Foam Expo Europe and Composites Europe to be held in parallel in Stuttgart starting in 2019

After its phenomenal success on launch, Smarter Shows, the organiser of Foam Expo Europe has officially announced that the second edition of the annual trade fair and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain will run in parallel with Composites Europe, the European trade fair and forum for composites technology and applications. The events will both take place 10-12 September 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany, establishing a superior range of opportunities for key application industries seeking to utilise advancing materials and technology.

Foam Expo Europe achieved unprecedented success this year in establishing a high-quality and comprehensive marketplace for the supply chain of technical foam production. More than 3,200 quality attendees – 82% of decision-making or decision-influencing calibre – arrived in Hannover last month to advance their businesses through the exploration and procurement of advanced foam and related technologies and services.

Together, the two fairs at the Stuttgart location will offer synergies for joint applications across automotive, aviation, construction and sports and leisure industries.

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Ceramics Expo introduces focused new format for 2019

Ceramics Expo 2019 (April 30 – May 1, Cleveland, Ohio) will comprise two focused days of the exhibition, where attendees can explore the latest ceramic materials, components, and manufacturing technology.

The new format features more exhibits and networking opportunities, plus a more focused free-to-attend, two-track conference. For 2019, in-depth conference sessions are scheduled over two longer, but more productive, days, and once again feature dozens of high-level speakers tackling the hottest industry issues and talking points.The condensed format brings dual benefits:  less time out of the office plus more face time with key contacts.

To facilitate these networking opportunities, a dedicated B2B matchmaking area has been designated on the show floor for one-to-one business meetings. An online service will open before the show to pre-arrange meetings between buyers and suppliers. There will also be a lively welcome reception for exhibitors and invited guests on the Monday evening before the exhibition opens – a rare opportunity to mingle with hundreds of industry peers in one place.

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Focused new trade fair boosts dynamism in Europe’s thriving foam industry

A brand new trade fair and conference for the technical foam supply chain arrived in Europe last week, bringing with it the latest innovations, solutions and developments in materials and manufacturing technologies.

The three-day event was an enormous success, welcoming 155 exhibitors showcasing their products to 3,259 attendees from across the entire foam industry. At the conference, 52 high-level speakers shared their insights to engaged audiences.

With so many industry specialists in one place, the trade fair was an opportunity to meet new customers, chat with potential partners and foster new business leads.

Globally renowned companies were in attendance, including Airbus, Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW Group, Robert Bosch GmbH, BASF, JSP, Faurecia, LyondellBasell and Porsche AG. 

International in scope and inclusive in nature, the show welcomed everyone from global conglomerates to young startups to share ideas and connect. Armacell’s chief corporate development & investor relations officer Normal R Rafael commented: “Foam Expo Europe is really great to meet peers from around the globe; we have people here from Japan, Taiwan, South…

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Two weeks to go to register for your FREE Foam Expo Europe pass

The hotly anticipated Foam Expo Europe event lands in Hannover, Germany this month.

Taking place on 16-18 October, the trade fair is Europe’s first trade fair, conference and networking event for the European technical foam manufacturing supply chain. This first annual exhibition showcases products, equipment, services and technologies for manufacturers and buyers working across the technical foam industry.

Free to attend, Foam Expo Europe is a meeting place for the entire foam supply chain. More than 200 exhibitors – including Huntsman, IMESA, Recticel, Armacell, Milliken and Foam Supplies Inc – will present their foam solutions to thousands of attendees.

The trade fair features cutting-edge products, materials and technologies. Durfoam will display DurProx, physically cross-linked polyethylene foam boasting superior mechanical properties and advanced dimensional stability. Armacell is set to showcase its two product lines: PET foams and elastomeric foams, while Cannon Viking will present its solution to growing demand for a compact machine producing a range of top-quality foams for a variety of applications. Elsewhere on the show floor, the Institute…

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Space Tech Expo USA gets a new look, new format and new features!

Since we closed the doors of Space Tech Expo 2018 back in May, the team have been busy formulating a brand-new proposition for the 2019 event, with the aim of further establishing Space Tech Expo as the go-to event for space business and manufacturing on the west coast.

After consulting with some of the events’ key stakeholders, trusted partners and supporters, the team put their heads together and developed a new value-packed event format that will offer more hours of educational content, meaningful networking opportunities and access to innovative engineering solutions, and less time out of the office. In short, the new look Space Tech Expo packs a punch!

The new event format will offer a condensed two-day exhibition with full days on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22, and for exhibitors, primes and VIPs, a launch party on the Monday evening will kick off the show with an exclusive invite-only exhibition ‘preview’ and drinks reception.

