6 Apr 2022
SMCCreate 2022 program available :
27 Dec 2021
SMCCreate 2022, the design conference jointly organized by the AVK and the European Alliance for SMC BMC takes place from 28-29 June 2022 in Antwerp, Belgium. Registrations are now possible.
15 Dec 2021
This unique conference about design in SMC and BMC composite materials will provide valuable insights in the entire product design process from idea to part manufacturing, targeted both at experienced designers and at designers that are new in applying these versatile materials.
28 Apr 2021
The appearance of a product, as well as the touch and feel, are key elements of a successful design and in many cases strongly influence the user’s attraction to the product.
28 Jan 2021
The European Alliance for SMC BMC is launching the 3rd edition of the SMC BMC Design Award. This design competition is recognizing and promoting design excellence in using SMC and BMC advanced materials.
18 Jan 2021
The European Alliance for SMC BMC is launching a series of design guides that explain to designers how these versatile materials can be used, and manufactured in larger production series.
20 Jul 2020
Strong, Though, Durable, Weather resistant, Light Weight and with Perfect Surface – these are the key challenges of a new multipurpose sports table. MENZOLIT technicians developed, guided by the TEQBALL Team, an outstanding compounding solution meeting all mentioned demands.
10 Jun 2020
The European Alliance for SMC BMC has been very active in recent years to promote SMC BMC composite materials. With the successful completion of the SMC BMC Design Award 2019, the European Alliance is now set for another stage of activities to highlight the great benefits of SMC and BMC, and the use of these versatile materials in end-use markets like transportation, building, consumer, and electrical.
23 Sep 2019
Finn Kooijman (student Industrial Design Engineering at Technical University Delft) has won the Gold Award of the SMC BMC Design Award 2019. During the Award Ceremony at Composites Europe he presented the Arcus, a docking and recharge unit for electrical scooters. Arcus offers an innovative solution for the littering of cities by electrical vehicles, while still promoting sustainable transport of people in urban environments.
16 May 2019
During the 1st edition of the SMC BMC Design Award in 2017, Ruben Silva was one of the finalists presenting his innovative Cork table design to the audience at the Composite Europe trade show. Since then, Ruben was able to greatly enhance his design and make it ready for commercialization with the support of the European Alliance for SMC BMC.
1 Feb 2019
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.
21 Jan 2019
REMINDER ! 2d international Design Competition, organized by the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for SMC BMC recognizing and promoting design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines conducted annually by students Designers or Young professionals (less than 3 years of experience) using advanced materials in the sector of SMC and BMC....
4 Dec 2018
One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish you the very best for the New Year 2019!
28 Sep 2018
LAUNCH 2nd EDITION... The SMC BMC DESIGN AWARD 2019 is the 2nd edition of the international Design Competition, organized by the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for SMC BMC. This competition recognizes and promotes design excellence by Design students or Young Design professionals (less than 3 years of experience) while using SMC and BMC advanced materials in their designs.This year topic is SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY.
20 Aug 2018
EA for SMC BMC had a tour (end June) through Neocomp recycling operation in Bremen. Neocomp presently converting 14-15 kT of composite waste.
14 Aug 2018
AOC and Aliancys are pleased to announce the official creation of a new combined company, which will be named “AOC Aliancys.” With this merger, the two established companies join forces to form a leading global supplier of polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, and other materials used in the composites industry.
10 Jan 2018
Our world thrives on innovation.
8 Jan 2018
ASTAR is currently producing CSMC (Carbon Fibre Sheet Moulding Compound) material for the multifunctional spare wheel pan of the new Mercedes-AMG E-Class, moulded by the German company EACC. This part was one of the winners of the JEC Innovation Award in 2017.
12 Dec 2017
2017 is going out… New Year 2018 is coming in! The European Alliance of SMC BMC wishes you 365 days of total success and enjoyment...
