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About the Conference

Are you looking for high-performance, and cost-effective material innovation for thermal, acoustic, lightweight applications?

Are you keen to learn how sustainability, recycling and biobased materials will drive innovation in the foam industry?

Do you want to know where global markets are opening up and increase your market share?

At Foam Expo Europe Conference, senior leaders from companies such as IKEA, Crocs and BMW and the biggest foam suppliers such as Recticel, Vita Group and BASF will get together to discuss the latest market drivers, trends and innovative foam and manufacturing technologies for high performance applications in the automotive, packaging, aerospace, construction, medical and sports & leisure industries.

Key topics for 2019:

  • Global trends and supply chain dynamics
  • Circular economy, recycling and bio-based materials
  • Reducing scrap and waste  
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Reducing cell size
  • Foam Simulation
  • Digitising the manufacturing line
  • Improving thermal efficiencies
  • End-user requirements in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries


Why Attend?

  • Speed up your product development:quick and efficient insight on the latest foam material offerings available in the market place: their properties, performance and application specifications, and strategies for performance optimization
  • Drive growth for your business: learn how trends, such as sustainability, recycling and biobased materials will drive drive innovation in the foam industry to stay abreast of your competitors
  • Optimize your manufacturing processes and lead time by reducing scrap, digitization, and modeling 


New for 2019: 360 Sessions Stage

We created this dynamic programme to enable focused discussion with your peers through a range of free to attend roundtables, workshops and material jam sessions. Turn up early spaces are available on a first come-first serve basis. Topics include:

  • Showcasing material R&D and innovation in high-performance foams
  • Investigating the potential for additive manufacturing in the foam industry
  • Reimagining foams and examining (new) processing technologies they require
  • Bonding of foam with other materials
  • VOC emission materials: the standardisation of testing and procurement of raw materials
  • Examining the application of flame retardants whilst ensuring material performance and cost
  • REACHing the new hazardous chemical legislative standards

Featured speakers 2019

Foam Expo Europe 2019 Featured Speakers



Venue address

Halle 10
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart


Contact us

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call +44 1273 916 300