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General information
Congress office
Registration fees
Swerea KIMAB
Brita Bäckström
P.O. Box 7047
SE-164 07 Kista, Sweden
Phone +46 (0)8 440 48 00
E-mail [email protected]
The registration fee is SEK 6 500* (Student
SEK 3 500). Accompanying persons fee is
SEK 2 300. Latest registration acceptance at
those prices is April 1, 2016. After that date
an extra fee of 20% will be charged. The fee
includes congress participation, welcome
reception, congress proceedings, lunches,
refreshments and congress dinner. Accompanying persons have their own program.
* 1USD=8,39 SEK, 2015-05-07.
Brass Alloys 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
25–27 May 2016
Local organising committee
Tomas Hult, Swerea KIMAB
Brita Bäckström, Swerea KIMAB
Margaretha Sönnergaard, Swerea KIMAB
E-mail: [email protected]
Use the online Registration form for attendee
registration and for booking of hotel rooms – see
our website
Cancellation and refunds
Cancellations before May 1, 2016 will be refunded. Thereafter 90% of the conference fee will
be invoiced. Participation can be transferred to
a colleague.
Exhibition, sponsoring and
accompanying program
Brita Bäckström
Phone +46 (0)8 440 48 00
E-mail [email protected]
The Congress language will be English.
Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Vasagatan 1, 101 24 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 50 65 40 00, Fax: +46 8 50 65 40 01
Foto: Henrik Trygg.
The congress will take place on May 25–27, 2016
at Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel in Stockholm.
Call for papers
Congress topics
Scientific committee
Innovative solutions for a rapidly
evolving branch
Main Topics
International scientific committee
Johann Wilhelm Erning, BAM, Germany
Adam Estelle, Copper Alliance/ICA, USA
Klaus Ockenfeld, DKI, Germany
Ralf Feser, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany
Inger Odnevall Wallinder, KTH, Sweden
Jan Nilsson, Nordic Brass Gusum, Sweden
Mikael Hansson, Ostnor, Sweden
Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl, Sintef Raufoss, Norway
Carl-Åke Däcker, Swerea KIMAB, Sweden
Bevis Hutchinson, Swerea KIMAB, Sweden
Olivier Rod, Swerea KIMAB, Sweden
Lorenzo Omodei, Trafilerie Carlo Gnutti, Italy
Michael Ebner, Wieland-Werke, Germany
Triggered by new rules and regulations, the
international brass industry is currently facing
major changes. Brasses are used in a wide
range of applications such as plumbing fixtures, fittings and valves, bearings, radiators,
decorative architectural and many more. Brasses
are traditionally recognized for their excellent
castability and machinability as well as a good
combination of strength and corrosion resistance together with attractive finishes. Moreover, the recycling of brass is excellent and
well developed.
However, new regulations, especially regarding permissible lead contents in alloys, are
forcing huge changes right now in the brass
industry, with new alloys and processing methods tending to complement and replace well
proven techniques. Related to these issues,
extensive research and development work is
being carried out around the world at present.
However, we are lacking today an obvious
forum where researchers and companies
active within the field of brass R&D can meet.
Brass Alloys 2016 aims to fill this gap by
creating an international arena for presentations and information exchange, aiming
to boost and facilitate on-going and future
research work in the field of brass materials
and processing.
Welcome to Stockholm!
Prof. Bevis Hutchinson (Conference Chair)
Process development and optimisation
Alloy and product development
Corrosion properties and testing
Forming and machining
Recycling and refining
Exhibition & Sponsoring
The exhibition part of the conference offers a
forum for companies in the brass alloys. They
are invited to display their full spectrum of instruments, equipment and services to the expert
public. The exhibition will be a showcase for all
participants and a valuable communication tool.
Futhermore we are offering sponsorship initiatives
designed to strengthen your company’s image.
For further details please contact the congress
office or our website (
Important dates
Abstract deadline. . . . . . . . . . . .October 1, 2015
Abstract acceptance
notifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 15, 2015
Manuscripts due . . . . . . . . . . . January 29, 2016
Registration deadline. . . . . . . . . . . April 22, 2016