Picking Up Good Vibrations
Passenger experience is of paramount importance to the design of any mobility application. Whilst experience can translate into many forms, one of the most pressing is that of acoustic management. As transportation undergoes continuous improvement and adjusts to the needs of the market so too does the requirements of acoustic management methods.
Curbing Carbon Emissions: Innovation and Unity in the Face of Climate Change
The European Union (EU) continues to enforce an environmentally conscious economic strategy. Simply put “the EU has set itself the goal of becoming a climate-resilient society by 2050, fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change” and the legislation to enact such a change has been further outlined by the EU as of 2021.
In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe we caught up with Stéphane Hatterer the Team Leader Qualification Engineering at FACC Operations GmbH. Stéphane is passionate about material qualification and will be speaking about the requirements of the aerospace market in a panel discussion entitled Calibrating Interior Acoustics to Increase Consumer Satisfaction in Future Mobility Applications (14:30 CET, 10 November). Register for your free pass here.
Evariste Lagarde, Foam Division Director, Decathlon
In the lead up to Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe we caught up with Evariste Lagarde, the Foam Division Director at Decathlon. Evariste is passionate about sustainable material development and was able to give some insight into his role within Decathlon, what he is looking forward to about the event, and why you can’t miss his session on 9 November in the plenary discussion entitled Encouraging Industry Collaboration to Meet Stringent European Union Carbon Neutrality Targets at 10:00 CET. Don’t forget to register for your free pass to the conference here!
Jason Robinson, CEO, Evoco Ltd
In the lead up to Foam Expo Europe and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2021 we caught up with Jason Robinson, the CEO of Evoco. Jason works closely with bio-based materials and was kind enough to offer some insight into his role and what Evoco are up to in 2021. Hear Jason in person on 9 November in Stuttgart, Germany, where he will be speaking as part of the panel discussion entitled Bypassing Petrochemical Feedstock Shortages by Pushing the Boundaries of Bio-Content Material Development and Implementation at 13:10 CET. Register for your free pass to attend the conference here.
Annett Linemann, Director Technology Outlook for Engineering Adhesives in Europe, H.B. Fuller
In the lead up to Foam Expo and Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe 2021 we caught up with Annett Linemann, Director Technology Outlook for Engineering Adhesives in Europe at H.B. Fuller. Annett was kind enough to offer some insight into her role and shed some light on what H.B. Fuller are up to. Hear from Annett in person on 9 November in Stuttgart, Germany, where she will be speaking as part of the plenary discussion entitled Encouraging Industry Collaboration to Meet Stringent European Union Carbon Neutrality Targets at 10:00 CET. Register for your free pass to attend the conference here.
Exploring Opportunities for the Foam and Adhesives Supply Chains in China’s Domestic Markets
Following disruptions to both global and domestic supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, waterway blockages and natural disasters many companies are reportedly keen to look at new avenues for expansion. One way of doing so is to look at the world’s second largest economy, China.
Based on interview research conducted with a cross section of companies from the foam and adhesives supply chains (15 companies of varying size and function based in Europe and the US) this article will examine how businesses are already investing in China if at all, whether they see it developing in the future and identifying any barriers of entry.
Read the unique report to:
- Find out what members of the supply chain think of China’s potential
- Discover new opportunities for business expansion in China’s domestic markets
- Learn about the potential barriers of entry for business with China’s domestic markets
- Remain up to date on the growth of China’s economy and the market sectors to keep an eye on
- Understand China’s improving quality standards and world leading regulatory requirements
What impact is Covid-19 having on adhesive / bonding and foam industries?
With the world forced to adjust to a new reality we’ve been delving into the impact Covid-19 is really having on the foam / adhesives and bonding supply chains. We reached out to the communities these brands serve and they responded allowing us to better understand the challenges and consequences the pandemic is having on business.
Close to 700 key stakeholders responded from end-users and OEMS, foam and adhesives manufacturers, converters and fabricators, raw material and chemical suppliers. The entire community got involved by sharing their views in an industry survey and participating in a live webinar. Now you can read the final report.
Read the unique report to discover:
- How organizations are pivoting their manufacturing activities to stay operational
- Which business activities will be front and center in company investment strategies
- How production lines have been adapted to serve essential business