The conference will cover some of the industry’s most popular topics, including nano-energy (energy generators, power grids, fuel sells) energy storage and conversion, carbon sci-tech, 3D printing, materials under harsh environments, green materials, hybrid and multifunctional materials, bio-medicine and many others. The event will also discuss some new topics, such as bio-inspired nanocomposites, energy nanocomposites, and lightweight engineering composite structures.
Last year’s conference in China-located city of Haikou started to discuss the issues and prospects for composites in the power industry. Manufacturers and researchers showed the interest spurred by environmental laws adopted in many countries. Particular attention was paid to eco-friendly composite materials used for energy storage and conversion, as well as lightweight materials capable of reducing energy consumption.
Lightweight composite structures are lighter, stronger, easier to manufacture, more resistant to hash environments than conventional metal structures. They are in demand in the automotive and aerospace industries, civil engineering, railway transport and other sectors of the economy.
According to MarketsandMarkets Research, the automotive lightweight materials market is projected to grow to $ 110.42 billion by 2021. During the conference in Rome, researchers and manufacturers will share innovative ideas and latest developments in the topical areas of the composite industry.