Plastics and composites during the Hannover Messe

During the Hannover Messe the Netherlands presents a variety of Dutch solutions to global challenges. Some of these Dutch solutions are in the field of composite materials and plastics and can be studied in the Holland Composites Pavilion (Hal 6.G46). Additionally, two events at the beginning of the week focus on these topics too.

In a presentation on Monday the Polymer Science Park explains how it is trying to close the plastic cycle. Completing this cycle is not as easy as it may sound. Re-using plastics backs into consumer products poses challenges to the quality of materials, processing techniques and the design of products. The Polymer Science Park seeks to include the whole plastic-supply chain to address and solve these issues. Hannover Messe visitors that would like to know more about closing the plastic cycle and how to participate are welcomed to join the presentation.

On Tuesday the Thermo Plastic composites Research Center (TPRC) presents the new Demonstrator Facility Concept. The TPRC is an open R&D-center that was founded in 2009 and is supported by founding organizations like Boeing, Fokker, the Technical University of Twente and various smaller high tech companies. The Demonstrator Facility Concept that is presented aims at accelerating the transition from conventional materials to modern high performance thermoplastic composites. The seminar is opened by the Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Henk Kamp. 

Download: Preliminary Program Fast Forward with Thermoplastics Composites.pdf

Closing the Plastic Cycle, building a new supply chain for re-use polymeric materials
Monday 07-04-2014, 15.15-16.00 in Hall 3, stand F20, Holland Pavilion: Holland Theatre.

Fast Forward with Thermoplastics Composites
Tuesday 08-04-2014, 14.45-15.45 in Hall 3, stand F20, Holland Pavilion: Glass Room.

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