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  • Composites in Rail releases conference programme

    Composites in Rail releases conference programme

    Composites in Rail has released their conference programme for the 2nd edition of the event. The conference takes place on 3-4 June 2020 at MOA Mercure, Berlin, Germany. 

    Composites in Rail comes at a key time as the industry explores options to achieve targets in the most cost-effective way, with composites having the ability to offer an end-to-end solution. Experts bring knowledge from neighbouring industries and showcase successful projects of implementation of composites.

    Expert speakers from AECOM, Cecence, CG Rail, National Composites Centre and more have been confirmed to speak on the future for composites in the rail industry.

    Presentations will include:

    • ‘How to save millions in through-life cost by using composites in rolling stock’ presented by Mike Orange, Director & Head of Engineering & Sales at Cecence

    • ‘Design to recycling - challenges in material and bonding selection in terms of recyclability’ presented by Jakob Woelling, Head of Department Recycling of Composites at Fraunhofer IGCV

    • ‘The potential of thermoplastic composites for (semi) structural rail applications: Applying 30 years of aerospace heritage in rolling stock applications’ presented by Frank ten Napel, Segment Manager – High Performance Industrial at Toray Advanced Composites

    Jordaine Minchin, Conference Producer, AMI Composites Portfolio, comments “Extremely pleased with the quality of speakers joining us, it’s shaping up to be another remarkable event”

    Booking is now available at the ‘early booking’ rate of €1065 for delegate places, using codeEB1070.

    See the full programme and book your place here

  • Gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world at The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020

    Gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world at The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020

    The 15th edition of AMI's Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain on 23 – 25 March 2020.

    The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020, is recognised as the foremost platform to gain insight into developments in synthetic turf from around the world. The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020 will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the key issues in the industry and how they are being addressed including structural changes in the market, application and product developments, growth prospects and environmental concerns.

    The event starts with a valuable networking cocktail reception followed by two days of presentations, day one starts with ‘Views from the market’. This session begins with AMI’s presentation on ‘The changing market for Artificial Turf.

    The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum 2020 boasts a truly international audience, ranging from China and Japan to Europe and North America. It also brings together representatives of the entire supply chain, offering unrivalled opportunities to network, exchange experience and learn through interaction with colleagues, suppliers, customers and competitors.

    Read the full press release, here

  • Learn from case studies at Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 2020

    Learn from case studies at Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure 2020

    The use of plastic pipe systems in infrastructure development is on the rise, replacing those more traditional materials such as steel, iron and concrete.  Safety, cost effectiveness and sustainability are some of the main reasons why they are gaining such credibility. Exploring materials such as PVC, polyethylene and GRP, the event will focus on pipe systems used in drinking water supply & distribution, gas transmission & distribution, underground drainage & sewerage, and district heating. 

    Plastic Pipes in Infrastructure, 28-29 April 2020, Hamburg, Germany, offers a two-day technical conference programme featuring presentations from leading industry representatives. Alongside the technical content, the conference provides a unique networking opportunity with coffee breaks strategically situated between sessions to continue the Q&A discussions, two seated-lunch breaks which maximise the opportunities to meet new clients and catch-up with old customers as well as offering the chance to talk business over an evening drinks reception.

    AMI has organised the event for the past seven years and this year will focus on speakers providing case study examples of their challenges, solutions and successes.

    The conference will open looking the challenges and solutions facing the plastic pipe industry. DVGW Cert will provide their work on conformity assessments of the hygiene requirements in Germany for plastic products in contact with drinking water, presented by Anton Wohlgemuth, Certification Engineer Business Unit Products. The marking of pipes due to resistance posed by different materials, the different marking technologies available and anti-counterfeiting solutions will be addressed by Johannes Maier, Technical Sales Support of Wiedenbach Apparatebau, part of Domino Industrial.

    Day two will open with more case studies looking into industry innovations and developments. A joint paper from Logstor and Dow Europe will present the advances in low temperature district heating. District heating will also be discussed by Patrick Spijkers, General Manager at Thermaflex Isolatie BV and the benefits of PB-1. Matthias Haese, Sales Director at Frank GmbH will present his case study of using welded PE100 pipes up to ID 3500 for an underground railway station in Stuttgart. To finish this session, Johanna Josefsson from Rise Research Institutes of Sweden, Materials and Production Division, will provide their finding on full length tensile testing.

