Gypsum (not) only for construction
Under this motto, some 120 attendees from 14 different countries gathered in Weimar for the latest biennial Weimar Gypsum Conference. Now, for the third time around, the event was hosted in the tried-and-tested fashion by the F. A. Finger Institute for Building Material Science (FIB) at Weimar Bauhaus University and Bauhaus Academy of Professional Development in cooperation with the business associations of the German and Russian gypsum industries.
In his welcoming address, Hans-Bertram Fischer pointed out that gypsum has a very wide range of applications. One of the organizers’ prime concerns, therefore, was to create a forum for a broad exchange of ideas in the field of calcium sulphate binders and their applications.
The conference addressed researchers and practicing experts as well as consultants, appraisers and sworn experts. In particular, the conference was intended to bring researchers from East and West closer together. With the presented papers being simultaneously interpreted from and to German and Russian, the resultant...