Past Conference

Plastics in Motion 2015

June 1-4, 2015 in Dearborn, Michigan

Automotive Plastics Conference & Exhibit

Conference Sessions

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Session 1: Light-weight Automotive Components
Session 2: Bringing New Materials & Processes Online
Session 3: Specialty Automotive Applications

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Session 4: Advances in Structural Composites
Session 5: Plastics in Automotive Interiors, Exteriours, and Engine Compartment
Session 6: Innovations in Manufacturing & Assembly

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Session 7: Automotive Environmental Sustainability
Session 8: Novel Materials and Specialty Additives

Workshop Agenda

Day 1

Monday, June 1, 2015


Nanomaterials in Automotive

1:30 pm

Property Enhancement And Induced Functions In Automotive Materials Via Nanotechnology

Professor Fengge Gao, Nottingham Trent University, UK
3:30 pm

Nanomaterials & Polymer Nanocomposites for Automotive Applications

Karen Stoeffler (speaker) Benoit Simard, Salim Derdouri, Hongbo Li
4:15 pm

Coffee Break

4:30 pm

Graphene Oxide Polymer Nanocomposites and Coatings

Professor Rigoberto Advincula, Case Western Reserve University
5:15 pm

Mapping Nanotechnologies to Automotive Innovations

Ross Kozarsky, Lux Research

Conference Agenda

Day 1

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:15am

Keynote Address: Driving Profitable Growth in the Global Automotive Plastics Industry

Daron Gifford, Plante Moran

Session 1: Light-weighting Automotive Components

9:00am

Strategies for Light-Weighting Plastics

Paul A. Hardy, A. Schulman, Inc
9:30am

Light-weighting Automotive Components

Mohammad Moetakef, Abdul Sami Siddiqui and Mohammad Usman, Ford Motor Co.
10:00am

Weight Reduction in Automotive with High Performance Polyamides.

Bernd Henkelmann, Application Development Manager Automotive, EMS-GRIVORY
10:30am

Coffee Break & View of Exhibits

11:00am

Multi-material approach for lightweighting structures in safety systems

Vasant Pednekar, LANXESS Corporation
11:30am

Rapid structural bonding of dissimilar lightweight materials: polyolefins, composites and metals

W.S. Gutowski, S.Li, C.Filippou, L.Russell, CSIRO, Future Manufacturing Flagship, Australia
12:00pm

Go Beyond Foaming: Learn how to maximize all the automotive benefits provided by MuCell technology with design freedom

Brent Strawbridge, Vice President, Trexel
12:30-2:00pm

Lunch Break

Session 2: Bringing New Materials & Processes Online

2:00pm

Plenary Lecture: Improving Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and Validation Procedures; Why Inconsistent Parts are Made

John W. Bozzelli, Founder of Scientific Molding
2:45pm

The Value of Systems Engineering to the OEM's and Automotive Suppliers

John Berg, MGS Mfg.
3:00pm

Monitor, Measure and Improve the Automotive Supply Chain

Sujit Sheth, Business Development and Program Manager, AST Technology
3:15pm

Panel Discussion: OEMs Suppliers Interaction

4:00pm

Coffee Break & View of Exhibits

Session 3: Specialty Automotive Applications

4:15pm

Aramid nanofibers for use as separator material in li-ion and li-s battery design.

Daniel Vander Ley, Co-founder, Elegus Technologies
4:45pm

Automotive Heads Up Displays take center stage

Steven Polvinen, Dir of Business, Syntec Optics
5:15pm

LED car lighting systems in focus

Kragl Joachim, Engel
6:00pm

Cheese & Wine Reception


Day 2

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Session 4: Advances in Structural Composites

8:15am

Plenary Lecture: Carbon Fiber Composites Roadmap: Growth to 2020 and Beyond

Ross Kozarsky, Lux Research
8:45am

Manufacturing of High Volume and High Quality Surfaces of Automotive Composite Parts through Resin Transfer Molding Process

Jim Switzer, Henkel
9:15am

Lightweight Composite Solutions for Automotive Applications

Probir Guha, VP, Advanced Research and Development, Continental Structural Plastics
9:45am

