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New agenda update for the Finspång seminar

Please note that we have updated the agenda for the Finspång seminar on the 9th of November: 08:45 Welcome 09:00 Effects of conditioning parameters and test environment on composite materials for marine applications Matthew Dawson, Airborne Marine 09:20 World’s first...

The agenda for our next event soon to be confirmed

Dear all, The agenda for our next event, 8-9 November in Finspång, is converging towards its final form. A couple of presentations for the seminar are still to be confirmed though. On day one, the industry tour day, we will visit SAPA and Siemens production facilities...

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About E-LASS

Established in 2013, The European network for lightweight applications at sea (E-LASS) gather stakeholders interested in lightweight design for the maritime industry. The aim is to create an organization where exchange of information and knowledge becomes easy and natural. The commitment to initiate collaboration with other networks is in line with this aim. E-LASS has over 200 members from 25 different nations.


The need for lightweight materials and lightweight design at sea is driven by the two main societal challenges of today: energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. A lighter vessel will use less fuel and a semi-submersible offshore platform can only fully attain an optimized weight distribution through proper lightweight design. An offshore wind turbine deprived of lightweight design and lightweight materials is scarcely imaginable. For many applications, however, the increased use of novel lightweight designs are being slowed down by tradition and conservative resistance to change, coupled to a lack of experience and knowledge. E-LASS aims at facilitating activities in support of necessary development of lightweight design.

Current members

It is easy to become a member of E-LASS

Just send a mail to Tommy Hertzberg, SP Technical Research Institute, who is coordinating the network.

Membership in E-LASS includes:

1.           Free membership
2.           Full access to a website with information relevant to lightweight design
3.           List of stakeholders interested in lightweight design, through the website. 
4.           The possibility to initiate R&D projects
5.           Assistance when organizing workshops
6.           Newsletter