ContactAnsprechpartner
Dr. Heinz Kolz

Managing Director

Composites United e.V. –
CU West

Contact details

c/o Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH
Technologietransferteam
Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 58
67663 Kaiserslautern / Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 175 2141051
heinz.kolz@composites-united.com

The cluster CU West aims to make a decisive contribution to strengthening regional competencies in the field of high-performance fibre composite technology. With the Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (IVW), future technologies are being worked on in the working groups: “Thermoplastics – from material to automated production”, “Smart Structures – multifunctional composites”, “Composites Fatique”, “Bio Composites” and “Orthopaedic Technology“. The Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) contributes its expertise in the working group “Yarns and Textiles”.

CU West

Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße 58
67663 Kaiserslautern

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The Executive Board provides strategic support for the further development of the cluster.

Ansprechpartner
Dr. Florian Reichert

Chairman

Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik

Ansprechpartner
Tomislav Josipovic

deputy chairman

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer

Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe

Ansprechpartner
Hinrich Hampe

Teijin Carbon Europe

Ansprechpartner
Dr. Alexander Höhme

Röder Präzision

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Dr. Ing. Markus Steffens

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Action Composites Hightech GmbH

Frankenring 1
01723 Kesselsdorf
Germany

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AFPT GmbH

Trinkbornstr. 15-17
56281 Dörth
Germany

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AGC Chemicals Europe, Ltd.

World Trade Center
Zuidplain 80, H Tower
1077 XV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Airtech Europe Sarl

Zone Industrielle Haneboesch
4562 Differdange, Luxembourg

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Automation Steeg und Hoffmeyer GmbH

Mainzer Landstraße 155
Budenheim
Germany

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AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e. V.

Am Hauptbahnhof 10
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

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Bax Composites Inc.

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Tuzla / İstanbul / Türkiye

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BCT Steuerungs- und DV-Systeme GmbH

Carlo-Schmid-Allee 3
44263 Dortmund
Germany

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c-m-p gmbh

Industrieparkstraße 15
52525 Heinsberg
Germany

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CirComp GmbH

Marie-Curie-Straße 11
67661 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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Conbility GmbH

Kaiserstraße 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Germany

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Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik - FA

Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig
Germany

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Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für Werkstoff-Forschung - WF

Linder Höhe
51147 Köln
Germany

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diondo GmbH

Ruhrallee 14
45525 Hattingen
Germany

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EiMa Mitte Vertriebs- und Service GmbH

Fuhrmannsgasse 3
96523 Untersiemau
Germany

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Enrichment Technology Company Limited

Stetternicher Staatsforst
52428 Jülich
Germany

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ESI Engineering System International GmbH

Siemensstraße 12
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Germany

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Euro-Innovation SA

7, rue des Trois Cantons
3980 Wickrange, Luxemburg

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FFT Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG

Schleyerstraße 1
36041 Fulda
Germany

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Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße
52425 Jülich
Germany

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM)

Wiener Straße 12
28359 Bremen
Germany

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren (IZFP)

Universität, Campus
Gebäude E3.1
66121 Saarbrücken
Germany

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Frimo GmbH

Brodberg 5
36205 Sontra
Germany

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Gabriele Gärtner – gg-projekt

Am Städter Berg 16
61130 Nidderau
Germany

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GMA-Werkstoffprüfung

Hansaalee 321
40549 Düsseldorf
Germany

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Grunewald GmbH & Co. KG

Biemenhorster Weg 19
46395 Bocholt
Germany

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Gustav Gerster GmbH & Co.KG

Memminger Straße 18
88400 Biberach / Riss
Germany

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Haufler Composites GmbH & Co.KG

Kalkstraße 8
89143 Blaubeuren
Germany

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Hexcel Composites GmbH

Sophie-Scholl-Weg 22
21684 Stade
Germany

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Hochschule Kaiserslautern - Institut für Kunststofftechnik Westpfalz (IKW)

Carl-Schurz-Str. 10 – 16
66953 Pirmasens
Germany

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Hübers Verfahrenstechnik Maschinenbau GmbH

