Date for the diary: the industry-leading Foam Expo Conference returns to Novi, Michigan in 2018

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Building on the remarkable success Foam Expo Conference enjoyed in its inaugural year, North America’s leading free-to-attend conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain returns to Novi, Michigan in 2018.

Taking place on March 6-8, the Foam Expo Conference agenda is brimming with names from some of the sector’s most renowned companies. Thought leaders from Woodbridge Foam Corporation, BASF Corporation, Avery Dennison, and Sealed Air Corporation are billed to take the stage and share their perspectives on talking points from across the entire industry spectrum.

The conference takes place alongside Foam Expo, which in 2017 welcomed thousands of attendees. Next year’s event promises to be bigger and better still, with 5,000 visitors expected – many drawn by the quality of exhibits, the caliber of conference speakers, and the unmissable agenda. Next year’s comprehensive conference program covers all foam applications – from lightweight and thermal to shock- and sound-absorbing applications, and industry pioneers will address some of the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities in the foam sector today.

Split into two tracks, the conference agenda ensures a broad range of topics are each given sharp focus by expert speakers. Over the course of the three-day event, track one shines a spotlight on issues at the forefront of the industry, including how to balance weight and comfort requirements in aircraft seating applications and efforts by foam manufacturers to meet these requirements, as well as a presentation on innovative foam research for commercialization. Meanwhile, track two examines the selection of adhesives in automotive, appliance, B&C, and electronic applications, reviewing coating foam versus laminated versus foamed adhesives and exploring industry-specific testing, speed to market, and what you need to know before application.

Foam Expo Conference prides itself on laying the groundwork for engaging and perceptive industry discussion and debate, and 2018 will see more than 60 industry thought leaders share their insights as together we look toward the future of the foam industry and its sub-sectors. Key talking points include pinpointing trend trajectories in open-cell, closed-cell, and beaded foam markets to identify technology innovation – a session in which C-suite executives will provide answers to questions such as what global trends and challenges are driving innovation in the foam industries, and what are the barriers to success for the industry?

World-renowned companies are among those gearing up for Foam Expo Conference 2018 – the largest event of its kind, and an unmissable one for those wishing to stay at the forefront of the industry. Last year, 3M, Airbus, Apple, Boeing, Ford, Honda, Honeywell, Hyundai, Michelin, Philips, Tesla, and Toyota were among hundreds of companies in attendance.

To hear from industry trailblazers, engage in unparalleled networking opportunities, share expertise and insights, and discover the latest industry innovations, register for your free 2018 Foam Expo Conference pass now. Vast in scope, the conference delves into all segments of the foam manufacturing supply chain and covers the most compelling elements from areas both broad and niche. View the full conference agenda here and register now to make sure you don’t miss out.


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