conference

JUNE 20 – 22, 2023

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE, NOVI, MICHIGAN, USA

JUNE 20 – 22, 2023

CONFERENCE

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Explore the latest innovations in technical foam

Foam Expo Conference, co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo, will bring together high-level representatives from a cross-section of the technical foam and adhesives supply chains to encourage discussion and foster innovation. The free-to-attend conference is designed to address your key challenges and requirements such as market trends, product specifications, application development and much more. The event will focus on but not be limited to the automotive, aerospace, medical, packaging, construction, and sports & leisure industries.

New for 2022: the conference will be including topics specifically relating to Purchasing and Procurement, addressing topics such as supply chain transparency, risk mitigation, maverick spending and brand image amongst many others. 

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New for 2022: Solutions Innovation Stage

The brand-new Solutions Innovation Stage will showcase innovative technologies from expert suppliers and manufacturers. Benchmark your company against leading brands who will share the challenges they've faced and how to overcome them, using real-world examples.

 

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Key speakers include

 

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What will you gain from attending the conference?

 

Find out how best to overcome material quality and consistency incongruities

Discover the latest material properties and capabilities to meet your application requirements

Stay up to date on the latest developments in manufacturing and processing efficiency

Keep clued on the competitive landscape and learn how best to foster innovation

Optimize the balance between the scalability of material production and the quality parameters of the application

Explore how best to improve supply chain collaboration and efficiency

 

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What will you gain from attending the conference?

 

An understanding of the latest material properties and capabilities to meet your application requirements

Insights into property and process improvements such as lightweighting and environmental efficiency

Updates on regulatory changes affecting factors such as VOC and blowing agents

The inside track on the competitive landscape and learn how best to foster innovation

There is no other tradeshow and conference that brings together the entire foam supply chain for all foam chemistries

Access to the world’s largest dedicated expo for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies

 

Agenda at a glance

 

Day one

Mega Trends  

Ensuring an Inclusive and Resilient Future for the Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains 

Asserting Supply Chain Efficiency, Resilience and Reliability in the Wake of COVID-19

Carbon Neutrality Strategy: Taking Action Now to Ensure Meeting Customer Demand and Aligning with Regulations in the Near Future 

Leveraging the Role of Adhesives and Foams in Maximising Electronic Component Assembly Efficiency  
  
Discovering Product Requirements of the Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building Market


Supply Chain Strategy 

Just-In-Case Supply Chain: Balancing Increased Inventory with Available Cashflow to Keep Customers Content

Disaster Proofing Roadmap: Managing Supply Chain Inefficiencies through Strategy Implementation and Data Interpretation

Day two

Application Development

What you Didn’t Know About Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and its role in HVAC Material Validation 


“If it Can’t Handle the Heat…” Optimizing Thermal Management Solutions to Meet Increasingly Stringent Application Requirements 


Keeping it Together: Ensuring Optimal Structural Material Development by Balancing Strength and Lightweighting 


Bracing for Impact: Exploring Advancements in Shock Absorbent Application Development


Staying Abreast of Optimal Sound Dampening and Absorption Technologies for your Latest Application Specifications 


Regulations and Sustainability 

Regulatory Updates: Implementing the Environmental Protection Agencies latest guidance regarding Volatile Organic Chemical’s to Ensure Product Legality 


End User Orientation Panel: How Exactly Can Bio-Based Materials Fit with Your Sustainability Strategy 


Strategizing Cost Effective and Non-Disruptive Circular Economy to Align Your Products with Global Initiatives


Multi-materials Vs Mono-materials: Determining the Most Efficient Products for Circular Economy Implementation

 

Day three

Material Selection and Interaction

Demystifying Adhesive Selection and Surface Preparation for Optimal Results 

Calibrating Product Interaction with the Consumer: Heat Exchange, Moisture Wicking, Odor Control and Hygiene 

Quantifying the Comfort Factor: Aligning Product Behavior with Consumer Comfort 


Process Optimization & Testing 

Methods of Digitalization for the Supply Chain and Accessing Data in Real Time to Curtail Delays

Understanding the Range of Dispensing, Curing and Surface Preparation Equipment Available for End Users 

Homogenizing OEM Product Testing Standards to Maximize Product Development Efficiency 

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Missed the 2022 Conference?

The audio and presentation files for Foam Expo, co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo 2022, are available to download, for free.

 

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