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SMART PLASTICS 2024

Smart Plastics 2024 is the event, the only one of its kind in Italy, that brings together the world of high performance polymers applied in all industrial sectors: automotive, aerospace, medical, electrics/electronics, sports items, interior design, domestic appliances, technical components and others besides.

Now in its eleventh year, Smart Plastics 2024 involves all the sector’s main players: material producers, suppliers and users of parts and components, process and automation system manufacturers, engineers and designers.

A highlight will be the presence of leading figures from the academic and research world, as well as from world class brand owners, who will describe the current trends in the field of innovative materials, processes and applications.

In previous years, the event has hosted major names such as: Dainese, Cornaglia, Pininfarina, Ecoesedra, MMDesign, ZaafDesign, Artsana, Ducati, Elica, Electrolux, Ferretti, SKF, Stellantis, Technogym and others.

TOPIC AERAS

Smart Plastic will be structured around six fundamental topics:

High Performances​

The performance of the most advanced engineering plastics includes high mechanical, chemical and atmospheric resistance, for long-lasting results.

e-plastics​

Electric and self-driving cars for a mobility model abreast of times and more respectful of the environment. Smart Plastics 2024 will highlight the contribution of polymers to this evolution. A new challenge worth taking up.

Surfaces​

Quality and variety make polymer surfaces an indispensable element of contemporary design, in technical and aesthetic applications.

Sustainability​

Environmental protection, lower emissions and less waste: these are just some of the reasons why modern industry has to be committed to sustainability. The latest generation of engineering polymers are biodegradable and recyclable, both characteristics that help to protect our ecosystem.

Lightweight​

Plastic materials and composites are getting increasingly lighter, making it possible to reduce energy and material consumption, especially in the transport sector.

Metal Replecement​

Increasingly competitive, plastics can also replace metals: light weight, simpler processes, integration of components and greater design freedom are the trump cards in the hands of engineering polymers.

SPEAKERS

Luisa Romano
Quality Control and R&D Manager OEM Division - ACERBIS Spa

We built Acerbis on two key words, which have a much deeper meaning than what can be described in any corporate document.
“Soul” is something you have inside that others don’t. Accompanied by extensive
passion, that is, the desire to pursue a goal and that goal only day after day. Because
this is what we refer to as “doing business.”
At Acerbis we imagine an integrated and verticalized business for both B2B (OEM
Division) and B2C (AFT Division) customers. We start from the customer’s idea and,
thanks to our engineering know-how, we industrialize the products that will go on
the market. Today, when looking at the words Soul and Passion next to our brand, we also see how these two words clearly contain a third word: Sustainability. Sustainability is a word “in the future”, which requires farsightedness and the willingness to last over time and continue to create prosperity for those who work with us, for the social context in which we operate, for those who will come after us. Sustainability, alongside Soul and Passion, is the third word with which Acerbis looks to the future. In fact, to obtain more sustainable performances, over the years Acerbis has changed the standards thanks to product optimization. For example, by enhancing metal replacement thanks to the use of highperformance technopolymers and increasingly complex engineering projects, to
meet the expectations of our customers in a relationship of trust and respect.

Raffaele Abbruzzetti
Managing Director ARBURG
Tommaso Messina
Direttore Tecnico di GUBERTI Spa

Arburg and Guberti have a more than 30-year partnership in the world of injection moulding in Italy. 

The extensive experience combined with deep knowledge of moulding technologies and the chemical and physical properties of materials enable us to provide customers with 360° support.

Specifically, we will be presenting a case study with a product developed from a high-performance Avient technopolymer and moulded on an ARBURG machine in full process control.

We always start with the customer’s requirements, choose the best material and design to achieve the target performance characteristics.

Davide Rossi
Referente tecnico commerciale per settore materie plastiche – BRE-MEN ACCIAI

Fausto Calderaro
Key Account Manager - EMS Italia

The topic of sustainability is becoming a priority in all industrial sectors; Most of the large Western companies have set themselves objectives and strategies to be able to present themselves on the market with sustainable products, highlighting the image of companies that are attentive to the environment. Thermoplastic polymer producers are therefore fully involved in the market on this issue and engaged in the production and development of new recycled and/or bio-based grades. Ems Grivory has been active on this topic for some time and is focused both on the development of sustainable materials and on the reduction of CO2 emissions in all its production plants. EMS Grivory and its current and future activities to respond to the new needs of the “green” market. A reliable partner attentive to the customer and the environment.

