9th European Thermoforming Conference 2014

3rd–4th April 2014, Prague

"Forming a Sustainable Future"

9th Conference 2014 Programme

9th European Thermoforming Conference 2014, Prague

 
Programme 2014
 


Session
Speaker
Subject
Company
 
 
Wednesday - 2nd April
18:00-19:00 Conference Registration
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception - A warm welcome to friends and colleagues
 
Thursday - 3rd April
  General Innovation morning I’
09:00-09:15 Introduction
Marek
Nikiforov

Conference Introductions & Welcome Conference Chair Spaltenbrei
09:15-10:00
Christian
Majgaard

Keynote - “The Quest for Growth” – a tale from reality on business development, innovation and branding.
Former global top manager at LEGO, Denmark
 
10:00-10:30
Roger C.
Kipp

Starting our innovation engine

Roger C. Kipp & Associates, USA, (Thermoformer of the year 2010)  
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
  Technical (parallel to sponsors` presentations)
11:15-11:45   Roman
Truckenmüller

Latest developments in micro-thermoforming technology University of Twente, Netherlands


Sponsors´ presen-tations
11:45-12:05   Bart Van Mieghem
Improvements in Heavy Gauge thermoforming simulation by use of 3D digital image correlation
KU Leuven, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Diepenbeek, Belgium
12:05-12:15   Karel Kouba The latest achievements on Thermoforming Simulation Software T-SIM Accuform, Czech Republic
12:15-12:45   Camilo
Cano
Latest developments in extrusion and thermoforming of Liquid Crystalline Polymers (LCP) Celanese, USA
12:45-14:00 Lunch


Thin and Thick Gauge Expert Panel (parallel to sponsors presentations)
    Leading machine builders form the industry will update you on todays and   tomorrows technology of Thermoforming and will answer questions from the audience       
14:00-14:45   Thin Gauge:
Gabler, GN, Illig, Kiefel and TSL (TBC)
 


Sponsors´ presen-tations

14:45-15:30
Thick Gauge: FRIMO, Illig, MAAC, OMV (TBC)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

 
   


Competitiveness (parallel to sponsors´presentations)
16:00-16:30   Nille Juul Sorensen
The future of plastics in design and daily use Danish Design Center, Denmark

Sponsors´ presen-tations
16:30-17:00
Marc Ommelsagh
Demand of high performing thick wall packaging
Ducaplast, France
17:00-17:30   Sven
Engelmann
Injection moulding - Threats or challenge for thermoforming Ferromatik Milacron, Germany
17:30-18:00  
Update on Thermoforming IML – Early adapters and experts report
Coveris Finland, RPC Bebo, Polytype-OMV, Illig, Verstraete, TSL (TBC)
19:15 Departure to dinner in restaurant Obecni Dum
19:30 Dinner
Conference dinner and Sponsors’ awarding
 
Friday - 4th April 

General Innovation morning II’
09:00-09:45
David Bue Pedersen
3D Printing – do you want to learn latest and best from 3D printing?
Denmark
 
09.45-10:15   Andreas Hartmann 
Johan Declerck
The green side of thermoforming Biofilm- Proviron ES Plastic, Germany
Proviron, Belgium
 
10:15-11:00 Coffee Break

Technical (parallel to sponsors´presentations)
11:00-11:30   Andreas
Seefried

Effects of thermoforming on mechanical properties of radiation cross linked PA 12 University of Erlangen, Germany


Sponsors´ presen-tations
11:30-12:00   Andre
Schult
Investigating the influence of forming and material parameters on permeability of thermally oriented polymers
Fraunhofer Institut, Germany
12:15-13:30 Lunch        


Sustainability (parallel to sponsors´presentations)
13:30-14:00   Thomas
Höfels
Thermoforming: technology of choice for microcars and special purpose technology for automotive OEM’s Senoplast, Austria

 

Sponsors´ presen-tations

14:00-14:30
  Paul Scheers
Planning for zero waste: Packaging success in the new-normal Pactiv, UK
14:30-15:00   Jesper Emil Jensen
How to build a green Faerch Faerch Plast, Denmark
    Lightweight (parallel to sponsors´presentations)
15:00-15:30   Pim
Raaben
Opportunities in thermoforming: structural parts, light weight, esthetics CNH, Belgium

 

Sponsors´ presen-tations

15:30-16:00   Yavuz
Eroglu

Competitive thermoforming in Turkey
Sem Plastik, Turkey
16:00-16:30 General
Niklas Magnusson
Presentation of the `Parts Competition`winners
Chair Parts Committee  
16:30-16:45   Marek Nikiforov
Close remarks
Chair ETD 2014-2016
 
16:45 End Drinks and iPad raffle

 

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8th European Thermoforming Conference 2012

26th–27th April 2012, Venice

"Back on Track !"

