SHOW PREVIEW

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Welcome to your official guide to Foam Expo Europe

 

It’s finally time for the foam industry to get back to business and reconnect with the entire supply chain, all live from Stuttgart, Germany (9-11 November 2021)

The free trade fair and conference, with the addition of Adhesives & Bonding this year, will highlight the very latest in foam and adhesive solutions, connecting you with the right suppliers to discuss your technical requirements.

We can’t wait to welcome you back and see what’s new in the world of technical foam and adhesives. Remember, the entire event is free to attend!

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Find the latest COVID safety information here.

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Hear industry experts share insights on today’s global trends

40+ high-level technical representatives will share insights into next-generation technologies, as well as market trends and opportunities, and what this means for the foam and adhesives supply chains.

Speakers Include

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Conference topics include

 

Day 1: Sustainability

 

Panel Discussion - Encouraging Industry Collaboration to Meet Stringent European Union Carbon Neutrality Targets

 

Panel Discussion - Expanding Production Capacity and Addressing Raw Material Availability to Foster Industry Resilience

 

Panel Discussion - Bypassing Petrochemical Feedstock Shortages by Pushing the Boundaries of Bio-Content Material Development and Implementation

 

Presentations - Enabling Environmentally Conscious Product Disassembly to Bring Multimaterials into the Circular Economy

 

Presentations - A United Front: Exploring the Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Instigating Collaboration to Create Meaningful Change

 

 

Day 2: Mobility

 

Panel Discussion - Meeting the Next Generation of Thermal Management Application Requirements for Energy Storage Whilst Maintaining Health and Safety Standards

 

Panel Discussion - Balancing Structural Lightweighting with Durability and Shock Absorption to Improve System Functionality

 

Panel Discussion – Maximising the Viability of Foams and Adhesives Utilised in Composite Material Development

 

Panel Discussion - Calibrating Interior Acoustics to Increase Consumer Satisfaction in Future Mobility Applications

 

Presentations - Ensuring Lasting Product Lifespan Through Optimal Material Selection

 

 

 

Day 3: Regulation & Testing

 

Panel Discussion - Exploring Bespoke Material Production for an Improved Design and Development Process

 

Presentations - Preventing Material Failure Through Data Analysis and Testing

 

Presentations - Matching the Growth of the Materials Market by Maximizing Throughput and Reducing Waste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interviews and articles

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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.

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Blog: 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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Webinar Roundup: Experts Discuss Enabling a Circular Economy

On 28 September, a selection of experts came together to discuss the topic of end-of-life options for polymer materials in our latest webinar attended by more than 350 peers from the foam and adhesives industries. Speakers included senior technical representatives from Hirsch Porocell, Polystyvert, and VAUDE Sport.

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Exhibitor Previews

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Bäumer’s splitting machine
Split-HE 500, the all-purpose horizontal splitting machine for splitting flexible and hard to split material

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Interep’s MicroSHOCK
High Impact Body Protection Material from Europe's leading producer of cellular rubber

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TwinMelt by Lohmann
State-of-the-art technology for sustainable bonding solutions without solvents

 

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Gasketing Foam Tape
Norseal FS1000 Series high-performance foam tape with sealing properties from Saint-Gobain



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Exhibitor Products

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Bandknives for foam rubber

ALBER’s SUPERCUT, NEOCUT and PRIMECUT are its three categories of bandknives for precise splitting, featuring a thickness tolerance of less than 0.02mm and superior steel. For CNC contour cutting, blades are available with several tooth shapes for low to high density foam and Visco. When it comes to vertical blades, Alber has diverse production capabilities – twisted blades, tooth setting and hardening, hard metal tipping, and different steel characteristics.

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All-round PO foam advantages

Sekisui Alveo’s Alveolen is a physically cross-linked, closed-cell polyolefin foam produced in continuous sheets in a three-stage process: extrusion, crosslinking, and horizontal foaming. The sheets have fine, round cells and the two foam skins are smooth. Alveolen covers a broad spectrum of applications, with special advantages including suitability for thicker products, a scratch-resistant surface, and exhibiting very good press forming properties.

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Opening new doors for heat and sound insulation

Asahi Kasei Group’s SunForce – based on polyamide bead foam – offers sound-absorbing properties and offers new solutions for a silent passenger compartment. Common to all grades are the adhesive properties, making it an ideal material for composite core solutions in combination with metal, fibres or carbon-fibre reinforced plastics. The raw material behind SunForce is modified polyphenylenether, an engineering plastic with superior heat resistance.

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100 years of foaming advanced engineering thermoplastics

Zotefoams will feature AZOTE – premium, lightweight, durable foams widely used in myriad applications where lightweighting, durability, fire safety and low toxicity are key considerations. Alongside these products will be ZOTEK – high-performance foams manufactured from fluoropolymers, engineering polymers and speciality elastomers. These are typically used in automotive, aviation, athletic footwear, construction and product protection applications where lightweighting, personal safety, technical insulation, durability and fire safety are required.

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Bespoke case foam inserts

Kewell Converters manufactures a wide variety of case inserts for a myriad of applications from Azote foams, largely because they are colourful, attractive, low odour, durable and easy to convert. Plastazote – a specific close-cell compound that is cross-linked to polyethylene foam – is also available, providing a degree of grip to keep case contents in place irrespective of shape or weight.

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Customised optical bonding

Founded in 1995, California-based Bi-Search International is a value-add distributor operating worldwide as a provider of leading-edge display solutions. BSI provides the highest quality of optical bonding solutions (OCA and OCR) for many industries, including medical, POS, IFE, gaming, industrial, military, and more. The overall objective is to supply not only display products, but provide a display solution.

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EPDM – Hand in Hand with Nature

At Foam Expo Europe 2021, KÖPP will be presenting for the first time an 80 % sustainable EPDM foam that is majorly not based on crude oil raw material. Instead, natural, renewable material and bio-oil are used.
 
This is the first EPDM foam ever to replace such a wide range of raw materials with renewable or sustainable alternatives.
 
The development of a sustainable foam was not only necessary because of the current zeitgeist, but also because Köpp wants to contribute to environmental protection and hopes that this is a step in the right direction for a more sustainable industrial production of semi-finished products.

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Plan your visit

For all the latest, up-to-date travel information, how to book a hotel with preferential rates and the opening hours for the show, check out our information page:

 

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