Nanosilica-Modified Epoxy Resins for Use in Filament-Wound Drive Shaft Applications

Dr. James Nelson, Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M Aerospace and Commercial Transportation Division
10:15am

Coffee Break & View of Exhibits

Session 5: Plastics in Automotive Interiors, Exteriors, and Engine compartment

10:30am

Inherently Low Gloss Bayblend for automotive interior applications

Dr. Marina A. Rogunova, Bayer MaterialScience
11:00am

Solution for Aesthetic Parts thru combination of Styrenics resins with decorative films

Joerg Bachschuster, Kurz, and John Fialka (speaker), Styrolution
11:30am

Advantages Of Direct Gear Design For Automotive Polymer Gear Drives

Alexander L. Kapelevich (speaker), AKGears, and Thomas M. McNamara, Thermotech
12:00 - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm

Next Generation, High Performance Materials for Air Induction Components

Russell Bloomfield, Sr. Application Development Engineer, DSM Engineering Plastics
2:00pm

Smart ways of designing plastic engine parts using High Performance Engineering Polymers (HPEP)

Kirit C. Desai, Technical Marketing Manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers
2:30pm

Counterfeit Plastics: Are Your Parts the Real Deal?

Clare Goldsberry, Sr. Editor, PlasticsToday.com/Owner ProWrite Communications
3:00pm

Coffee Break & View of Exhibits

Session 6: Innovations in Manufacturing & Assembly

3:15pm

Direct Coating / Direct Skinning Technology

Jessee McCanna, Bayer
3:45pm

Plasma technology for efficient polymer manufacturing and durable adhesive bonding

Uwe Lommatzsch, Klaus Vissing, Jörg Ihde, Ralph Wilken, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research
4:15pm

Functional integration of ultrasonic welding technology for the automotive plastics industry

Udo Skarke, Sales Director Plastics, Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.
4:45pm

Tailor Made Surfaces of automotive parts in a Single Production Step

Kragl Joachim, Engel
5:15pm

Additive Manufacturing Solutions

Michael Wegman, Stratasys

Day 3

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Session 7: Automotive Environmental Sustainability

8:00am

Plenary Lecture: Cost-Effective Bioplastics and Biocomposites for Automotive Applications

Minh-Tan Ton-That, Karen Stoeffler, Mihaela Mihai, Automotive & Surface Transportation, National Research Council of Canada
8:30am

Recycled Rubber as a Replacement for Virgin Materials in Automotive Part Formulations

Janice L. Tardiff (speaker), Cynthia M. Flanigan, Madeline M. Harper Ford Motor Company
9:00am

Reclaimed Carbon Fiber (rCF) in Blend with Polypropylene Resin

Saeil JEON, Ph.D, Technology Specialist - Lightweight Solution, Volvo Group
9:30am

Plastics Recovered from Shredded End-of-Life Vehicles

Brian Riise (speaker), Peter Mackrell, Ron Rau, Ibrahim Patel
10:00am

Panel Discussion: Environmental Issues

Welch, Lecedra, AIAG Bing Xu, Ford Motor Company Marc Robling, Bosch
10:30am

Coffee Break & View of Exhibits

Session 8: Novel Materials and Specialty Additives

10:45am

Smart Graphene/Cabon composite & nanotechnology based coating for automotive application

Dr Siva Bohm, Prof A S Khanna & Dr Douglas Gordon
11:15am

Lightweighting automotive components using novel mica

Chris DeArmitt, Business Development Manager, LKAB Minerals
11:45am

Stabilization of Polymers for the Automotive Industry

Feng Zuo, and Robert Keller, Plastic Additives, BASF Corporation
12:15pm

Silicone Elastomers - Clear as Glass

Dipl. -Ing. Oliver Franssen (speaker) and Dipl. -Ing. Heiko Bayerl, Momentive (Germany)
12:45pm

Overview of Auxetic Materials and Possible Automotive Applications

Kendal Novak and Scott Shermetaro, Oakland University
1:15pm

Conference Adjourn