“Overall, an excellent conference”

Press Release May 2012

The European Thermoforming industry’s main even of the year, the 8th European Thermoforming Conference, was recently held in Venice and the two days of expert presentations and workshops managed to attract many of the industry’s experts to attend

The biennial conferences are proving to be the most important platform for leading business decision makers, suppliers and technologists to meet, network and to discuss the latest developments within the thermoforming industry. It is agreed that they are fast becoming the major international forums for technological advancement within our sector.
The unique and beautiful City of Venice provided an outstanding venue for the event, which attracted nearly 200 attendees.

A combination of excellent technical presentations, discussion workshops and an exhibition of associated technologies which ran in parallel, all contributed to ensure the event was relevant and informative to the international participants.

This year’s subjects presented by industry experts were again comprehensive and all-encompassing, covering advancements in terms of the materials and processes technology.  

The discussion workshops focussed on the subjects of “Transformation within Plastics Packaging”, “Handle the Output of Thin Wall Production” and “Mechanical Fixation / New Bonding Techniques in Thick Gauge Applications”.

The Thermoforming Parts Competition attracted a diverse range of entries which offered the visitors a unique insight of how innovative product design combined with modern materials and processes can produce inspirational structural, cosmetic and highly functional parts. There were several examples of how thermoformed parts can support demands in completely new market sectors.

8th Conference 2012 Programme

8th European Thermoforming Conference 2012, Venice

 
Programme 2012
 

Session
Speaker
Subject
Company
Wednesday General      
18:00-20:00
  Conference Registration  
20:00-22:00 Welcome Reception   A warm welcome to  friends and colleagues

Thursday AM
General      
09:00-09:15 Introduction
Reinhold Plot & Daniele Versolato
Conference Introductions & Welcome Chair ETD
Conference Chair
09:15-10:00   Wim De Vos Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Thermoforming Environment Society of Plastics Industry, Belgium
10:00-10:45
Herman Konings
Keynote - The Best Way to Predict the Future is to create it! Trend Watcher / NXT, Belgium
10:45-11:30 Coffee Break      
11:30-12:00   Peter Davis The Future’s Market for Plastics British Plastics Federation, UK
12:00-12:45   Martin Wiesweg
PET and PS Pricing, another Year of Surprises?
CMAI Europe, Germany
12:45-14:00 Lunch      
Thursday PM
Thick Gauge
parallel session
 
14:00-15:15  
Commercial Presentations
 
15:15-16:00 Coffee Break      
16:00-17:15  
Commercial Presentations  
Thursday PM Thin Gauge
parallel session  
14:00-15:15 Workshop Moderator:
Marek Nikiforov
Etienne Ysewyn
Transformation within Plastics Packaging + Thermoforming expert panel discussion -
New innovative solutions across the thermoforming field, FFS is cost effective food packaging technology but it is threat for thermoforming? Come to discuss topics related to tooling, machinery, materials and processing with industry specialists   

with ILLIG, GABLER, GN, Bosch-Sprang

15:15-16:00 Coffee Break      
16:00-17:15 Workshop Moderator:
Hans Lauridsen
Handle the Output with Faerch, Kilde, Kiefel, Marbach
Thursday Evening  


  Dinner
  Transportation by boat to center of Venice
Conference dinner and presentation of the sponsors at Westin Hotel
 
Friday
AM
Thin Gauge
parallel session  
09:00-10:30  
Commercial Presentations  
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break      
11:15-12:15  
Commercial Presentations  
Friday
AM
Thick Gauge
parallel session  
09:00-09:30   Pieter Steen Large Parts / Machine Cover Case New Holland, Belgium
09:30-10:00   Fabrice Cerisier Ecoleaumur – Twin sheet case study: Why choose for thermoforming? France
10:00-10:30
Jukka Silen
Business Case Tailwind – Twin-sheet thermoforming as a novel tool for innovative solutions and design outlooks for pure water applications Tampere University of Technology, Finland
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break
 
11:15-12:15 Workshop Moderators:
Kitty Beijer & Daniele Versolato
Mechanical fixation /
New gluing and bonding techniques /
Surface treatment
with Solera Thermoform Group / Senoplast / Plasmatreat
12:15-13:30 Lunch      
Friday
PM
General      
13:30-14:00   TBD Design in Thermoforming
14:00-14:30
  Sylvie Meekers Update on Bio Plastics in Thermoforming PRO Europe / Fost Plus, Belgium
14:30-15:00   Armin Van Overbeek Paper Forming Billerud, Sweden
15:00-15:30   Andreas Seefried Radiation Cross Linking of Semi-crystalline Thermoplastics – A novel approach in modifying a material’s thermoformability University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany

15:30-16:00   Parts Competition
Presentation of the winners
 
16:00-16:15   Reinhold Plot
Daniele Versolato
Close remarks
Chair ETD 2010-2012
Chair ETD 2012-2014
16:15 End   Drinks and iPad raffle  

