Tuesday 10 September: Do you want to know where global markets are opening up and increase your market share? Or are you keen to learn how to improve yield and throughout in your manufacturing lines? Gain expert insights into market analysis, supply-chain trends and optimised manufacturing processes on the first day of Foam Expo Europe, dedicated to all things industry and manufacturing.
With a packed schedule featuring industry-leading exhibitors, brand new products and expert conference speakers, Foam Expo Europe has everything you need to elevate your business to the next level. Take things up another gear with the B2B Matchmaking service, a free tool that enables you to pre-arrange meetings with potential business partners at the exhibition.
Here’s everything you need to get the most out of your visit.
What's on in industry and manufacturing
Discover the latest innovations, solutions and developments in manufacturing technologies from industry-leading foam and equipment manufacturers.
09:30 - 16:30
9:30 Opening Keynote: Understanding Global Trends in the Polymeric Foam Market
Gain a market overview of trends in raw material supply for foam manufacturing; learn where new markets are emerging; hear about how to stay cost-competitive against Asian manufacturers; and find out more about the Brexit effect.
10:00 Panel Discussion: Creating Competition – Supply Chain Dynamics in the Foam Industry
Speakers from Europur, Palziv Group, Technical Foam Services and FoamPartner explore the current trends and dynamics of the market; discuss the implications of trends such as vertical integration and diversification; and look ahead to where we’ll be in 10 years’ time.
11:15 Presentations: Revolutionising Foam Manufacturing with Additive Manufacturing, Reducing Cell Size, Steamless Moulding and Foam Simulation
A series of presentations showcasing the latest manufacturing technology R&D by experts from Polymer Engineering, BMW Group, Nueu Materialien, UVA and Fraunhofer.
13:45 Panel Discussion: Becoming Cost Competitive and Improving Yield by Reducing Scrap and Waste and Implementing Effective Inventory Management
An expert panel comprising participants from Mercurius International Trade & Management, FXI and Palziv consider challenges such as influencing raw material prices, the semantics of a holistic approach and what must be done to reduce waste.
15:30 Panel Discussion: Building a Business Case for Digitising Your Manufacturing Line and the Road to Implementation
Experts from IBM, Recticel, Hennecke Polyurethane Technology and IPF deep-dive into pain points, adding value, measuring success of proof of concept and how to introduce digitalisation into production.
Speaking companies include:
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 Baumer - SOPHIE - Wisdom that works
Baumer brings SOPHIE to the showcase, a manufacturing execution system specially designed for the foam processing industry.
11:30 Eurofoam - Comfort with integrated climate features - "one fit all"
Discover new topper materials for the automotive seating sector that eliminate costly post-treatment and manufacturing steps.
13:00 CellMat Technologies - Simple and accurate approach to determine the cellular structure of foams using optical micrographs
Introducing a new, simple and accurate approach to quantifying the main characteristics of the cellular structure of polymer foam – ideal for quality control and R&D activities.
14:00 Croma - 3D PRINTING with Rigid Foam
The Stratoconcept Software can produce prototypes and large-scale models with rigid foam in a process similar to that of a 3D printer.
14:30 Foam Intereva - EVA FOAM
Check out closed-cell foam structured materials such as EVA, EPDM and neoprene intended for a wide range of end-user industries.
15:00 Interflex - SULFUR FREE: DIRECT HOMOLOGATION from leading OEM and Extension of the ESPO range
Explore new solutions for the LED lamp market developed in collaboration with OEMs and tier companies. Brand new products from the range will be on display.
10:00 - 15:00
- Pre-arrange meetings with potential business partners.
- Save time: Start networking before the event by identifying contacts companies, products and solutions due to pre-event profiling on the B2B Matchmaking platform
- Manage your meetings: Manage your own meetings schedule efficiently and effectively by requesting, confirming or declining appointments
- Keep in touch: Follow up with your meeting contact after your trade fair visit
16:30 - 18:00
Join us for complimentary drinks and nibbles while you meet and make business connections with attendees, exhibitors and speakers from across the technical foam supply chain!
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
For event enquiries, email
[email protected] or
call +44 1273 916 300
Tuesday 10 September: 09:00 - 16:30 (Networking Drinks Reception: 16:30 - 18:00)
Wednesday 11 September: 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12 September: 09:00 - 15:00