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First Brazilian Post Graduate Students in Composites Graduate

09 April 2013

The first participating polymer composites students from Curitiba presented their final dissertations in ALMACO’s 1st Regional Meeting of 2013.

The 1st regional meeting of 2013 sponsored by the Latin American Composite Materials (ALMACO) represented the history of the local composites sector. The event took place in Curitiba, Brazil, on March 26 2013, where 17 students presented their final dissertations from the first post-graduate course in polymer composites of Brazil.

“This is a very important moment for all of us. These professionals will have all the conditions to contribute to the sustainable expansion of our market,” said Gilmar Lima, President of ALMACO.

The result of a partnership between ALMACO and Universidade Positivo, the first post-graduate course in polymer composites of the country started in the second half of 2011 at the campus of Curitiba. A second class starting in July will be offered in different locations across the country.

“Education is one of our main goals, and that is why we expect to have one hundred professionals graduated by 2015”. Over the past four years, ALMACO has promoted more than 200 courses and workshops throughout Latin America – these events were attended by approximately 5,000 people.





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