European Thermoplastic Compounding Summit

Documentation - November 13-14, 2019- Dusseldorf, Germany

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Our 2019 European Thermoplastic Compounding Summit will be taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 13th-14th November 2019. The two day event will bring together the key industry stakeholders from the thermoplastic compounding industry, thermoplastic producers, additives and masterbatch suppliers, compounding technology providers, consultants, market analysts and more for two days of in-depth presentations, interactive sessions and fantastic networking opportunities.

The summit will explore the latest uses of thermoplastic compounding and how consumer trends are shaping demand and innovation. Our expert speakers will discuss new developments to produce novel properties of polymers such as flame retardance, thermal- and electro-conductivity and their uses in the automotive, industrial and consumer goods industries. Other topical issues being addressed include overcoming supply chain imbalances regarding the availability of raw materials; the potential to recover waste carbon fibres to reinforce thermoplastic; and the potential to use electrically conductive polymer composites to make bipolar plates for large scale fuel cell production.

In line with growing environmental concerns and the subsequent effect on the plastics industry, the conference will analyse the role thermoplastic compounding plays in the Circular Economy and the opportunities for bio-based polymers.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the latest advancements in thermoplastic compounding and the new properties of polymers being developed
  • Engage with the environmental progress being made in the industry and how compounding plays a part in this
  • Network with senior representatives from the thermoplastic compounding industry, share ideas and build new business contacts

Key Topics Include:

  • Examining uses of Thermoplastic Compounds across Industries
  • Trends in the Automotive Industry Shaping Opportunities for Compounds
  • New & Innovative Properties of Polymers
  • Breakthrough for Development in Fuel Cell Production
  • Logistics and Processing Technologies
  • Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges
  • Improving Recycling in the Plastics Industry
  • Political Economy and its Impact on Plastic
  • The Role of Compounding in the Circular Economy
  • Enhancing Public Perceptions of Plastics
  • Thermoplastic Compounding to Reuse Waste Carbon Fibres
  • Bio-Based Options for Thermoplastic Compounding

Who Will Attend?

  • Thermoplastic Compounders
  • Additive and polymer modifying producers
  • Masterbatch distributors
  • Plastic recycling companies
  • Manufacturers of automotive components
  • Supplier of extrusion and compounding technologies
  • Plastics manufacturing associations
  • Consultants and market analysts

Confirmed Speakers

  • Mehmet Kaya, R&D Project Manager, eurotec Engineering Plastics
  • Karl Schnetzinger, Managing Director, Advanced Polymer Compounds
  • Gunter Prautzsch, Business Development Manager, AKRO-PLASTIC
  • Adam Galambos, Director Of Technology Europe, Washington Penn Plastics
  • Alexander Neustadt, Project Lead - Body Exterior Lighting, Ford
  • Pierrick Cassin, General Manager, Agiplast
  • Christelle Staller, Sales Director, Europe, Ascend Performance Materials
  • Vanessa Gutierrez Aragones, Compounding Researcher, AIMPLAS
  • Sebastian Lemp, Communications Executive, European Plastics Converters
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Projects Manager, Nextek
  • Virgile Rouyer, Key Account Manager Compounders & Distributors – EMEAI, Ascend Performance Materials
  • Heinrich Lingnau, Senior Advisor, JF Thirteen Consulting
  • Ardy Doelen, Sales & Business Development Manager, Polyscope Polymers
  • David Bucknall, Professor Of Materials Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University
  • John Ebdon, Research Professor, University Of Bolton
  • Paula Sarsama, Senior Scientist, VTT

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Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel
Terminal-Ring 4, 40474
Dusseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 41730
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-21559