And so another JEC show comes to an end and a number of themes stand out.

There were numerous carbon fibre products and applications on display (the black) and a big focus on sustainability (the green).

Automotive composites are evidently hot at the moment, evidenced by the number of car makers at the show – including McLaren, BMW and Lamborghini. But wind energy, construction and aerospace technologies were also well represented.

Promotion of the 'green' credentials of composite materials – enabling lightweight, durable, low maintenance construction – continues, while various projects showcased the possibilities of 'bio-based' materials.

The event was certainly busier than last year and everyone more optimistic. For some, business is recovering faster than expected, although a degree of uncertainty remains.

What was your view of the show? We'd love to hear your comments ...

Also see:

JEC Composites Show 2011 – preview

Record visitor numbers for JEC Composites Show 2011