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11-16-2015

5th Annual JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences Returns to Atlanta

JEC Americas 2016 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (figure: GWCC)

JEC Americas 2016 will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (figure: GWCC)

The 5th Annual JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences returns to Atlanta with focus on composites manufacturing and end-users needs. Co-located with Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, the composites show & conferences will be host to 750 exhibitors and 9,000 attendees encompassing 363,000 square feet of the Georgia World Congress Center on May 3-5, 2016.

North America currently accounts for 32 % of the global composites market, with a market share of nearly USD 24 billion. Two-thirds of JEC Americas exhibitors are North American-based, which underscores the remarkable evolution occurring throughout the continent. Between 2013 and 2018, North America is predicted to have an 23 % share of the composites industry’s projected growth.

“The demands made on materials have become greater. Decision-makers from the applicative markets, especially transportation, automotive and energy in the US are looking for light (resistant) products and design flexibility. The composites industry is establishing new modes of collaboration with end-users. JEC Americas 2016 centered around their needs will offer an extensive presentation of competitive manufacturing technologies and a wide range of finished composites products.” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. “Another dimension is Going Green. Our century requires “Green” products. It means more efficient processes. It also means we are able to recycle composites products and re-use the recyclates to make new products. “Green” will be the color of JEC Americas in 2016 and widely applied.” adds Mrs. Mutel.

Each of the JEC Americas programs (Live Demo Area, Innovation Corner, Conferences, Leadership Circles, etc.) will highlight the importance of innovation in producing composites parts. The two Leadership Composites Circles, in both Aeronautics and Automotive, will gather top managers in their respective industries from OEM’s to tier 1 suppliers to end-users, to exchange knowledge and network with their counterparts. In addition, back by popular demand, JEC Academy, in a strategic partnership with Georgia Tech, will bring back and enhance the Education & Skills Village.

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