LEATHERHEAD, England , Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 250 key professionals from across the global elastomers industry will gather in Milan, Italy from 27 – 28 November to attend this year's renowned Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summits.
Over the years there have been a number of new developments in elastomers, driven by increasing performance requirements across various sectors; from automotive and healthcare to consumer and industrial applications. With so many important developments, it's vital for all areas of the supply chain to stay up-to-date with what's happening in the industry. This is why so many industry experts come together to attend this yearly gathering.
The organisers, Smithers Rapra have put together a comprehensive programme for each summit this year, covering the full scope of the global elastomers industry and providing valuable information on these developments and initiatives, as well as delivering an insightful forecast into the future. Sessions include: material innovation, regulatory updates, use of TPE in medical devices, new trends and technologies, updates in LSR and much more.
Plus, new for this year, the event will bring both audiences together for a joint session dedicated to the automotive industry. As an industry experiencing a high-level of change and development, it is the perfect time to bring this discussion together and accelerate innovation. The session will assess the latest material trends, requirements for suppliers, the future for autonomous vehicles and the electric car revolution.
Both summits offer delegates the opportunity to gain the knowledge to boost their business, increase profit, meet new industry contacts and develop an understanding of customers' needs. Not only that, by purchasing one ticket to their preferred event, delegates will gain full access to the other event as desired, providing double the content and double the ROI.
- Modern high-tech elastomers: requirements for suppliers, Dr Marc Kreye, Materials Technology Polymers, Group Powertrain and Chassis, Deputy Lead, Volkswagen AG
- Practical three-dimensional (3D) printing of LSR, Rick Ziebell, VP of Technology, R.D. Abbott Company
- The impact of changing regulations in silicone production and use, Dr Pierre Germain, Secretary General, CES – Silicones Europe
- Enhanced electromechanical properties of thermoplastic elastomer actuators, Dr Chaoying Wan, Associate Professor, University of Warwick
- Emerging trends and innovation needs in TPE markets, Suresh Swaminathan, Executive Vice President, Teknor Apex
Just a few of the organisations attending include: BASF, Saint Gobain, KRAIBURG, Dow Silicones, Arburg, Engel, Aptiv, UNIpace, Sigma Engineering, Wittmann Battenfeld, Wacker, Dynasol, Bridgestone, Interface Performance Materials, HEXPOL, Nexant, PolyOne, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden, Silent Sensors, Ashahi Kasei Corporation, Böllhoff Elasmo Systems GmbH, Rea Electronik, MOGoil, Multibase, Vibracoustic, Rea Jet, Emde, XLANCE and more.
For more information on the Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summits visit http://www.elastomer-forum.com/press.
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