Foam Expo Conference North America has released its full agenda – a comprehensive schedule featuring industry experts who analyze and address an extensive range of issues and talking points.
The three-day, two-track conference is the only free-to-attend event of its kind, covering market trends, manufacturing challenges, and opportunities for the full suite of technical foam applications. The agenda comprises trends and developments, expert insights, and leadership panels, where industry leaders gather to discuss topics in-depth. The conference creates a unique space for discussion, debate, and discovery.
This year will see the addition of brand new conference features to the agenda. Spotlight Sessions are an opportunity to learn from end-users in the automotive, aerospace, packaging, sports and leisure, medical, and construction industries about regulations, material requirements, and testing. Sessions deep-dive into specific areas, such as the growing application of foam in the medical industry and material innovations such as lightweighting and better energy absorption. Meanwhile, Material Jam Sessions seek to enhance delegates’ understanding of developments in specific innovative materials, such as PET foam, metal foam, syntactic foam, and spray foam, among others.
Speakers from some of the industry’s most prolific and successful companies will take the stage. Included in the line-up are Siemens’ Mathias Radziwill, who will participate in a live poll on improving the foam supply chain and discuss advanced technologies for foam processing. Avery Dennison Performance Tapes’ Scott Krusinski will cover requirements and developments in the transportation industry, while Sonoco’s Jim Lowry will explore what’s driving the sustainable revolution in the packaging industry. Elsewhere, NASA Johnson Space Center’s William Walker will examine the changing landscape in thermal insulation and conductivity requirements.
Specialists from high-profile companies including Ford Motor Company, Arkema, and BASF Corporation are also among scores of other speakers discussing topics of particular current interest. They include achieving cost reduction for materials and equipment while improving foam capabilities, updates on fourth-generation blowing agents, where industry heavyweights consider the path taken from regulation to implementation, and the great VOC trade off – a session on requirements, cost, and performance. Other key sessions on the agenda relate technology development and updates regarding flame retardants and consider how to beat the end-of-life challenge, exploring recycling options for foam materials in an era increasingly concerned with the environmental impact of our products and activities.
The conference also addresses issues that are prevalent industry-wide, including sustainability, optimization, and difficulties arising in educating, hiring, and training the next-generation workforce.
Over the three days, Foam Expo Conference seeks to overcome the hurdles which exist along the entire supply chain.
The conference marks a rare opportunity to engage in interactive, high-level discussions on the market trends, global influences, and end-user requirements affecting the foam industry. Plus, with so many experts from the industry’s most successful and influential organizations under one roof, the conference presents an unmissable chance to expand your business network.
Register for your free pass today to ensure you’re part of the biggest conversation in the industry.