Looking back at the international conference Polymer Composites 2017

On May 17th and 18th the further year of the traditional conference on polymer composites took place in the beautiful surroundings of Studánka Hotel – conference and relaxation centre near Rychnov nad Kněžnou. The conference was organized by Association for technical support and promotion of polymer composites in cooperation with Matrix a.s., Automotive division.



The event was attended by 102 experts – 74 from the Czech Republic, 4 from Slovakia, 13 from Hungary (participation of representatives of the cooperating Hungarian association EMSz), 4 from Austria, 2 from Germany, 2 from Poland and one from Italy, France and Croatia. 23 lectures were presented, of which 3 were plenary ones – an overview was given by Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Wurzer, President of the Austrian Interessengruppe verstärkter Kunststoffe (IVK). Participants also could listen to 4 contributions in the Design and Analyses section, 5 in the Technology and Applications section and 11 in the Materials, Features and Testing section.

High quality simultaneous interpreting between two conference languages – Czech (Slovak) and English – was provided by agency Tyda Praha (Dr. Eratová, Dr. Gabriel), who are cooperating with the organizing committee of the conference for many years.

3 papers from the scientific and research sphere were presented in the form of posters.  7 companies took advantage of the presentation in the form of an exhibition area, eight companies advertised in the program brochure and 6 companies put the advertisement in the conference proceedings. Among the participants were members of five technical universities – ČVUT Praha, VUT Brno, TU Liberec, University Pardubice and TU Košice, representatives of important trade companies and specialists from production plants.

Participants took advantage for informal discussions and to create new contacts the evening party. The music group from Nové Město nad Metují, which offered both to listen and dance high-quality popular songs from the regions of the participating countries and as well as the rich selection of culinary specialties in the form of a banquet, provided by Hotel Studánka, contributed to its successful performance.

The conference received a very positive response from both lecturers and participants from the point of view of a quality professional program, the number of participants and the perfect organization of the event with the significant contribution of agency ww8 new generation from Choceň.