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JEC World: composite materials meet innovation


JEC World, which has taken place every year for more than half a century (except the hiatus during the pandemic), brings together the entire composite material value chain in Paris, France, a country that has always been a hub of composite in the world.

The event is the annual meeting opportunity not only for all the main stakeholders of the composites industry, but also for innovative startups in the field of advanced materials, experts, scientists and leaders in Research&Development. A unique showcase of what composites can offer and an unlimited source of inspiration.

JEC Composites Innovation Awards
The award ceremony of the JEC Composites Innovation Awards is highly anticipated: for more than 15 years, they have been a highly sought after awards by companies in the industry.

Every year, there have been hundreds of applications to participate, and this success demonstrates how the event is recognized as a tool to identify and promote innovations in the composite materials industry.

The composites industry

The composites industry is a very dynamic sector with significant growth prospects. The most commonly used materials are glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), followed by aramid or natural fiber reinforced composites.

After a drop in production volumes in 2020, the global composite materials industry is returning to pre-pandemic growth rates, with energy, construction and building, marine and consumer goods are quickly recovering. Important growth opportunities are opening as well in emerging sectors such as electric and hydrogen vehicles.

In the future it is expected that composites, thanks to their high performance, lightness, energy efficiency, will have an ever wider range of applications and markets.

From 2021, the composite market growth is expected to be above pre-pandemic levels.

The Italian participation in Jec World has grown exponentially over the last five years, reaching a share of 44%. Italy is now the second country in terms of number of exhibitors thanks to the 103 companies present.Nelly Baron, VP Marketing & Communication at Jec

JEC Group
JEC Group is  dedicated entirely to the development of information and commercial connection channels and platforms to support the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. JEC Group leads global innovation programs and organizes various events around the world, including JEC World.