Matteo Terragni
Managing Director of ENGEL Italy

Energy efficiency is one of the most topical issues. However, before embarking on any project or investment to reduce consumption, it is essential to understand where and how energy is used. Digitisation enables more accurate and timely insights than in the past, as it provides technologies to collect data and process it into valuable information to improve processes and products. ENGEL has applied this paradigm to injection moulding by developing a comprehensive range of digital solutions that optimise the most critical process parameters, saving time and resources. This strategy emphasises that a high-performance injection moulding machine is only the first step towards sustainable efficiency.

Marta Bach
Business Development Specialty Materials - ENVALIOR

Le performance tribologiche sono fortemente influenzate dal design del componente e dal materiale utilizzato, i quali hanno un diretto impatto sull’affidabilità e sulle performance dell’applicazione. L’industria è da sempre alla ricerca di come incrementare l’efficienza operativa delle applicazioni e ridurre il consumo di energia. Il PTFE e i polimeri modificati con PTFE sono ampiamente utilizzati nelle applicazioni tribologiche, dal momento che essi riducono significativamente i fenomeni di usura ed attrito. Tuttavia, alcuni organismi di regolamentazione, quali ad esempio la European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), attualmente stanno valutando possibili restrizioni nell’utilizzo del PTFE. Da qui la necessità di avere materiali più robusti che possano fornire performance affidabili senza l’impiego di PTFE. Stanyl ha delle performance superiori di resistenza a attrito e usura rispetto a diversi materiali alternativi, inclusi la PA66, il POM e le PPA. Per questo motivo, risulta essere un eccellente materiale per soddisfare la domanda di prestazioni per applicazioni tribologiche PTFE-FREE.

Davide Meli
Country Manager Italia - EPSAN

The change, mandatory for environmental reasons and driven mainly by politics, has begun, and the point of no return has been passed. Large investments have been implemented and planned, with the aim of gradually introducing increasingly “green” and low environmental impact cars onto the market. Epsan, as a manufacturer of plastic materials mainly designed for the production of car components, takes up the challenge and offers its technical solutions.

Esra Atasoy
R&D Product Development And Operations Manager - EUROTEC

Market demands and opportunities for various sectors are redefined in the scope of the recycled and bio-based engineering plastics. Consumer acceptance of sustainability continues to rise. According to the place of use of the parts and customer demands, it is important to encounter required properties to avoid any safety issues and provide demanded performance continuously. It is possible to decrease carbon foot print levels and provide effective life cycle assessment by considering sustainable materials and green energy.

Sergio Monteverde
Responsabile Commerciale Italia - EWIKON
Riccardo Passuello
Responsabile commerciale - UNIFORM

We live in a market where concepts such as sustainability, digitalisation, integration and synergies between the different players in the supply chain are becoming increasingly important. In this context, with the “Good plastic” book for insiders as the starting point, Ewikon and Uniform came up with a new approach for the presentation of skills and technological capabilities. Starting from a university design competition, the Jaketa project was born, developed together with a group of companies, incorporating state-of-the-art technologies in mould construction, hot runner design and injection moulding, which enabled the realization of an integrated mould concept up to a final demonstration of the production of the part in public.

Giacomo Barbieri
Sales Manager Robomachine - FANUC

The spread of Techno polymers in various application areas highlights the crucial role for increasingly innovative and high-performance injection moulding machines. During the COVID-19 emergency, the partnership between a player and FANUC in handling an urgent order destined for lung fans is a demonstration of the effectiveness of new technologies for Techno polymers as well. The collaboration enabled accelerated production, demonstrating the importance of precision and repeatability in the context of critical production. FANUC AI solutions integrated into the controller have initiated a more efficient and sustainable process with a significant reduction in cycle time and reducing operating costs.

Claudio Rossi
Product Specialist Advanced Manufacturing Italia - GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS

Standex Engraving’s contribution to the ‘MULTIMOLD’ EU project.

GF Machining Solutions, a worldwide leader in the supply of machine tools and automation solutions for precision component production and molds, implemented laser texturing solutions in 2010.

The increasing precision and accuracy of this technology allowed Standex Engraving to add functionalities to the surface. These Functional textures, in the European project MULTIMOLD, will be an integral part of the manufacturing of complex polymeric parts for the next generation of Human-Machine Interfaces applied to the automotive, industrial, and energy sectors.

Laser surface functionalization will have significant impacts on sustainability and circularity (such as paint removal); on haptic and optical perceptions (such as soft touch and light guide) and on the part’s intrinsic durability (improved robustness by weather-resistant and self-cleaning). 

