At the end of March 2017, the 9th edition of Compotec ,“Hi-tech Composites Solutions” will open at CarraraFiere. The only event in Italy entirely dedicated to the composite materials industry and to their wide variety of applications.

Compotec addresses every industrial sector that employs composite materials on a large scale: aerospace, aeronautic, automotive, military, medical, construction, design as well as wind energy and nautical sectors. Compotec takes place in the framework of the 15th edition of Seatec, “International rxhibition of technology, subcontracting and design for boats, yachts and ships”, with the purpose of gathering in a single exhibiting context producers, distributors, universities, research institutes, companies and associations and of offering companies operating in diverse branches highly professional promotional and business tools.

Compotec is divided into 4 product macro-areas:
-Raw materials Producers and Suppliers
-Machinery and Processing Techniques
-Design and Engineering
-Research and Development

The strong commitment of CarraraFiere, the fair organiser, is reaffirmed, once again, in next edition’s format through the arrangement of an intensive schedule of conferences, workshops and seminars which represent a unique training opportunity in the overview of professional fairs, generally more concentrated on the mere products on display and on their sale. Not surprisingly, Compotec has always been committed to the organisation of professional training events aimed to make the sector grow by analysing the most crucial topics on the spot; among them, environmentally sustainable composite materials; the proposal of composite panels; composites 3D print and all connected technologies; thermoplastic and thermosetting matrixes matching and the use of composite materials in aeronautics.

Compotec 2017 will have a strong focus on the biomedical field to present composite material solutions and innovations; at the same time, the fair will dedicate ample room to the issue of Disability on Board, promoted by Seatec as well, a thematic area supposed to stimulate professionals towards the identification of design solutions for boats that can meet also disabled people’s needs.

Compotec will also reward the most dynamic companies with an award dedicated to innovative projects: the Start-up@SeatecCompotec Award, meant to shed light on young designers and entrepreneurs whom will have the chance to have a booth inside the Start-Up area.

The 9th edition of Compotec will further increase the number of participating buyers and contractors belonging to various commodities sectors, invited thanks to the co-operation with Italian Trade Agency and selected from European and non-European strategic countries, with an almost complete territorial and market coverage. Foreign buyers will meet Compotec exhibitors in the B2B reserved area through direct face-to-face meetings scheduled in advance by a special match-making software.

The mission of Compotec has always been to represent a reference point for the Italian industry of composite materials to contribute to the strengthening of a progress-oriented community in the composites field; to facilitate the interaction between Italian and European producers and to encourage relationships with universities and research institutes. The Italian composites industry represents the second productive reality in the European context, after Germany. The production and use of composites materials have been increasing constantly also in the post-crisis years and the goal is to keep an annual growth between 4% and 6%; the trend is, therefore, constantly increasing.

CarraraFiere is also signing agreements with important partners to boost the development of the sector in as many product areas as possible.

CarraraFiere, with the organisation of both Compotec and Seatec events, sets itself as an innovation booster in the composite materials and nautical sectors, intrinsically characterised by highly technological contents.

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