Exclusive Content

5 – 7 DECEMBER, 2023

STUTTGART, GERMANY

STUTTGART, GERMANY

5 – 7 DECEMBER, 2023

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

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Acceptable in the Eighties? A False Start for the Electric Vehicle 

When it comes to technological innovation, timing is everything. There is a fine balance between a disruptive technology and a product being launched onto the market that the world simply isn’t ready for. That is exactly what happened to Sir Clive Sinclair and his Sinclair C5.

By Callum Gibson, Conference Producer, Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe

 

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Is Traceability Part of your Circularity Toolkit?

Due to the tightening of environmental regulation in the European Union (EU), a shift in consumer attitudes towards sustainable products and the moral imperative to protect the planet, the foam and adhesives supply chains are looking for ways to implement green initiatives. Life-cycle analysis plays an integral role in calculating a product’s carbon footprint or implementing circular economy. Without clarity on a product’s origins, it becomes challenging to substantiate any claim about its status as responsibly sourced.

By Callum Gibson, Conference Producer, Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe

 

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Is your organisation ready for the diisocyanate training regulation change?

The handling of products containing diisocyanates is due to change in 2023. Diisocyanates are a key chemical component used in polyurethane products. However, they're considered 'potential human carcinogens' meaning they could negatively impact workers’ health if not handled properly. Diisocyanates can be found in many foam and adhesive products, meaning any change to the regulation is vital information for the supply chain and the end user market.

By Callum Gibson, Conference Producer, Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe

 

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EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW

Stephan Hohenadl, Director Sales & Service, Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG

In the lead-up to Adhesives & Bonding Expo and Foam Europe 2022, we caught up with Stephan on what they will be exhibiting, why exhibiting is valuable, sustainability efforts and technical developments.

 

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EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW

Jiri Slezak, Business Director ARPLANK, JSP

In the lead-up to Adhesives & Bonding Expo and Foam Europe 2022, we caught up with Jiri on what they will be exhibiting, recyclability, sustainability efforts and technical developments.

 

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EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW

Roland Krämer, Director Group R&D & Innovation Excellence, Neveon Holding GmbH

In the lead-up to Adhesives & Bonding Expo and Foam Europe 2022, we caught up with Roland on what they will be exhibiting, recyclability, sustainability efforts and technical developments.

 

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EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW

Andrew Christie, Automotive Market Segment Manager for Performance Tapes Europe, Avery Dennison

In the lead-up to Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2022, we caught up with Andrew on what they will be exhibiting, their recent acquisition, sustainable achievements and his funniest adhesive joke!

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Bart Haelterman, R&D Director, Recticel Engineered Foams Belgium BV

In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2022 we caught up with Bart Haelterman the R&D Director at Recticel Engineered Foams Belgium BV. 

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Neil Simmonds, Human Resources Director, The Vita Group

In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2022 we caught up with Neil Simmonds the Human Resources Director at The Vita Group. 

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Senne Plessers, EMEA Customer Experience Application Engineering Manager, Nitto

In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2022 we caught up with Senne Plessers the EMEA Customer Experience Application Engineering Manager at Nitto.

 

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Webinar Roundup: Navigating Global Disruptions and Mitigating Risk for the Foam and Adhesive Supply Chains

On Tuesday, 17 May, experts across the foam and adhesives supply chains discussed the latest swathe of supply chain disruptions. War in Ukraine has led to the destabilisation of Europe’s supply chains as many free trade routes have now been closed, in addition, sanctions have been placed on oil and gas imports from Russia. This is not to mention the continued effects of COVID-19 and China’s zero-tolerance policy, which has led to further delays in European imports.

 

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Picking Up Good Vibrations

Passenger experience is of paramount importance to the design of any mobility application. Whilst experience can translate into many forms, one of the most pressing is that of acoustic management. As transportation undergoes continuous improvement and adjusts to the needs of the market so too does the requirements of acoustic management methods.

 

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Curbing Carbon Emissions: Innovation and Unity in the Face of Climate Change

The European Union (EU) continues to enforce an environmentally conscious economic strategy. Simply put “the EU has set itself the goal of becoming a climate-resilient society by 2050, fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change” and the legislation to enact such a change has been further outlined by the EU as of 2021.

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Stéphane Hatterer, Team Leader Qualification Engineering FACC Operations GmbH

In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe we caught up with Stéphane Hatterer the Team Leader Qualification Engineering at FACC Operations GmbH. Stéphane is passionate about material qualification and will be speaking about the requirements of the aerospace market in a panel discussion entitled Calibrating Interior Acoustics to Increase Consumer Satisfaction in Future Mobility Applications (14:30 CET, 10 November). 

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Evariste Lagarde, Foam Division Director, Decathlon

In the lead up to Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe we caught up with Evariste Lagarde, the Foam Division Director at Decathlon. Evariste is passionate about sustainable material development and was able to give some insight into his role within Decathlon, what he is looking forward to about the event, and why you can’t miss his session on 9 November in the plenary discussion entitled Encouraging Industry Collaboration to Meet Stringent European Union Carbon Neutrality Targets at 10:00 CET.

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Jason Robinson, CEO, Evoco Ltd

In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2021 we caught up with Jason Robinson, the CEO of Evoco. Jason works closely with bio-based materials and was kind enough to offer some insight into his role and what Evoco are up to in 2021. Hear Jason in person on 9 November in Stuttgart, Germany, where he will be speaking as part of the panel discussion entitled Bypassing Petrochemical Feedstock Shortages by Pushing the Boundaries of Bio-Content Material Development and Implementation at 13:10 CET. Register for your free pass to attend the conference here.

