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RWTH Aachen: International Glass Fiber Symposium in Aachen

March 2016 — They are used in about 90 % of all fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP). The high demand for glass fibres and the fast changing market situation induced the Institut für Textiltechnik of the RWTH Aachen University (ITA) in cooperation with the Institute of Mineral Engineering of RWTH Aachen University (GHI) to conduct the 3rd International Glass Fiber Symposium from 17th - 19th October 2016 in Aachen, Germany. Glass fibres are the most utilised high modulus fibres to strengthen fibre composite structures. 

The aim of the conference is to build a bridge from the manufacturing of the glass fibres to the composite material users covering every intermediate step. For this reason, the International Glass Fiber Symposium is a unique conference worldwide. There will be producers as well as operators to exchange information on the latest developments in the field. Thereby, problems shall be discussed from the producers as well as the operators point-of-view in order to found new cooperation partners, to generate impulses for innovations and to set the basis for a successful network along the value added chain.   The symposium is a consequence of the successful cooperation of ITA and GHI and reflects the core capabilities of both institutes of RWTH Aachen University. The entire process chain beginning with the composition of the glass and ending with the completed FRP-component can be found in both institutes. Because of that, the connection of science and industrial transformation alongside the process chain is secured which is essential for innovation and growth. 

More information; www.igs.rwth-aachen.de