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Nancy Molenda


The ET Seminar Turns 50; ET ’20 Dates & Location Announced

Chicago, Illinois; October 3, 2018 --The Extrusion Technology for Aluminum Profiles Foundation (ET Foundation) and the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) have announced the dates and location for the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar and Exposition. Otherwise known as ET ’20, the aluminum extrusion technical conference will be held Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 21, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Having begun in 1969, the ET Seminar will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019, and as such the ET Foundation and the Aluminum Extruders Council will be planning a special celebration during ET ’20 to commemorate the occasion. A dedicated website address has been created for the event at Visitors, especially those residing and working in the European Union in light of new data protection and privacy regulations, are encouraged to sign up at the ET ’20 website to receive updates about program and registration details as they become available.

The ET Seminar, which is held just once every four years, addresses a variety of relevant and timely topics covering aluminum profile production, die design and technology, metallurgy, equipment, product applications, and more. The four-day educational event attracts a worldwide audience of upwards of 1,500 industry professionals eager to discover the latest technical information about aluminum extrusion and network with industry peers from all over the world.

The ET Seminar has gained the reputation as one of the most important industry events to attend for the attention to detail paid to developing quality programming and the atmosphere of educational and technical exchange. “The ET Seminar Committee began ramping up and preparing for this milestone event last year,” said ET Seminar Committee Chair Craig Werner, VP Extrusion Technology at Kaiser Aluminum headquartered in Foothills Ranch, California. “Nearly 40 aluminum extrusion industry professionals volunteer their time, talents and expertise to help build the ET Seminar program and ensure that it lives up to its proud reputation as the most respected and anticipated aluminum extrusion technical conference on the planet.”

At its core, the ET Seminar is where world-renowned aluminum extrusion experts present ideas, innovations, and improvements in more than 100 top-quality technical presentations—most containing original research not published elsewhere.

In addition to providing a forum to present cutting-edge aluminum extrusion research, ET ’20 will include the ET Expo, an exhibition featuring extrusion industry suppliers, and the ET Showcase, a special exhibit that highlights the best and brightest application designs featuring aluminum extrusions. Add-on workshops will be held before and after the event to provide a well-rounded learning and networking experience. For more information and to opt in to receive program and registration updates on the Twelfth International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar & Exposition, visit

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.