Composites become a political issue in Germany

nach Quelle: www.insidecomposites.com, "Composites on Germany’s political agenda", 30. November 2016

With the establishment of BMWi as a new governmental department that will be active for the next four years, lightweighting will be a political issue in Germany. Despite the difficult situation in Europe Germany was still achieving solid growth, with manufacturing responsible for 24% of the country’s GDP, compared to a world average of 15% and just 11% in neighbouring countries such as France and the UK. Lightweighting will be a key element of Industry 4.0. BMWi should work on the establishment of a database to link together all of the companies involved in lightweighting within Germany, in technologies, services and materials, and its aim is to see sectors such as composites and aluminium production working together. 

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