The program consists of presentations from materials and equipment suppliers, including new innovations in composites molding, such as injection overmolding and compression molding.
The Thermoplastic Composites Conference for Automotive (TCC Auto) will deliver cutting-edge information on lightweighting, cost reduction through automation and new approaches to automotive production for injection molders and composites fabricators.
The automotive industry is in dire need of composite materials capable of reducing car weight and thus fuel consumption. But it is not only about saving money, the real goal is to comply with increasingly stricter requirements to the environmental performance of vehicles.
The conference will present conventional and hybrid composites (thermoplastic composites) reinforced with natural, carbon and glass fibers.
Co-located with Amerimold 2016, TCC Auto
The first conference TCC Auto (thermoplastic composites for automotive) was held in 2014 with 250 participants.
This year’s conference is supported by Plastics Technology publications, CompositesWorld, Automotive Design & Production and AutoBeat Daily.
Among the participating companies, there is Ford, BASF, Borealis, PlastiComp, Asahi Kasei, Arkema, Covestro, Sigmatex and the National Research Council (NRC).