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Call for Abstracts Issued for ET '20

Chicago, Illinois; October 10, 2018 --The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) is seeking papers to be considered for presentation at the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar—ET ’20, scheduled for May 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Call for Abstracts has been issued to the international aluminum extrusion industry and the ET Foundation is accepting abstract submissions exclusively via an online portal accessible on the ET ’20 website at The deadline to submit abstracts is February 28, 2019.

Presentations at ET ’20 will 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 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 ‘20. 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.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of ET '20, distributed to all delegates. Based on the papers received, presentations at ET ’20 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 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 to more than 7,000 aluminum extrusion industry professionals, academics and others, including past ET Seminar participants around the world. The Call for Abstracts is now available to download from the ET ’20 website at Authors interested in submitting an abstract for consideration should follow the instructions on the “For Authors” tab on the website. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 28, 2019. Authors whose abstracts have been selected will be notified between April and June 2019 and will be invited to submit a technical paper based on the approved abstract. Final manuscripts will be due no later than August 30, 2019.

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About the ET Seminar
The International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar 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. Founded in 1969, the ET Seminar will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019. The global technical seminar attracts industry professionals from more than 50 countries. ET ‘20 is produced by the Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) in cooperation with the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC). Learn more at and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the ET Foundation

The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation has been established for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes to develop, promote, provide, and fund education and research related to aluminum extrusion processes and technologies. For more information, contact the ET Foundation or visit

About AEC

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is a progressive trade association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in North America. AEC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about extrusion's characteristics, applications, environmental benefits, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and the academic community. Further, AEC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. For more information, visit and follow AEC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.