Space Tech Expo 2019 will also introduce a host of new features to the existing line-up, including workshops, comprising a full day of highly…

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Extensive Foam Expo Europe Conference agenda announced

The much-anticipated Foam Expo Europe Conference agenda has been announced, packed with expert speakers, focused panel sessions and the most pertinent themes across the industry.
conferenceThe conference is spread across three days and split into two tracks. Comprehensive in scope, the full agenda explores areas both broad and niche, drilling into relevant topics within trends and standards, applications and sustainability, as well as manufacturing processes and performance optimisation. Industry-leading speakers are billed for each session to share their perspectives and expertise on developments, innovations and projections within the foam industry. This year, the conference welcomes speaking companies including Airbus, Evonik, Avery Dennison, Sealed Air and Zotefoams.  
Lightweighting is a core theme, with sessions exploring how foams can be used to reduce weight in functional parts and where opportunities exist for…

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Foam Expo Europe Conference: At A Glance

Europe’s exclusive free-to-attend conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain arrives in Hannover, Germany this 16-18 October.

Foam Expo Europe Conference probes prospects and problems both broad and niche. The agenda has been devised to cover all types of foam for technical applications in industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to leisure and packaging. It profiles key industry drivers, pinpoints growth areas and explores the innovations that are enabling OEMs and Tier 1s to achieve optimal foam performance.

Conference attendees will connect with and hear from scores of industry-leading experts. This year, Foam Expo Europe Conference is delighted to welcome speakers from some of the biggest names in the business. Organisations billed to take the stage include Zotefoams, Airbus, Armacell, PALZIV, Avery Dennison and Evonik. Together, they will relate market trends and forecasts, manufacturing challenges, and current opportunities for all technical foam applications.

Over the course of three days, keynote addresses and panel sessions will analyse industry interests and concerns in front of an engaged audience. Among many other…

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Foam Expo set for impressive Europe launch

Following in the footsteps of its hugely popular American sister show, Foam Expo Europe arrives this October in Hannover, Germany, shining a spotlight on Europe’s booming technical foams industry.

The rigid PU foam market is set to undergo exponential growth by 2024. With Europe poised to claim a leading share, Foam Expo Europe is a timely event. Free to attend, the expo comprises an exhibition and conference focusing on the design and manufacture of both flexible and rigid foams for technical applications. It is specially designed for foam-industry professionals to discover innovations and related technologies, network with global representatives from across the entire technical foam supply chain, and stay at the vanguard of industry news and developments.

The expo is also an opportunity to gain a comprehensive insight into cutting-edge foam materials available for lightweight, sound/shock absorbing and thermal applications. Engineers and executives from a range of industries – including automotive, aerospace, construction, medical, packaging, and sports and leisure – will be present. It is a chance to keep your finger on the pulse of emerging trends,…

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The Space Tech Testing Tour

Wednesday May 23 (but really, just the entire show!) should not be missed if you are a test engineer or focus on testing in your position.  This day is dedicated to different types of testing, including non-destructive and environmental. Want to make the most of this day? Ensure to keep the itinerary below at hand!


Testing Product Showcases

Start your day off with getting a good grasp of all the different testing capabilities our exhibitors offer through the Product Showcase:

  • 10.30am: NDT Imaging Technology Update by Steve Jeffs, NDT Specialist at Dürr NDT – booth 5012
  • 11:00am: Radiation Test Challenges for Integrated Circuits (ICs) & Advanced ICT Test Solutions by David Sleeter, VP Development at JD Instruments – booth 6013
  • 12:00pm: The ObserVR1000, a Portable Data Acquisition and Analyzer by John Holler, Applications Engineer, Vibration Research – booth 8024



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Space Tech Expo USA Prepares for Lift Off

Space Tech Expo is the industry’s premier space event. Taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California on May 22-24, 2018, the trade show delivers three packed days of knowledge-sharing, brand new product showcases, and unparalleled networking opportunities. It welcomes players from across the entire industry spectrum, creating a shared hub for learning, discovery, and collaboration. With just 3 weeks till doors open, time is running out to secure your free attendee pass.

Space Tech Expo

Now in its seventh year, Space Tech Expo USA showcases the very latest innovations and technologies from major commercial, military, and civil space organizations as well as from start-ups and young entrepreneurs. This year’s edition features big names including JPL, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, ENPULSION, Additive Rocket Corporation, Kyocera, Boeing, NASA, Virgin Orbit, Additive…

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