2021 SHOW PREVIEW

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Welcome to the Foam Expo 2021 show preview – your essential guide to Foam Expo, co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo.

It’s time to get back to business, reconnect with previous colleagues and network with new business connections, all live from Novi, Michigan on July 13 – 15. Keep scrolling to find out everything happening at the show this year.

We would like to remind you that the Foam Expo will be taking all health and safety precautions necessary for all of our exhibitors, attendees and speakers to participate in the show safely. Up-to-date precautions can be found here.

We can’t wait to see you at the show this year. Register for your free pass to gain access to all of the below here.

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Not able to attend in person? We have you covered. The conference sessions will be available to view on-demand after the show for $99 (free to in-person attendees).


Explore the latest innovations in technical foam and adhesives

Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Conference will bring together high-level representatives from a cross-section of the entire foam and adhesives supply chains to best answer your questions on a variety of key topics, including market trends, performance requirements, and applications for the many industries including leisure, automotive and packaging. The conference will run over three days, and remains completely free-to-attend. 

Speakers Include:

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What to expect at Foam Expo 2021

Interviews and articles:

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Speaker Interview: Lee Polance, Vice President of Global Technology, Engineering Adhesives at H.B. Fuller

Leading up to her participation in the plenary panel discussion at the Adhesives & Bonding Expo and Foam Expo conference we caught up with Lee Polance the Vice President of Global Technology, Engineering Adhesives at H.B. Fuller.

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Blog: Aligning Material Development Goals 

Manufacturing in the United States is soon to face an adjustment to the greenhouse gas emissions targets as set by the Biden administration. Following the climate summit of 40 of the world’s leaders, Biden has pledged to halve US greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. In our latest blog, discover what this means for the foam and adhesives supply chains and the impact the new regulations will have on the future of material development.

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Speaker Interview: Fouad Mohammed, Principle Engineer, CFD & FEA at Bergstrom Inc

The Foam Expo team spoke to Fouad Mohammed who is Principal Engineer – CFD & FEA at Bergstrom Inc. Fouad reveals the importance of validation and testing within his role, how to improve HVAC systems and what he’s most looking forward to about attending the show this year!

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Exhibitor Previews

The exhibition hall at Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo provides a unique opportunity to meet the entire technical foam and adhesives supply chain, connecting visitors with the right suppliers to meet their manufacturing objectives. Explore thousands of solutions from hundreds of specialist suppliers and make new business connections with industry peers. As well as walking the show floor, there will be the opportunity to organize one-to-one B2B meetings with our exhibitors in a safe environment – more details coming soon!

If you are interested in securing one of the remaining booth spaces, get in touch with our team today

Check out a small selection of our exhibitor’s innovative products and services ahead of the show to get a taste for what’s on display:

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Preco Inc. Four-Post Flat Bed with registration, is well-known for its great die-cutting accuracy by using it's patented floating bolster and two CCD cameras for close-tolerance X-Y-Theta registration.

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Throwback to Edge Sweets participation at the last edition of Foam Expo, as they get ready to participate at this year’s event. Discover foam cutting equipment and custom engineered polyurethane dispensing equipment.

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As today's marketplace demands compressed product development cycles and swift results, Boyd integrates global access to materials with quick-turn prototyping techniques to accelerate prototype delivery with same or next day samples often achievable

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Freeman Schwabe: the SCWABE Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press, Model SR150 has a urethane cutting belt feed system and scrap diverter system. The scrap diverting belts are infinitely manually adjustable across the width of the cutting belt. This  will be locked in place to ensure they do not move during operation.

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Exhibitor Products:

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Worldcell Extrusions present Worldshield® a composite material consisting of a Worldcell sheet, heat laminated, in-line, to Non-woven (Spun-Bond). Due to bi adhesive glue being used, the bond is remarkably strong and heat resistant. Worldshield products provide an even softer class "A" friendly surface, over their standard Worldcell in applications where the parts being packed are more susceptible to being scratched.

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XO-NANO Smart Foam has been used to assist in detecting concussion in football players. The smartfoam measures the impact of a hit and sends  the data wirelessly to the tablet or device on the sidelines, enabling a coach to know within seconds how hard a player has been hit and whether or not they should be concerned about a possible concussion.

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Azote® by Zotefoams are premium lightweight, durable foams – uniformly dense sheets with consistent cell structure. These foam sheets and blocks are manufactured using their unique process and are widely used in automotive, aviation, construction, industrial, marine, military, product protection and sports and leisure applications, where lightweighting, durability, fire safety and low toxicity are key considerations.   

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The Bradbury Double Belt provides finished sandwich panels without blemish. Whether for the garage door market, commercial buildings, or the cold storage industry, we can meet your specific needs for PUR/PIR/MW/EPS. Bradbury machines are capable of handling panels from 0.75” (20mm) to 12” (300mm) thick, up to 48” (1220 mm) wide.

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Plan your visit:

For all the latest, up-to-date travel information, how to book a hotel with
exclusive rates and the opening hours for the show,
check out our information page here.

 

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Digital Content:

After registering for your free pass, get stuck into Foam Expo’s exclusive digital content from the past year, including Lunch & Learns from Hexion Inc and NeoGraf Solutions and the latest webinar ‘Increasing System Efficiency Through Lightweighting and Composite Material Development.

 

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Thanks to our sponsors 

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Partner Content: The Appliance & HVAC Report is a digital brand, reaching OEM design engineers. Its database is 21,000, primarily US-based. Editorially its primary focus is whitepapers and technical articles. From an advertising perspective, most of what we do is for lead generation. They also do hard copy distribution at tradeshows.
 

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