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Hear from Industry Leaders at AMI's Long-Fiber Thermoplastics 2019 Conference

Applied Market Information, LLC (AMI) launches the program for AMI’s 3rd Long-Fiber Thermoplastics conference 2019 taking place in Düsseldorf, 4-5 December 2019.

This bespoke, technical conference is the forum where senior leaders from across the global LFT supply chain gather to network and explore how Long-Fiber Thermoplastics can meet the increasing demands of the automotive and appliance industries for lightweight, technical solutions.

If you are involved in this niche market - this is the definitive event will help you navigate what the future holds for LFTs and explore opportunities to grow the market. A comprehensive program that will cover all aspects of this dynamic material, from optimizing the production of LFTs and examining fibers and sizing technologies to maximizing the properties and performance of LFT components. We will also explore the potential of recycled materials for use in LFTs.

Driving significant change in the automotive industry is the need for lightweight solutions which will aid in the ultimate goal of CO2 reduction. This means more reliance on lightweight composites and metal alternatives which won’t compromise on fundamental safety requirements. The use of LFTs to meet this demand is increasing and gives rise to some ground-breaking new developments for this sector. Day one will share one such success story – a case-study from FORD OTOSAN, FORD MOTOR and ROECHLING AUTOMOTIVE on how LFTs helped them to achieve numerous company/industry-firsts in the design and execution of Ford Puma’s composite luggage-compartment multifunction box.

They are joined across the two days by industry heavyweights such as Celanese’s Global OEM Manager for automotive who will share the latest research and developments of semi-structural parts using long-glass fiber polypropylene. Leading glass-fiber producer Owens Corning joins us for the first time to share their paper titled Make impossible things - Innovations in fiber and sizing chemistry for LFTs. Whilst global compounder Sabic will explore both the short-term performance and life-time of long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

BOREALIS POLYOLEFINE, LOTTE CHEMICAL, SKYi COMPOSITES and FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT FOR CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY ICT are some of the other featured speakers to showcase their new developments.

In addition, the conference is an outstanding networking opportunity, allowing you to discuss strategies face to face with your customers and peers. A table-top exhibition will run alongside the conference. This will allow companies to display their products and services to the highly targeted audience that is attracted to Long-Fiber Thermoplastics conference 2019. All social gatherings, including the conference cocktail reception, will also be hosted in the exhibition area.


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