Improving Performance and Efficiency - Part 1

Wednesday June 27 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Ballroom

Improving Performance and Efficiency - Part 1

  • Environmentally friendly transportation means
  • Reducing production costs
  • Using recycled carbon fiber
1:30 PM to 1:55 PM
Ford

Ford

Amy Langhorst

country:
United States

Plastics Research Engineer

Natural Fiber Composites for Automotive Applications

  • Using low-density natural fibers to reduce vehicle weight and carbon footprint of polymeric parts
  • Advancing with blue-agave fibers, a waste product of tequila manufacturing, as a lightweight polymeric reinforcement
  • Developing cellulose-glass fiber hybrid composites for semi-structural applications
2:00 PM to 2:25 PM
PORCHER INDUSTRIES (USA)

PORCHER INDUSTRIES (USA)

Rich Maynard

country:
United States

Head of Sales US - Industry BU

Versatile Glass/Polyamide and Glass/Polypropylene Laminates for Rapid Processing and Recyclability

  • Study of the influence of the thermoplastic polymer on mechanical, thermal and aging properties of laminates
  • Allowing structurally equivalent parts to be produced with less material, contributing to a lighter vehicle with reduced fuel consumption
  • Excellent performance/weight ratio and performance/cost ratio, which are mandatory requirements for transportation applications
  • Recyclability and second generation parts
2:30 PM to 2:55 PM
Armacell Canada Inc.

Armacell Canada Inc.

Kavish Bujun

country:
Canada

Technical Sales Engineer - PET Foams

Green and High Performing PET Core Solutions for Transportation Applications

  • Lighter, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly modes of transportation without compromising safety and durability
  • Fire retardant grades conforming to the most demanding requirements, namely in railway composite panels
  • Foam products tackling the design and manufacturing challenges of the automotive industry
3:00 PM to 3:25 PM
University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Mihaela Banu

country:
United States

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Green Composites - An Alternative for Environmentally Friendly Transportation

  • Natural fibers: remarkable mechanical properties, low cost, carbon-neutral nature and recyclability
  • High-performance multi-ply long bamboo fiber reinforced composites using compression molding
  • Mechanical and in-situ microstructural investigations aimed at characterizing their performance for manufacturing components for future transportation systems
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Networking break
4:00 PM to 4:25 PM
Hexion Italia SpA

Hexion Italia SpA

Sara Frattini

country:
Italy

Global Market Segment Leader

HEXION

HEXION

Ramesh Pisipati

country:
United States

Global Marketing Director

Solutions for Rail Fire Resistant Composites

  • Cost-effective manufacture of composite parts that comply with fire safety standards 
  • Reducing formaldehyde emissions without compromising fire safety
4:30 PM to 4:55 PM
SGL Group

SGL Group

Alex Walk

country:
United States

Technical Sales Manager

Thermoplastic Composite Materials and Component Manufacturing Techniques for Transportation Applications

  • Developing  manufacturing techniques capable of producing composite components for multiple vehicle components
  • Improved mechanical properties of the new carbon fiber coatings and the potential for these unique materials
  • Carbon Carrier developed by SGL-Bertrandt