Conference

5 – 7 DECEMBER, 2023

STUTTGART, GERMANY

STUTTGART, GERMANY

5 – 7 DECEMBER, 2023

CONFERENCE

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DESIGNING BONDS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe Conference, co-located with Foam Expo Europe, will bring together high-level representatives from a cross-section of the technical foam and adhesives supply chains. Their combined experience helps to foster an environment primed for innovation and the sharing of knowledge.

The free-to-attend conference will address key trends and challenges for the end user market as well as both supply chains. The event will focus on but not be limited to the automotive & transportation, aerospace building & construction, furniture, electronics, appliances, packaging, medical devices & supplies, fashion and sports and leisure industries.

New in 2022: to address the current challenges faced both in Europe and globally, the conference will be addressing supply chain disruptions, product traceability and risk mitigation. Join us to find out how other businesses are handling the situation.

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2022 SPEAKERS INCLUDE

 

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Why attend:

Gain an understanding of next-generation adhesive and foam technologies for your specific application and assembly line requirements

Learn about property and process improvements such as thermal resistance; UV resistance; faster curing times; and surface treatment

Learn best practices and advancements in performance testing of adhesives and foams, such as: real-world durability testing in extreme environments; high loading rate and standardizing testing methods

Get updates on key industry drivers such as sustainability, regulations, and end-user market trends

 

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

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DAY 1

Track 1 - Industry Megatrends and Environmental Sustainability

Opening Keynote - What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and What Has it Got to Do with Sustainability?

Opening Panel - How to Build Momentum: Implementing Material Carbon Reduction Strategy and Circularity Schemes for a Brighter Future

Opening Keynote – Localizing and Increasing Polyol Production to Alleviate Pressure on Global Supply Chains

Keynote - Sustainability Spotlight: Working to Ensure Environmental Sustainability in White Good Insulation Products

Keynote - Sustainability Spotlight: How Adhesives Become Sustainability Enablers

Keynote - Sustainability Spotlight: A Converters Perspective on Sustainable Flexible Polyurethane (PU) Foams - Practical Approaches and Applications

Panel Discussion - Sustainability Spotlight: Harnessing the Growing Potential for Bio-Based Materials and Honing their Mechanical Properties 

Panel Discussion - What Product Disassembly and Disbonding Could Add to you Circulatory Toolkit

Keynote - History of Autoclave Produced Foam: Out of the Rubber Industry and Into a League of its Own 

 

Track 2 - Material Development and Selection

Workshop - Material Simulation Workshop: Determining a Products Mechanical Properties and Performance

Workshop - Substrate to Substrate Workshop: Understanding the Benefits of Hotmelt Technologies for Resealable Gasket Applications   

DAY 2

Track 1 - Material Properties and Application Development

Presentations - Property Spotlight: Optimizing Thermal Management and Resistance to Improve Product Safety and Performance

Presentations - Cutting through the Noise: Addressing Vehicle Acoustics with Noise Reduction Tyres   

Panel Discussion - Building a Better Future: Pioneering Product Development to Champion Sustainable Construction  

Presentations - Property Spotlight: Offsetting Structural Lightweighting with Durability to Ensure Optimal Safety and Mobility

Keynote - Translucent Foams: Exploring the Effects of Foam Properties on Level of Light Transmittance

Presentations - Property Spotlight: Taking Control of a Foams Density to Meet Application Needs Whilst Maintaining Product Resilience

 

Track 2 - Regulation and Additives

Workshop - Implementing Sustainable Certification Initiatives to Meet Regulation and Satisfy Consumer Demand

Workshop - Keeping Staff Up to Speed on Mandatory Diisocyanates Training Regulation

Workshop - Water Based Adhesives Adoption: Increasing Adoption and Assessing Energy Usage  

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DAY 3

Track 1 – Logistics and Manufacturing Efficiency

Keynote - Enforcing Product Traceability to Manage Environmental Impact and Avoid Unwanted Surprises

Panel Discussion - Supply Chain Diversification, Onshoring and Nearshoring: Strategizing to Disaster Proof Foam and Adhesives Businesses

Presentations - Reducing Manufacturing Carbon Footprint and Resource Usage to Meet Regulatory Standards and Minimise Waste

Keynote - Enabling Complex Foam Component Manufacturing with Next Generation Additive Manufactured Moulds

Keynote – Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing PCR PO Grades in Foam Applications

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Why attend:

Gain an understanding of next-generation adhesive and foam technologies for your specific application and assembly line requirements

Learn about property and process improvements such as thermal resistance; UV resistance; faster curing times; and surface treatment

Learn best practices and advancements in performance testing of adhesives and foams, such as: real-world durability testing in extreme environments; high loading rate and standardizing testing methods

Get updates on key industry drivers such as sustainability, regulations, and end-user market trends

 

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Missed the 2022 Conference?

 

The audio and presentation files for Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, co-located with Foam Expo Europe 2022, are available to download, for free.

 

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