 

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7th European Thermoforming Conference 2010

22nd–24th April 2010, Antwerp

"All Facets of Thermoforming"

7th Conference 2010 Programme
START: SESSION: SPEAKER / COMPANY:
  THURSDAY - 22nd April 2010  
18.00-20.00 Conference Registration  
20.00-22.00 Welcome Reception - A warm welcome to new and old friends and colleagues  
  FRIDAY - 23rd April 2010 GENERAL SESSION  
08.45-09.00 Introduction - Conference Introductions & Welcome Ken Darby - Chair ETD, Michel Py - Conference Chair
09.00-09.45 Plastics and the World in 2030 `One man`s vision` or a fascinating & intuitive insight which we should all take note? Dr. Wilfried Haensel / Plastics Europe
09.45-10.15 Handling the Development Process ? With increasing demands from clients made on thermoformers to help develop product and Project manage ? we gain guidance from `front-line` consultants. Soren X. Frahm / Artlinco, Denmark
10.15-11.00 Coffee break  
11.00-11.45 `Create Value, not Waste` - The food and retail industry under pressure to reduce use of resources and to generate less waste! How does the packaging industry answer that call? A critical look at ourselves and the options of the plastics converting industry. Paul Scheers / Reynolds Packaging, UK and Marek Nikiforov / GN, Canada/Czech Rep.
11.45-12.30 Thermoforming, the American way ? A fascinating opportunity to learn firsthand how our thermoforming colleagues from the USA are coping during difficult economic conditions. Phil Driskill / Berry Plastics, USA and James Waddell / Plastics Concepts Innovations, USA
12.30-14.00 Lunch  
  THIN GAUGE SESSION (Parallel)  
14.00-14.30 In-line Stacking Solution ? an overview on robotic stacking systems ? a chance to compare with your own bespoke solution? Erwin Wabnig / Kiefel, Germany
14.30-15.00 US Equipment for European Thermoformers ? Does American plant have a place in European manufacturing facilities? You may be surprised! Roger Moore / TSL, USA
15.00-15.45 Coffee Break  
15.45-16.15 Thermoforming going East ? is it a case of the students becoming the masters? Henning Sandahl / Faerch, Denmark
16.15-16.45 Ultrasoninc Sealing & Cutting ? Expert advice in the `minefield` of highly automated, high volume manufacture Sven Engelmann / Gerhard Schubert, Germany
16.45-17.15 Downgauging & Productivity - a timely and useful presentation on process control by implementing effective plug assist systems Michel Py, CGP, France,Yves Bezault, Hamon Thermal Europe, France and Marco Jungmeier, Jacob Plastics, Germany
  HEAVY GAUGE SESSION (Parallel)  
14.00-14.30 How to optimize the Product and Process to Design, Protoyping casting & Mouldmaking? Mauro Fae/ Self, Italy
14.30-15.00 Thermoforming Surfaces made economically - In at the deep end, bespoke thermoforming systems for industry Manfred Rudholzer / FRIMO, Germany
15.00-15.45 Coffee Break  
15.45-16.45 How to re-enforce a Thermoformed Part - In an increasingly dynamic market requiring light weight but immensely strong thermoformed parts, what are the options available? Vladimir Bouda, Senoplast, Austria and John Watkins, Panaloc, UK
16.45-17.15 From Development to the Part Daniele Versolato / Solera Thermoform Group, Italy
19.00 Conference Dinner and Sponsors presentations  
  SATURDAY - 24th April 2010  
08.30-08.45 Welcome  
08.45-09.15 Industrial Design - An increasingly vital element in the business of thermoforming, we are introduced to a unique approach - a market driven innovation process Liesbeth Longueville /Flanders in Shape, Belgium
09.15-10.00 How to survive in Thermoforming? – expect an explosive account from a man that’s been there and done it – survived and thrived! Frank Nelissen, former Managing Director Sealed Air Nelipak, Netherlands
10.00-10.45 Coffee break  
10.45-11.15 The Thermoformers response to the Environmental Challenge - In an ever changing market fuelled by environmental concerns, some would argue that it is one of the most important materials to ensure future survival for certain sectors of the thermoforming industry? Andrew Copson / Sharp Interpack Europe, UK
11.15-11.45 The Influence of the Design of the Product ? one of Europe`s leading manufacturers of thermoformed packaging informs conference of the importance of innovative design Bent Eckhardt / PlusPack, Denmark
11.45-12.15 Thermoforming of Biomedical Film-based Microdevices ? An insight into the latest film developments within the medical industry Roman Truckenmüller,
University of Twente, Netherlands
12.15-12.45 New Toolmaking Technologies Ulrich Kiefer / Kiefer-Mold, Germany
12.45-14.00 Lunch and Parts Presentations  
14.00-14.30 Get Thermoforming out of the Black Box ? The quest for the ?dream machine? and associated technologies continues - innovative built-in data logging system for your thermoforming tools Horst Dänzer / Schöberl Messtechnik, Germany
14.30-15.00 Simulation - the vehicle to improve Designs and Technology David Russell / DRA, UK
15.00-15.30 Update on IML - Thermoforming Newest developments and trends in the market of In-MouldLabel-themoforming Reiner Albrecht / Illig, Germany
15.30-16.00 Study on Sales in Thermoforming ? Recent patterns of growth & Technological change in our industry ? do you recognize the trends? Peter J Mooney / PlasRes, USA
16.00-16.15 Close remarks Ken Darby, Chair ETD 2008-2010, Reinhold Plot, Chair ETD 2010-2012
16.15 Drinks and Champagne bottle raffle  
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6th European Thermoforming Conference 2008

