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Thursday, June 3 • 11:30 - 12:00
50 Years of Composites

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In parallel to the “50 Years of Composites” exhibition, Prof. Ignaas Verpoest will present the major steps of our industry over the past 50 years and the progress of composites across 14 groups of application sectors. Also the potential evolution will be discussed, from Industry 4.0 approaches, additive manufacturing, intelligent structures, multiscale modelling and simulation, nanotechnologies and hybrids, to bio-based materials and reuse and recycling initiatives... . Continual innovation is advancing the performance, efficiency and sustainability in the drive for solutions to the challenges posed by the megatrends transforming our world.

Presenters & Moderators
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Ignaas VERPOEST (KU Leuven)

Emeritus Professor at Dept. Materials Engineering, KU Leuven



Thursday June 3, 2021 11:30 - 12:00 CEST
Forum Stage (Hall 6 - S90)