 

Micaela Lorenzi
CEO -GREENCHEMICALS

Greenchemicals presents 3 different halogen free solutions for polyamide, 2 for polypropilene and 1 for polycarbonate, in three different dust free physical forms: compacted, NDB e sugar-like. It will be shown also the improved dispersion and thermal stability, compared to previous versions

Michele Monti
Direttore Creativo - JUNO.AM
Partner di Produzione Carbon

Exploring the bridge between creativity and technology through advanced 3D printing. How innovative materials can transform industries and enhance life quality, focusing on efficiency and an ‘UNMOLDABLE’ mindset

Riccardo Dal Pozzo
Coffee Machines Tooling Manager - LAVAZZA
Florian Seidl
- Design Manager - LAVAZZA

Lavazza continues its commitment to sustainability by launching coffee machines made from recycled plastic. The form language of the brand is composed of simple formal building blocks, it is recognizably Italian and celebrates its Mediterranean identity with unique attention to detail, well controlled surfaces, refined colours, and finishes. Specific case histories will be used to explained how the percentage of virgin plastics has been reduced while maintaining the same high standard for aesthetics & perceived quality.

Henry Adamo
CEO - Adamo Srl - LEONARDI

Leonardi spa aims to support innovation. The case history presented is emblematic of the project started with its customer Adamo Srl and supplier Mixcycling. The company Adamo Srl which core business is focused on household products was looking for recycled materials for its OMADA brand. For this reason, we decided to propose materials filled with natural fibers such as rice husks, grape marc, coffee and chamomile. The presentation aims to raise awareness of these materials to reduce the environmental impact of plastic products without sacrificing aesthetics and functionality.

Maurizio Frigerio
Direttore Vendite Italia e Balcani - MEUSBURGER

nnovating but in a sustainable way.
This is a crucial combination that has accompanied Meusburger’s growth over the past decades. This approach has also been integrated in recent years in our branches in Germany, where the hot runner systems are designed and assembled and the latest generation of temperature control units are developed. The Innovation in these areas has been important in recent times, precisely in order to better meet the needs of our customers, who increasingly submit projects to us in which the best possible molding technology is required to guarantee high quality and optimum timing with the new compostable plastics, which are filled with various types of vegetal fibres.

Alex Terzariol
General Manager MM Design

Philippe Brasseur
Senior Customer Technical Development - Syensqo NEXEO

Syensqo, a world leader in the production of high performance polymers, has been engaged in the development of materials that are used in high demanding sectors such as e-mobility, aerospace, healthcare and wellness.

Syensqo specialty polymers, Ixef (PARA), Ryton (PPS), Amodel (PPA), Ketaspire (PEEK) and Xencor (long fiber composites), are well suited for the replacement of traditional materials like wood and metal in high end sport and leisure applications.

The technical characteristics (lightweight, high stiffness, fatigue resistance) of these materials are used to achieve better performance and to reach a high level of wellness.

During the speech you will discover the specific properties of some of these materials with a particular focus on sustainability, a topic of extreme interest for Solvay/Syensqo.

Omar Mantoan
Direttore Commerciale - Gruppo IRVE (Plastmeccanica-Union Stampi-Plaber)

RVE Group (Plastmeccanica-Plaber-Union Stampi) has always paid increasing attention to market needs and the environmental impact of its initiatives. We will present two case histories: engineering and manufacturing of a mould resulting in the moulding of a technical article in bi-material plastic replacing metal, and experimentation with a CO2-negative raw material used to produce professional technical cases.

Chiara Devasini
Global Focal Team Leader Appliances Market - RADICIGROUP

The home appliance sector is noted for its numerous technical requirements, which vary depending on the particular application. RadiciGroup continuously researches innovative solutions for this sector and has adopted a solution provider approach.

The presentation will illustrate case studies, along with the characteristics of the various material families that can meet the specific technical needs of the applications.

For electrical applications, the expanded Radiflam® range, featuring new grades with high GWIT, will be showcased.
For applications requiring potable water approvals, RadiciGroup’s latest special polyamides, developed to comply with the increasingly stringent standards, will be introduced.

Requirements for food contact, thermal and chemical resistance, and surface appearance are often added to material specifications.

Lastly, as the theme of sustainability has become of central importance, RadiciGroup will present its low environmental impact Renycle® polyamide range.

