JEC Group sets the stage for composites materials at upcoming international motor shows
In its mission to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group, the world leading organisation for the promotion of composite materials, moves up a gear to target the automotive industry.
In its mission to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group, the world leading organisation for the promotion of composite materials, moves up a gear to target the automotive industry. Introduced many decades ago in car manufacturing, and not only for high-end performance models, composites are now offering many alternatives to steel and aluminum, due to their specific features, which go far beyond their lightweight properties.
“Today, nearly 2.9 cars are produced and sold worldwide every second. Yet growth potential is still enormous. In value, the automotive industry makes up 20% of the total composites market with promising opportunities for lighter, stronger and more efficient materials in the years to come. They offer new design opportunities, enable a reduction in tooling investment and allow several functions to be integrated in one, on top of their corrosion and impact resistance,” said Ms Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
“Furthermore, composite materials contribute to the development of a new generation of cars, offering innovative battery integration solutions for electric vehicles, as well as a new generation of fuel storage tanks for hydrogen-powered vehicles. JEC Group is moving forward in its strategy to democratise and promote the use of composites materials among end-user segments that, in this case, are OEMs and car manufacturers,” concluded Ms Frédérique Mutel.