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Wednesday, March 13 • 11:00 - 12:30
Country on Stage Netherlands - Composites Ecosystem in the Netherlands: Boosting the International Value Chain!

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The Netherlands is leading the way in innovation throughout the whole value chain, a position reinforced by close collaboration between industry, technology institutes and public authorities.
Key stakeholders in the Dutch composites’ ecosystem are specialists in cutting-edge applications, as well as innovations in materials, process automation and new products. Thermoplastic composites, 3D printing, end-to-end automation and digitalisation are other great examples of Dutch expertise in this field. Additionally, major fields of application developed by Dutch stakeholders are composites in infrastructure, the marine environment and sustainable composites. These innovations have been developed from fundamental research, through industrial development programmes, up to commercial production and maintenance.

Get to know more about the composites ecosystem in the Netherlands and its international outreach through representative business cases on automotive, aerospace, construction and 3D printing, involving the entire value chain of the Dutch Composites Sector. Visit us at JEC2019, Hall 5, Booth E79/E80. And follow us at @CompositesNL.

  • 11.00 – 11.05: Opening
  • 11.05 – 11.15: NL Value Proposition and challenges - Introduction of the Netherlands
  • 11.15 – 11.30: Disruptive Cost Reduction: Innovation Battle - Knowledge Infrastructure
  • 11.30 – 11.45: Disruptive Cost Reduction Production - Start-ups 3D printing, Braiding,
  • Digitization & Automation
  • 11.45 – 12.00: Sustainability, Maintenance and End-of-Life
  • 12.00 – 12.10: Acceptance, Qualification and Certification
  • 12.10 – 12.20: Global Supply Chains - NL from an outside perspective
  • 12.20 – 12.30: Dutch Composites Platform: Launch of DCP & National Agenda Composites
  • 12.30:  Closing

avatar for Jasper BOUWMEESTER


CEO, Fiberneering
Fiberneering has developed a 3D printing process and materials that allow production of unique composite parts. It's now possible to combine very high strength and low mass properties of composites with production benefits of 3D printing.
avatar for Marco BRINKMAN


Managing Director, Development Centre for Maintenance of Composites
Marco Brinkman is an aerospace entrepreneur, who started Airborne, a spin-off of the Technical University in Delft (NL), together with a colleague student in 1995. In 2014 Marco founded the maintenance facility at the Main Support Base of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. This business... Read More →
avatar for Maarten CAMPS

Maarten CAMPS

Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
avatar for Moaaz GENDY


Graduating Aeronautical Engineering Student, Inholland Composites
I am Moaaz Gendy one of the founders of ViXed, together with Inholland Composites, we are working on applied research, the research we do is driven by our values: creativity, sustainability and health. From an industry perspective, we link our research to themes that are relevant... Read More →
avatar for Luc GOVAERTS


Technology Director, SABIC
Luc Govaerts is a Technology Director at SABIC, globally responsible for all compounds and forms in their Specialties business unit. Prior to joining SABIC, Luc held various R&D engineering positions at the Dow Chemical Company. He joined GE Plastics in 1996 as a product developer... Read More →
avatar for Marc HENDRIKSE


CEO, NTS-Group
Marc Hendrikse MSc is CEO of the NTS-Group. The NTS-Group is a leading system supplier operating in the high-tech industry, that takes on the responsibility for the development, production and optimization of opto-mechatronic systems and mechanical modules for leading international... Read More →
avatar for Lucas JANSSEN


Operations Director, CEAD
CEAD is a technology supplier on the frontier of composite additive manufacturing. The development of the CFAM 3D printer has been a breakthrough in printing with a continuous carbon- or glass fibre. The large printing area of 4m x 2m x 1,5m makes this technology suitable for large... Read More →
avatar for Marcus KREMERS


Chairman, CompositesNL
Marcus Kremers is chairman of the Dutch composites association CompositesNL, the organisation that advocates the composite sector of The Netherlands, to Dutch stakeholders and internationally. The strategy is focused on three pillars: Promotion of composites, Knowhow development (R&D... Read More →
avatar for Jos LOBEE