Alessio Guadagnini
Engineering Manager - VIMAR

Environmental sustainability in the construction sector is increasingly becoming a central theme. In addition to optimizing the energy efficiency of buildings, it is crucial to consider other factors such as the use of materials with low environmental impact. This approach is paramount in mitigating the effects of construction on the environment. In this presentation, we will explore how Vimar, a manufacturer of electrical materials with almost eighty years of experience, has embraced this philosophy by developing a new series of flush-mounted electrical products, using plastic materials with a reduced carbon footprint. Thanks to this innovative choice of materials, Vimar has achieved a significant goal in reducing CO2 emissions.

eVENT sCHEDULE

Wednesday – 8 may 2024

  • 13.20 - Registration
  • 14.00 - Keynote address:

    Paolo Spinelli, Redattore capo - PLAST

  • 14.15 - HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC FOAMS BY GRADED FOAMING: APPLICATION IN SPORT HELMETS

    Fabrizio Errichiello, R&D Engineer and Research PM – MATERIAS

  • 14.30 - PTFE-FREE SOLUTIONS FOR TRIBOLOGY APPLICATIONS

    Marta Bach, Business Development Specialty Materials - ENVALIOR

  • 14.45 - METAL REPLACEMENT, BI-MATERIAL MOULDING AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH INNOVATIVE MATERIALS AND GREAT ATTENTION TO THE IMPACT ON THE PLANET

    Omar Mantoan, Commercial Director - GRUPPO IRVE
    (PLASTMECCANICA-UNION STAMPI-PLABER)

  • 15.00 - IMPROVED HALOGEN FREE FORMULATIONS FOR POLYAMIDE, POLYPROPYLENE, POLYCARBO NATE. NEW DUST FREE PHYSICAL FORMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING DISPERSION AND THERMAL STABILITY

    Micaela Lorenzi, CEO - GREENCHEMICALS

  • 16.00 - SYENSQO HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS IN SPORTS APPLICATIONS

    Philippe Brasseur, Senior Customer Technical Development - SYENSQO in collaboration with NEXEO PLASTICS

  • 16.15 - SYNERGY BETWEEN TECHNO POLYMERS AND FULL ELECTRIC INJECTION MACHINE: INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE WITH FANUC

    Giacomo Barbieri, Sales Manager Robomachine - FANUC

  • 16.30 TAILORING MATERIAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

    Esra Atasoy, R&D Product Development And Operations Manager - EUROTEC ENGINEERING PLASTICS

  • 16.45 - SUSTAINABLE PLASTIC MATERIALS IN ELECTRICAL WIRING DEVICES

    Alessio Guadagnini, Engineering Manager - VIMAR

  • 17.00 ROUND TABLE: AI AND DIGITALIZATION IN THE PRODUCTION AND TRANSFORMATION OF TECHNOPOLYMERS’

    with the participation of: ENGEL, GURIOLI DESIGN, POLITECNICO DI MILANO, VIMAR

Thursday – 9 may 2024

  • 09.00 - Registration
  • 09.55 - Keynote address:

    Aldo Rotta, Direttore Responsabile - PLASTDESIGN

  • 10.00 - BIOPOLYMERS: NEW AESTHETICS AND PERFORMANCE FOR DESIGN

    Alex Terzariol, Designer and General Manager – MM DESIGN

  • 10.15 - INNOVATIVE RADICIGROUP SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME APPLIANCE SECTOR

    Chiara Devasini, Global Focal Team Leader Appliances Market - RADICI GROUP

  • 10.30 - ARBURG AND GUBERTI, TURNKEY SOLUTIONS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES AND TECHNOPOLYMERS

    Raffaele Abbruzzetti, Managing Director - ARBURG
    Tommaso Messina, Direttore Tecnico - GUBERTI

  • 10.45 - EMS GRIVORY AND SUSTAINABILITY

    Fausto Calderaro, Key Account Manager - EMS ITALIA

  • 11.00 - GOOD PLASTIC - FROM SUSTAINABLE IDEAS TO THE INJECTION MOULDING PRODUCTION CELL

    Sergio Monteverde, Responsabile Commerciale Italia - EWIKON
    Riccardo Passuello, Responsabile Commerciale - UNIFORM

  • 12.00 - INNOVATIVE MATERIALS FOR 3D PRINTING

    Michele Monti, Direttore Creativo JUNO.AM, Partner di Produzione CARBON

  • 12.15 - DIGITALISATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: THE FUTURE OF INJECTION MOULDING

    Matteo Terragni, Managing Director - ENGEL ITALIA

  • 12.30 - THE NEW LIFE OF WASTE FOR A BETTER FUTURE

    Henry Adamo, CEO - ADAMO in collaboration with LEONARDI

  • 12.45 - ACERBIS: A COMPANY PERPETUALLY ON THE MOVE

    Luisa Romano, Quality Control and R&D Manager OEM Division - ACERBIS

  • 14.30 - ROVALMA MAM RIVOLUZIONA LA STAMPA 3D NELL’INDUSTRIA DEGLI STAMPI

    Davide Rossi, Referente tecnico commerciale per settore materie plastiche - BRE-MEN ACCIAI

  • 14.45 - FUNCTIONAL LASER TEXTURING AND ITS KEY ROLE IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES CHAIN FOR IN-MOLD ELECTRONICS. STANDEX ENGRAVING’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ‘MULTIMOLD’ EU PROJECT.

