Recap: 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium

Participants of the first day of the 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium

Participants of the first day of the 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium

The 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium has come to an end. With over 100 participants from 15 different countries, the event marked the biggest edition of the International Glass Fibre Symposium to date. A fully loaded program with over 30 different talks and presentations across two days and four sessions has been concluded and we hope that all participants have had a safe journey home.

The first day saw two fantastic sessions on glass compositions and melt technology as well as glass fibre production technology. Overlooking the Aachen Cathedral, the symposium was held on the top floor of the Super C building of the RWTH Aachen University. While the presentations were held in the “Ford” event space, the foyer was used as an exhibition space by our sponsors Michelman, Textechno, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Heraeus Precious Metals and Twistechnology. At the end of the first day, a casual get-together was organized in the restaurant Ratskeller which is located in the the historic Rathaus (City Hall) at the centre of Aachen. The second day of the 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium started where the first day had finished, with sessions 3 and 4 on sizings and surface technology as well as composite materials. In a last minute addition to the program, Mr. Werner Loscheider from the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) presented the future plans and actions of the German Government in the field of lightweight design and composite materials.

Overall, the symposium was another great success, paving the way for the Aachen Fibre Symposium 2020. With an even more pronounced focus on the glass fibre production process from raw materials to finished fibres, as well as a large session on composite materials, the Aachen Fibre Symposium is set to be another key event in the calendar of all industry experts.

The Presentations from the 4th International Glass Fibre Symposium are now available for download via the following link: Click Here. The access password was sent out to all participants via email.

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