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Registration & welcome refreshments
Chair's welcome
The shape of things to come – market outlooks
Keynote: Trends and new requirements for silicone elastomers in mobility and transportation
  • Overview of market trends and evolving needs
  • Technology focus: Self-bonding LSR in mobility
  • From theoretical concepts to practical 2K injection molding

Patrick Beyer | Research Scientist, Dow Silicones Deutschland GmbH
The role of silicone elastomers in the biopharma industry
Innovations in silicone elastomer technology
Elastic Silicone 3D Printing with Binder Jetting
  • Preparation of 3D-printing silicone materials
  • Synthesis in continuous reaction
  • Granulation via spry drying
  • Cross-linkage of the silicone components
  • Using Binder Jetting to print elastic objects

Justin J. Kröger | PhD student – Inorganic Chemistry, University of Rostock
UV curing silicone rubber performance beyond light
  • Silicone, UV curing, cold curing,
  • welding, peristaltic pump, extrusion

Anthony Pellafol | Research and Development Manager, Sterne
The processing of standard LSR grades in 3D printing
Processing updates in HCR and LSR
How to use big data to maintain process stability and consistent product quality
HCR: a SOLID matter and alternative to liquid silicones
  • latest technologies: a comparison of LSR and HCR
  • what to choose: pro and contra
  • case study: material, process and mold solutions

Cordula Wieland | Head of Expert Sales & Key Account Management Technical Appliances, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
New Possibilities for LSR-Process Settings on Full Electric Injection Moulding Machines
  • Advantage of high precision positioning
  • Influence of high dynamic switch over function
  • Process optimization tools
  • Process control features

Dr. Thümen Thorsten | Senior Director Technology, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH
Networking Break
Advanced developments on silicone processing creates space for new applications and higher production efficiency
  • Advantages in converting HCR compression to injection molding
  • New LSR micro injection unit gains a lot of new opportunities

Thomas Gradl | Senior Area Sales Manager, Engel Austria GmbH
The secrets of successful process design for silicone elastomers: Three steps to reliable simulation results
Chair’s summary and end of day one
Networking drinks Reception
Welcome refreshments
Chair's welcome
Advancement in materials and technology
Towards a Better Comparability: Identifying the Main Parameters that Influence the Loss of Volatile Organic Compounds in Silicone Elastomers during GMP Assessment
Eco-friendly ingredients for various silicone applications
  • Eco-friendly foaming materials addressing weight reduction in silicone applications
  • Possible achievement in weight reduction
  • Halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) solutions for Silicones
  • Innovative laser marking technology for the silicone market

Mikel Schöller | Global Technical Sales Manager Polymers, Chemische Fabrik Budenheim KG
New developments in post-curing ovens
  • Post-curing science
  • regulatory background
  • Oven technology Applications

Stefan Betz | Product Manager, Weiss Technik GmbH
Networking Break
Comparison of surface activation methods to create 2C LSR-Thermoplast parts for not self-binding LSR and ways to improve it
  • Multi-component Pyrosil
  • VUV
  • Variotherm
  • Plasma
  • Optical components

Andreas Schäfert | Director Business Development Medical Devices, Wilhelm Weber GmbH & Co. Kg
Liquid and High Consistency Dielectric Silicone Rubbers: From academic research to industry
  • Dielectric materials
  • composite formulation
  • mechanical properties
  • dielectric spectroscopy
  • rheology

Joaquim M. Rius Bartra | R&D Engineer, Venair Ibérica – IQS Institut Químic de Sarrià
Innovative solutions for the mixing, extrusion and straining of silicone elastomers
  • Increasing requirements for silicone elastomers poses new challenges
  • Function principle and process technological basics
  • New process technologies and machine solutions for gentle and effective processing of silicones

Michael Schwab | Sales Engineer and Head of Technical Center, UTH GmbH
New opportunities for silicone elastomers applications
New generation of highly conductive silicones for flexible electrodes, healthcare devices, electronics and EV applications
  • Recent development of soft, high strength, high elastic electrically conductive silicone compounds for flexible electrodes manufacturing
  • LSR, RTV conductive compounds to be used in electronics, healthcare and EV applications
  • H&S aspects of using TUBALL nanotubes in flexible electrodes manufacturing and skin contact
  • Sustainability aspect of using carbon nanotechnology in future  

Ekaterina Gorbunova | Vice President, Development & Support Leader for Elastomers, OCSiAl Group
The Future of Silicone Elastomers - Growth and Opportunities
  • Current market trends for growth
  • New opportunities for growth
    • Transportation
    • Electrical and electronic
    • Building and construction
    • Medical and hygiene
    • Consumer products
    • Others
  • Potential threats for growth
    • Competition
    • Raw material issues

Patrick Ellis | Consultant, Smithers
Chair's closing remarks and end of event

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