By clicking on the menus below, you will find a collection of all of our previous seminars and information which represents the current history of E-LASS.

E-LASS Seminar day, September 2022, Ulsteinvik
E-LASS Seminar day January 2019 in Piteå


Read our summary of the event here or check out the presentations from the E-LASS Seminar day in Piteå, Sweden (January 2019) below:

SSAB – Joakim Nyström

Fraunhofer IFAM – Beate Brede

Hydro – Arjan Bouvy & Tariq Dawoud

Curve Works – François Geuskens 

Monocrom – Igor Alexander

Mobilaris + video – Jan Pudas

GMA – Rafael Luterbacher-Mus

Developments in RAMSSES (soon to come)

RISE – Franz Evegren

Infracore – Laurent Morel

University of Southampton – Simon Quinn

E-LASS Seminar day June 2018 in Pornichet


Read our summary of the event here or check out the presentations from the E-LASS Seminar day in Pornichet, France (June 2018) below: 

Fraunhofer LBF – Thilo Bein

Fibreship – Attila Uderszky

iRT Jules Verne – Julio Cesar de Luca

E-FERRY – Trine Heinemann

FISCO – David Thull 

Transfurans Chemicals – Hans Hoydonckx

DP Survey Group – Bert Delbaere

DIAB – Peter Norlin

AFBW – Jürgen Reichert & Werner Moser

Méca – Samuel Durand & Pol Muller 

InSensus Project – Melanie Diziol

Matmatch – Susanne Schwarzwälder

E-LASS Seminar day January 2018 in Borås


Read our summary of the event here or check out the presentations from the E-LASS Seminar day in Borås, Sweden (January 2018) below:

Lightweight Applications
Composite waterbus – Marcel Elenbaas, Damen
Fire retardant composite solution for structural lightweight panels – Jörg Bünker, Saertex
BONDSHIP – refreshing course and brief outlook – Markus Brede, Fraunhofer IFAM

Technology Transfer from non-maritime sectors
The Swedish multi-sectorial lightweight arena: technology transfer and good examples  Cecilia Ramberg, LIGHTer
Hybrid metal-composite solutions for different industrial sectors – Clara Palleiro Palmou, AIMEN
3D-Metal Printing in the Automotive Industry – THE next big thing? (Q&A session) – Aldo Ofenheimer, Virtual Vehicle

Technology Transfer on Quick Assembly
Overview of assembly strategies in aircraft manufacturing (Q&A session) – Christof Borman, ZAL
Quick assembly systems applied in FRP Infrastructural applications (Q&A session) – Laurent Morel, Infracore
Complete Knock Down (CKD) System for Rail Vehicle Construction (Q&A session) – Mark Robinson, NewRail

E-LASS meeting November 2016 in Finspång


Presentations from the E-LASS meeting in Finspång, Sweden (November 2016):

Matthew Dawson, Airborne Marine:

Effects of conditioning parameters and test environment on composite materials for marine applications.

Ragnar E. Hansen, Hansen Engineering and Consulting:

Composite hatch cover and tween deck development

Franz Evegren, SP:

IMO Correspondence Group Update

Thomas Royle, Wizz Consultancy:

Lightweight FRP cabin for a cruise vessel

Theo Dingeman, Delft University of Technology:

High performance liquid crystal thermosets for marine applications

Thomas Thon, CompoConsult:

Development of a self-extinguishing epoxy infused sandwich

Chris Moyle, sapa:

Aluminium panels in lightweight ships

Henrik Johansson, SAAB-Kockums:

Superstructures in FRP composites; naval experience

Henrik Nordhammar, STENA:

STENA Electric Ship

Magnus Eriksson, Echandia Marine:

Battery-powered Lightweight HSC

Vasileios Karatzas, Technical University of Denmark

The Compass Project

Paolo Vanzo, PROMAT:

Fire resistance behaviors of composite structure


E-LASS 8-9 November 2016

E-LASS meeting November 2015 in Gorinchem


We had a great meeting in Gorinchem, Netherlands, both the industry tour and the seminar day have received much positive feed-back. About 80 people participated in total.


Attentive seminar audience

Presentations from the E-LASS meeting in Gorinchem (November 2015)

L. Morel, Damen Shipyard Group:

Bluenose project-Morel

Shipyards Antalya-Pas

M. Burman, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology):

Light weight marine vessels operating in brash Ice


Blast-resistance of three dimensional FRP-joints

J. Peeters, Fibercore:

Design, production & certification of FRP bridges, locks & gates

L. Morel, Damen Shipyard Group:

Large external adhesively bonded FRP ventilation ducts

P. Golyshev, DNVGL:

Thermo-mechanical analysis & CFD-FEA used in “Fire Resist”

E. Fitzpatrick, MJM Group:

Technology Strategy to Change the Service Offered on a Refit

F. Evegren, SP Fire Research:

IMO guidelines & regulations status

Benson & Prini, Newcastle University:

Enhanced Design of Search and Rescue Craft

Matthew Flynn, MC2 Composites Ltd:

MC2 Commercial Vessels presentation

D. Aslin, Prometus:

Potential Use of Integrated Intumescent Coating


E-LASS 24-25 November

We are getting used to having good meetings and we think the key to this is the combination of a friendly atmosphere and people genuinely interested to discuss and to share information. Next meeting will be held in 2016.


