German company AMAC working for business development in composites
May 03, 2021 - Germany
AMAC, an industrial and business consulting company in lightweight construction materials based in Aachen, is collaborating with the Institute for Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University and their ITA. The partnership is aimed at strengthening and developing business activities in composites. ITA is a one-stop source for composite solutions.
ITA, as one of the largest institutes on the campus of RWTH Aachen University, develops complete solutions from the manufacturing of the fibre, processing of textile intermediates with thermoplastic and thermoset resins, textile-based part manufacturing, to braiding, pultrusion and in-situ impregnation of textile preforms. Top three focused industries are transportation and particularly the e-mobility sector, building and construction as well as the wind energy sector. ITA is also a partner of the industry in R and D, focusing on eight business segments, providing technology and knowledge transfer, as well as offering comprehensive solutions along the entire textile value chain.
Prof Thomas Gries, director of ITA, said: “Our long-term experience and unmatched know-how with all aspects of continuous fibres, non-wovens and web-based reinforcements allows us to deliver to the composite manufacturers a complete technology and service offer around the development of technical textiles, from the development of glass and carbon fibres to the textile-based processing of composite parts. In all process steps of our research and developments, we focus on sustainable and recyclable solutions, an efficient cost performance ratio, the possible use of bio-based materials and the reduction of the CO2 footprint. We are glad to cooperate with Dr. Michael Effing and AMAC in order to benefit from his door-opening network in the composites industry.”
Dr. Michael Effing, managing director of AMAC, said: “I am very happy to support the ITA to generate innovation thanks to further industrial networking and pre-competitive joint projects. ITA is indeed a one-stop source for composite solutions from the fibre to the cost-efficient manufacturing of final parts. In the context of the Covid-19 impact to the entire industry, it makes sense to bundle forces. Furthermore, ITA, with its long tradition and satisfied customers offers further valuable networking opportunities to the composites industry as well as access to relevant complementary fibre-based excellence and 250 different technologies in their machine-park with an outstanding infrastructure in Aachen.”