24. July 2018 | Sporttech
Top sports performance thanks to Composites
For CFP the Report for 2017 sees a global demand of just under 15,000 tons in the sports and leisure area – corresponding to some 12 percent of the total volume. By 2022 this value is expected by experts to rise to 21,000 tons. So only moderate but stable growth can be expected here. In terms of turnover the industry accounts for “only” 7 percent or US$ 1.36 billion while total sales generated with carbon composites amounted to US $ 19.31 billion.
The benefits that composites bring for the sports and leisure sector are wide and varied. These materials score points with low weight, high resilience, bending stiffness, elasticity, almost free formability, resistance to corrosion and other weather conditions as well as the ability to absorb and pass on high amounts of energy.
At COMPOSITES EUROPE (from 6 to 8 November in Stuttgart, Germany) various exhibitors will be showcasing applications for composites as well as all the associated technologies and applications in the sports and leisure industries. Represented on site will be Tissa Glasweberei, which specialises in industrial textiles for winter sports, to name but one product, KARL MAYER with high-tech solutions for sports textiles, swimwear or shoes as well as Chem-Trend, a company that supports the production of clubs, golf balls, cycles and training equipment with its products. Furthermore, CMS Deutschland, HP Tec, HUFSCHMIED Zerspanungssysteme, INEOS Styrolution Group GmbH, Innotect GmbH, MAKA Systems GmbH, Oxford Advanced Surfaces LTD and others will provide advice about their products and innovations in this area.