LEATHERHEAD, England--()--Smithers Rapra has announced the full programme for the latest in their long running Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes conference series. Taking place in Mainz Germany on 14-15 May 2013, the fifteenth annual technical meeting is expected to attract up to 150 of the world’s leading material suppliers, resin manufacturers and end users of polymers , to discuss the latest developments in novel foaming systems, processing technologies and property enhancing additives.
“Fatigue of sandwich composites and the impact on lightweight applications.”
Highlights include presentations from Matthias Gössi & Jürgen Finter from Sika Technology AG, on the “Chemical foaming of thermoplastic seals at ambient pressure” and Lars Massueger, Jean-Francois Koenig, Alain Sagnard & Fabio D’Ottaviano from DOW Europe GmbH on “Fatigue of sandwich composites and the impact on lightweight applications.”
The conference will provide a unique opportunity to engage with world-leading scientists involved in the formulation and application of blowing agents and techniques to produce expanded or foamed polymer substrates.
Speaking about the conference, Dieter Scholz, programme advisory committee lead and regular conference attendee said "Smithers Rapra's Blowing Agents conference is unique in its coverage of new technologies, additives and methods and, as the only conference tailored to the specific needs of the polymeric foam industry, this event has over the past 14 years shaped the future for many industry applications. The 2013 event will be a prime opportunity to hear the latest developments in this fast moving area."
Full conference information and details of a special discounted rate for early registrations can be found at http://info.smithersrapra.com.
About Smithers Rapra
Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting services, and conferences, training, publications and market reports, focused mainly on the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United Kingdom in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United States in 1925.