Tech-Fab Europe joins EuCIA

Tech-Fab Europe, the association of European technical textiles producers, is now a member of The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA).

Agusti Porta, president of Tech-Fab Europe (lower right), joined the EuCIA Members Meeting in Brussels on 7 February.
Agusti Porta, president of Tech-Fab Europe (lower right), joined the EuCIA Members Meeting in Brussels on 7 February.

Established in 2013 and headquartered in Frankfurt, Tech-Fab Europe represents manufacturers of engineered textiles that enable high performance solutions for diverse markets, including mobility, construction, energy, and industry. Tech-Fab Europe’s members account for more than 80% of the glass fibre textiles produced in Europe.

“Technical textiles are used to produce high strength, lightweight, durable products for the transportation, construction, renewable energy, sports and leisure, and many other markets,” explains Agusti Porta, president of Tech-Fab Europe. “Demonstrating how our products, through their various applications, contribute to the European Green Deal objectives is essential. Composites is an important application sector and we look forward to working with the team of experts in EuCIA’s Sustainability Working Group to explore new opportunities for collaboration and communication at European level.”

Tech-Fab Europe also plans to contribute data on technical fabrics to EuCIA’s Eco Impact Calculator, the online life cycle assessment (LCA) tool for composite products, in the coming months.

“We are delighted to welcome Tech-Fab Europe and its members to the EuCIA network,” says Roberto Frassine, president of EuCIA. “We look forward to sharing knowledge and best practices and to working together on initiatives to ensure the sustainable growth and continued competitiveness of our industries in Europe.”

The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA), headquartered in Brussels, represents European national composites associations and industry-specific sector groups at EU level. EuCIA’s members are Composites UK, Composites Germany, Finnish Plastics Industries Federation (FiPIF), Polyvia, Norwegian Circular Materials Technology (NCMT), Danish Plastics Federation (DPF), CompositesNL, Turkish Composites Manufacturers Association (TCMA), Agoria, Assocompositi, European Alliance for SMC/BMC, European UP/VE Resin Association, European Pultrusion Technology Association, Epoxy Europe and Tech-Fab Europe.