    Read the full press release here

  • Fire Retardants conference brings key industry stakeholders to Cleveland, OH

    Fire Retardants conference brings key industry stakeholders to Cleveland, OH

    Responding to the demand for new and more sophisticated flame-retardant systems, leading experts and professionals from across the US gather in Cleveland for the 10th Fire Retardants in Plastics conference. The event will take place 31 March - 1 April 2020, in Cleveland, USA. 

    In addition to a unique networking opportunity, Fire Retardants in Plastics provides a lively and productive forum to debate the latest developments for a wide range of applications including consumer and electrical goods, and construction. Sessions will provide a comprehensive view of the latest flame-retardant technologies including advances in additives, compound formulations and applications. Expert speakers are also invited to present valuable insights into regulatory developments, performance standards and testing technologies.

    Fire Retardants in Plastics, opens with an assessment of the challenges of future flame-retardant regulations from WHIRLPOOL, the INTERNATIONAL ANTIMONY ASSOCIATION, GBH INTERNATIONAL and NATUREPEDIC ORGANIC MATTRESSES.

    Attendees will learn about advances in sustainable flame-retardant solutions from CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, LANXESS SOLUTIONS US and IPOOL SRL and will investigate application focused flame-retardant options with NABALTEC AG and DUPONT.

    Exploring non-halogenated flame-retardant technology is covered by THOR SPECIALTIES, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST and the JM HUBER CORPORATION. There is also a panel discussion looking at the trends, challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

    The conference closes with a session focusing on innovations in next generation flame retardants including papers from AESSE SALES & DISTRIBUTION and INOVIA MATERIALS.
     

    To view the full program and to book your place, click here.

    31 March - 1 April 2020, Cleveland, USA. 

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact Louisa Bartoszewicz, Conference Organizer on T: +44 117 314 8111 or E: louisa.bartoszewicz@ami.international

     

  • Get the latest market intelligence for PP compounds in Europe

    Get the latest market intelligence for PP compounds in Europe

    European demand for PP compounds has stalled since the middle of 2018 caused by mounting issues in the automotive industry. According to the report's editor, John Nash, tightening legislation on fuel efficiency and emissions is adding to their challenges.

    The largest market for PP Compounds is automotive which is facing unprecedented change as it approaches the challenges of moving away from ICE (combustion engines) and towards broadly defined eco-sustainability targets such as VW’s July 2019 ‘Go-To-Zero Mission Statement’. There are fundamental design differences between EVs (Electric Vehicles) and HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) impacting the use of plastics. In both designs however light-weighting is increasingly valuable and there is therefore intense competition between different solutions and materials. The large PP Compounders are bringing to market substantial performance developments enabling not only higher performance but also replacement of higher cost, higher density engineering plastics and metal.

    Read the full press release here

  • European Commission and ERFMI to present at AMI’s Polymers in Flooring 2019 conference

    European Commission and ERFMI to present at AMI’s Polymers in Flooring 2019 conference

    The European polymeric flooring industry is on the move! New flooring products are coming into the market, standards are changing or being developed, and sustainability is still at the forefront of industry discussion. Resilient flooring is still used across multiple applications from residential, commercial and industrial to healthcare, sports and leisure. Innovative high-quality products enabled by new materials, design innovations and process developments continue to change customer perceptions and take market share from various other flooring types.

    Polymers in Flooring 2019 provides a unique forum for the flooring industry to discuss technical and market trends, industry initiatives and sustainability, whilst networking with key stakeholders and experts from the industry. International speakers will discuss developments in technology, materials and production, shifting product demand, end user views and much more.

    A global market trends session features focussed talks from Interconnection Consulting, Zwicker Advisory and Anton Decotech (Haining) Co., Ltd. covering Europe, the US and China.

    ERFMI and ECRA, European Carpet and Rug Association are discussing the developing sustainability programmes in the resilient flooring industry and the carpet industry, while the European Commission, Directorate-General For Environment, Unit Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption presents their newest circular economy policies relevant various sectors and materials. 

    Other speakers include Forbo Flooring, Tarkett, Gerflor, Iobac, X-Compound GmbH, Windmoller GmbH, Exxonmobil Chemical, BASF, Valtris Specialty Chemicals, Beaulieu International Group and Studio Escolme.

    Polmyers in Flooring 2019 attracts an international audience and brings together the entire supply chain involved in the supply of materials and technology, manufacturing, testing and use of resilient flooring offering fantastic networking opportunities. The​ 4th edition of AMI's Polymers in Flooring Conference will take place at the Palace Hotel, Berlin, Germany from 3 - 4 December 2019.