Project Leader, Brightlands Materials Center
After studying chemistry, Jos Lobee graduated from the Industrial Product Development department at the TU Delft in 1985. He worked for GE Plastics, TNO and several SME's and is involved in Thermoplastic Composites since the early 1990's.At Brightlands Materials Center he is currently... Read More →
avatar for Frank MEURS


Managing Director EMEA, TenCate Advanced Composites
Frank Meurs graduated in 1988 from the Polytechnic “De Maere” in Enschede (NL) with a degree in Business Administration and Textile Engineering. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Portsmouth (UK) with a Master of Business Administration.As per January 1st 2019 he is... Read More →
avatar for Rogier NIJSSEN


Professor of Applied Sciences, Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Rogier Nijssen is Professor of Applied Sciences at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the field of composites. Together with his team, his research and education group 'Inholland Composites' (inhollandcomposites.nl) is active in research into novel methods to (semi-) automate... Read More →
avatar for Kjelt VAN RIJSWIJK


SAM|XL is the TU Delft Innovation Accelerator for the Advanced Manufacturing Industry, Technology Suppliers and Research with a focus on Lightweight Structures: Automation, Robotisation, Digitisation.Kjelt van Rijswijk has a MSc and PhD in composite manufacturing, has participated... Read More →
avatar for Bert THUIS


Head Structures Technology Department, Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR)
I started to work at the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in 1991. In my career at NLR I have worked on the design of composite post-buckled panels and crashworthiness of composite structures. I have been involved in several test campaigns of composite structures (e.g. as project... Read More →
avatar for Margie TOPP

Margie TOPP

Professor for Polymer Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Margie Topp studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciencesat the University of Groningen, specializing in Polymer Chemistry. She graduated in the year 1995 on impact resistance of poly(lactic acid) within the group of Professor A. Pennings. In 2000 she finished... Read More →
avatar for Arnold VAANDRAGER


Director, VABO Composites
Founder of VABO Composites, VABO is a high-quality manufacturing company, specialized in the markets: maritime, industrial and architectural solutions. Manufacturer of certified water tight and fire resistant composite ship doors (ACCEDOO). And constructive structures as antenna masts... Read More →
avatar for Martijn VELTKAMP


Design Manager, FiberCore Europe
Dr Martijn Veltkamp is a civil engineer by training and involved in the design and construction of bridges in since 2011. Working at FiberCore Europe, he is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he is involved in the concept design of bridges and other structures in FRP, more... Read More →
avatar for Stephan VOSKAMP


General Manager, Eurocarbon / Eurobraider
Eurocarbon is a main supplier of woven tapes, braided sleeves and automated preforming by overbraiding technology. All overbraiding is performed by our own developed braiding equipment and process. Our products can be found in the Lamborgini Aventador, BMW i8 and 7 series in main... Read More →
avatar for Sebastiaan WIJSKAMP

Sebastiaan WIJSKAMP

Technical Director, ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center
Dr. ir. Sebastiaan Wijskamp (Technical Director) received his PhD on residual stress modelling in thermoplastic composites processing from the University of Twente in 2005. Since then, has been active in the field of thermoplastic composites (academic and industrial) for more than... Read More →
avatar for Hendrik DE ZEEUW

Hendrik DE ZEEUW

Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Automotive, Teijin Aramid
Since 2004 I worked with Teijin Aramid in various positions. In 2008 I moved to Shanghai to head up the Asia Pacific sales office Teijin Aramid. Upon return to the Netherlands in 2014, I lead the business unit Cables & Composites, a merger of former optical fiber cables, ropes and... Read More →

Hosts, Moderators & Interviewe...
avatar for Jason PALMER


Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

avatar for Composites NL

Composites NL

Country on Stage Netherlands Sponsor

Wednesday March 13, 2019 11:00 - 12:30 CET
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