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Advancing the Circular Economy and Creating a Circular Supply Chain in the Foam Market via Collaboration
Tuesday October 18, 2022 // 12:00pm ET
The increasing intensity of economic human activity has resulted in a number of concerning ecological developments, such as climate change and environmental pollution. Consequently, societies and industries around the world need to start an urgent transformational process towards sustainable growth and circular economy. At Covestro, our vision is to be fully circular. As part of our circularity journey, it is imperative that we collaborate with value chain partners to address capability gaps. The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is building the infrastructure to enable circularity and develop technologies that can uncover new approaches to create circularity.
Dielectric and Thermal Protection for E-mobility and Beyond
Tuesday September 27, 2022 // 12:00pm ET
The automotive market is undergoing rapid change. Electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to gain significant market share in the automobile industry in response to rising fuel costs and the need for green transportation. An EV battery must hold a large amount of energy to ensure consumers can drive as fast and as far as they need. However, storing this amount of energy in such a confined space comes with challenges related to dielectric and thermal protection. The industry has discovered that such challenges must be addressed in order to further optimize battery safety, performance, range, and longevity. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities related to dielectric and thermal protection materials in EVs and other industry applications.
Enabling Circular Economy Initiatives in North America to Match State and Federal Regulatory Compliance
Wednesday December 8, 2021 // 12:00pm ET
The Biden administration has set out its environmental agenda and re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement. Trudeau’s administration continues to push for more stringent adherence to climate goals. Consequently, the foam and adhesives supply chains will need to look at methods of curbing their carbon emissions. One way to tackle this challenge is the implementation of circular economy initiatives. While this can seem challenging to the end user or material manufacturer due to the range of options available to them. Different materials, products and structures have specific requirements for end-of-life processing and its essential this is understood before progress can be made. Circular economy does not just begin at end-of-life but can also be implemented during the design phase. By taking a holistic approach to product design it is possible to pre-empt additional costs later on.
Increasing System Efficiency Through Lightweighting and Composite Material Development
Tuesday 30 March 2021 // 12:00pm EDT
Lightweighting presents an ongoing effort across numerous industry verticals to optimize product performance. For example, a reduction in weight for automotive and aerospace applications can boost the fuel consumption efficiency and capacity of their products whilst simultaneously saving on cost. An increasingly popular method of lightweighting is the development of composite materials which can outperform solid components however when reducing weight, it is essential to ensure the structural integrity of the materials used. What follows is a tradeoff between weight reduction and the mechanical properties of the composite. This session will explore cutting-edge requirements for the development of composite materials as well as outlining how to stay ahead of the competition and make sure these needs are met.