Welcome to Composites Germany!

With their trade association “Composites Germany”, the four strong organizations in the German fiber composite industry want to strengthen the German composite industry particularly in the field of research, determine common positions and take overlapping interests into account.

AVK- Federation of Reinforced Plastics e.V., Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV), CFK Valley Stade e.V. (CFK-Valley) and Hybrid Lightweight Technologies - A working group within VDMA are bundling their powers to further the future oriented themes high performance composites and automated production technology which are particularly relevant in Germany.

Composites Germany is a member of the  EuCIA


Very satisfied exhibitors on the JEC World Show from 8 - 10 March, 2016
Also this year the trade association Composite Germany was represented together with numerous member's companies and institutes at the CFK-Valley community booth. The high number of visitors, establishing of new contacts and many discussions about the European Composites Market provided with the exhibitors for a very good atmosphere. A special highlight was the booth party at the 2nd fair day to which the trade association Composites Germany invited succesfully.

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Composites Germany booth party / photo: AVK

The 1st International Composites Congress(ICC) in Stuttgart 2015 was attended by nearly 350 delegates and proved an enormous success. We want to build on this success at the 2nd ICC. The 2nd International Composites Congress will take place in Düsseldorf from 28 - 29 November 2016.Once again, the event will feature a wide range of interesting lectures by renowned experts and provide a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences with the entire composites industry. Organizer of this congress is the trade association Composites Germany and its member organisations AVK, CCeV, CFK-Valley und VDMA Forum Composite Technology.

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Composites Germany re-elects Chairman and Executive Management and sets objectives for 2016
Dr. Michael Effing, Chairman, and Dr. Elmar Witten, Spokesperson for the Management, were re-elected to their offices for a further year at the last meeting of the Board and Executive Management of the trade association Composites Germany. The meeting also defined the next steps for establishing composites as a key industry in high wage countries. Read more


Standardization is currently one of the key focuses of the work of Composites Germany. By coordinating the activities of its member organizations, Composites Germany generates greater power for promoting and achieving the objectives of the industry. To increase the transparency of the standards relevant to the composites industry, Composites Germany has commissioned the German standards organization DIN to create a "standardization portal". In partnership with DIN, this website provides information on national, European and international standards for fibre reinforced plastics that have been published or are under development. This new and unique source of information for the composites market supports the existing standardization conducted by Composites Germany and can be found now here: Standardization portal composites