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JUNE 28 – 30, 2022

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, MICHIGAN, USA

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, MICHIGAN, USA

JUNE 28 – 30, 2022

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Post Webinar Roundup: Exploring Opportunities for the European and United States Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains in China’s Domestic Markets

On Tuesday 24 August, experts from Milcut, JSP, Erlenbach Machines, Kurtz Ersa and Zotefoams came together in a live webinar to discuss opportunities for the European and United States foam and adhesives supply chains in China’s domestic markets. Foam Expo China will launch in December 2022, and to mark the occasion we are exploring the valuable contributions made by the experts earlier this year.

 

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WEBINAR

Increasing System Efficiency Through Lightweighting and Composite Material Development

TUESDAY 30 MARCH 2021 // 12:00PM EDT

Lightweighting presents an ongoing effort across numerous industry verticals to optimize product performance. For example, a reduction in weight for automotive and aerospace applications can boost the fuel consumption efficiency and capacity of their products whilst simultaneously saving on cost. An increasingly popular method of lightweighting is the development of composite materials which can outperform solid components however when reducing weight, it is essential to ensure the structural integrity of the materials used. What follows is a tradeoff between weight reduction and the mechanical properties of the composite. This session will explore cutting-edge requirements for the development of composite materials as well as outlining how to stay ahead of the competition and make sure these needs are met.

Points to be discussed:

  • Determining how best to cut weight from integral components in line with design requirements

  • Learn to strike the balance between lightweight and structurally sound materials

  • Exploring how to improve the damage tolerance and reliability of composite materials

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Discussion Leader: Dr Alexander Fergusson, Founder and CEO, FAC Technology

  • Xiaoxi Wang, Board Director, SPE TPM&F and PI, BCA Product Development, Boeing

  • Munir Zanial, Senior Composites Engineer, KittyHawk

  • Miguel Angel Rodriguez-Perez, CEO, Cellmat Technologies S.L.


By registering to attend this webinar you are consenting to your details being shared with our event sponsor/s and agreeing to our terms and conditions.

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WEBINAR

Enabling circular economy initiatives in north america to match state and federal regulatory compliance

Circular economy in North America is building momentum.

The Biden administration have set out their environmental agenda and re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement. Trudeau’s administration continues to push for more stringent adherence to climate goals. Consequently, the foam and adhesives supply chains will need to look at methods of curbing their carbon emissions.

One way to tackle this challenge is the implementation of circular economy initiatives. While this can seem challenging to the end user or material manufacturer due to the range of options available to them. Different materials, products and structures have specific requirements for end-of-life processing and its essential this is understood before progress can be made. Circular economy does not just begin at end-of-life but can also be implemented during the design phase. By taking a holistic approach to product design it is possible to pre-empt additional cost later on.

This webinar will explore how best to approach circular economy and what to expect on a regulatory level.

Points to be discussed:

  • Understanding the implications of using recycled and recyclable materials in product design and development

  • Outlining the requirements of the end user for recycled goods and making sure products can be traced back to source

  • Learning how best to logistically organize recycled product as well as determining the value of non-virgin materials

Discussion Leader:

  • Jason Robinson, CEO, Evoco Ltd.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Emily Williams, Innovation & Sustainability Partnerships Leader, Transcontinental Packaging

  • Prapti S. Muhuri, Manager, Plastics Sustainability, American Chemistry Council

  • Jan Henke, Director, ISCC


By registering to attend this webinar you are consenting to your details being shared with our event sponsor/s and agreeing to our terms and conditions.

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Lee Polance, Vice President of Global Technology, Engineering Adhesives at H.B. Fuller 

June 2021

Leading up to her participation in the plenary panel discussion at the Adhesives & Bonding Expo and Foam Expo conference we caught up with Lee Polance the Vice President of Global Technology, Engineering Adhesives at H.B. Fuller.

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Fouad Mohammad, Principal Engineer – CFD & FEA at Bergstrom Inc. 

May 2021

In the build up to Foam Expo North America and Adhesives & Bonding Expo 2021, we spoke with Fouad Mohammed who is Principal Engineer – CFD & FEA at Bergstrom Inc.

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Garrett Getter, Product Manager - Saddles, Grips and Tapes, Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.

April 2021

In the build up to the Foam Expo North America and Adhesives & Bonding Expo 2021 we spoke with Garrett Getter who is Leader of Body Geometry and saddles, grips and tapes at Specialized Bicycle Components. Garrett is passionate about the user experience for cyclists and works to continually improve the materials and manufacturing techniques used for their products. Find out more about Garretts work below.

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BLOG POST

Aligning Material Development Goals with the 2030 Emission Reduction Target

April 2021

Manufacturing in the United States is soon to face an adjustment to the greenhouse gas emissions targets as set by the Biden administration. Ahead of the climate summit of 40 of the world’s leaders, Biden has pledged to halve US greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. In our latest blog, discover what this means for the foam and adhesives supply chains and the impact the new regulations will have on the future of material development.

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DOWNLOAD ARTICLE

Exploring Opportunities for the Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains in China’s Domestic Markets

Following disruptions to both global and domestic supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, waterway blockages and natural disasters many companies are reportedly keen to look at new avenues for expansion. One way of doing so is to look at the world’s second largest economy, China.

Based on interview research conducted with a cross section of companies from the foam and adhesives supply chains (15 companies of varying size and function based in Europe and the US) this article will examine how businesses are already investing in China if at all, whether they see it developing in the future and identifying any barriers of entry.

Read the unique report to:

  • Find out what members of the supply chain think of China’s potential

  • Discover new opportunities for business expansion in China’s domestic markets

  • Learn about the potential barriers of entry for business with China’s domestic markets

  • Remain up to date on the growth of China’s economy and the market sectors to keep an eye on

  • Understand China’s improving quality standards and world leading regulatory requirements

Don’t miss the follow-on webinar taking place August 24th, hear from the experts directly and ask them your questions. Sign up for your free place here.

 

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