2 October 2018 / Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium
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2 October 2018
Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium

Programme day 1 - October 2, 2018

Salle Lindbergh

8:30 Welcome
9:00 Introduction and Key Notes
9:10 Composites in Aeronautics : trends and expectations
Nicolas Van Hille, Research and Technology Manager,SONACA S.A
9:40 Virtual engineering can help making composites more affordable and more predictable,Roger Assaker, CEO, e-Xstream
10:10 Coffee break
10:30 Title to be confirmed SABCA Speaker (tbc)
10:55 Micromechanics of cross-linked thermosets and application to composite multiscale modelling Thomas Pardoen, UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
11:20 Perspective and Challenges of Polyethylene Based Carbon Fibres
11:45 Integration of composite material in low pressure compressor for next generation of commercial aircraft engines,Damien Verhelst, SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS
12:30 Sandwich Lunch

Pitch sessions
13:30 Basaltex
13:45 Coexpair
14:00 e-Xstream engineering
14:15 Samtech
14:30 Sobelcomp
14:45 Isomatex
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:10 Matchmaking event
18:30: Conference dinner

In the afternoon of October 2, 2018, a dedicated parallel session is organised by BIO4SELF, a H2020 project aiming at the development of self-reinforced high-performance composites.
Salle Saint-Exupéry

13:30 BIO4SELF - Project overview
Guy Buyle, BIO4SELF coordinator, CENTEXBEL
14:00 High stiffness PLA yarns
Lien Van der Schueren, CENTEXBEL
14:45 Textile intermediates (hybrid yarns, fabrics), Thomas Köhler, INSTITUT FÜR TEXTILTECHNIK RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
15:30 Production and performance measurement of self-reinforced PLA composites, Justine Beauson, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
16:00 Applications and market opportunities for fully biobased composites, Hans Knudsen,   COMFIL (DK)
16:45 Environmental and Economic Evaluation,Parva Chhantyal, Steinbeis    R-Tech GmbH

Programme day 2 - October 3, 2018

Salle Lindbergh

8:30 Welcome
9:00 Micro-CT-Based analysis of fibre-reinforced composites: VOXTEX Software,Stepan Lomov, KU LEUVEN
9:25 Bionic bicycle frame made out of carbon fiber sludge,Felix Pohlkemper, INSTITUT FÜR TEXTILTECHNIK RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY
9:50 Polybenzoxazine technology for lightweight and high-performance composites
Leila Bonnaud, Project leader at MATERIA NOVA and Coordinator of INTERREG V - BIOCOMPAL project
10:15 Study of fibre waviness in composite structures supported by simulation, Michael Bruyneel, Scientific Director, GDTECH Engineering/ULIEGE
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Firesafe cementitious composites reinforced with 3D textile reinforcement ,Tine Tysmans, VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
11:25 Lignin as a natural resource for carbon fibres, Sofie Huysman, Researcher, CENTEXBEL
11:50 Toward the development of composite panels with lightweight properties,François Cordenier, Project leader, CERTECH
12:15 Integration of material and process modelling for the selection and design of polymer reinforced composites,Salim Belouettar, Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
12:40 Sandwich Lunch


Closed since 1 October 2018


Rue de l’Aéroport
Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium

Organised by


Belgium 16
Netherlands 1
Total 17