Organizer: China Composites Expo Co-Organizer: Inovev
From September 5th-7th, 2018, the same days of the 24th edition of China Composites Expo (CCE), Automotive Composites Innovation Program (AIP) will be launched for a second time by the organizing committee of CCE together with Inovev, a French company dedicated to automotive industry.
Back in 2017, when AIP was launched for the first year, it attracted a good stream of visitors and turned out to be the very highlight of CCE 2017, which makes China Composites Expo an important platform for communication between Composites Industry and Automotive Industry home and abroad. For this year, AIP will continue to introduce those big innovations on products and technologies in automotive composites industry worldwide.
For now, we have invited big carmakers as Audi, Renault; big Tier 1 suppliers as Faurecia, Voith, Frimo, LG Hausys, etc; big raw material suppliers as Dupont, Arkema, Hexion, Owens Corning, etc; Institutes as Fraunhofer ICT, etc. They will show to the visitors, by displaying innovations and delivering speeches, the current situation and future development of the world automotive composites industry.
Picture: Automotive Innovation Conference in 2017
Topic on September 5, 2018: Materials
|9:30-10:15||Inovev||Automotive Consultation and Service||Michel Costes||CEO||May new materials & processes for automotive boost the composite industry?|
|10:15-11:00||Arkema||Thermoplastic Materials||JinChun Zhu||R&D Engineer Composites||Resins for High Production Rate Process|
|11:00-11:45||Hexion||Thermoset Materials||Thomas Xu||Business Development Manager Automotive China||New Thermoset Developments for Mass Production of Automotive Parts|
|11:45-12:30||Owens Corning||Glass Fiber||Simon Zheng/Yuan Zou||China CSB Business Development Manager/Application Development Engineer||Innovative Glass Fiber Solutions to Automotive Market|
Topic on September 6, 2018: Processes
|9:30-10:15||Fraunhofer ICT||Institutes||Dr. Timo Huber/Felix Behnisch||Deputy Head of Polymer Engineering Department/Research Engineer||System Integrated Multi-Material Lightweight Design for E-mobility|
|10:15-11:00||Voith||Tier 1 Supplier||Dr. Lars Herbeck||CEO/CSO/Managing Director||Fully Automated Direct Fiber Placement Process for Automotive Large Scale Production|
|11:00-11:45||Faurecia||Tier 1 Supplier||Gannan Liu||China Product line Manager||Composites in Future Mobility|
|11:45-12:30||LG Hausys||Tier 1 Supplier||To be confirmed||To be confirmed||Composites Solution for E-mobility|
|Title: May new materials & processes for automotive boost the composite industry?||Time: 9:30-10:15|
|Company: Inovev||Speaker: Michel Costes||Position: CEO|
Composite materials have been used for decades, and are used, in the automotive industry for small- and medium- series applications.
However the conquest of new applications is hampered for higher series by their cost.
Two sets of actions have been consequently developed over the last years:
- Hybridation: combination of materials and parts in order to reach the specifications at a minimised cost.
- New material/processes, for GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics) and CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics).
This conference analyses these developments and highlights the ways they can lead to new significant markets.
|Title: Resins for High Production Rate Process||Time: 10:15-11:00|
|Company: Arkema||Speaker: Jinchun Zhu||Position: R&D Engineer Composites|
Since 2016, is an R&D Engineer Composite for Arkema in China
In response to the need to design increasingly lighter materials for the automotive industry, Arkema has developed new reactive liquid thermoplastic resins for composite materials that are ever more efficient and easy to process.
|Title: New thermoset developments for mass production of automotive parts||Time: 11:00:11:45|
|Company: Hexion||Speaker: Thomas Xu||Position: Business Development Manager Automotive China|
The latest thermoset development for light-weight automotive composite applications in mass production are presented. A systematic approach is used to improve the mechanical properties of epoxy/carbon fiber SMC to achieve the highest performance in the industrial scale process. A new phenolic SMC is introduced that was molded into a battery box cover from a production electrical vehicle. The part has excellent fire retardant characteristics and passes the ECE R100 and GB/T 31467.3 tests. Furthermore, the PuriCoat platform for producing Class A surface quality, visible lightweight components within a very short cycle time is launched. The platform’s negligible emission levels address the growing regulatory demand for VOC-free solutions
|Title: Innovative Glass Fiber Solutions to Automotive Market||Time: 11:45-12:30|
|Company: Owens Corning||Speaker: Xin Zheng
|Position: China CSB Business Development Manager/ Application Development Engineer|
Driven by the light-weighting and high performance requirements at Auto industry, Owens Corning is dedicated to developing the creative composite solutions in place of metals to achieve high strength/weight ratio, integration and cost efficiency; With that efforts, we are offering epoxy SMC, hybrid LFT and 3D-print materials; Our capabilities of modelling design, materials characterizations and reverse engineering will be definitely supportive to customers’ development.
|Title: System Integrated Multi-Material Lightweight Design for E-mobility||Time: 9:30-10:15|
|Company: Fraunhofer ICT||Speaker: Dr. Timo Huber
|Position: Deputy Head of Polymer Engineering Department/Research Engineer|
Dr. Timo Huber:
The aim of the research project SMiLE is to get a fundamental understanding of the challenging multi-material lightweight design against the background of automotive serial production for battery electric vehicle bodies. Within the project two process routes were considered, the ultra-RTM technology for high-performance and cost-effective function-integrated CFRP-parts with thermosetting matrices and thermoplastic co-molding of continuous GFRP in LFT-D technology.
|Title: Fully automated direct fiber placement process for automotive large scale production||Time: 10:15-11:00|
|Company: Voith||Speaker: Dr. Lars Herbeck||Position:CEO/CSO/Managing Director|
Voith Composites realised an industrialised production chain for the Audi A8 CFRP rear wall with a capacity of >300 parts/day. Among other things the net shape direct fiber placement (Voith Roving Applicator) and a segmented 3D stamping process have been developed. Bonding and riveting are realised in a fully automated assembly cell. Overall, a completely digitalised and automated production chain, that eliminated several conventional process steps, were developed based on “Carbon Production 4.0” and enabled a cost-efficient high volume CFRP production.
|Title: Composites in Future Mobility||Time: 11:00-11:45|
|Company: Faurecia||Speaker: Gannan Liu||Position: China Product line Manager|
The future of clean mobility will be shaped by new major trends where composites will have a key role to play: emissions reduction, powertrain electrification, future mobility.
Emission regulations and new city environmental policies are changing the game, requiring lower emissions. Lower emissions means weight reduction, both for thermal engine vehicles and electrified vehicles (for which the weight of the battery must be traded off).
New alternative clean powertrains bring new constraints that composites can address.
This conference presents the new potential for composite applications.
|Title: Composites solution for E-mobility||Time: 11:45-12:30|
|Company: LG Hausys||Speaker: Not Confirmed||Position: Not Confirmed|
NEV (New Energy Vehicles) are developing quickly, in Europe and in China.
These vehicles have to embed batteries which are heavy.
It is therefore necessary to develop smart solutions aiming at reducing the weight of the vehicles.
Composites are a key technology for reaching such an objective.
This conference will present the ways that composites can accompany the NEVs’ development (through for instance the development of composites battery housings).
Picture: Automotive Innovation Pole in 2017
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