ITHEC 2020 finalizes technical program

Agenda includes emerging technologies, welding, a panel discussion and the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum.
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ITHEC 2020 October 13-14 Messe Bremen

Thermoplastic composites technology spans (from top left, clockwise) unidirectional tapes, welded structures (Institut de Soudure, Composite Integrity), continuous compression molded parts (ATC Manufacturing), overmolding and spread tow organosheet (SGL Carbon), recycling technology (TPRC) and 3D printing (9T Labs).


ITHEC 2020, 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites, will be held in Bremen, Germany, 13 – 14 October 2020.

Since 2012, ITHEC is the key event attracting the international thermoplastic composites community. In 2018, 370 international conference delegates registered to attend two keynote lectures, 30 oral presentations and 20 poster presentations. Due to the huge response to the Call for Papers (an increase of 50%), the technical program for 2020 has been expanded to 40 oral presentations and 38 poster presentations, as well as 3 keynote lectures. There will be an extra session on welding, one of the key topics in aeronautics. As in 2018, a panel discussion will be the final highlight of the event.

The ITHEC 2020 program is now available online. For reference, the 2018 technical conference brochure is available as a pdf. The 2020 edition as pdf is being prepared now.

The accompanying exhibition to the technical conference in 2018 featured 52 exhibitors and this too has increased significantly for 2020. To complement the special presentation session on the high-interest topic of 3D printing, the ITHEC 2020 exhibition will feature the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum, powered by CompositesWorld. Companies interested in participating in the exhibition and/or in sponsoring can find more details and contact ITHEC staff at https://www.ithec.de/home.

All are also invited to join the ITHEC Interest Group on LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest developments and updated details.

Due to the enormous positive feedback from delegates, exhibitors and visitors to the ITHEC 2018 event, and the most interest and submissions received since its inception, ITHEC 2020 expects 450–500 participants and significantly increased networking opportunities. Join this powerful community of thermoplastic composites leaders and innovators gathering in Bremen. Pre-register now!

ITHEC is presented by MESSE BREMEN and their partner Faserinstitut Bremen e. V.



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