Location: Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Messegelände 30521, Hannover

Organizer: Deutsche Messe

Date: 2019-04-01 - 2019-04-05

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Hannover. These days, pretty much everyone knows that lightweight construction reduces product weight, saves on materials and reduces production costs. But what most people don’t know is that that’s just the beginning – and therein lies the challenge. Because the real point of lightweight is that it makes products and components better by enhancing durability, improving efficiency and paving the way to better design. What’s more, it makes for more efficient use of resources and materials and reduces energy consumption and hence emissions. All of which increases competitiveness while helping to combat climate change. “Lightweight construction will be a very important topic at HANNOVER MESSE 2019,” commented Olaf Daebler, Deutsche Messe’s Global Director Industrial Supply for HANNOVER MESSE. “Users from all industries will find experts who will show them how they can use lightweight construction to enhance their products.” With numerous companies and industry associations showcasing intelligent lightweight solutions at all sections of HANNOVER MESSE, there will certainly be no shortage of quality information on offer. And the central headquarters of it all will be Hall 5 at the Industrial Supply show.


“Rapid growth in urban infrastructure, digitization, increasing mobility and burgeoning industrial production are all putting enormous pressure on finite natural resources,” says Dr. Elmar Witten, CEO of Germany’s Federation of Reinforced Plastics (AVK). “So, to conserve these resources and safeguard our energy supply, we need to find new approaches. Fiber-reinforced plastics/composites offer excellent solutions for many of these challenges, because, as construction materials, they differ fundamentally from unreinforced and metallic materials. Unfortunately, it still tends to be only materials specialists who know about them. That is why we are again partnering with HANNOVER MESSE – to raise awareness of these outstanding materials.”


At the upcoming HANNOVER MESSE, technology users will be able to gain a quick yet impressively comprehensive overview of the many lightweight material groups and applications available to them. This includes both general and tailored information. The following HANNOVER MESSE events and group presentations will deal with lightweight construction this April:


1 Lightweighting Summit:

In 2019, the German Economics Ministry is organizing HANNOVER MESSE’s first-ever summit on lightweight construction. The summit for political, industry and R&D leaders, which will be held on 2 April, will look at lightweight design and construction as a competitive factor and explore strategies for fostering it as a key enabling technology. Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier, will give the opening address.


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