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Source:Committee of China Compoistes Expo
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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.

Part One: Automotive Innovation Conference
TIme: 9:30am-12:30am, September 5 and 6
Location: No.1 Meeting Room, B2, SWEECC
Schedule: 8 Presentations, 45min/each
Languages: English/Chinese, Simultaneous Interpretation
Food Service: Buffet after each day’s conference
Charge: USD 225/Person/Day, USD 300/Person/Two Days. Registers before August 20th may enjoy a 20% discount.
: August 30th
Contact:  Zhang Jing   010-68138951, zhangj@ccgc.com.cn
                 Xu Ke          010-68138939, xuk@ccgc.com.cn

Picture: Automotive Innovation Conference in 2017

Topic on September 5, 2018: Materials

Time Company Products Speaker Position Topic
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


  • For the last four decades, Michel COSTES has been working to support the development of an efficient sustainable automotive industry.
  • He is an expert in automotive construction and has actively participated to automotive innovation, from inside the automotive industry (in carmakers and suppliers), as well as an independent analyst (as head of its companies).
  • He created several companies and is the founder and president of Inovev, a leading service company dedicated to the automotive industry.
  • He has a strong experience in automotive composites.
  • He has managed in the eighties the engineering & development of the “Plastics Business unit” of Renault (focused at this time on SMC), has been the global director of automotive activities of the leading material company Rhône Poulenc.
  • He has created and is now managing the company Inovev, renowned for the quality of its service to worldwide automotive industry: analyses and support of innovations.

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


  • Jinchun Zhu has a PhD in Transport Systems from the University of Cranfield (UK)
  • He joined in 2015 GURIT as a Technical Composite Support for the APAC region

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
Yuan Zou
Position: China CSB Business Development Manager/ Application Development Engineer


  • Xin Zheng has a bachelor of Science at the University of Chongqing and a Master Degree in Material Sciences & Engineering at the University of Tongji.
  • He joined W.R. Grace in 2005 as an Account Sales Manager
  • Since 2008, he is the Market Development Leader for Owens Corning in China, leading the China BD team, Composite business focusing on New Markets Development by segmentations, value chain extending and opportunities identifications.
  • Yuan Zou has a bachelor in material processing and control engineering at the Wuhan University of Technology
  • He joined BYD and Celanese as CAE and material engineer
  • Since 2018, he is the application development engineer for Owens Corning in China, responsible for Composite business focusing on auto.

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
Felix Behnisch
Position: Deputy Head of Polymer Engineering Department/Research Engineer

Dr. Timo Huber: 

  • Graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Dr.Timo Huber followed a Ph.D at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • He joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology as a scientist in 2006
  • In 2009, he was the team leader for injection molding & Extrusion
  • In 2011, he was the team leader for thermoplastic processing.
  • Since 2015, he‘s the deputy head of department.

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


  • Graduated from the Technische Universität Berlin, Dr.Lars Herbeck was Head of Department Composites Technology of the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems.
  • He is the Managing Director of Voith Composites, a company he joined in 2008.
  • He’s at the board of several associations, including MAI Carbon and Carbon Composites E.V.

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


  • Graduated in 2004 from the Central South University in Hunan (China) and with a Master Degree at the Universität of Bremen (Germany)
  • He joined Continental in 2010 as a Sales Account Manager.
  • He’s working for Faurecia since 2013 as Key account Manager first and then as Production Line Manager for the Chinese Market.

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).

Part Two: Automotive Innovation Pole
Time: 9:00am, September 5-2:00pm, September 7
Location: Hall No.4, B2, SWEECC
Contents: 22 innovative automotive parts/structures with diversified sources and applications
Details: Word Panels, videos, hologram will be displayed with above innovations

Picture: Automotive Innovation Pole in 2017

Part Three: Automotive Innovation Platform (I3P)
Contents: to include also those innovative automotive parts/structures which can’t displayed on the show due to the constraint of the size of the Venue
Targets: to offer a more comprehensive knowledge exclusively to CCE’s visitors about automotive composites innovation worldwide
Duration: August 15th, 2018-August 15th, 2019
Entrance: Official Website of China Composites Expo(www.cceshow.com