2019 Agenda

Take a look at the 2019 agenda, which brings 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. Understanding the latest developments for TPE applications in medical device applications

    Paul Shipton | Consultancy Director of Smithers Rapra

    TPE’s are becoming increasingly attractive for use in medical devices
    This review will examine the main medical device applications for flexible polymers and explore where TPEs best fit
    A view will be given of future development opportunities for TPEs in medical devices

  2. Polypropylene and EPDM market outlook: impact of feedstock development

    Xuesong Peng | Senior Consultant of Nexant Energy & Chemicals Advisory

  3. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

  4. Networking break

MATERIAL AND APPLICATION INNOVATION

  1. Case study TPE in cable application – a methodical approach for analysing failure modes by material characterisation

    Dr Stefan Roth | Professor of Product Development/Design & Head of Material Innovation of University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden

  2. Intrinsically self-healing PU elastomers

    Wouter Vogel | Applications Scientist of Croda

  3. Introduction of newly developed grades of next generation hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomer

    Hiroyuki Ichino | R&D Team Leader of Asahi Kasei Corporation

  4. Soft dielectric elastomers

    Felicia Bokel | Product Development Specialist of BASF Polyurethanes GmbH

  5. Networking lunch

  6. The achievements of continuous innovative TPEs

    Nobuhiro Miwa | Technical Service Manager of Kuraray

  7. Solving EV challenges: Novel strategies to design thermoplastic elastomer blends with upgraded thermal, mechanical and structural vibration damping properties

    Aizeti Burgoa Beitia | Researcher of Leartiker

  8. Networking break

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

  1. Additive manufacturing processing of TPE's over the APF system

    Frank Kynast | Manager Additive Manufacturing of ARBURG GmbH + Co KG

  2. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

  3. Q&A session

  4. Chair’s closing remarks

  5. Networking drinks reception

Wednesday 27 November

Wednesday 27 November 2019

  1. Registration and morning refreshments

  2. Chair’s opening remarks

TPE AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  1. The journey towards sustainable LEGO tyres

    Mia Katharina Podlech | Materials Platform Manager, Dep. for Materials Platform & Lab Management of LEGO System A/S

  2. Why, how, what - considerations when running a sustainability project

    Klas Dannäs | Global R&D Manager of HEXPOL TPE AB

  3. Innovative green plasticizers for TPE applications with low VOC/FOG

    Dr. Cristina Bergmann | Global Product Manager Mineral Oil and Bio-based Products of Hansen & Rosenthal KG

  4. Networking break

  5. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

PROCESSING INNOVATION

  1. The latest on processing of different types of TPEs

    Dietmar Becker | Head of Process Engineering Twin-Screw Extruder of KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH

  2. Compounding of TPEs on co-rotating twinscrew Extruder (ZSK) - improving efficiency and exceeding limits

    Markus Fiedler | Senior Process Engineer of Coperion

  3. Lunch break

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. Case study

    Speaker to be confirmed

SUCCESSFUL COMMUNICATIONS (Joint)

  1. User manuals of the future – understandable for everyone

    Wolfgang Leitner | Film Maker of iVersteh e.U.

  2. Special interest magazines – knowledge provider and promoter for the industry

    Indira Gupta | Managing Director and Publisher of Dr. Gupta Verlags GmbH

  3. Chair’s closing remarks

  4. End of conference