Copper Alloys 2020

Düsseldorf, Germany 24–25 November, 2020

Scientific conference on copper materials


International arena for scientific and technical development –
forum for copper alloys industries, universities and research institutions
As a follow up to the Copper Alloys 2018 conference in Milan, Copper Alloys 2020 aims to strengthen the copper and copper alloys community further by providing a biennial international forum for scientific presentations and information exchange.

Technical developments have always caused societal change, while conversely, societal change can drive the need for technical developments, (new) materials and production improvements. Although catch phrases such as sustainable production, resource efficiency and circular economy are often marketed to the broader public as “new philosophies,” it is often necessity, rather than philosophy, that drives and directs research and development.

Today, however, increasing public awareness and a series of global megatrends do force universities, research institutes and market players to strengthen their efforts. The evolving materials research and development platforms put high demands on optimizing and complementing processing methods, closing gaps in global material flows and implementing loss-free recycling technologies.

Copper Alloys 2020 will give a comprehensive look at challenges and
developments of copper user industries. Workshops will allow active sharing of knowledge and opinions in the field of materials and processing.

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Registration fees

The registration fee is EUR 790, for students EUR 250. Accompanying persons’ fee is EUR 250 (no congress participation.) Latest registration acceptance at those prices is November 5th, 2020. After that date an extra fee of 20 % will be charged. The fee includes congress participation, congress proceedings, lunches, refreshments and congress dinner.

Use the online registration form for attendee registration and for booking hotel rooms. The complete programme will be published during June 2020.

Cancellation and refunds

Cancellations before November 5th, 2020 will be refunded. Thereafter 90 % of the conference fee will be invoiced. Participation can be transferred to a colleague.


The Congress language will be English.

The congress will take place November, 24th and 25th, 2020 at the Lindner Congress Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany, Lütticher Straße 130.


Phone for reservation: +49 211 5997 599

Code: Copper Alloys 2020

Special price: 149,00 € breakfast included (single room), 180,00 € breakfast included (double room)

Booking is open till 6 weeks before event


Abstract deadline


1st 2020

Abstract acceptance notifications


15th 2020

Manuscripts due


20th 2020

Registration deadline


5th 2020


Sustainable alloy design & substitution of critical elements

Developments within processing and machining

Testing and avoiding corrosion

Towards a circular economy: recycling and refining approaches

Surface technology: protection and design

Applications for copper alloys: alloys for liquid transportation & safe marine applications, chances for automotive, electrics, keys & locks, music instruments and other sectors


The exhibition part of the conference offers a forum for
copper alloy companies. They are invited to display their
range of instruments, equipment, products and services
to the expert public. The exhibition will be a showcase
for all participants and a valuable communication tool.

Furthermore, we are offering sponsorship initiatives
designed to strengthen your company’s image. For
further details please contact the congress office or
our website


  • Frank Mücklich - University of Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Klaus Ockenfeld - Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e. V., Germany
  • Inger Odnevall Wallinder - KTH, Sweden
  • Lorenzo Omodei - CEN TC 133, Italy
  • Paolo Piccardo - University of Genova, Italy
  • Michael Pohl - Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Olivier Rod - RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
  • Jan Erik Ståhl - Lund University, Sweden

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstract not later than May 1st, 2020 for the conference.
Abstracts should be less than 1 A4 page and include title, authors and email addresses.
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  • Birgit Schmitz, Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e. V., Germany
  • Margaretha Sönnergaard, Swerim, Sweden

Organisation Committee

  • Charlotta Obitz, RISE, Sweden
  • Margaretha Sönnergaard, Swerim, Sweden
  • Birgit Schmitz, Deutsches Kupferinstitut Berufsverband e. V., Germany

Exhibition, sponsoring and accompanying persons’program