Smithers Rapra announces full programme for the fifteenth annual conference on Blowing Agents and Foaming processes in 2013

  Smithers Rapra announces full programme for the fifteenth annual conference
  on Blowing Agents and Foaming processes in 2013 featuring DuPont, DOW,
  Kaneka and BASF SE

The fifteenth Blowing Agents and Foaming processes will take place in Mainz
Germany from 14-15 May 2013

Business Wire

LEATHERHEAD, England -- March 13, 2013

Smithers Rapra has announced the full programme for the latest in their long
running Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes conference series. Taking place
in Mainz Germany on 14-15 May 2013, the fifteenth annual technical meeting is
expected to attract up to 150 of the world’s leading material suppliers, resin
manufacturers and end users of polymers , to discuss the latest developments
in novel foaming systems, processing technologies and property enhancing

Highlights include presentations from Matthias Gössi & Jürgen Finter from Sika
Technology AG, on the “Chemical foaming of thermoplastic seals at ambient
pressure” and Lars Massueger, Jean-Francois Koenig, Alain Sagnard & Fabio
D’Ottaviano from DOW Europe GmbH on “Fatigue of sandwich composites and the
impact on lightweight applications.”

View the conference brochure and programme here

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to engage with world-leading
scientists involved in the formulation and application of blowing agents and
techniques to produce expanded or foamed polymer substrates.

Speaking about the conference, Dieter Scholz, programme advisory committee
lead and regular conference attendee said "Smithers Rapra's Blowing Agents
conference is unique in its coverage of new technologies, additives and
methods and, as the only conference tailored to the specific needs of the
polymeric foam industry, this event has over the past 14 years shaped the
future for many industry applications. The 2013 event will be a prime
opportunity to hear the latest developments in this fast moving area."

Full conference information and details of a special discounted rate for early
registrations can be found at

About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and
composites testing, consulting services, and conferences, training,
publications and market reports, focused mainly on the tire, industrial,
transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses
what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United
Kingdom in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United
States in 1925.


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