    Claudio Rossi, Product Specialist Advanced Manufacturing Italia - GF MACHINING SOLUTIONS

  • 15.00 - SUSTAINABILITY AND E-MOBILITY: THE CHALLENGE OF THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

    Davide Meli, Country Manager Italia - EPSAN ITALY

  • 15.15 - INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING SUBCONTRACTING

    Maurizio Frigerio, Direttore Vendite Italia e Balcani - MEUSBURGER

  • 15.30 - APPLICATION OF RECYCLED PLASTICS IN COFFEE MACHINES

    Riccardo Dal Pozzo, Coffee Machines Tooling Manager - LAVAZZA
    Florian Seidl, Design Manager - LAVAZZA

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* For participants who REGISTER for the conference free of charge (even with SPONSOR INVITE), please note that lunch is NOT included in the free ticket for the second day of the conference. On May 9, it will be possible to have lunch (for a fee) at the Caffè Alfa Romeo Restaurant, choosing from Bar (sandwiches and burgers) or Lunch Buffet options. It is possible and recommended to purchase the lunch ticket, by booking it, as early as the morning of 09/05 to avoid queues at the ticket counters.

EDITIONS 2023

EVENT LOCATION

The Museo Alfa Romeo tells the legendary story of the brand, via a project and an installation designed to reflect its values: historical presence, beauty and speed, an essential part of the Alfa Romeo Dna. As the visitors admire car after car, they travel through the company’s glorious history and also discover stories and curious facts with the help of videos, images and interactive access points, in a crescendo of emotions.

HOW TO GET TO THE MUSEUM

MUSEO STORICO ALFA ROMEO

viale Alfa Romeo, 20020 Arese (MI) – Italy – tel 02 444 255 11 – [email protected]

The Alfa Romeo Museum can be reached by several routes: from the Arese/Lainate exit from the A8/A9 Lainate-Como-Chiasso and Milan-Varese motorways to the lakes; from the A4 Turin-Milan-Venice motorway; from the western Milan ring road that continues southwards with the A1 Milan-Rome-Naples and A7 Milan-Genoa motorways.

The Museum is 15 km away from the city centre of Milan and can easily be reached by public transport.

Take the train or metro line M1 until the station of Rho-Fiera, then take bus line 561 Airpullman, destination Arese, which stops right in front of the Museum (the bus service is active 7 days a week. Tickets can be bought at the station of Rho-Fiera or at the ticket machine)

Download Bus Timetables in PDF

The Museum is close to the Lainate/Arese exit on highway A8.
Alternatively, it can be reached from provincial road SP 233 Varesina and state road SS 33 del Sempione.

Free parking for conference participants (subject to availability)

HOTEL & ACCOMODATION

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Via Rho angolo via Pirelli 4
Exit Lainate A9 – 20020 Lainate (MI) Tel: +39 0293757511
All reservations can be made by telephone   +39.0293757511 – or via e-mail [email protected]
https://all.accor.com/hotel/9379/index.it.shtml

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Via Falzarego 1, 20021 Baranzate (MI) – Tel +39 02 33301218

Reservations can be made by contacting the property directly on the telephone number or email below: [email protected] | +39 02 33301218. Or via the hotel websites www.phihotelmilano.com or group www.phi-hotels.com

During registration, enter the discount code SP2024. SP2024.

Via Montenero, 127 – 20024 GARBAGNATE MILANESE (MI)
Tel. +39 02 99028054
Email [email protected]
www.virginiapalace.it
When booking, indicate the Smart Plastics conference agreement

Book Online on the website www.planetariahotels.com, check availability by entering the specialpartner Convention Code and you can book benefiting from a 15% discount on the best available rate.

The agreement is applicable to the following hotels in Milan:

www.planetariahotels.com

Via Lepetit,1 – 20020 Lainate (MI)
Tel. +39 0293571640
Email [email protected]
www.hotellittapalace.com
for reservations, contact the hotel directly quoting the SMART PLASTICS 

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