Aachen Reinforced! Now Free to Attend!

Monday, May 10, 2021

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We are pleased to announce that we have decided to make the 2021 Aachen Reinforced! Symposium free of charge for all attendees. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have also changed the format of the event to an online only format. The programme was shortened to suit the new format, with presentations taking place on Monday 10th May and Tuesday 11th May. Those of you who have already registered and paid the attendance fee, please get in touch to request a refund.

We are also pleased to announce the conference program for Monday, 10th of May. The programme will begin with exciting presentations on glass chemistry and specialty fibres. An invited talk from Dr. Hong Li (Nippon Electric Glass) on the potential of new high-strength and high-modulus glass fibres will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Anne Berthereau (Owens Corning Composites) on the race for always higher modulus glass fibres. After two further presentations on high modulus and bioactive glass fibres from Muawia Dafir and Julia Eichorn (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), we will learn about furnace efficiency as well as process monitoring and digitalisation in glass fibre production from René Meulemann (CelSian), Hans Gedon (Gedonsoft) and Julius Golovatchev (Incotelogy) respectively. A presentation by Felix Quintero Martínez (Universidade de Vigo) will explore a novel method to produce effectively endless, ultra-flexible glass nanofibers. The afternoon will be concluded with two presentations by Dr. Christina Scheffler (Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF) and Dr. Liu Yang (University of Strathclyde) in the field of glass fibre sizings and fibre-matrix interfaces.

The conference programme for Tuesday May 11th, including presentations on carbon fibre production, composites and recycling will be released on April 14th. We would like to extend our special gratitude to our sponsors who have made it possible for us to offer this event free of charge!

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