I’m a composite material (video)

JEC newest inspirational video will (re)introduce you to the particularities and assets of Composites Materials. Our world is surrounded by Composites Materials and this growing trend has been in every end-using industry from Sport & Leisure to Automotive, Building or again Medical or Clean Energy. The video presents some of the many forms that Composites…
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Dutch innovator excels in diverse applications

VABO Composites (Emmeloord, Netherlands) was started by director Arnold Vaandrager in 2001, with several small marine projects. It proceeded to various applications for fishing vessels, including replacing metal storage boxes with composites. But the local fishing industry slowed significantly, forcing Vaandrager to look for new opportunities. “We have had to excel in what is difficult…
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Nominated for the Innovation Flevomedal

We have great news. VABO Composites is nominated, along with two other companies, for the Innovation Flevomedal 2016. The final nomination was elected out of 25 companies that were recommended or who subscribed. The jury elected and visited 6 companies out of the 25. The nomination is based on our new developments including the composite…
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Looking back on 2015 – Looking ahead on 2016

We are looking back on a turbulent year, at least finishing it in a good way. A year in which we succeeded to realize the expected growth, so looking ahead now to a prosperous 2016. In 2015 we won an international price in Paris and after a long investment we delivered the first big supplies…
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‘Composites Smart Solutions’

The fourth annual conference of CompoWorld was like last year again dedicated to composites. This time the topic of the CompoWorld days was ‘Composites Smart Solutions’. Of course we were as VABO Composites present at this two day-long lasting conference. For us the congress was marked by our new developments of the composite ship doors…
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CompoWorld annual conference

The last annual conference ''Composites Production'' was a great success. During these days we announced our order to produce ship doors (to be produced in 2015) for an Italian shipyard. Watch this film clip for more information.

Furthermore, VABO Composites as a company was rewarded with an innovation voucher for the development of a flexible mould system allowing to produce several products in a single mould system.

We received another voucher, shared with Hoekman Shipbuilding, for the Master Plan Sustainable Fisheries. This voucher is to develop a modular system for a composite wheelhouse for fishing vessels.
We look back at a very successful annual conference in 2014.

Composites in Production

For the 3rd time CompoWorld organizes the annual conference. This years theme is "Composites In Production '. There are a lot of developments and even more the explore in the field of automation in the composites industry. What can you expect? Both days starting at 09.00 there is an opportunity to visit several booths. There…
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Visit of minister Henk Kamp

On May 12, 2014, Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs, visited the National Aerospace Labaratorium. Also deputy Jan-Nico Appelman and Aucke van der Werff, mayor of the municipality Noord Oostpolder were present. During this visit Arnold Vaandrager of VABO Composites talked to the minister about the opportunities and developments in composite area in cooperation with…
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VABO Composites supports studentteam H.A.N

The Automotive Division of the HAN University revealed the Arval Inspire II on Thursday morning April 4. The Arval Inspire II is produced at VABO Composites. The composite built city car is powered by hydrogen-electric has an expected consumption of 1 liter per 600 kilometers. To keep the weight down as far as possible the body…
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