RWTH Aachen University where the Glass Fiber Symposium will take place. Photo courtesy Peter Winandy, RWTH Aachen University.
RWTH Aachen University where the Glass Fiber Symposium will take place. Photo courtesy Peter Winandy, RWTH Aachen University.

The organizers of the International Glass Fiber Symposium, taking place from 17–19 October 2016 in Aachen, Germany, have released details of the event.

According to the Institut für Textiltechnik of the RWTH Aachen University (ITA) and the Institute of Mineral Engineering of RWTH Aachen University (GHI), the aim of the conference is to build a bridge from the manufacturing of the glass fibers to the composite material users covering every intermediate step. The conference will feature producers as well as operators to exchange information on the latest developments in the field. Problems can be discussed from the producers as well as the operator’s point-of-view.

‘Many conferences are aligned exclusively to topics like 'carbon fibers' or generally focus on fiber composite structures,’ the organizers said in a press release. ‘The topic 'glass fibers' mostly takes a backseat and is never focused on its own although the market of high modulus fibers consists up to 90% of glass fibers. This is the reason why the conference offers an ideal ground to cover the whole topic from raw material all the way to the end-product.’

This story uses material from RWTH Aachen University, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.