion market development 
                in Europe
		[Dr. Elmar Witten, EPTA]
10:00 – 10:30 	Update: Market and standards in the US
		[Cindy Squires, ACMA]
10:30 – 11:00	pr CEN TS 19101 Design of fibre-polymer 
                composite structures
                [Eric Moussiaux, Exel Composites]

Building & Infrastructure: Innovative Applications
11:00 – 11:30 	The future of construction - new BENDABLE 
                COMPOSITE rebars
		[Dr. Alexander Zoller, Arkema]
12:00 – 12:30 	Development of a GFRP composite cross arm for 
                power transmission towers
		[Elif Kose, Mitaş Composites]
12:30 – 13:00	Helix pultrusion - efficient manufacturing 
                process for reinforcing bars with surface 
                [Daniel Wohlfahrt, TU Dresden, Institute of 
                Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology]

Raw Material Developments
14:00 – 14:30	New polyurethane system for carbon fiber 
                pultrusion broadening Covestro's resin portfolio
                [Ernesto Silva, Covestro Deutschland AG]
14:30 - 15:00   The development of novel epoxy systems for 
                highly productive pultrusion processes		
                [Lars Friedrich, Olin Epoxy]
15:00 – 15:30	How pultruders can grow and thrive in an 
                uncertain market
		[Zakariya Boufaida, Peter Heylen, Owens Corning]
15:30 – 16:00	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, Scott Bader]

Machine & Process Innovations
16:30 – 17:00	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.
17:00 – 17:30	In-situ-pultrusion of ε-caprolactam with glass- 
                and carbon-fibers, producing profiles based on 
                PA6 (Thermoplastic)  
		[Michael Wilhelm, Fraunhofer ICT]
17:30 – 18:00	Pultrusion based production process for glass-
                fibre reinforced photocure towpregs
		[Jonathan von Helden, Fraunhofer IPT]

Simulation / Calculation
18:00 – 18:30 	Looking inside the box - simulation and 
                validation of the injection pultrusion
		[Elisa Ruth Bader, Fraunhofer IWU]
18:30 – 19:00	Determination of real life aging on construction
                products made of GFRP
	        [Jörg Finnberg, IMA Materialforschung und 
                Anwendungstechnik GmbH]
19:00 – 19:30	PultruSim: A new and efficient simulation 
                software for pultrusion processes
		[Dr. Ismet Baran, University of Twente]

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
	        [Prof. Markus Milwich, 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
	        [Jaap van der Woude, EuCIA]
16:30 – 17:00	Keen to be Green – working together as 
                composites industry 
                [Thomas Wegman, AOC]

17:00		End of the Conference

About EPTA

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

Further information
Dr Elmar Witten
Tel: +49 69 2710770

About ACMA

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

Further information
Barry Black II
Associate Director, Marketing
American Composites Manufacturers Association
+1 703-682-1664

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