13th Workgroup Meeting “Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites”


October 5th, 2021


International Academy
Building Part 3A – Ground Floor
Campus Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen


Focus Topics: Bio-based materials
Features: Insights by Technology Experts, Market & Technology Monitoring, Your Comments on attractive applications and bio-based materials


11:00 Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Kai Fischer, Aachen Center for integrative Lightweight Production – AZL
11:10 Insights by Technology Experts and Industry Insiders

  •  Steven Sutanto – IPCO Germany GmbH: Productivity Partner for Co-development of Novel Bio-based or Thermoplastic Materials
  • Thomas Joachim – Frimo GmbH: FRIMO Natural fiber and polypropylene hybrid – trends for interior applications with “Visible NFPP”
11:30 Market and Technology Screening for Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites
Philipp Striet – Aachen Center for integrative Lightweight Production – AZL
11:50 Networking Lunch
12:50 Presentations, 45 min + Q&A:

  • Michael Begert – EDAG Engineering Group AG and Dr. Matthias Zscheyge – Fraunhofer IMWS: “RegScha” – Natural Fibre Reinforced Bioplastics for Application in Sustainable Lightweight Structures
  •  Matthias Schütte – Röchling Automotive SE & Co. KG: Use case of tapes in suspension parts
14:20 Coffee Break
14:50 Presentations, 50 min + Q&A:

  •  Ingolf Jäger – IBT.InfraBioTech GmbH: Thermoplastics need heat! Heating technology for forming organic sheets with reinforcement structures (tailored blanks)
  •  Hans Knudsen – Comfil ApS: Self-reinforced composite materials (COMFIL® and Bio4M®) and processing hereof
  •  Roman Woznitza – INOMETA GmbH, Falk Ansorge – Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH: Systematic evaluation of thermoplastic tapes to significantly reduce the time-to-market
15:55 Your Comments on Hybrid Thermoplastic Composites

On attractive applications

On focus topic: opportunities, risks and field of action for bio-based materials

You choose: Comments from 1-6 minutes possible

Open 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.

  •  Dr. Tim Krooß – Schunk GmbH: Potential of thermoplastic composite armor sleeves for permanent magnet motors
  •  We look forward to your comment!
16:25 Summary, Decision on next Focus Topic


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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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.