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Our goal : organizing the exchange of information on thermal spraying at the European level.

ETSA is managed by the Board of Delegates, composed of twelve members elected in a secret vote by the College of Members during the assembly general for four years. They can be re-elected. Members by right: the national representatives of the European countries (one representative per country being active in thermal spraying) are proposed by the national members of the association and accepted by the elected members of the Board of Delegates for four years.

Board of Delegates represents key European universities, research centers and companies involved in thermal spraying, performing research and producing feedstock, equipments and coatings on European and international level. The institutions represented by the delegates gather together hundreds of scientists and engineers dedicated to R&D activities dedicated to base research, applied research, equipment and application development , problem solving in the field of thermal spraying, materials science and engineering...

9RIPT in Jülich (Germany) from 11 to 13 December 2019

9RIPT in Jülich (Germany) from 11 to 13 December 2019

9th RIPT (Rencontres Internationales de la Projection Thermique) was held in Jülich (Germany) from 11th to 13th December 2019 under the auspices of ETSA. The conference was organized by the committee chaired by R. Vassen and L. Pawłowski together with G. Mauer, B. Schmitz, D.E. Mack, E. Bakan, D. Koch, O. Guillon, D. Stöver and J. Fiebig. The conference took place in Central Library of Forschungs Zentrum Jülich.

The conference started the 11th December with the formation on “Thermal spray technology”. The theoretical lectures were given by recognized international experts: Profs C.C. Berndt (Melbourne, Australia), S.V. Joshi (Trollhättan, Sweden), C.J. Li (Xi’an, China) and L. Pawłowski (Limoges, France). The practical demonstration of modern thermal spraying techniques and diagnostic tools in the laboratory was made by G. Mauer from F.Z. Jülich. Simultaneously ETSA General Assembly took place

The conference attracted 132 participants from 16 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, U.K., and USA. There were 84 oral presentations including 17 invited talks and 11 posters.

The  invited and  oral presentations were given in the following sessions: (i) Cold Spray and other Kinetic Processes; (ii) Characterization of Coatings; (iii) Solution and Suspension Spraying; (iv) Post Spray Treatment; (v) Coatings in Energy Conversion; (vi) Process Diagnostics; (vii) Spray Processes and Coatings; (viii) Simulation and Modeling; (ix) Materials for Spraying: Powders, Suspensions; (x) Functional Coatings and Biomaterials; and (xi) Application of Coatings.

All authors having presented their oral or poster contribution at 9RIPT may submit their paper to the special issue of Surface and Coatings Technology of Elsevier which opened the special slot starting on December, 15th, 2019 up to September, 30th, 2020 and the guest editors will be Prof. L. Lusvarghi and both co-chairmen of the meeting.

The industrial exposition was presented by the societies Oseir from Finland, Impact from Germany and Oerlikon Metco from Switzerland.  The social part included the Welcome Reception in Forum M in Achen and Conference Dinner at restaurant Elisenbrunnen in Aachen. The dinner enabled to meet all the participants and to initiate new professional contacts.

The conference had friendly atmosphere and the participants promised to come back to Jülich in December 2021.

Robert Vassen and Lech Pawłowski



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The website of the European Thermal Spray Association provides the useful information to all colleagues interested in thermal spraying in the large societies, job shops, or university laboratories. The ETSA members have access to the additional services such as job proposition, information about services related to thermal spraying in different European countries, forum of users which enbles research of missing information related to thermal spraying and much more.

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