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First Circular
IX International Symposium on Explosive Production
of New Materials: Science, Technology, Business,
and Innovations (EPNM-2008)

May 6—9, 2008, Lisse, Netherlands

Organized by

Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands
Institute of Structural Macrokinetics and Materials Science, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISMAN), Russia

We are welcoming all organizations and businesses willing to become sponsors of this event.
 Sponsorship Application Form (MS Word document 46kb)
MS Word document Preliminary Program (MS Word document 106kb)

Our Sponsors

Dynamic Materials Corporation

Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC)

Dynamic Materials Corporation is the world’s leading provider of explosion-welded clad metal plates. Its Detaclad™ products are used in a variety of industries, including petrochemicals, refining, hydrometallurgy, aluminum smelting and shipbuilding.

The Boulder, Colorado, USA based company began business in 1965 as an explosion forming specialist, producing complex three-dimensional parts for aerospace equipment manufacturers. DMC became a publicly traded company in 1976 under the ticker symbol “BOOM” and shortly thereafter licensed technology from E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) to explosively bond, or clad, two or more dissimilar metal plates together. The explosion-bonded clad metal business remains DMC’s core business today. The acquisitions of DuPont’s Detaclad Division in 1996, Nobelclad Europe in 2001, and DynaEnergetics in 2007 has strengthened the Company’s worldwide position in explosion cladding.

Van Campen Exploform

Explosive forming of metals

Explosive forming offers a solution for the forming of saddle-shaped panels. This is because this technology has no restrictions with regard to the format or the thickness of the product.


By means of explosion forming, complex and double-curved shapes can be produced in a relatively easy way.

Almost all types of metals, such as aluminium, steel and stainless steel. But also nickel and titanium can be shaped by means of explosion forming.

In comparison with other metal distortion technologies, explosion forming has a number of advantages. For example large objects can be produced in one go up to ten metres in length, and thick plates, up to even six cm thick stainless steel, can also be transformed.

In addition to this, less after treatments are necessary, because of which the metal suffers less stress. It is also possible to transform metal plates that have been lacquered in advance.

Explosion forming is pre-eminently suitable for the creation of prototypes or small ranges, but large ranges can also easily be produced by distorting several plates at the same time.

Exploform B.V.
Kolkweg 6, 8243 PN LelystadPO Box 56, 8200 AB Lelystad
Telephone +31 15 2153200Fax +31 15 2128164
E-mail exploform@exploform.comWebsite

Exploform is a joint-venture of Van Campen Aluminum Productie BV and TNO (Dutch organization for Applied Scientific Research)

Bitrub international

Bitrub International Ltd.

The leading Russian national industrial producer of Clad Metals by Explosive Welding

Dimensions of clad plates: 10–200 mm thick, up to 3200 mm wide, and up to 8000 mm long. Base materials are: carbon steels, low-alloy steels, high-alloy steels, non-ferrous metals, and alloys shaped as plates, slabs, forged pieces, etc.

Cladding layer is 1–15 mm thick

Cladding materials are: stainless steel, high-alloy corrosion-resistant steels, titanium and its alloys, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum and its alloys, nickel, iron-nickel alloys, tool steels, etc.

Products quality meets the requirements of the GOST 10885-85 (Soviet Standards Code), Other National Standards or agreed specifications

Telephone: (496) 52-41-090
  (495) 962-80-32

International Advisory Committee (IAC)

Carton E., Chairman  (Netherlands)
Banker J.G.(USA)
Batsanov S.S.(Russia)
Buchar J.(Czech)
Deribas A.A.(Russia)
Dobrushin L.D.(Ukraine)
Dremin A.N.(Russia)
Fortov V.E.(Russia)
Gordopolov Yu.A.(Russia)
Hardwick R.(UK)
Hokamoto K.(Japan)
Lysak V.I.(Russia)
Mamalis A.G.(Greece)
Merzhanov A.G.(Russia)
Moon J.G.(Korea)
Paton B.E.(Ukraine)
Pervukhin L.B.(Russia)
Petr V.(USA)
Pruemmer R.(Germany)
Raghukandan K.(India)
Sekine T.(Japan)
Smirnov G.V.(Belarus)
Stavrev S.Ya.(Bulgaria)
Tanaka K.(Japan)
Thadhani N.N.(USA)
Titov V.M.(Russia)
Ujimoto Ya.(Japan)
Vetlitskii B.B.(Czech)
Yoh J.J.(Korea)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Carton E., Chairman  (Netherlands)
Diederen A.(Netherlands)
Richardson I.(Netherlands)
Stuivinga M.(Netherlands)
Weerheijm J.(Netherlands)
Wentzel C.(Netherlands)
van Puffelen E., Executive Secretary  (Netherlands)

Coordinating Committee (CC)

Gordopolov Yu.A., Chairman(Russia)
Sytschev A.E., Coordinator(Russia)
Gordopolov A.Yu., Coordinator(USA)
Likhanova O.O., Executive Secretary  (Russia)

Program Committee (PC)

Banker J.G.(USA)
Carton E.P.(Netherlands)
Deribas A.A.(Russia)
Gordopolov Yu.A.  (Russia)
Hokamoto K.(Japan)
Pervukhin L.B.(Russia)
Prummer R.(Germany)
Shtertser A.A.(Russia)
Utkin A.V.(Russia)


The Symposium is intended to be a representative forum of scientists, engineers, and production managers active in the field of rapid processes and phenomena accompanying shock- and detonation-assisted synthesis, shock-assisted modification of materials, explosive strengthening and welding of metals, and explosion-mediated consolidation of powders for effective industrial-scale implementation of the above processes.

