ET Foundation Issues Call for Abstracts for ET '16

(Wauconda, Illinois; September 15, 2014) -- The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) is seeking papers to be considered for presentation at the Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar - ET '16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. The ET Foundation has issued the Call for Abstracts to the international aluminum extrusion industry and is accepting abstract submissions exclusively via a collection website accessible on the ET '16 website at The deadline to submit abstracts is January 30, 2015.

Presentations at ET '16 are expected to address topics specifically related to aluminum extrusion, such as new processes or techniques, the use of new and updated equipment, best practices, sustainability and environmental issues, market developments, product applications, metallurgical and manufacturing research, emerging technology, and more.

Selected authors will be invited to submit technical papers based on abstracts reviewed by the ET Seminar Committee, which is comprised of aluminum extrusion industry professionals and academics involved in extrusion and related research. Final manuscripts will be accepted based on criteria such as relevance, usefulness, uniqueness, accuracy, focus, quality, and noncommercial tone and content.

Papers of a technical, practical, operational or theoretical nature will be invited for ET '16. While original research is the hallmark of the ET Seminar, the Committee also seeks review papers that analyze and summarize previously published literature. Renowned experts are prominent among ET authors, although not every author needs to have a lengthy set of credentials. Solid common sense work reflecting real-world extrusion practice is welcome.

"The ET Seminar has a respected reputation as the premier technical conference for the extrusion industry," said ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner, President of Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC in Libertyville, Illinois. "ET delegates expect a high level of quality from the presentations and we are looking for authors whose work raises the level of knowledge, quality, and performance within the industry."

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of ET '16, distributed to all delegates. Based on the papers received, presentations at ET '16 likely will be categorized in subject groups, including Billet Process & Equipment, Extrusion Equipment, Extrusion/Die Practical, Extrusion/Die Theoretical, Management Issues, Value-Added Processes, Sustainability & Recycling, and Extrusion Applications & Design. For more than 50 years, ET papers have delivered cutting-edge information and problem-solving resources for the industry; ET Proceedings have become one of the industry's most valuable resources and are frequently referenced in other technical publications. The ET Seminar is considered by many to be the premier venue for presenting aluminum extrusion technical research.

The Call for Abstracts was mailed in September to more than 6,000 past ET Seminar participants, aluminum extrusion industry professionals, academics, and others; it is available to download from Authors interested in submitting an abstract for consideration should follow the instructions on the "For Authors" tab at The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 30, 2015. Authors whose abstracts have been selected will be notified by April 2015 and will be invited to submit a technical paper based on the approved abstract. Final manuscripts will be due in September 2015.

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ET '16, the Eleventh International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition, is the world's longest-running educational event devoted to all facets of the aluminum extrusion industry, including aluminum profile production, die design and technology, metallurgy, equipment, and product applications. ET attracts industry professionals from around the world, representing more than 50 countries. ET '16 is produced by the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) in cooperation with the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). Visit the website at for the latest information.

About the ET Foundation
The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) was established by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion processes and technologies. Through programs such as the International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition and the International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition, the ET Foundation works to advance the knowledge and use of extruded aluminum profiles among academics, design and engineering professionals, as well as expand the expertise of aluminum extrusion industry professionals.

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Nancy Molenda
Communications Manager
ET Foundation/AEC