Aluminium China and Lightweight Asia 2019, which will be held by Reed Exhibitions July 10-12, will showcase a new chapter in the aluminium industry by exploring the green manufacturing trends involved in the developments and products in diverse industries, especially the automotive industry.
Lightweight Automobiles Are Key
The use of lightweight aluminium vehicles can effectively combine energy savings with emission reductions by adopting new materials for use in their production.
Common lightweight materials are divided into metal and non-metal categories. The metal materials mainly include high strength steel, magnesium and aluminium alloys whereas the non-metals include engineering plastics and composite material.
This year's Asia Automobile Lightweight Trade Fair will include a forum on the Innovative Application of Automotive Lightweight Technology and Related Materials as well as the International Forum on Innovative Application of New Energy Vehicles and Compositesto explore this.
With the growth of lightweight vehicles, the amount of aluminium used per vehicle in China has gradually increased, especially in those for passenger transport.
According to statistics from the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, in 2010 the average consumption of aluminium alloys for passenger vehicles in China was 99kg. Thanks to technological advancements, the promotion of policies and the development of new energy vehicles, this rose to 142 kg per car in 2017 and 156kg per car last year.
The Automotive Lightweight Processing Technologies and Relevant Materials Innovative Application Forum will look at technological development and feature talks from OEMs and auto part suppliers from around the world to discuss topics including joining and molding and the use of the relevant metals like steel, aluminium and magnesium in automobiles.
In cooperation with cnfrp.com, the organizer will launch the International Forum on Innovative Applications of New Energy Vehicles and Composites at Lightweight Asia, spotlighting technological advances in the area, such as the role of new high-performance composite materials in new energy vehicles.
Aluminium China 2019 and Lightweight Asia 2019, organised by Reed Exhibitions, will run from 10 to 12 July in Shanghai. Visitors can obtain tickets for the event by going to: www.aluminiumchina.com/en or www.lightweightasia.com/en