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ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM

The Advanced Materials Forum is a 100% free one-day virtual forum that gathers the brightest minds from the materials science communities to give you the latest application insights and trends in electrification and automotive, powertrain, gears, water and food contact, and medical. You will also learn about best practices in the industry, along with the latest sustainability initiatives, innovations and advancements.

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Track 2: Sustainability
10:45 - 11:15 CEST
20 min 10 min

Sustainability at DSM Engineering Materials

Learn more about these four pillars that build the foundation for DSM’s sustainability strategy: Brighter Living Solutions, Product Stewardship and Safety, Carbon Footprint and Circular Economy
Kim van Neer Sustainability Program Manager, DSM
Track 3: Industry applications
10:45 - 11:15 CEST
20 min 10 min

Global powertrain outlook

The following topics will be discussed during this presentation: key market drivers, the future of electrification in detail (Hybrids to BEVs), ICE production longevity and transmission evolution.
Wajih Hossenally Sr Analyst EMEA Powertrain forecasting, Team IHS Markit

Track 2: Sustainability
11:30 - 12:00 CEST
20 min 10 min

Accelerating the transition towards a circular bio-economy

In her presentation, Mercedes Alonso talks about how Neste's decades-long commitment to sustainability has enabled the company to transform itself from a regional oil refining company towards a global leader in renewable solutions. She will share some of the key aspects of how Neste collaborates with forward-thinking value chain partners to accelerate the shift to a circular bioeconomy.
Mercedes Alonso Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste Germany GmbH
11:30 - 12:00 CEST
20min 10min

Getting fuel cell vehicles fit for use

During this session you will learn how DSM’s innovations in fuel cell technology make its life time of more than 20,000 a reality.
Yu Bin Global Advanced Engineering Manager E-mobility, DSM
Track 1: Science
12:15 - 12:45 CEST
20 min 10 min

Technology: Laser Welding

During this session, you will be guided step by step through the phases of the laser welding process; the pros and cons of laser welding technology; how it works; and the different types of laser welding.
Frank van der Burgt Global Application Technology Manager, DSM
Track 2: Sustainability
12:15 - 12:45 CEST
20 min 10 min

Sustainability & the environment at Continental

Mr. Sewald and Mr. Schwarz-Höfler from Continental will share how Continental’s approach is part of the solution for the global sustainability challenges regarding climate.
Thomas Sewald Head of Group Environmental & Climate Protection, Continental
Steffen Schwarz-Höfler Head of Group Sustainability, Continental
12:15 - 12:45 CEST
20 min 10 min

Charging plugs for electric vehicles

During this session on EV charging plugs, we will highlight materials solutions, material requirements and trends in the market.
Abel Pot Application Development Engineer

Track 3: Industry applications
13:00 - 13:30 CEST
20 min 10 min

Insights & trends in water contact applications

Safe and sustainable water contact solutions are more important than ever. In this session the impact of regulatory changes and market trends on material choices will be discussed.
Pim Janssen System Expert DSM

Track 3: Industry applications
13:45 - 14:15 CEST
20 min 10 min

It’s time to cook without worries - High temperature food contact materials

In the kitchen many appliances and parts are exposed to high temperatures and our food. In this session, Judith Muijtjens will give you insights on materials solutions for kitchen utensils.
Judith Muijtjens Application Development Engineer, DSM
14:30 - 15:00 CEST
20 min 10 min

The why & how of electronics-friendly polyamides

During this session, our scientist will explain what e-friendly polyamide-46 is and why we need it. He will also show you what concepts DSM uses to make this e-friendly polyamide-46.
Robert Janssen Principal Scients DSM

Track 3: Industry applications
14:30 - 15:00 CEST
20 min 10 min

Covid-19 & beyond - Engineering materials in the Health Care segment

The impact of COVID-19 is enormous for our personal lives and for the healthcare industry. With material science innovations we can increase safety and comfort. In this session we will discuss a couple of applications used by patients and healthcare professionals, and how engineering materials can further improve them.
Piotr Matloka Market Development Manager Medical, DSM

Track 3: Industry applications
15:15 - 15:45 CEST
20 min 10 min

Optimizing performance & costs of gears used in engine management actuators

In the automotive industry there is an increasing need to reduce engine emissions (CO2, NOx, etc), resulting in a growing demand for engine management actuators. In this session, learn why these actuators often require high durability performance combined with a compact design in order to meet the under-the-hood application requirements. Find out what material solution meets both these requirements.
Adnan Hasanovic System Expert, DSM

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Mercedes Alonso
Mercedes Alonso Executive Vice President, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste Germany GmbH
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Steffen Schwarz-Höfler
Steffen Schwarz-Höfler Head of Group Sustainability, Continental
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Thomas Sewald
Thomas Sewald Head of Group Environmental & Climate Protection, Continental
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Piet Rooijakkers
Piet Rooijakkers R&D expert cycling Team, DSM
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Wajih Hossenally
Wajih Hossenally Sr Analyst EMEA Powertrain forecasting, Team IHS Markit
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Shruti Singhal
Shruti Singhal President, DSM
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Giorgio Coppolino
Giorgio Coppolino Commercial Director Europe, DSM
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Zhujuan Wang
Zhujuan Wang Global R&T Manager, DSM
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Kim van Neer
Kim van Neer Sustainability Program Manager, DSM
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Jennifer Schillings
Jennifer Schillings Associate Scientist, DSM
Lucien Douven
Lucien Douven Scientist, DSM
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Jos Bellemakers
Jos Bellemakers General Technical Support, DSM
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Yu Bin
Yu Bin Global Advanced Engineering Manager E-mobility, DSM
Frank van der Burgt
Frank van der Burgt Global Application Technology Manager, DSM
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Abel Pot
Abel Pot Application Development Engineer
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Marc Kanters
Marc Kanters Scientist, DSM
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Pim Janssen
Pim Janssen System Expert DSM
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Tom Stamsnijder
Tom Stamsnijder Project manager & liaison officer Team DSM, DSM
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Judith Muijtjens
Judith Muijtjens Application Development Engineer, DSM
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Piotr Matloka
Piotr Matloka Market Development Manager Medical, DSM
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Adnan Hasanovic
Adnan Hasanovic System Expert, DSM
Giacomo Perfetti
Giacomo Perfetti Market Development Manager, DSM
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Ad Bosch
Ad Bosch Technical Service Engineer, DSM
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Robert Janssen
Robert Janssen Principal Scients DSM
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