Laurent and Tommy

ACA – Automation Centre Airborne – Industry tour




Listening to Tord – as usual 🙂


E-LASS meeting January 2015 in Southampton


Presentations from the E-Lass meeting (January 2015) in Southampton

Statement of the E-LÄSS network on the use of FRP in ships building – by Tommy Hertzberg, SP Fire Research

COMposite super-structures for large PASsenger Ships – by Grunde Jomaas, DTU, Technical University of Denmark

Ultra Light Weight (ULW) Resin Screeds and Deck Flooring Systems – by Derek Saville, Quaker

Old Facts became Myths in Arctic Inland Navigation Shipdesign (EU–Martec ULIVES project)

Solent Large Structures Centre Scoping Study – by Graham Harrison & Simon Gerrard, National Composites Centre (NCC)

Fire-Resist Marine application case  – by Pietro Di Modica, Newcastle University

An integrated approach to data-rich testing and modelling of composite structures and substructures(for maritime applications) – by O.T. Thomsen, Univerity of Southamton

The Marine Industry Today and Goal Based Rules – by Vince Jenkins, Lloyds Register Marine

Status of IMO correspondence group and European Regulations – by Franz Evegren, SP Fire Research

Regulatory Requirements & Certification of Composite Fire & Blast Protection Products for Offshore Applications – by Matthew Chalk, Solent Composite System

E-LASS meeting March 2014 in Papenburg


Presentations from the E-Lass meeting (March 2014) in Papenburg

Guidelines for the use of FRP in ships structures – by Johan Wikman, Swedish Transport Agency

Innovative materials and light weight structures in shipbuilding – research at FMTT – by Prof. Tadeusz Graczyk, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin

Fire risk assessment of composite hatch cover for Panamax bulk carrier – by Philippe Noury, DNV-GL

Innovation in composite twin hulled SWATH offshore vessels for wind farm service and military applications – by David Kendall, Optima Projects

Ultra lightweight (hull) arctic container vessels and EU traffic strategy – by Veikko Hintsanen, Laffcomp

Risks and regulations: an overview of composite use in maritime structure – by Tommy Hertzberg, SP Fire Research

E-LASS KickOff - October 2013 in Borås


E-LASS Kick-off + E-LASS & MESA work shop at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Borås 8-9 October 2013

Welcome to the Kick-Off meeting – Tommy SP

Horizon 2020, networking and material research – Ronald Vopel, European Commission

Tord Gustafsson – Blatraden

ThroughLife – Markus Lehne, Balance Technology Consulting

E-Läss Project Introduction ADAM4EVE – Dr. Lars Molter, Dr.-Ing. Frank Roland

Three years experience of carbon-fiber catamarans – Christian Hallberg, Styrsöbolaget

The ”light” road toward sustainable shipping, The ECO-Island Ferry Project

Tank Light Module, Proving excellence in Lightweight marine structures – Mats Hjortberg, Coriolis AB

Sweden’s innovation agency – VINNOVA

Smart specialization in the Baltic Sea region – Erik Bunis, Vinnova

Rules and Regulations – Class perspective – Fredrik Tholen, Lloyd’s Register EMEA

RoPax and Naval vessels composite experiences – Sven-Erik Hellbratt, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB

OFFSHORE and LIGHTWEIGHT – Johan Edvardsson, C Marine AB

Naval Ship Code – Magnus Haara FMV

National regulation perspective and EU directive development – Gabor Szemler, Swedish Transport Agency

MARPOS Gap Analysis – Dr.-Ing. Frank Roland

Lightweight Structures at Sea – Johan Gärdin

Lightweight Structures at Sea – Stella Job

KOMPAS – KOMposit-overbygninger til større PASsagerskibe (Composite Super-structures for large passenger ships)

IMO and CG development – Gabor Szemler, Swedish Transport Agency

FIRE RESIST – Developing Novel Fire-Resistant High Performance Composites – Antti Paajanen, Tuula Hakkarainen, VTT

Existing Networks and their Role CMT Network and Joint Industry Projects in Germany – Dr.-Ing. Frank Roland

European Project Mosaic Genesis And Expectations – Carlo Cau, Cetena S.P.A EUROPEAN PROJECT MOSAIC, GENESIS AND EXPECTATIONS – Carlo Cau, Cetena S.P.A

Development of lightweight structures in BESST- Sven-Erik Hellbratt, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB

Composite Patch Repair for Marine and Civil Engineering Infrastructure Applications

Damen – Composite experience of a shipyard


The StarDust project combines strengths and core competencies in nine countries in Northern Europe and brings business, academic and public worlds together to find better solutions for the Baltic Sea Region. The overall objective is it to find new answers for societal challenges that the people in this part of Europe is facing. Increasing water pollution and an ageing population are just two examples of those. StarDust turns these challenges into opportunities for growth