    To view the full programme and to book your place, click here

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring this event, please contact

    Ms. Kaja-Marie Beiswanger,​ Conference Producer

    T/ +44 117 314 8111 or E/ Kaja-Marie Beiswanger @ami.international

     


     

  • Speakers from across the value chain speaking at Specialty Packaging Films Asia Conference

    Speakers from across the value chain speaking at Specialty Packaging Films Asia Conference

    In today’s global packaging films market, there is no region more exciting and dynamic than the Asia Pacific region. Consumption is growing and companies are seeking to address a more demanding customer base. Consumer goods companies require flexible packaging with a combination of convenience features for busy lifestyles, a high level of food safety and, increasingly, packaging which not only protects the valuable product inside the pack, but also the environment, once the pack has been used.

    How are companies managing to address these complex challenges? Join AMI in Bangkok from 10-11 March 2020 for the 7th Specialty Packaging Films Asia conference to find out more.  The conference will begin with a market analysis of the future of BOPET in global packaging markets, by Andrea Jenn, Consultant at AMI, followed by packaging converter TPN Flexpak sharing a view into the future of flexible packaging in 2030.

    Today sustainability is an issue which affects all manufacturers, large or small. Global brand PepsiCo Inc will kick off the session on environmental responsibility with a detailed look at recyclable and bio-degradable packaging films.

    The conference provides a great opportunity to network with local and international experts in film packaging and learn about the latest technology and market updates. Meet buyers, converters, manufacturers researchers and industry suppliers at Specialty Packaging Films Asia 2020 and keep your competitive edge!

    Read the full press release here: Specialty Packaging Films Asia 2020

    To book your place and view the full programme, click here.  

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring contact Rocio Martinez, rocio.martinez@ami.international or +44 (0) 117 314 8111.

  • Plastics Regulations returns to Pittsburgh for a Second Edition

    Plastics Regulations returns to Pittsburgh for a Second Edition

    Plastics Regulations provides a well-timed opportunity to gain impartial and well-informed guidance focused specifically on the needs of the plastics industry.

    The primary focus is advising on a range of legal and compliance issues impacting polymer producers, compounders, processors, convertors and end users incorporating the wider plastics and packaging supply chain.

    The two-day conference takes place December 10-11, 2019 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

    Dedicated sessions focus on developing a global compliant operation including an analysis of the regulatory landscape. In addition, the event explores product stewardship and overcoming sustainability challenges within the industry. 

    Alongside the insightful program, there is 8+ hours of dedicated networking breaks including the evening cocktail reception, taking place in the exhibition area.

    New for 2019:

    • A panel discussion on overcoming regulatory challenges in plastics
    • Breakfast Briefing. From the industry for the industry. We are introducing an additional session where you can take advantage of a regulatory specialist, overviewing the current regulatory trend shaping the plastics industry.

    Join us and listen to industry experts to find out how to ensure your company is compliant with current and future chemical legislation.

    Don’t get caught out by new legislation, book your place today!

     

    To view the full programme and book your place, click here.  

    December 10 - 11 2019, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA  

    For details on sponsoring, exhibiting for this event, please contact:

    Emily Nicholson, emily.nicholson@ami.international or +44 (0) 117 314 8111

     

  • Blade quality, industry 4.0 and leading-edge erosion discussed at Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2019 Conference

    Blade quality, industry 4.0 and leading-edge erosion discussed at Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2019 Conference

    The wind turbine blade industry continues to change as it grows. Top manufacturers and turbine makers will be discussing and presenting their latest developments at the 10th annual conference on Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2019, which will take place from 9-11 December 2019 at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    The conference will begin with a market analysis by Cristina de Santos, Energy and Infrastructure Unit Manager with AMI Consulting. Cost of energy is more important than ever, and Pontis Engineering will identify the main challenges in cost and CAPEX reduction in rotor blade design and manufacturing.  

    China continues to be the largest blade manufacturing country in the world and AMI is honoured to host again Sinoma Wind Power Blade the leading blade manufacturer in China, after the success of its first presentation in Europe at AMI’s 2018 conference. This year, Sinoma’s CTO Bart Roorda will share with delegates an overview of the main market trends in the Chinese market together with an introduction to next generation blade developments.  

    Read the full press release here: Wind Turbine Manufacture 2019

     To view the full programme and book your place, click here.

    For further information on attending, exhibiting or sponsoring contact Rocio Martinez, rocio.martinez@ami.international or +44 (0) 117 314 8111.

     

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