Hubs and Villages

At JEC World 2022, many programs and showcases areas are presented to make you exchange, discover and find new business opportunities: 3D Printing Village, Natural Fibers Village and Industry 4.0 Hub.

3D Printing Village - Hall 6, R92

NEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

The 3D PRINTING VILLAGE showcases the latest technologes in additive manufacturing with live 3D demonstrations throughout the 3 days of the show.

Sponsored by

THERMWOOD

In Partnership with

IMT

Industry 4.0 Hub - Hall 6, R50

Coordinated by AZL Aachen with participating companies, the hub will focus on smart composites production in the context of Industry 4.0 along the whole value chain and the development of new production systems.

Sponsored by

CONBILITY
EDIXIA
FIBER PLACEMENT CENTER
HILLE ENGINEERING
MARU HACHI
TEXTECHNO

In Partnership with

AZL

Natural Fibers Village - Agora Hall 5, C94

The strong growth of the composites market in multiple sectors creates key opportunities for biobased, renewable materials. They anticipate demands for sustainable development from consumers who are becoming more and more aware on such issues. In response to this acknowledgment and to the eco-design initiatives taking place within industry, JEC GROUP has been working in cooperation with the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp  I CELC to set up a dedicated zone at JEC WORLD 2022 named the Natural Fibers Village.

The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp  I CELC represents 10,000 European companies throughout the value chain and is dedicated to informing manufacturers about the many advantages these renewable fibres bring to composite applications. CELC will demonstrate that flax and hemp are technical fibers that enable innovative, high-performance sustainable solutions.

Meet the key players on the Natural Fibers Village and discover a corpus of solutions that is adapted to the new applications as dictated by market impera­tives. 

  • Design and market natural fibre reinforcements with high performance by BCOMP – CH
  • Transformation of composite materials: injection, thermoforming, and additive manufacturing of flax solutions by DEMGY – FR
  • TP prepregs from woven flax fibre, panels by FLIPTS & DOBBELS -BE
  • 100% flax untwisted roving, weaves and hybrid reinforcements by DEPESTELE – FR
  • Low-twist flax roving, yarns and weave by SAFILIN – FR
  • Specifically selected and prepared flax fibers for composites – flax fiber roving production by TERRE DE LIN – FR
  • Collaborative development of flax preforms by FLOWER PROJECT – FR/UK

In Partnership with

CELC

AGENDA

Conference @ Composites Exchange:  Tuesday 3rd May  from 3.45pm to 4.10pm, Forum Hall 5 = free entrance

Flax and Hemp Fiber Composites, a Market Reality: The Biobased Solutions for the Industry

Green efficiency European flax & hemp fibers: advanced natural materials for the composites industry.

Presented by Pr. Ignaas Verpoest and PhD Gilles Koolen European Scientific Council of CELC.

 

Green efficiency European flax & hemp fibers: advanced natural materials for the composites industry.

As renewable European resources, flax and hemp fibers have become the champions of a bio-economy. Their exceptional and reliable mechanical properties are more than ever in harmony with sustainable innovation. Several commercial products will be presented and analysed in terms of composition, manufacturing and performance. It will be demonstrated how flax and hemp fibers and solutions meet manufacturer expectations in terms of performance, and anticipate demands for sustainable development from consumers who are becoming more and more aware on such issues.