2019 Agenda

Take a look at the 2019 agenda, which brought experts to the front of the industry with thought-provoking and beneficial presentations!

Tuesday 26 November

Tuesday 26 November 2019

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

INDUSTRY OUTLOOK – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Keynote: Data driven footwear customisation using 3D printable LSR

    Patrizio Carlucci | Head of Innovation Lab of ECCO Shoes

  2. Silicone elastomers in changing times

    Heiko Bayerl | Marketing Manager Elastomers Automotive Europe of Momentive Performance Materials GmbH, Germany

MACHINERY & PROCESSING INNOVATION

  1. Production transparency - a relief but also a challenge

    Cordula Wieland | Product Manager of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

  2. Networking break

  3. Injection molding of optical components

    Thomas Kottler | Project Engineer (Application Engineering Centre) of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH

  4. Optimisation of a 2K molding process with virtual molding

    Vanessa Frekers | Engineering & Manager Marketing of SIGMA Engineering GmbH

  5. Success factor process stability in LSR processing - the way to ZERO DEFECT

    Thomas Treml | Operations Manager of NEXUS Elastomer Systems GmbH

  6. Using UV-light for silicone processing methods

    Ralf-Urs Giesen | Managing Director of Universität Kassel – UNIpace

  7. Networking lunch

EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF HCR

  1. New platinum-based hydrosilylation catalyst compound with improved shelf-stability

    Anna del Pino López | Industrial PhD Student of IQS-URL’s Grup d’Enginyeria de Materials and Venair Ibérica

  2. The latest HCR silicone mixing and extrusion technologies

    Dr. Ing. Giovanni Colombo | Sales Director of COLMEC SPA

  3. Networking break

ELASTOMER PERFORMANCE

  1. Effects of silicone degradation in high-performance LEDs

    Fabian Stoeger | Ph.D. candidate of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors

  2. Antimicrobial additives in silicones

    Rick Ziebell | Vice President of Technology and Technical Fellow of R.D.Abbott Company, Inc.

    A study of antimicrobial technology in silicones. Quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) havealready been incorporated into US-FDA cleared dental devices intended for long term human contact, is evaluated to show its quorum-quenching effectiveness. This unique technologyis now available from NovationSi as NovaSperse® silicone dispersions. Theseantimicrobial additives to LSR and HCR silicones, can providelong-lasting antibacterial, antifungal, and in some cases, antiviral protection. By as much as a four-log reduction (1:10,000) in microbial counts (as compared to control), many human diseases that spread through indirect contact transmission are significantly reduced. Thetechnology is based on a quaternary ammonium silane that achieves contact-killing suppression by disrupting the microbe’s cell wall before it firmly attachesto apolymer, thereby allowing easy removal of biofilms leaving a biologically clean surfacesuitable for industrial and healthcare applications.NovaSperse®Antimicrobial additives for LSR and HCR silicones.NovaSperse®is aclear–non-discoloring, easy to use additivefor silicones.Contact killing performance through suppression of indirect contact vectors.

     

  3. Impact of synthetic amorphous silica on key properties of silicone elastomers

    Wojciech Pisula | Head of Applied Technology Silicone of Evonik Industries

  4. Chair’s closing remarks

  5. Networking drinks reception

    17:45 - 19:15 Networking drinks reception

Wednesday 27 November

Wednesday 27 November 2019

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

INNOVATIONS IN APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS

  1. Special requirements for silicone parts in medical technology

    Florian Lemke | Advanced Procurement Engineer of Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

  2. Optical LSR for enabling innovation in LED lighting applications

    Francois De Buyl | Principal Technical Service & Development Scientist, Silicones Elastomers of Dow Silicones Belgium sprl

  3. The world’s first fully sensorial resistance band

    Hanno Storz | COO & Co-founder of STRAFFR GmbH

  4. Function meets design – creation of the cell phone-holder “Butterfly”

    Kurt Manigatter | CEO of ELMET GmbH

  5. Networking break

  6. Shaping 1601 : the next revolution of silicone manufacturing

    Anthony Pellafol | Laboratory Manager of STERNE

  7. Additives for durable, fast and accurate laser markings in silicones

    Fabian Blumenschein | Development Engineer of Merck KGaA

  8. Tailoring the surface properties of silicones by using vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) lamps

    Laura Schilinsky | Scientific Assistant of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

  9. Networking lunch

DELIVERING EMOBILITY WITH TPEs AND SILICONE ELASTOMERS (Joint)

  1. Keynote: Challenges for plastics in the field of E-mobility

    Dr.-Ing. Martin Giersbeck | Vice President Plastics Engineering, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering of Robert Bosch GmbH

  2. The future of TPEs and Silicone Elastomers in EVs

    Patrick Ellis | Consultant of Smithers

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SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATIONS (Joint)

  1. User manuals of the future – understandable for everyone

    Wolfgang Leitner | Film Maker of iVersteh e.U.

  2. Chair’s closing remarks

  3. End of conference