Symposium Sections

  • Explosive welding of metals and consolidation of powders
  • Synthesis of new materials in shock and detonations waves
  • Explosive and shock processing of materials
  • Industrial implementation of materials production/processing by explosion
  • Location: The Golden Tulip Hotel, Lisse, Netherlands

    Official Language

    English will be the official language of the Symposium

    Preliminary Timetable

  • Monday, May, 5 
  • arrival of participants, Welcoming reception (17:00-19:00) in the Golden Tulip Hotel in Lisse
  • Tuesday, May, 6 
  • 8:30 registration, opening ceremony, presentations (oral and poster)
  • Wednesday, May, 7 
  • presentations (oral and poster), 13:00 excursion to Tulip fields and Amsterdam
  • Thursday, May 8 
  • presentations (oral and poster), banquet
  • Friday, May 9 
  • presentations (oral) until 14:00, closing ceremony, departure of participants

    The History

    The Symposia have a long history: in the 70–80s, they were held in former Czechoslovakia on a regular basis. The Symposia were popular and greatly contributed to the science and technology of materials processing by explosion. After a long time-out, the tradition was resumed by holding the VIII Symposium (EPNM-2006) in Moscow, September 11–14, 2006.

    The Symposium in Moscow demonstrated the current importance and significance of such forums. The Symposium was attended by more than 100 experts from 12 countries, including representatives of leading manufacturers using explosive technologies that indicate the continuing interest to such forums.

    The participants expressed their satisfaction with renewal of such meetings and supported the idea to held similar forums within a period of two years.

    It was also decided to impart the International Advisory Committee virtually affiliated at ISMAN the status of a continuing body. All current information will be posted on the website of ISMAN:

    International Advisory Committee

    is assumed to perform the following duties:
    - to appoint the time and place for the oncoming symposia
    - to file a program of next symposia, subjects of sections, and format of presentations
    - to assist to Local Organizing Committee in search for sponsors and sources of financial support among domestic and international institutions and organizations

    The Local Organizing Committee will be situated in a host country (for EPNM-2008 the Netherlands). In order to optimize the organizing activities, the position of Chairman of IAC and LOC will be simultaneously occupied (under rotation rule) by a well recognizable scientist from a host country.

    Accordingly, the Chairman of IAC/LOC for EPNM-2008 will be
    Dr. Erik Carton
    P.O. Box 45 2280 AA
    Rijswijk, Netherlands
    tel: +31-15-2843355
    fax: +31-15-2843939

    The standing CC/PC of IAC Executive secretary will be
    Olga Likhanova
    ISMAN, Russian Academy of Sciences,
    Institutskaya ul., 8,
    Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, 142432, Russia
    tel: +7(495) 962-8042
    fax: +7(495) 962-8070

    Hotel reservation

    Hotel reservation should be made before January 7, 2008
    For resevation please write:

    The room-rates:

    95 Euro/night, without breakfast
    103 Euro/night, with breakfast
    14.50 Euro for separate breakfasts

    If two people stay in 1 room the room rate is 120 Euro/night (with 2 breakfasts)

    Mention the EPNM-2008 symposium at your reservation. The hotel will be booked full after January, 7 2008, alternatives are not available in the direct neighborhood.

    Dead Lines

  • Registration Form and Abstract November 30, 2007
  • Decision on acceptation or rejection December 31, 2007
  • Early registration fee December 15, 2007
  • Hotel reservation January 7, 2008
  • Second Circular April 01, 2008

    Registration fee

    Registration fee includes attending the conference, materials, 3 lunches, banquet, and excursion.
  • Early registrations (before December 15, 2007) - 400 Euro
  • Registration fee (after December 15, 2007) - 450 Euro
  • Registration fee for accompanying persons - 150 Euro (only the banquet and excursion, no lunches nor attending the symposium)
  • Registration fee for students - 300 Euro

    Method of payment

    The attendants can sent their fee to the following TNO-bank account:

    a.c. 68 84 95 583
    (ING bank in the Netherlands)
    IBAN NL14INGB0688495583

    Under the name of:
    TNO Defence, Security and Safety
    registration code ‘032.12804’ + ‘your last name’

    P.O. Box 45
    2280 AA Rijswijk
    VAT- number NL002875718B01


    An abstract should include the title, name(s) of author(s), addresses and the e-mail of corresponding author. The text should be 1.5-spaced on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (or A4 paper) with 2.5 cm margins. Use 12-point Times New Roman font for the main text. A corresponding author should be marked with an asterisk (*). The abstract length is 1 standard page (250 words).


    A.A. Smitha and V.V. Petrovb*
    aUniversity of California, Berkeley CA, 12345 USA
    bMoscow State University, Moscow, 111333 Russia

    Among numerous combustion processes, most useful are those which reduce atmospheric pollutions. The free radicals (e.g., OH) obtained in the course of combustion reactions can catch up the pollutant molecules ...etc.

    Please submit abstracts via e-mail (as an attached file in the MS Word format)
    to: Olga Likhanova at

    If any, you may also send your abstracts by paper mail to the address:
    Prof. Yu. A. Gordopolov
    ISMAN, Russian Academy of Sciences,
    Institutskaya ul., 8, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, 142432 Russia
    tel: +7(495) 962-8001
    fax: +7(495) 962-8070

    Further details (registration fee, visa application, etc.) can soon be found at our website.

    Registration Form (MS Word document, 29kb)

    First name 
    Middle name 
    Last name 
    Degree (title/position) 
    I will participate with presentation 
    I will participate without presentation 
    Tentative title of presentation (oral/poster)