The Conference

ITHEC is the first and unique expert conference focusing on structural lightweight constructions. For ITHEC 2018, 4th International Conference on Thermoplastic Composites we expect 400 international participants who will present and discuss new scientific results, meet leading international specialists, share their expertise and start business co-operations in the field of thermoplastic composite technologies.

The invitation to attend next ITHEC is directed at executives and researchers from industry (providers of raw materials for composite components, providers of manufacturing equipment, component manufacturer, end user) as well as institutes, colleges and universities in charge of these topics who are interested in an intensive exchange and the transfer of R&D results into industrial products.

Conference Topics

The 4th International Conference on Thermoplastic Composites covers the latest developments in high performance thermoplastic composite applications in aerospace, automotive and energy applications, as well as transport & engineering.

ITHEC conference focuses on new results on

  • Thermoplastic Composites Lightweight Structures
  • Manufacturing  & Process Technologies
  • Simulation & Modelling
  • Raw Materials & Standardisation
  • Process Automation & Production Machinery
  • Process Monitoring / Material Quality & Testing
  • Eco Balance & Recycling

There will be keynote lectures in the morning, oral presentions and a poster session. The session programme will be compiled by the international Programme Committee on the basis of the response to the Call for Papers.


Oral Sessions

Depending on the response to the Call for Papers there will be up to six oral sessions (Sessions A - F) presenting five talks of 25 min in two parallel sessions. We expect two sessions on automotive and two sessions on aerospace topics. Additional topics may vary from event to event and will depend on the result of the Call for Papers.



Poster Session

In 2016 we successfully introduced the high quality Poster Session. For about two hours, the authors of submissions accepted for poster presentation will be present in front of their posters to explain their results to the delegates. There will be no parallel programme during this time to ensure the delegates' full attention. The corresponding manuscripts will be published in the Conference Proceedings in the same way as those related to oral presentations.


Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Congress Center Bremen (CCB) just a three minutes' walk away from the main station. The Conference Dinner (optional) will be served in the restaurant "Ratskeller" at the historic market place.



Conference Language

The official conference language is English; there will be no simultaneous translation.