Traditionally, the event participants include the whole composites value chain: suppliers of raw materials, developers of equipment and technologies, manufacturers of composites and composite products and, of course, end-users.
Major applicative composites markets will be illustrated as 4 Innovation Planets. They will display the latest innovations and the best use of composites. On these areas, final processors, OEM, and prescribers like architects or designers will discover the performances and the different usage of composites in their markets. They will also enjoy the opportunity to participate in a range of discussions and workshops.
The Innovation Planets driving the growth of composites market in 2017 are:
- Automotive & Land Transportation
- Building & Construction
- Better Living including energy, sustainability, sports&leisure, medical, consumer goods
The attendees have an opportunity to see a lot of novelties from equipment manufacturers. Roth Composite Machinery is going to demonstrate a new lab plant for prepreg application, and +LAB will showcase a robotic arm Atropos designed for 3D continuous fiber printing.
This year, JEC World launches a startup program, “Startup Booster”, to discover and support innovations and entrepreneurship in the composite industry. The program aims at demonstrating how composites innovations can change the industrial landscape. For its first edition, the program will focus on innovations for industrial processes and processed goods in the fields of composites with significant positive impacts on the environment, health, quality, costs etc.
JEC World 2017, as in the past year, will take place in Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris. Exhibitors from 100 countries and more than 1,300 companies will display their products on the surface of 65 thousand sq. meters. 120 speakers will make presentations at the seven specialized conferences during three days, and the participants will hold dozens of technical presentations.
Registration is still in progress on the official website of JEC World 2017.