Summit in Italy by Smithers Rapra

The “home” for the elastomers industry

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Over 250 global elastomers professionals will gather at the Silicone Elastomers and TPE World Summits organized by Smithers Rapra at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel, in Ferno (Varese, Italy), from November 27 to 28. Known as the “home” for the elastomers industry, the two co-located summits have built a reputation as the key thought leadership forum and are the must-attend events in the elastomers calendar. With two events co-located under one roof, delegates will receive access to each event for the price of just one ticket, meaning double the opportunities for networking and enhancing their knowledge and skills.

Described as an excellent opportunity for networking and improvement of market and technology knowledge, the summits will offer delegates the opportunity to gain updates on the latest advancements and trends, build relationships and network with key players across both industries in a series of dedicated networking breaks, as well as hear from industry thought-leaders delivering expert presentations. Sessions will include material innovation, regulatory updates, use of TPE in medical devices, new trends and technologies, updates in LSR and much more.

New for this year, the event will bring both audiences together for a joint session dedicated to the automotive industry, with speakers from Volkswagen, Hexpol TPE and more. The session will assess the latest material trends, requirements for suppliers, the future for autonomous vehicles and the electric car revolution.

Attendees to the conference comprise of industry leaders from across the elastomers value chain ranging from OEMs, manufacturers, processors and compounders, through to tier one and two suppliers, designers and researchers. Just some of the companies confirmed to attend include Teknor Apex, Basf, Saint Gobain, Kraiburg, Dow Silicones, Arburg, Engel, Aptiv, Sigma Engineering, Wittmann Battenfeld, R.D Abbott Company, Wacker, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Arkema, Dynasol, Nexant, Polyone, Panorama, Evonik, Momentive, Kassel University, Elmet, Decathlon and Holland Colours.

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