SMCCreate 2023

Successful SMCCreate 2023 Design Conference in Prague by AVK and SMC BMC Alliance

With over 60 participants from Europe and the USA the second edition of the SMCCreate Design Conference took place from November 7th to 8th in Prague. The conference was jointly organized by the AVK – Federation of Reinforced Plastics and the European Alliance for SMC BMC, promoting the use of SMC and providing design tools to designers for applying these versatile materials.

During the SMCCreate 2023 conference topics covered the wide spectrum of the design with fiber composite/composite components in SMC and BMC technology, from conceptual design, development, and scale-up, with a special emphasis on recycling and sustainability solutions. 18 speakers from various European countries showed how they address important market trends and changing customer needs, and which solutions their companies offered in terms of materials, performance and much more.

As an introduction, speakers – including CTC/Airbus and Teijin – presented different possible applications for SMC and BMC components, including aircraft interiors, bicycle boxes, and applications in e-mobility. The topic of sustainability was broadly covered, highlighting recycling solutions and experiences (Siemens, IDI, OC, AOC), the use of renewable raw materials, as well new LCA models developed by the SMC BMC Alliance (LCS), Specifically for designers, the use of the SMC flow and curing modelling was presented (ESI, OC), SMC positioning vs. aluminium (Spartners). The second day concluded with contributions on process optimization options for component production, including speeches by Dieffenbacher, Netzsch and EBG.

“We are very happy that SMCCreate has now established itself with the second edition in Prague after the inaugural event in Antwerp last year. The feedback from participants was consistently positive, both in terms of the content presented and the exchange between each other,” said Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director of AVK.

„It was very encouraging to see the great presentations, as well as the active interaction between speakers and audience about all aspects of SMC and BCM part design” Thomas Wegman from the SMC-BMC Alliance adds. “We will now consider when and where the next SMCCreate will take place. The event is clearly important to show existing and potential new users the great opportunities and benefits of SMC/BMC technology.“


Media Contacts


Dr. Elmar Witten

Phone: +49 69 271 077 0



European Alliance for SMC BMC

Thomas Wegman

Phone: +31 6 8364 2884




AVK expert task force SMC/BMC

AVK, the German Federation of Reinforced Plastics, is the professional German association for fiber-reinforced plastics and composites. It represents the interests of manufacturers and processors both in Germany and at the European level. Its range of services includes specialized workgroups, seminars and conferences as well as the provision of market-specific information ( The aim of the AVK expert task force SMC/BMC is coordinating procedures regarding SMC and BMC material optimization. In Germany, AVK is one of four support organizations of GKV, the General Association of the Plastics Processing Industry. Within Europe, it is a member of the European umbrella association for composites, EuCIA (European Composites Industry Association). AVK is a founding member of Composites Germany.


European Alliance for SMC BMC

The European Alliance for SMC BMC is an industry association of European companies involved in SMC and BMC technology, promoting the benefits of SMC BMC Composite solutions through:

  • Connecting key stakeholders in the supply chain
  • Providing details on typical end-uses
  • Explaining the features and associated benefits
  • Making available design information to engineers and designs
  • Facilitating the information exchange at selected events

More information about the European Alliance for SMC BMC on

The European Alliance is an association operating under the umbrella of EuCIA in Brussels, Belgium.