In the INFINITY project, the influence of different climatic conditions on photovoltaic (PV) systems was investigated for the first time. 14 partners from science and industry achieved pioneering results for a new generation of photovoltaic systems. The Polymer Competence Center Leoben was one of the five scientific partners of this successful project.

Andreas Frank's (PCCL) team won a "Best Paper Award" at this year's ANTEC in Orlando (Florida) for the contribution "Fracture Mechanical Characterization of Non-Virgin Pipe Materials".

As part of the "second Polymer Night at the FTPO" (Fakulteta za tehnologijo polimerov/Slovenj Gradec) Dr. Andreas Hausberger (Teamleader "Polymertribologie") was invited to a lecture titled "Friction and wear of technical plastics - Opportunities and challenges".

At this event, the results of the project on "Integrated measuring system for the optical surface inspection of high-quality plastic parts" funded by the FTI initiative "Produktion der Zukunft" will be presented to a wide audience. As part of the stakeholder dialogue on production, the results of the projects funded through the FTI initiative "Produktion der Zukunft" will be presented to a wide audience, especially from the fields of "Efficient, resource-efficient and robust production processes or flexible, networked, automated and versatile production".

Leoben composite experts from the PCCL and Kunststofftechnik Leoben (Chair of Processing of Composites) were represented at the 21st International Conference on Composite Materials from 20 - 26 September 2017 in Xi'an, China, with 3 lectures. The conference itself was the largest international conference on this highly promising topic with a total of around 300 sessions.

The 26th International Materials Research Congress (IMRC 2017) took place from 20th until 25th August, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico.

The Symposium "Advanced Photochemistry: From Fundamental Science to Material Technology" was organized by Sandra Schlögl (PPCL), Wolfgang Kern (PCCL/MUL) and Thomas Grießer (MUL). Co-Organizers of this Symposium were Marco Sangermano (Politecnico di Torino) and Xavier Allonas (Université de Haute Alsace).

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