3rd–5th April 2008, Berlin

"Crossing Frontiers - Knowledge, the Key to your Success "

6th Conference 2008 Programme
START: WORKSHOP: SPEAKER:
  DONNERSTAG, 3. April 2008  
18.00-20.00 Conference Registration at the Maritim Hotel Berlin  
20.00-22.00 Welcome Reception at the Maritim Hotel Berlin  
  FREITAG, 4.April 2008  
  GENERAL SESSION  
08.45-09.00 Introduction Kitty Beijer, Chair ETD + Hubert Kittelmann, Conference Chair
09.00-09.45 Thermoforming in Central and Eastern Europe Kalman Wappel, ECEBD, Hungary
09.45-10.30 Travelling Lite Rik Hillaert, Samsonite, Belgium
10.30-11.00 Coffee break  
11.00-11.45 Superior Interior - Forming/Laminating Applications at JCI Hans-Jörg Sakowsky, Johnson Controls Interiors, Germany
11.45-12.30 The "TRUE" origins of the Computer Dr.Ing. Horst Zuse, Germany
12.30-14.00 Lunch and Parts presentation  
14.00-15.30 TECHNICAL PROCESSING SESSION (Parallel)  
  Art to Science - Controlling your Process?
T-Form Update
Fabian Beilharz, IKT Stuttgart, Germany + Marco Smit, TNO Industrial Technology, Netherlands
  Automation in Thermoforming Erwin Wabnig, KIEFEL GmbH, Germany
14.00-15.30 MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY SESSION (Parallel)  
  Bioplastics - The beginning or the end? Dr. Michael Thielen, Polymedia Publisher, Germany
  Peek Performance - Applications in Polyetheretherketone Mike Percy, Victrex, UK
15.30-16.00 Coffee break  
16.00-17.30 TECHNICAL PROCESSING SESSION (Parallel)  
  Real Cool Tools Peter Schwarzmann, Illig, Germany
  PlugIn - Plug Materials Influence on Final Part Quality in the Thermoforming Process Marco Jungmeier, Jacob Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Germany
16.00-17.30 MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY SESSION (Parallel)  
  Under the Skin - Colour and Gloss Management Thomas Höfels, Senoplast, Austria
  Reading between the lines - Improving Sheet Extrusion John Vlachopoulos, McMaster University, Canada
18.30-23.00 GALA DINNER and boat trip on board of M/S La Paloma  
  SAMSTAG, 5. April 2008  
08.00-08.45 Conference Registration  
08.45-09.30 Reach for the Sky - High Performing Parts Jim Griffing, Boeing Material and Process Technology, USA
09.30-10.15 How to Mobilise the Full Potential of the Organization Ton Aerdts, Blom Consultancy, Netherlands
10.15-10.45 Thermoformers Go Green and save Money Ken Darby, UK
10.45-11.15 Coffee break  
11.15-12.30 WORKSHOP I
(parallel WS II)
 
  Thermoforming vs. Alternative Technologies Andy Eavis, Thompson Plastics Group, UK
11.15-12.30 WORKSHOP II
(parallel WS I)
 
  Shorter Lead Times - Fact or Fiction Rich Freeman, Freetech Plastics, USA
12.30-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-15.30 WORKSHOP III
(parallel COMMERCIAL SESSIONS)
 
  Analyzing Thermoforming Material Fabian Beilharz, IKT Stuttgart
    David Liebing, IKT Stuttgart
    Karel Kouba, Accuform, Czech Republic
    Rupert Gschwendtner, Kiefel, Germany
    Lennart Ederleh, IKV Aachen, Germany
    Marco Smit, TNO, Netherlands
14.00-15.30 COMMERCIAL SESSIONS (parallel WS III)  
15.30-16.15 IML and Bottleforming Reiner Albrecht, Illig, Germany + Hubert Kittelmann, Marbach, Germany
16.15-16.30 Conference Summary and Close Hubert Kittelmann and Ken Darby
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