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Winter Webinar Series

Join us every month for our Winter webinar series where we'll be joined by experts to discuss important topics currently facing the technical foam industry. All webinars will be free-to-attend by registering via the links below.

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Meeting Material Specifications and Maximising Throughput: Increasing Manufacturing Efficiency Through Optimal Processing Techniques

TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 2020 // 4PM CET

For end users and foam manufacturers a reduction in production time can lead to a reduction in cost. With a wealth of new market growth areas emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the foam supply chain must adapt to meet these demands. In order to do so, understanding the latest in materials and processing is of the utmost importance. This session will explore the options for manufacturing and processing engineers in order to help them decide how best to supply the new demand.

Points to be discussed:

  • For the end user market, what can be done to improve manufacturability and best meet their material specifications?
  • How can the foam supply chain meet the rising demand for materials in the most efficient way possible?
  • What exciting new market growth areas have emerged in 2020 and how can they be met by the foam supply chain?
  • What alternate materials and processes are out there and how can the foam supply chain utilise them?

Discussion Leader:

Stéphane Hatterer, Team Leader - Qualification Engineering, FACC Operations GmbH

Confirmed Speakers:

Jaideep Bangal, Director – Design and Manufacturing, Altair
SungYoon Lee, Vice President – Software, Altair
Sam Ang, Development Manager, Armacell

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Overcoming Crisis: Implementing Sustainable Business Continuity Strategy in the Wake of COVID-19

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY, 2021 // 4PM CET

The impact of COVID-19 has been wides spread and has impacted every aspect of the supply chain in some way. This session will advise the supply chain and end users on how best to sustain business continuity. In light of the event not happening, this is a high level though leadership session on how best to combat the events of 2020.  

Points to be discussed:

  • Implementing strategy post COVID-19 to assure supply chain longevity and future planning
  • How can financial recovery be sped up and how can supply chain cooperation foster this?
  • How has the pandemic changed the meaning of sustainable business practice for the foam industry?
  • Will the impact of COVID-19 affect EU regulation on circular economy and its implementation?

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Achieving Sustainable Material Development and Communicating its Value for the Consumer 

Tuesday 10th November, 2020 // 4PM CET

Material sustainability is a broad term with many exciting avenues to be explored. For the foam end user or consumer, it can be challenging to determine how best to strive for a circular economy with so many options available. This session explores how sustainable materials such as bio-based or recycled are being implemented. It also discusses how end users and consumers alike can best understand the story of their sustainable product and its value.

Points to be discussed:

  • Finding out which sustainable material options are available and how they could benefit your application
  • Enabling improved collaboration within the supply chain to ensure a sustainable future
  • How to simplify and present sustainable materials to the consumer without resorting to jargon

Moderator: 

Prof. Dr. Ing. Volker Altstädt, Professor, Chair of Polymer Engineering, University of Bayreuth

Confirmed Speakers:

Özak Durmuş, Sustainability Senior Engineer, Ford Otosan

Clément Affholder, Manager Innovation Materials and Plastic Engineering, VAUDE

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