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International Conference “Composites without Borders”

International Conference “Composites without Borders”, LogotypeThe 2nd Composites Without Borders international conference will become a key event on the business schedule of the Open Innovations Expo exhibition, to be held as a part of the Open Innovations Moscow international forum at Moscow Technopolis on October 14–16, 2014.

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The conference was initiated by the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade, and by Russia’s composite industry leaders such as the Union of Composite Manufacturers, Composite holding company, AeroComposite, and Ashland.

This year, the conference will be held at Moscow Technopolis where Composite holding company’s manufacturing sites are located. The participants of the Composites Without Borders conference will have the opportunity not only to attend the plenary discussions, topical sections and master classes, but also to see the composite materials manufacturing process from polymer to finished product in Composite’s  production shops.

Among the key topics to be discussed at the 2nd Composites Without Borders international conference are measures of governmental support, development and growth of the composite market in Russia and worldwide, best examples of composites implementation in various industries, and developments and technologies of manufacturing of raw materials, semi-finished goods, and finished goods. Renowned gurus of the worldwide composite industry will make presentations at the conference.

“A composite product is often a complex structure and exchanging experience, knowledge and technologies is an important aspect when developing the composite industry. I’m happy we can contribute, and share our developments and technologies with the Russian audience,” said Andrew Miller, Sales Director, EMEA Ashland Inc.

Simultaneously with the conference, a composite materials showroom will be arranged in the exhibition area, where samples of composites’ application to various sectors of industry will be presented.

“When we started our business in 2009, carbon fiber-based polymer composites were used in Russia mainly in the space industry. In a mere five months, we managed to spread the use of these materials into other sectors. For example, in aircraft building, shipbuilding, construction, municipal facilities, or nuclear energy. And this is not the limit,” believes Leonid Melamed, general manager of Composite holding company.

Composites are materials of the 21st century. They have a major influence on the development of today’s industry. “The use of polymer composite materials and advanced technology in the creation of new generation aircraft is a is one of the main conditions for improving our competitiveness,” confirmed Anatoly Gaidansky, CEO of AeroComposite.

The global composite market increases about 5–7 percent per а year. Although the potential of polymer composite market in Russia is difficult to estimate at the moment, but the positive dynamics of the industry is maintained.

Today, regional and sectorial implementation composite’s program are developing. That’s why we expect a huge demand for these materials in construction, civil and industrial, utilities, transportation infrastructure, oil and gas, consumer goods. The Composites Without Borders international conference is a good opportunity to demonstrate the abilities of composite materials for very diverse applications," believes Sergei Vetokhin, executive manager of the Union of Composite Manufacturers of Russia.

Conference Program

October 14, 2014




Presentation of the stand of the international conference Composites Without Borders




PLENARY DISCUSSION of the academic community
Molding PAN Fibers: This Tradition and Future Prospects in the Light of Their Use as Precursors of High-strength Carbon Fibers

Speaker: Valery Kulichikhin, Head of Colloid Chemistry Department of Moscow State University, Head of laboratory TIPS RAS Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Cocktail on the stand of the International Conference Composites Without Borders

October 15, 2014




Holding Сompany Composite tour: R&D Centre Composite, textile production, prepregs production, Nanotechnology Center of Composites




Composites: Materials and Technologies of the 21st Century

Moderator: Leonid Melamed, CEO of Holding Company Composite (HCC)


  • Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation
  • Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board, RUSNANO
  • Andrew Miller, Sales Director, EMEA Ashland Inc.
  • Stefan Osterwind, Vice President, EMEA & India Ashland Inc.
  • Mikhail Stolyarov, СEO, Nanotechnology Center of Composites
  • Anatoly Gaydansky, CEO, JSC AeroComposit
  • Eugeney Kablov, Head, VIAM
  • Sergey Vetohin, Head, the Union of Composites Manufacturers




Composites: Innovations for Aviation


Composites: Innovations for Pipeline Transport


Composites: Innovations for the Automotive Industry

Speaker: Steffi Kurjatschij, Sales manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co.KG
Characterizing the Drapability of Fabrics by Means of an Automated Tester

October 16, 2014




Composites: Innovations for Shipbuilding


Composites: Innovations for Alternative Sources of Energy


Lunch Break


Composites: Innovations for Urban Economy, I part




Composites: Innovations for Urban Economy, II part

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October 14–16, 2014Technopolis Moscow, Russia