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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Clément Affholder, Manager Innovation - Materials and Plastic Engineering, VAUDE Sport GmbH
Alex Doskocil, Development Manager, Hirsch Porocell GmbH
Solenne Brouard Gaillot, Founder and CEO, Polystyvert Inc.