CHAIRMAN: Peter Fuss, Senior Advisory Partner, Automotive Team, Ernst & Young
10:15 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
11:00 Welcome Remarks
Karen Laird, Editor, Plastics News Europe
11:10 Keynote Address: The Role of Recycling and Sustainability in Vehicle Development
Learn how evolving materials offering both recycling and sustainability are changing the automotive landscape in this keynote address.
Speaker: Bertrand Cherpin, Recycling Project Manager, Renault
11:50 Global Automotive Trends and Issues
Gain a macro perspective on the automotive industry, both in Europe and globally, from a key consultant and learn how industry changes will affect manufacturing.
Speaker: Peter Fuss, Senior Advisory Partner, Automotive GSA, Ernst & Young GmbH
12:25 Speaker Q&A
12:40 Lunch and Networking Break
13:40 Interior Innovations
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13:40 Lightweight Materials on Hollow Glass Spheres and Carbon Fibers
Speaker: Philippe Toneguzzo, Materials Expert, Groupe Plastivaloire
13:40 Recent Developments for Elastomer Seals in Drivelines
Speaker: Arthur Lanziner, Research Scientist, Materials Team, Freudenberg NOK
13:40 Automotive Interior Applications
Speaker: Srdjan Tadich, Technical Service Team Leader, Huntsman Polymers
14:20 Forward-Thinking Technologies
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14:20 Composite Guide Rails on Sunroof Roller-Blind Modules
Speaker: Henri-Paul Benichou, Sales and Business Development Manager, Polyscope Polymers BV
14:20 LSR Technology and PUR Technology Supporting Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
Speaker: Michael Fischer, Head of Business Development Technologies, Engel Austria GmbH
14:20 New Demands and Advances in Polyurethanes for Interior Applications
Speaker: Michael Behnke, Senior Manager, Advanced Development Group Europe, IAC Group GmbH
15:00 New Approaches to Emissions Reductions Testing for Thermoplastic Forming
Speaker: Carsten Grossmann, Chemical Engineer, Kunststoff-Institut
15:00 Soft-Touch Innovations with TPE Compounds in Interior Applications
Speaker: Thomas Koeppl, Group Product Manager, Hexpol TPE
15:00 Advanced Polyurethanes Solutions for Acoustics and Thermo Management
Speaker: Esther Quintanilla Lujan, Marketing Manager, Dow Automotive
15:40 Refreshments and Networking Break
16:10 Sustainability Mobility Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
Learn how DuPont's AHEAD initiative will support continued collaboration in sustainability efforts globally and offer industry solutions.
Speaker: Philip Boydell, Senior Research Associate, DuPont
16:35 Game-Changing Technology in Carbon Nanotubes for an Electrified Age
The use of carbon is starting to emerge as a material option with many benefits to automakers. This presentation will take a look into the future at the use of nanotubes for electrified vehicles and other applications.
Speaker: Christoph Siara, Sales and Marketing Director, OCSIAL Europe
Borealis will show examples of how the company and its value chain partners in the automotive industry tackle industry challenges by developing polyolefin-based solutions. They find their way in the all types of vehicles with the full breadth of drivetrains and will continue to play a significant role in keeping the planet mobile and safe at an as low as possible energy consumption.
Speaker: Georg Grestenberger, Application Marketing Manager Automotive Interior, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
17:25 Panel Discussion
Phillip Boydell, Senior Research Associate, DuPont
Georg Grestenberger, Application Marketing Manager Automotive Interior, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
Christoph Siara, Sales and Marketing Director, OCSIAL Europe
17:40 Drinks Networking Reception
Programme may be subject to change.
08:15 Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09:00 Opening Remarks
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International
09:10 Keynote Address: Polymer Materials in Automotive Additive Manufacturing: Understatement or Overstatement?
Audi has been leading the pack in new additive manufacturing technology that will affect the entire automotive value chain. This presentation will chart how the automaker has developed this technology and what it will mean to the industry.
Speaker: Mathias Wiese, Innovation Manager for Additive Manufacturing in Product Development, Audi AG
09:50 Recycling, Reuse and Recovery Issues and Challenges
DSM is one of the companies working vigorously to find means to better recycle and reuse materials in automotive applications. Learn how new technologies could affect materials and manufacturing operations for automakers and suppliers.
Speaker: Bert Havenith, Strategic and Market Intelligence Director, DSM Engineering Plastics
10:30 Morning Networking Break
11:00 Accelerating New Automotive Interior Experiences: Our Interior Vision 2030
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, a leading Tier 1 global supplier, has created a unique vision that connects with the need for enhanced consumer experiences that will be necessary to support automaker needs. Learn how this approach will reflect industry opportunities in a shifting market.
Speaker: Jesus Galan, Senior Manager, Advanced Technologies, Europe, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
11:30 Automotive Design for Manufacturing Trends and Issues
New tools, innovations and collaborative methods are being used by automakers and design community to influence change. Barbara Busse, a leading design expert, will share her insights into shifts in design and the connection to manufacturing.
Speaker: Barbara Busse, Executive Director, Future+You GmbH Co. KG
12:00 Lunch and Networking Break
13:00 Exterior and Under the Hood Issues
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13:00 New Developments in Thermoformable Automotive Skins
Speaker: Silvia Hanzelova, Sales Director, Mondi Belcoat NV
13:00 Advanced Materials for Automotive Sealing Applications
Speaker: Daniel Tyrkas, Director, Automotive Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical
13:00 Novel, Biobased PU Formulations for Automotive NVH Applications
Speaker: Giorgio Lesage, Director Advance Development, Adler Pelzer Group
13:45 Mineral Fiber Filled PC/ABS Designed For Large Exterior Components With Radar and LiDAR Integration
Speaker: Norwin van Riel, Development Leader, Trinseo
13:45 Specialty Elastomers for Automotive Applications
Speaker: Kai Kremer, Commercial Manager, HNBR, Energy Materials & NBD, Zeon Europe GmbH
13:45 The Advent of PET Foams for Lightweighting and Strength
Speaker: Marcel Petri, Research Scientist, Armacell
14:30 Refreshments and Networking Break
15:00 Material Trends and Innovations in Automotive Plastics
Learn about trends and innovations in automotive polymers/plastics, including the impact of increased electrification and the shift toward autonomy. Magna's Sid Asthana will also share insights on how advanced polymers/plastics, including new materials, will enable future mobility.
Speaker: Sid Asthana, Global Director, Materials Engineering, Magna Exteriors
15:30 Innovations, Emissions, Electrification and New Realities Facing the Automotive Industry
This big-picture discussion will provide a sweeping look at how new demands facing the automotive market will bring the need for industry change and advancement.
Speaker: John Marcantonio, Senior Advisor Chemicals, KBR Consulting
16:00 Closing Remarks
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