Schlavenhorst 39
46395 Bocholt
Germany

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IMG Innovations-Management GmbH

Trippstadter Straße 110
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Inometa GmbH

Planckstr. 15
32052 Herford
Germany

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INTELLIGHT - Intelligent Lightweight Solutions

Am Potzbacher Pfad 7
67722 Winnweiler
Germany

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Invent GmbH

Christian-Pommer-Str. 47
38112 Braunschweig
Germany

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ITA Technologietransfer GmbH

Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1
52074 Aachen
Germany

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Koch Carbon Consulting GmbH

Hagener Str. 87
57223 Kreuztal
Germany

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Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW)

Erwin-Schrödinger-Straße
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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M & A Dieterle GmbH

Neuhofstr. 26
73113 Ottenbach
Germany

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Math2Market GmbH

Huberstr. 7
67657 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials GmbH

Stader Str. 55-63
21737 Wischafen
Germany

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Murtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG

Heßlingsweg 14-16
44309 Dortmund

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PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH, Zweigniederlassung KSL

Bensheimer Straße 101
64653 Lorsch

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Polynt Composites Germany GmbH

Kieselstr. 2
56357 Miehlen

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RATH GmbH

Krefelder Str. 680-682
41066 Mönchengladbach

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Röder Präzision GmbH

Am Flugplatz
63329 Egelsbach

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Roth Composite Machinery GmbH

Bauhofstr. 2
35239 Steffenberg

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RWTH Aachen - Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Technologie der Energierohstoffe (TEER)

Wüllnerstraße 2
52062 Aachen

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SAERTEX GmbH & Co.KG

Brochterbecker Damm 52
48369 Saerbeck

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Schneider Elektric Systems Germany GmbH >EUROTHERM<

Ottostr. 1
65549 Limburg an der Lahn

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Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH

Rodheimer Str. 59
35452 Heuchelheim

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SWMS Systemtechnik Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Donnerschweer Str. 4a
26123 Oldenburg

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T4 Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH

Schieferstein 5
65439 Flörsheim am Main

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Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH

Vitsstraße 2
52525 Heinsberg

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TEXMER GmbH & Co. KG

Gerhardsweg 7
36100 Petersberg

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Universität Paderborn, Institut für Leichtbau mit Hybridsystemen - ILH

Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn
Germany

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Victrex Europa GmbH

Langgasse 16
65719 Hofheim am Taunus

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Volkswagen AG

Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg

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vombaur GmbH & Co. KG

Marktstr. 34
42369 Wuppertal

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WPX Faserkeramik GmbH

Redcarstrasse 44 B
53842 Troisdorf

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Our
Members

Members of  are also members of Composites United e.V.

Become a Member

Ansprechpartner
Lydia Raab

Management Assistance,
Member & Project Management

Composites United e.V.

Contact details

Composites United e.V. is open to all companies and research institutes that are active in the field of high-performance fibre composites.

How can you apply for a membership?

Depending on the type and size of your organization, please fill out the adjacent application for membership in Composites United e.V. Please send the completed and signed application for membership by e-mail to Lydia Raab.

How does the procedure proceed?

When your application for membership has been received by Composites United e.V., the managing director will recommend – after examination – the acceptance of the application to the executive committee and inform you about it. If there is no objection within ten days, the recommendation is accepted. You will then be informed about the admission.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Advantages of a Membership

Support in the implementation of innovations
Participation in research and development projects
Research promotion via Carbon Composites Leichtbau gGmbH as a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e.V. (AiF).
Mediation of cooperations and business initiations with companies and research institutions of the latest composite technology
Involvement in new strategic development directions, e.g. in the field of digitisation and AI
Constructively critical support of the legislative authorities in the field of sustainability and recycling of CFRP.
Possibility of a targeted search for skilled workers
Access to new national and international markets
Information and participation in national and international funding initiatives
Reduced or free participation in theme days and specialist events
Free participation in numerous meetings of the working groups and circles as well as the possibility to create your own groups
High-profile presentation at the CU joint stand at national and international trade fairs
Publication of the latest information from your company in the CU reports
Reduced or free attendance of further education seminars
People with a passion for innovation and new technologies
National and international networking
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Network

Our prime concern is the networking of the players in the field of high-performance fibre composites within Switzerland. We enable this networking through events such as working group meetings, workshops, conferences, presence at trade fairs as well as through lively exchange between members, management and the board. The connection to the main association Composites United e.V. also facilitates access to the international market.

