Co-located with Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas, JEC Americas, the composites show & conferences, will be host to 750 exhibitors and 9,000 attendees encompassing 3,63,000 sq.ft. of the Georgia World Congress Center on May 3-5, 2016. North America currently accounts for 32 per cent of the global composites market, with a market share of nearly $24 billion. Two-thirds of JEC Americas exhibitors are North American-based, which underscores the remarkable evolution occurring throughout the continent. Between 2013 and 2018, North America is predicted to have an astounding 23 percent share of the composites industry’s projected growth. “The demands made on materials have become greater. Decision-makers from the applicative markets, especially transportation, automotive and energy in the US are looking for light (resistant) products and design flexibility. The composites industry is establishing new modes of collaboration with end-users. JEC Americas 2016 centered around their needs will offer an extensive presentation of competitive manufacturing technologies and a wide range of finished composites products.” said Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
“Another dimension is going green. Our century requires ‘Green’ products. It means more efficient processes. It also means we are able to recycle composites products and re-use the recyclates to make new products. Green will be the colour of JEC Americas in 2016 and widely applied.” adds Mutel.
JEC Americas comes back to Atlanta and once again experience Southern hospitality. The South is home to manufacturing and Atlanta perfectly reflects the dynamism of this sector. This is one of the reasons JEC Americas will be coming back to Atlanta in the even years. Atlanta is the ideal location to attract exhibitors from throughout the US, Canada, Latina America, as well as Europe and Asia. With a network of 2,50,000 professionals, JEC is the largest composite industry organization in the world. JEC represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global or local networking and information services.