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Call for Papers: Joining Technologies for FRP Composite Materials

18 September 2009

NetComposites Limited is looking for papers on the subject of Joining Technologies to be submitted for a new event to be held on 17th November 2009 at their new facility in Chesterfield.

The aim of this workshop is to showcase new developments in joining technology for FRP composite materials, identify key advances, and highlight technology gaps that require further research investment. Opportunities for technology transfer between application sectors will also be explored.

The workshop will be of interest to those involved in joining technology research, manufacturers, component designers and end-user clients with a workshop report will be available to all attendees.

Papers are invited on the subject of joining FRP composite materials.
Themes include:
  ▪  Joining FRP to FRP
  ▪  Joining FRP to conventional materials
  ▪  Joining technologies
      ▪  Mechanical joints
      ▪  Fusion joining
      ▪  Adhesive joints
  ▪  Self-repairing structures and joints
  ▪  Joint design

Please send a short abstract (250 words max) to outlining the key aspects of your presentation. There will be no requirement to prepare a full paper. Presentations (if accepted) should be given in PowerPoint and each timeslot will be 30 minutes.

Abstracts should be submitted by 1st October 2009.

NetComposites are a global research, consultancy and media company with a unique insight into research and technology transfer in the worldwide composites industry. For more information please visit

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