 

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SPEAKER INTERVIEW

Annett Linemann, Director Technology Outlook for Engineering Adhesives in Europe, H.B. Fuller 

In the lead up to Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2021 we caught up with Annett Linemann, Director Technology Outlook for Engineering Adhesives in Europe at H.B. Fuller. Annett was kind enough to offer some insight into her role and shed some light on what H.B. Fuller are up to. Hear from Annett in person on 9 November in Stuttgart, Germany, where she will be speaking as part of the plenary discussion entitled Encouraging Industry Collaboration to Meet Stringent European Union Carbon Neutrality Targets at 10:00 CET. Register for your free pass to attend the conference here.

 

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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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2022 WEBINAR

Shaping & Colouring the Future of Polyurethane Foam

WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER, 2022 // 15:00 CET 

Polyurethane (PU) producers face constant challenges in trying to improve their processing, enhance performance and differentiate their final products in the market. It’s also important to keep pace with shifting consumer preferences. As a leading global supplier of polyurethane colourants and additives, Milliken & Company can help on all counts. 

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2022 WEBINAR

Navigating Global Disruptions and Mitigating Risk for the Foam and Adhesive Supply Chains

TUESDAY 17 MAY, 2022 // 4PM CEST // 3PM BST // 10AM ET

Global supply chain disruptions are impacting European businesses. War in Ukraine has led to the destabilisation of Europe’s supply chains as many free trade routes have now been closed as well as sanctions being placed on oil and gas imports from Russia. This is not to mention the continued effects of Covid-19. China’s zero-tolerance policy has led to further delays to European imports. This webinar will explore the ramifications of these disruptions on the foam and adhesives supply chains and suggest methods that companies have found to disaster proof for the future. 

Points to be discussed:

  • Understanding the impact of supply chain disruptions on the foam and adhesives supply chains
  • Determining effective methods of mitigating supply chain risk and managing the current situation
  • Formulating an adequate disaster plan to account for future unforeseen events

Speakers:

  • Vaiva Seckute, Principal European Economist - Comparative Industry Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • Simon van Dingstee, Global Supply Chain Director, IGM Resins

  • Nanneke van de Mosselaar, Trading and Procurement Director, Federal Eco Foam BV

 

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2021 WEBINAR

EXPLORING PRODUCT END-OF-LIFE OPTIONS TO FURTHER ENABLE A FUNCTIONAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER, 2021 // 4PM CEST // 3PM BST // 10AM ET

Ensuring environmentally conscious end-of-life processes for your product can be challenging due to the range of methods available. A product can be reused, repurposed, or recycled depending on its mechanical properties and application. Additionally, the process of breaking down a product, especially a multi material, can be challenging as materials must be separated from one another without contamination. Whilst challenging there are ways of navigating this process, join the experts as they discuss how their company strategies have helped paved the way for effective circular economy implementation. It is also key to find suitable applications for non-virgin materials. Not only will this help to shed light on a method that’s right for the needs of your particular application but also assist in helping to communicate this process to the consumer.

Points to be discussed:

  • Understanding the different options available for material end-of-life processing
  • Ensuring reliable avenues for material collection and recycling
  • Finding suitable applications for non-virgin materials and improving their mechanical properties to suit them

Moderator:

Clément Affholder, Manager Innovation - Materials and Plastic Engineering, VAUDE Sport GmbH

Speakers:

  • Alex Doskocil, Development Manager, Hirsch Porocell GmbH
  • Solenne Brouard Gaillot, Founder and CEO, Polystyvert Inc.

 

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2021 WEBINAR

EXPLORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EUROPEAN AND UNITED STATES FOAM AND ADHESIVES SUPPLY CHAINS IN CHINA’S DOMESTIC MARKETS 

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST, 2021 // 5PM CEST // 4PM BST // 11AM ET

The Chinese economy is second only to the United States and has been growing rapidly over the past 30 years. 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 business expansion. One way of doing so is to look at China’s domestic markets which offer a range of opportunities in sectors such as automotive, electric and hybrid vehicles, aerospace renewable energy and apparel. However, export tariffs and transportation costs do present a potential barrier of entry to these markets.


Based on interview research conducted with the supply chain, Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo team produced a feature article exploring opportunities for US and European based companies in China. A panel of industry experts will discuss the findings in the article and conduct anonymous polls with the audience to ascertain their perspective on opportunities in China. For companies looking to grow their international presence, this webinar will be an unmissable insight into the future of the foam and adhesives market.

Points to be discussed:

  • Determining the extent to which the European and US foam and adhesives supply chains have an established presence in China’s domestic markets
  • Exploring market growth opportunities for the foam and adhesives supply chains in China’s domestic markets
  • Understanding the potential barriers of entry that must be considered for US and European businesses

Moderator:

  • Curt Huettner, Director Of Sales, Milcut Inc

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Steve Sopher, Technical Director, JSP
  • Vahid Salamat, Sales & Business Development Director, Erlenbach Machines
  • Michael Chan, Managing Director, Kurtz Ersa Asia
  • James Bridges, Director of HPP Business Units, Zotefoams plc

 

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