Save the date: March 23, 2021 – Online Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference

Brightlands Materials of the Future Series announces the ONLINE Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference on March 23.

Electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts will help define the future of mobility. These mega trends will fundamentally change the way we think about cars and mobility as a whole, and will have a major impact on the various value-chains. This will create a significant shift in use of materials.

The focus topics of the conference include:
•    Lightweighting
•    Ability to embed electronics, lighting and sensing devices
•    Durability / Cleanability of materials and coatings
•    Noise reduction, thermal management, vibration management
•    Sustainability (Life Cycle Assessment)
•    Recyclability
•    Production technologies like Additive Manufacturing and hybrid technologies

Succeeding in the emerging mobility landscape will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production.

The following speakers have confirmed to speak (and counting):
•    Barend Ubbink, Project Manager | Quality Assurance, ARN
•    Daniel Tyrkas, Director Automotive Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, on ‘Biobased high performance materials for automotive interior applications’
•    Marc Huisman, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Materials Center
•    Luc van Neer, CEO, FAST Automotive Group
•    Paul Habets, Director Marketing & Sales, Fibrant

These conferences are organized by Jakajima in cooperation with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus.

Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference (20 April 2021, ONLINE) proposes to start looking at the apparel industry in a new, circular way, which is necessary since the dramatic changes in the fashion industry during the past decades have an enormous impact on the environment. Accordingly, the focus topics include: Bio-mass/biobased elastomer technology | Sustainable fibers | Sustainable alternatives for dyes and other add-ons | Traceability and Transparency in the value chain | Design for recycling. Succeeding in this new circular textile / fashion value chain will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production and reuse / recycling.

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