Events

Composites United Switzerland and our members organise a variety of events on the subject of high-performance fibre composites and attend relevant trade fairs and conferences. The current events in Switzerland are included in our calendar.

Training and advanced training

Some of our members offer advanced training events in the area of high-performance fibre composites. These are included in the training programme of Composites United e.V. (CU) and also in our calendar. In future, Composites United Switzerland is planning to take on an active role with relevant partners for the training and advanced training of professional people and engineers, in order to significantly improve the offer in these areas in Switzerland.

Projects

Composites United Switzerland is the ideal platform for implementing your project ideas in collaborative ventures such as Innosuisse projects or EU projects. If you have project or product ideas in the area of high-performance fibre composites and are searching for suitable partners from industry, universities or research institutes do not hesitate to contact our office. We will help you find the appropriate project partner for you from our members.

Application process

WE ACCOMPANY FUNDING APPLICATIONS

Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH (CU-LF) supports companies and research institutions in the technical and administrative process as well as in the administration of innovation projects. From the idea through the various application steps to the conclusion, funding applications can be accompanied within the framework of Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF).

The funding of IGF projects aims to compensate for the structural disadvantages of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of research and development (R&D). Due to their small size, these companies are often unable to finance research contracts with external research institutions or to maintain their own research departments.

Under the IGF, SMEs can solve their common problems through joint research activities conducted primarily by universities and non-profit business-related research institutions. This is particularly efficient, because it allows similar research needs to be bundled in a pre-competitive manner and risks to be shared. Furthermore, this program enables SMEs to benefit from research results that each would not have been able to achieve on its own.

Eligible for funding are scientific and technical research projects that are cross-company in nature, advance new findings and further developments related to fiber composites, and can bring economic benefits to SMEs in particular. Applications for research projects must include proposals for transfer to industry, statements on feasibility and economic significance.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

In accordance with AiF statutes, the initial grant recipient is always the CU-LF. Through on-lending and bilateral agreements, it is possible to use legally independent, non-profit research institutions as final recipients, provided that

  1. these research institutions grant the CU-LF the necessary rights to carry out a project in accordance with its duties,
  2. these research institutions have the scientific qualifications required to work on the respective project, and
  3. have the necessary administration for the intended use of the funds.

HOW TO APPLY?

The project selection procedure of the CU-LF has two stages and is not limited in time. It consists of an idea phase and an application phase. After successfully passing the application phase, the CU-LF submits the project proposal to the AiF. It is recommended to contact the contact person at CU-LF before submitting an idea paper.

Project proposals can be submitted open-ended as an idea paper to the contact person at the CU-LF via e-mail as a reviewable PDF. For this purpose, the template including its sub-items under the following link should be used.

As a rule, the entire idea paper should not exceed five pages.

The received idea papers will be evaluated according to the following criteria, among others:

  1. Interplay between the objective of the project and the objective of the CU-LF,
  2. Relevance for directly/indirectly involved SMEs,
  3. Relevance to the technology,
  4. Possibility of exploitation,
  5. coherence of the budget,
  6. composition of the project advisory committee (PA).

The result of the evaluation is usually communicated to the applicants by e-mail within eight weeks after submission. In total, the average duration from submission of the first idea to project start is 12 months.

Imprint

Information according to § 5 TMG:
Composites United Leichtbau-Forschung gGmbH

Postal address:
Am Technologiezentrum 5
D-86159 Augsburg
Contact:
Phone: +49 821 268 411-18
Fax: +49 821 2684 11-07
E-Mail: leichtbau-forschung@composites-united.com

Represented by:
Dr. Thomas Heber

Registered at
Local Court Augsburg
HRB 31661