SAMPE Benelux is looking back on a successful student meeting hosted by Vosschemie Benelux. The meeting was organized in Spring in accordance to the new Sampe Europe conference scheme, on May 11 and 12. The students gave a presentation on their work during the first afternoon (download the Book of Abstracts). Although the number of student participants was limited this time, we had troubles to keep within schedule due to numerous good discussions. In between the session Marc gave us insight in the activities of Vosschemie and showed us the facility. During the informal diner, Belgium style, the discussions were continued and finally the winners were announced.
The meeting continued with a visit to the company Indupol in Arendonk on the second day. Indupol is specialized in the production of large composite parts mainly for the transport sector. After the welcome and an introduction to the company the production facilities were visited. During the tour a good insight in composites processing technologies was given and we got answers to all our questions. After a get-together and some drinks the meeting was closed around 12:00.
The two winners will be representing SAMPE Benelux during the SAMPE Europe student meeting. This meeting takes place during the SAMPE Europe Conference organized in Amiens in September 2015.
A special thanks to the sponsors, Airborne, Coexpair, Fokker, Huntsman, KVE Composites Group and TPRC, who allowed us to organize the students meeting for the 13th time in a row now. A special thanks also to the host Vosschemie Benelux and to Indupol for a wonderful company tour.