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The 25th Annual International SICOMP CONFERENCE on Manufacturing and Design of Composites will be held on June 02-03 in Pitea, Sweden.

This celebrating year Swerea SICOMP will arrange the international conference Manufacturing and Design of Composites for the 25th time in a row–since the very start of Swerea SICOMP. The conference and celebration will take place in Piteå where it all started 25 years ago. The conference venue will be the Acusticum, one of Northern Europe's most modern concert halls. Conference dinner with entertainment is included as part of celebration of 25 years of composite research. Piteå and its exotic surroundings close to the Arctic Circle together with the midnight sun make the conference an interesting meeting place in the far north of Sweden.

For this conference particular emphasis is on manufacturing technologies, new battery concepts and market trends. Speakers from USA, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden will give presentations in areas such as composites in the aircraft, energy and transportation industry.

Swerea SICOMP is heavily involved in several research projects in aeronautics and transportation. SARISTU, CHATT, ENOVAL and NCC-FOAM are just some examples of current EC-funded projects. Domestic projects include close co-operations with Saab Aeronautics, RUAG Space and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems in areas like process simulation, crash behaviour and vehicle safety.

To give materials and equipment suppliers an interesting forum to demonstrate their products, a Table Top exhibition is arranged. So while mingling with colleagues, an update from suppliers will be a nice contribution to the conference.

About Swerea SICOMP:
Swerea SICOMP, part of the Swerea Group, is a Swedish non-profit research institute with more than 50 employees, focusing on polymer composites. Applied research, education, consultancy services and technology transfer to industry are our main activities. Process technology, design, process simulation and material science are the core competences. Swerea SICOMP has a well-equipped composite laboratory with large scale process equipment for experiments, prototype manufacturing and testing.

This event will take place in Pitea, Sweden, from June 2nd to 3rd 2014.