A House of Perlite

September 11, 2018 - September 13, 2018
Freiberg, Germany

EIT RawMaterials - Regional Center Freiberg

Become familiar to Perlite as an industrial mineral and its applications and understand the intrinsic characteristics and the key properties of Perlite in relation to its potential applications. 

Gain in-depth knowlegde about the peculiarities of the expansion process for the different qualities of perlites in each sector of final application.

Before the beginning of the course each participant is asked to send in his/her specific interests regarding the applications of perlite– end uses and markets, if he/she wishes to do so.

Some Course Contents and especially the tutorial sessions as well as the assignments for the participants will be based on this information.  
Thus, for each session there will be an initial presentation, that will generate questions and discussions. For activating learning and increasing the effectiveness of teaching, each issue of interest will be an assignment at the last day of the course.

Of course, additional information and guidelines will be provided.

The assignments will be collaborative. Groups of participants having the same interest will have to accomplish a corresponding target.

The course is aimed at:

  • Professionals with technical background (engineers, chemists etc), who are interested in the sector of perlite
  • Professionals with economic and/or marketing background, who need to understand the key characteristics of perlite and facilitate their business

Participants will be given the chance to declare their specific interests and their preferences regarding the type of perlite’s application(s) and potential market(s) prior to the seminar, so that the faculty can take specific questions and needs into account and can adjust course programm accordingly.

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Contact Information

EIT RawMaterials - Regional Center Freiberg

Willem Zank



Phone: +49 (03731) 39 - 2229