CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, has issued a call for papers for its Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, Dec. 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville, Tenn., USA.
At CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013, carbon fiber manufacturers, composite industry executives and technologists will come together to explore expanding the role of carbon fiber in the composites industry. Attendees will receive a complete briefing on the outlook for growth, supply, and demand of carbon fibers, including market trends by region and sector, new technologies, emerging applications, and challenges that lie ahead for the carbon fiber composite market. This meeting provides an objective, comprehensive forum to discuss new developments for carbon fibers in emerging industrial markets, such as wind energy, marine, and construction, as well as in traditional markets, such as aerospace and sporting goods. Discussions will focus on methods to streamline manufacturing costs in both industrial and aerospace applications and the outlook for consumption in markets with significant potential for growth.
CompositesWorld Conferences focus on technical and business issues, as well as market trends, so your presentation should include: (1) a market size and growth estimate; (2) current technical and market requirements; (3) emerging needs; and (4) what future demands might be placed on suppliers, composite manufacturers, end users, and providers of support equipment to the global composite industry. The total time allotted for the presentation is 30 minutes, with 20-25 minutes for the presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.
To submit a topic for consideration, send an abstract of 200 words or less to Scott Stephenson, conference director, CompositesWorld Conferences (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +1 513-448-0476). Please include company name, speaker’s name and contact information and a tentative title and subtitles for the presentation.
Editor PickMelt-spinning carbon fiber precursor begins in Australia
Australian R&D center CSIRO is working on melt-spinning polymers to produce precursors for carbon fiber. Polymers being used include polyacrylonitrile, cellulose, lignin and blends of these materials. Q&A with Derek Buckmaster.