21 Sep 2017
Yesterday at Composite Europe, the Gold winner trophy was given to the Kuzo team!
16 Aug 2017
See you the 20th of September to discover the 1st Gold winner who will receive 10.000 euros !
15 Jun 2017
The jury with Henri Magnaud (Chairman), Matteo Cortes, Joachim Froment, Esther den Houdt, Andrea and Thomas Wegman met in Brussels last night for the 1st time before today's deliberation of the jury to select the 3 winners of the Award 2017...
31 May 2017
Save the date: 20 September 2017 - Stuttgart
15 May 2017
New member presentation (Ashland) and Communication Meeting...
17 Mar 2017
All members @JEC for the Annual General Assembly
17 Feb 2017
COMPOSITES EUROPE is proud to host the Award ceremony of SMC – BMC Design Award 2017
27 Jan 2017
Great day in Brussels ! SMC BMC European Alliance Training session to EU young Design Professionals and teachers. Many interesting questions and project preparations...More information soon.
18 Jan 2017
SMC lightweight composite materials are being used in many applications, as they can be easily molded into unique shapes and have a capability to be made with high dimensional accuracy. The process of converting new design ideas into real parts and the scale-up to full commercial production can be challenging yet very exciting at the same time, as is explained by Matteo Cortesi and Erica Murello of component manufacturer GSI.
12 Dec 2016
The European Alliance for SMC BMC wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017. We also thank you for continuously supporting us and actively participating to our initiatives. Best wishes for all your future projects in 2017...
30 Sep 2016
Interview with Stefano Maria Profeti, GSI Group Chairman and CEO. My working experience is an example of what made me believe in these new technologies.
23 Sep 2016
At the VDI conference in Mannheim earlier this year, Aliancys, Daimler and Menzolit together gave a presentation about their successful improvement of SMC Technology for use in top-range Mercedes passenger cars...
21 Jun 2016
1st international Design Competition, organized by the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for SMC BMC recognizing and promoting design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines conducted annually by students Designers or Young professionals (less than 3 years of experience) using advanced materials in the sector of SMC and BMC....
31 May 2016
Johns Manville MultiStar® 264 roving designed for high-performance reinforcement in SMC is used in composites locker doors. SMC (Sheet Moulding Composites) provides benefits over metal doors...
13 Apr 2016
Aliancys has installed a new state-of-the-art SMC line in its R&D facilities in Zwolle, Netherlands. This line has the capability to make the full range of SMC materials, including products based on carbon fiber. They will be using this new equipment for joint development projects with key customers, pushing the limits of both SMC processing and molded component end-use performance...
18 Feb 2016
Companies do work to develop new roving for high-performance SMC/BMC resin systems in order to enlarge the market potential with continuous SMC/BMC performance improvements vs. competing materials. We talk about dedicated innovation and technical service resources.
For example at JM, they can count on a new technical laboratory with a pilot SMC compounding line in Trnava, Slovakia to further test SMC formulations and meet customers demand.
26 Jan 2016
The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) holds seminar on 'Composites & Sustainability’ to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe....
18 Dec 2015
The European Alliance wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. On behalf of the European Alliance, we also thank you for continuously supporting us and actively participating to our initiatives. Best wishes for all your live projects in 2016...
17 Dec 2015
The Europe an Alliance SMC BMC decided to update his image and develop the communication strategy as a brand. More info in the newsletter of EuCIA ...
8 Sep 2015
On May 26th the kick off meeting for the developpement of an Eco Impact Calculator Tool took place at the Dutch EY head office in Amsterdam,...
7 Sep 2015
Daimler has chosen a LD SMC for the production of the decklid of the new Mercedes CL (S Classe Coupé). The election of the SMC responds to the best compromise between weight reduction & cost.
6 Sep 2015
SMC • BMC - European Alliance is proud to present his new website. We have a new brand image with a new logo, and also a new baseline: DRIVE COMPOSITE INNOVATION.
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