New opportunities are on a approach for plastics, generally in a automotive industry.
As some-more automakers spin to new element choices to revoke a weight of their vehicles and to maximize fuel efficiency, innovations in plastics are pushing a expansion of new vehicles that will coax serve growth. Meanwhile, such issues as CAFE standards and a use of combination structures yield drift for serve discussion.
Plastics News will benefaction a new conference, Plastics In Automotive: Building Tomorrow’s Car, that will try many of these topics. The contention will be presented during Industry Preview Days during a North American International Auto Show and will underline countless presentations and panels facilities heading OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and other experts on a expansion of automotive plastics.
The contention will try how plastics can play a vital purpose as a go-to element for building vehicles that are powerful, safe, gentle and affordable and underline advancements, expansion opportunities and success stories in automotive plastics. Featured topics embody row discussions on unconstrained vehicles, element innovations, and a doing of CAFE standards that will impact automotive development.
“Plastics is an enabler for destiny automotive development, with combination materials, lightweighting and self-driving vehicles representing some of a pivotal car trends that rivet a use of element and routine innovations,” pronounced Plastics News Conference Director Joseph Pryweller. “This initial eventuality will try many of these pivotal areas and yield a prophesy for a nearby future.”
Attendees will hear a keynote residence from Frank Macher, chairman/CEO of Continental Structural Plastics, providing insights on a use of automotive plastics in today’s vehicles and beyond. Macher spent 30 years during Ford Motor Co., including care as clamp boss of Ford’s Automotive Components Group, and also was CEO during automotive retailer Collins Aikman, authority and CEO of Federal-Mogul Corporation, and CEO of ITT Automotive.
The contention also will embody a keynote row contention on automotive composites featuring Ellen Lee, group personality in plastics investigate during Ford Motor Company. The use of composites and CO fibers also will be addressed during row presentations on a BMW i3, that facilities a pioneering use of automotive plastics, led by eminent automotive operative Sandy Munro, and a special display by William Harney, tellurian executive of interiors and exteriors during Magna International Inc.
The display of unconstrained vehicles – and a purpose of plastics – also will be primary attractions. An afternoon event will embody presentations from David Muyre, executive executive of tellurian product creation during Johnson Controls Inc. and remarkable automotive engineer Austen Angell, who also is authority of a International Designers Society of America (IDSA). A indeterminate display on regulatory hurdles involving automotive vehicles will be led by Don Parshall, comparison warn during Nissan North America, Inc.
Other sessions embody forecasts for plastics resins used in automotive from Paul Blanchard, executive of engineering resins for IHS Inc.; a demeanour during innovations for automotive plastics from Jeff Sternberg, tellurian automotive record executive during DuPont; and a special materials innovations panel.
Plastics in Automotive attendees will also accept an disdainful event to register to attend a Automotive News World Congress networking dinners with keynote addresses from Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Corp. and Sergio Marchionne, authority and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and CEO of Fiat S.p.A.
In addition, attendees will be give giveaway tickets to attend Industry Preview Days during a North American Auto Show.
The conference, to be hold Jan 13-14 2015, will take place during a Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. To register and to perspective a full list of speakers, revisit http://www.plasticsnews.com/2015auto.