12th Workgroup Meeting “Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites”


May 6th, 2021


Focus Topics:

  • Aerospace
  • Assembly


  • Insights by Technology Experts
  • Market & Technology Monitoring
  • Your Comments on Sustainability


13:00 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Michael Emonts, Aachen Center for integrative Lightweight Production – AZL
13:10 Meet2connect – Introduction to New Networking Tool
Marina Biller, AZL
13:20 Insights by Technology Experts and Industry Insiders

  • Markus Brzeski – A+ Composites GmbH: Cost advantages with customized thermoplastic UD tapes
  • Dirk Punke – BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites GmbH & Co. KG: More sustainability with recycled material – upcycling postconsumer recyclate into thermoplastic composites
13:35 Market and Technology Screening for Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites
Philipp Striet – Aachen Center for integrative Lightweight Production – AZL
13:55 Coffee Break
14:1o Aerospace, 35 min + Q&A:

  • Arnt Offringa – GKN Aerospace: Thermoplastic composites – developing technologies and applications for sustainable aviation
  • Maarten Bach – KVE Composites Group: Induction welding of (dissimilar) thermoplastic composites
14:55 Assembly, 30 min + Q&A:

  • Michael Stumpf – Böllhoff GmbH & Co. KG: “SMART load distribution” transform public research into value-added lightweight design
  • Raphael Reinhold – Broetje-Automation GmbH: Automated solutions for future thermoplastic assembly
15:35 Your Comments on “Sustainability of Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites”
You choose: Comments from 1-6 minutes possibleOpen block for you to participate with your comment (also spontaneously during the meeting possible)Please contact Maren Daniels if you want to present, just send name and needed duration.

  • Jonas Neuhaus – IKV: Joint Partner Project on Recycling of Thermoplastic Composites
  • Amandine Codou – Brightlands Materials Center: How to recycle continuous fiber thermoplastic end-of-life parts into new long fiber granules


15:55 Summary, Decision of Focus Topic of next Meeting
16:15 – 17:15 1:1 Networking with New AZL Meeting & Networking Tool


50h_grau_ All AZL Partner Companies involved in the value chain of thermoplastic composites are represented at our Business Platform “Thermoplastic Composites”.
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Please find details on previous Workgroup Meetings in our Current Activities of the AZL Partner-Section.

The participation is exclusively for AZL partners and as an integral part of the AZL partnership free of charge.


Registration for AZL Partner Companies

AZL Partner Companies can register for this workgroup as usual via the AZL Partner-Section.