LightCon 2023 - Become an Exhibitor!

LightCon 2023 not only offers a full conference program with top-class keynotes, panels and best practices from representatives from industry, research and associations. In the exhibition, companies and networks will present their products and show how the industry can benefit from the use of lightweight technology. Material trends, innovative manufacturing processes, system solutions, designs and lightweight design concepts along the entire value chain will be presented.

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67th BetonTage in Ulm: CU Bau Podium on June 22nd

From June 20 to 22, 2023, the BetonTage will take place in Ulm, Europe's largest trade congress for the concrete and precast industry. CU Bau will be an integral part and valued partner again this year. On June 22, the BetonTage in the Congress Centrum Ulm will be dedicated to the "Future Day of the Construction Industry". Within this framework, CU Bau will provide a comprehensive overview of implementation examples with the panel "Carbon concrete - applications in practice". CU Bau will also have a joint booth at the show, feel free to come visit us!

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CF and CMC Market Report 2022 of Composites United now available

Now in its 13th year of reporting, Composites United published its annual update assessing the overall global market for carbon fibers and carbon composites. At the same time, there is a premiere, as the CU publishes its first market report on Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC). CMCs are currently being used in high-temperature applications (e.g. turbines, furnaces, brakes, etc.) with very strong growth and are continuously opening up new areas of application.
The long versions of the reports are available free of charge to all members of Composites United.

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Our latest CU reports

In the latest issue of our members' magazine you can once again expect many exciting innovations from the CU network, especially on this year's focus topic 'Energy & Resources: Efficiency in production and application'. Let the competence of our large network convince you.

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Your membership at Composites United e.V.

You would like to join the Composites United e.V. network with its approx. 350 active members and are wondering what added value the network can offer you? No problem. Our comprehensive added value catalog explains in detail which activities, support, offers and much more you can rely on in our five major service areas of networking, communication, technology, knowledge and internationalization.

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Our further education program for 2023

Together with various training providers, we regularly put together a further training program for you. It is aimed at all employees from the areas of design, simulation, manufacturing, assembly and testing who already have experience in dealing with fiber composite components, but also those who are just getting fit for the future in this area.
The current edition for 2023 is available now.

Further education program 2023

Information series “CU KNOWLEDGE”

New service from the CU: Factually neutral, scientifically proven summaries are now available on relevant topics in the form of information papers that present the current state of knowledge on the respective topic. These papers from the "CU KNOWLEDGE" series are available exclusively to CU members. The documents will be sent upon request.

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CU publishes position paper “Climate neutrality through innovative lightweight design”

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CU Research - Be part of it!

Are you interested in research funding for composites and lightweight design?
You would like to actively shape the content of CU research funding?
You would like to select the CU projects to be funded?
You would like to decide on the use of funds or be funded yourself?
You would like to have exclusive access to the results of completed, ongoing and future projects?

Then join us and become a research member of Composites United.

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Leichtbauatlas of the BMWi

The BMWi's digital LEICHTBAUATLAS connects the lightweight design community. Become part of it now and benefit from the networking and information opportunities. Registration is free of charge and does not take much time.

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Composites United is looking for partners around the world to drive the development of composite technology.


Composites United consists of approximately 350 members from various industries, regions and countries, companies and institutions.


Joint projects bring the members of the network together on important topics in the industry and shape the future of the composites industry.

Working Groups

Over 40 technical working groups and groups on all relevant topics in the composites industry.


The CU cooperates with important partners in the field of multi-material lightweight design in order to bundle forces and use multiplier effects.


Our sponsors share the passion for innovation with us and support the association in realizing its goals.


Let our numerous competences convince you.

Dates &

The experts meet at the CU’s joint stands. And interested parties can get current information at the events within the network.


The further development of the composites industry thrives on new knowledge and applications. Get information here.