2021 Aachen Reinforced Symposium

The Organising Committee of 2021 Aachen Reinforced! Symposium  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 May 11, 2021.

We are also pleased to announce the conference program for Monday, May 10, 2021.

The programme will begin with exciting presentations on glass chemistry and fibres. A talk by Dr Anne Berthereau (Owens Corning Composites) on the race for always higher modulus glass fibres will be followed by a talk from Dr Hong Li (Nippon Electric Glass) on the potential of new high-strength and high-modulus glass fibres.

After two further presentations on high modulus and bioactive glass fibres from Muawia Dafir and Julia Eichhorn (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 ultra-flexible glass nanofibers.

The afternoon will continue with two presentations by Dr Christina Scheffler (Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V. (IPF)) and Professor James Thomason (University of Strathclyde) in the field of glass fibre sizings and fibre-matrix interfaces.

Finally, a closing presentation by Steve Bassetti (Michelman) will conclude the first day of the Symposium.

The conference programme for Tuesday May 11,  2021, including presentations on carbon fibre production, composites and recycling can be found on our website.

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!

To register for the Symposium, please follow the link: https://aachen-fibres.com/aachen-reinforced/registration