The second meeting of the new Automotive Composites Circle – an exclusive networking event for top management in the automotive sector – was held during this year’s JEC Composites Show in Paris, France.
Among original equipment manufacturers present were Audi, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Lamborghini, Lexus, Lotus, McLaren, Porsche, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Toyota and Volvo.
JEC is predicting a steep rise in the volumes of composites that will be employed by the automotive industry in the coming years, with growth of 9% a year up to 2015, resulting in a volume of 1.97m tonnes, and 10% annual growth during 2016-20, resulting in 3.17m tonnes consumed in 2020.
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