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ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM
North America 2021

Join us on Wednesday, November 17, for the third annual  Advanced Materials Forum, a 100% online innovation conference presented by DSM. The event is intended for senior engineering and design leaders in the Americas region seeking to improve automotive, electronics, electrical and industrial applications through material science innovation. Registrants are invited to join us for one or more tracks throughout the day.  

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Track 1: Material Science Innovation
10.00 - 10.30 am EST
30 minutes

Thermoplastic Material Solutions for Electric Vehicle Applications

EV power distribution systems must operate at higher voltage to deliver sufficient power to the vehicle, increasing the need for proper insulation and electromagnetic shielding. This presentation will share the impact on material selection.
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Robert Janssen Principal Scientist DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
10.00 - 10.30 am EST
30 minutes

Automotive Powertrain Trends in North America

Mike Fiske will share the latest powertrain trends and vehicle sales outlook for North America.
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Mike Fiske Associate Director IHS Markit
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
10.45 - 11.15 am EST
30 minutes

Measuring the Impact of Moisture in High-Temperature Polyamides

This presentation will explore a transport model for the description of moisture exchange and its effect on mechanical properties in high temperature resistant polyamides.
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Alexander Stroeks Principal Scientist DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
10.45 - 11.15 am EST
30 minutes

EV Charging Infrastructure Material Selection

This sesion will highlight highlight the market trends, requirements, and material solutions used to build EV charging infrastructure.
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Abel Pot Application Development Engineer DSM
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
11.30 am - 12.00 pm EST
30 minutes

Material Science for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

As hydrogen fuel cell technology continues to evolve, material science will play an increasingly important role in addressing key challenges such as ion leaching.
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Yu Bin Global Advanced Engineering Manager, E-Mobility DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
11.30 am - 12.00 pm EST
30 minutes

Improving Vehicle Air Management Performance

Even as vehicle electification accelerates, increasing the efficiency of the internal combustion engine will continue to play an important role as automakers seek to cut carbon emissions. This presentation will share how material science is improving efficiency and reducing the costs of air management systems.
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Russell Bloomfield Senior Application Development Engineer DSM
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
12.15 pm - 12.45 pm EST
30 minutes

Exploring PA66 Alternatives

When global supply chains tighten, capacity constraints can quickly impact popular materials such as PA66. This presentation will explore potential alternatives.
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Angelika Schmidt Global R&T Manager, Performance Polymers DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
12.15 pm - 12.45 pm EST
30 minutes

Insights and 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.
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Pim Janssen Global System Expert DSM
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
01.15 - 01.45 pm EST
30 minutes

Advancing the Circular Economy with Bio-Based or Recycled Materials

Learn more about DSM material solutions designed to make products more sustainable and support the circular economy.
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Kim van Neer Sustainability Program Manager DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
01.15 - 01.45 pm EST
30 minutes

Material Science for 5G Connectivity

This presentation will explore design trends and material challenges for 5G smart devices such as high-speed charging. I will also explain how high-speed wired/wireless data transfer will bring different challenges to materials used for mechanical parts structures and electronics components.
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John Hsieh Global Marketing Manager, Electronics DSM
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
02.00 - 02.30 pm EST
30 minutes

Towards Low carbon solutions @DSM Engineering Materials

Reducing our GHG emissions and carbon footprint and enabling the same for our customers. Insights on our efforts towards measuring and reducing our GHG emissions.
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Neelima​ Kadirisani Sustainability Engineer DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
02.00 - 02.30 pm EST
30 minutes

Sustainable Material Solutions for Medical Applications

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical companies are uniquely challenged to find cost-effective, sustainable materials that do not compromise patient safety. This talk will focus on connecting sustainability with medical-grade materials for seamless integration into medical device and pharmaceutical applications.
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Mike Perillo-Gentile Market Development Manager Medical DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
02.45 - 03.15 pm EST
30 minutes

Optimizing Thermoplastic Gear Design

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.
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Adnan Hasanovic Global System Expert DSM
Track 1: Material Science Innovation
03.30 - 04.00 pm EST
30 minutes

Advanced Tools for Color Development

As consumers expect brands to offer more choices for personalization, color is an increasingly important part of the design process. This presentation will share how DSM is developing new tools to enhance the precision of thermoplastic color matching.
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Ellen van Hemelrijck Global Color Coordinator DSM
Track 2: Innovation Insights
03.30 - 04.00 pm EST
30 minutes

Leveraging TPE Technology for Athleticwear & Footwear

Learn how DSM is using thermoplastic elastomer technology to enhance the performance of atheltic apparel and footwear, including solutions for Tour de France cyclists.
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Jacy Leong Market Development Manager DSM

Speakers

Adnan Hasanovic
Adnan Hasanovic Global System Expert DSM
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Alexander Stroeks
Alexander Stroeks Principal Scientist DSM
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Pim Janssen
Pim Janssen System Expert, DSM
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John Hsieh
John Hsieh Global Marketing Manager, Electronics DSM
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Robert Janssen
Robert Janssen Principal Scientist DSM
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Jacy Leong
Jacy Leong Market Development Manager DSM
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Abel Pot
Abel Pot Application Development Engineer DSM
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Angelika Schmidt
Angelika Schmidt Global R&T Manager, Performance Polymers DSM
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Kim van Neer
Kim van Neer Sustainability Program Manager DSM
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Ellen van Hemelrijck
Ellen van Hemelrijck Global Color Coordinator DSM
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Russell Bloomfield
Russell Bloomfield Senior Application Development Engineer DSM
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Mike Fiske
Mike Fiske Associate Director IHS Markit
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Lydia Swan
Lydia Swan Commercial Sales Director - Americas, DSM DSM
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Neelima​ Kadirisani
Neelima​ Kadirisani Sustainability Engineer DSM
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Mike Perillo-Gentile
Mike Perillo-Gentile Market Development Manager Medical DSM
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