Brussels’ Conference on Bicycle Composites Materials
BRUSSELS, Belgium – On December 8 and 9 JEC Group and the Society of Plastics Engineers will host an international conference on bicycle technology. The event will focus on the use of composites in bicycles.
“The pace of innovation in the bike technology has been impressive over the last 30 years,” says Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “Cycling is more and more popular and the market is forecasted to grow. It is interesting to study the usage change, fitness concern, green traffic and energy saving and how composites materials contribute to this move. This is the first time we dedicate a full event on such a specific market that is bicycles.”
Safety versus performance
For the conference JEC Group partners with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Among the 40 international speakers are experts from Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Corima , Cervelo, KTM Technologies, Oxeon AB – TeXtreme, BMC, BCOMP, All Head Composites, Time Sport International, e-Xstream, BikeLabs International, Altair/Rolo BikeS or again Progressiv Engineering.
The 2-day conference will discuss composites in bikes design and safety versus performance. The speakers will focus on safety aspects of the frame and complete bicycle, failure analysis, failure prevention and design in relation to strength and performance. The main theme of the second day of the conference will be the contribution of high-end racing bikes in mass production bikes, design and trends.