Don't miss: Foam Expo Europe 2019 highlights 

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Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the technical foam industry lands in Stuttgart, Germany this 10-12 September, bringing with it an unmissable programme offering exceptional industry insights, networking opportunities and the chance to discover the very latest in foam technology. Here’s our pick of the must-see bits.

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Number 1 On the show floor

More than 200 exhibitors will bring thousands of brand-new products, groundbreaking innovations and smart foam solutions to the show floor, breaking boundaries in product applications, services and equipment for multiple industries. More than 4,000 industry players are set to attend from end-user sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction, medical, packaging, and sports and leisure. View the full list of exhibitors and plan your visit here.


Number 2Solutions for every industry

Comprehensive in coverage, Foam Expo Europe features all types of foam and raw materials used in the manufacture of foam and foam-related products. Profiling moulded, rigid and flexible foam solutions that utilise materials ranging from urethanes to elastomeric, the expo has broad appeal for a wide range of foam service providers. The result is an event that provides a single marketplace for foam manufacturers to meet with their supply chain, as well as existing and potential customers.


Number 3 New for 2019: 360 Sessions

This all-new, dynamic programme of roundtable discussions, workshops and material jam sessions is designed to facilitate discussions with industry peers, led by industry experts. Join perceptive debates on topics ranging from how to eliminate hazardous chemicals to reimagining foams and the new processing methods they require, and participate in workshops on the bonding of foam and other materials.


Number 4 Learn from the best

Running alongside the exhibition is the Foam Expo Europe Conference – a focused agenda of keynotes, panel sessions and presentations spanning market trends, regulatory updates, optimising manufacturing processes and showcasing R&D and innovation in foam materials, technologies and properties. Expert speakers are billed to deliver engaging thought-leadership – learn from the best as subject specialists from BMW Group, IKEA, Crocs, Recticel, VELUX, FACC Operations and Huntsman deep-dive into the opportunities, challenges and market gaps in the foam sector.


Number 5The inside track on trends

Day one of the exhibition and conference is dedicated to industry trends and manufacturing. Attend the conference keynote, which explores global trends in the polymeric foam market, and stay for a high-level panel discussion on creating competition and supply chain dynamics. Presentations on revolutionising foam manufacturing with additive manufacturing, reducing cell size, steamless moulding and foam simulation will follow. Meanwhile, on the show floor, foam manufacturers and solutions providers including 3F, Delta ModTech and Hira Industries will exhibit relevant solutions.

 


Number 6Spotlight on innovation

Join the conference on day two for presentations on improving the thermal efficiencies of polymeric foams, shaping lightweight parts and end-user technology trends, requirements and processes for future applications. In the exhibition hall, forward-looking foam companies will share their expertise, helping you to find solutions that keep you one step ahead of your competitors – from CellMat Technologies, which works intensively in R&D for foams, to Saint-Gobain, which boasts four global R&D centres and advanced polymer technology know-how, plus many more.

 


Number 7Sustainability in focus

Day three shines a spotlight on sustainability. Follow panel discussions on putting circular economy legislation into action and overcoming the key obstacles of recycling in the foam industry, and walk the show floor to discover what actions the industry’s leading companies are taking when it comes to sustainability, and how you can apply similar measures – from BASF, which creates chemistry for a sustainable future, to Sealed Air, which has an advanced portfolio of foam-based sustainable solutions for the packaging and construction markets.


Number 8Direct, effective networking

Foam Expo Europe affords a rare opportunity to boost your business connections along the entire supply chain at one event. Elevate your network with the free B2B Matchmaking service, which enables you to pre-arrange meetings with potential business partners while in Stuttgart. Save time by identifying contacts and arranging meetings before the event; manage your schedule effectively with a simple tool for requesting, confirming or declining appointments; and keep in touch post-event via the service. Learn more about the benefits of B2B Matchmaking here.


Number 9On display in the Product Showcase

Keep abreast of foam breakthroughs and check out cutting-edge innovations, solutions and developments in materials and manufacturing technologies in the Product Showcase, a series of live, sometimes interactive, product demonstrations taking place at stands around the exhibition hall. Visit participating exhibitor booths to find product or service solutions, gain first-hand understanding of new products, and connect directly with potential industry partners. Find out who’s taking part, when and where, here.

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Venue address

Halle 10
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart
Germany

 

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