Under-the-Hood Innovation: Polymers and Thermal Management

Date: May 6 and 7, 2015

Venue: The Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. 21111 Haggerty Rd., Novi, MI USA 48375

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The ITB Group presented its new conference: Under-the-Hood Innovation: Polymers and Thermal Management on May 6 and 7, 2015 in Novi, Michigan. Day one of the conference focused on under-hood plastic parts and day two targeted advanced thermal management developments, technologies and components. Attendee took part in engaging presentation sessions (21 industry leading presentations were given over the two day period), excellent networking sessions with industry experts and business development discussions within the adjacent exhibit hall.

Please contact Mr. Bryan Eldredge, Program Manager – Conferences if you have any questions: Phone: 248-380-6310 or Email: beldredge@itbgroup.com

For information on our 2016 conferences, please click the links below:

Advanced Thermal Management 2016 Conference – April 15, 2016

Plastic Powertrain Parts 2016 – June 2, 2016

 

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day 1: May 6, 2015

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Joel Kopinsky, Managing Director - The ITB Group (U.S.A.)
Process and Simulation Advances

9:30

2D & 3D Blow Molding Technology & Development
Managing Director - ActuaPlast (U.S.A.)

10:00

State of the Art Infrared Welding Technology
Business and Technical Manager - HA Industries (U.S.A.)

10:20

Mid-Morning Break
Next Generation Materials

11:00

High Performance Materials for AI Components
Senior Application Development Engineer - DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S.A.)

11:30

Metal Replacement in the Engine Compartment
Application Development Manager Automotive - EMS-Grivory (U.S.A.)

12:00

Polyamide 6,6 Advancements for Acidic Environments
Manager, Application Development - INVISTA (U.S.A.)

12:30

Lunch
Extrusion and Blow Molding Developments

2:00

Solutions for Increasing Requirements
VP Account Management and Manager Technical Marketing - EVONIK Industries (Germany)

2:30

New High Temperature Polyamide for Turbo Air Ducts
Engine System Product Manager - Roechling (Italy) and Technical Service/Market Development - Radici Plastics (U.S.A.)

3:00

Bio-based Polymers for Under-hood Flexible Hoses
Business Development Engineer - Arkema (U.S.A.)

3:30

Afternoon Break
Developments in Air Induction

4:00

Hybrid Design Resonator for Air Charge Systems
Sales Representative - HENN (U.S.A.)

4:30

Lightweight Thermoplastic Manifolds with MuCell®
Manager, Powertrain Market - BASF Corporation (U.S.A.) and Leader, Advanced Product Development - Mahle (Canada)

5:00

Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception
CONFERENCE AGENDA - Day 2: May 7, 2015

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Keynote Address

9:00

Changing Paradigms in Vehicle Thermal Management
Sean Osborne, Director - The ITB Group (U.S.A.)
Materials and Process Developments

9:30

High Performance Plastics for Cooling Applications
Application Development Engineer - Celanese (U.S.A.)

10:00

Mfg. Tech and Plastic Parts for Thermal Management
President of NAFTA Region - Geiger Automotive (U.S.A.)

10:30

High-Heat and Acid Resistant Polyamide 9T
Research Engineer - Kuraray (Japan)

11:00

Mid-Morning Break
Drivers to Technological Change

11:30

Delivering Fuel Economy Savings in Powertrain Apps
Business Development Manager, Powertrain - DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S.A.)

12:00

Optimizing use of FRP with Predictive Simulation
Business Development Manager - e-Xstream Engineering (U.S.A.)

12:30

Virtual Prototype for Automotive Cooling System
CAE Product Engineer and CAE Supervisor - Ford Motor Company (U.S.A.)

1:00

Lunch
Control - Key to Advanced Thermal Management

2:00

Controlled Flow Coolant Pumps
R&D Project Leader - NIDEC GPM (Germany)

2:30

Multi-channel Coolant Valves – Future Challenges
VP Product Development - Schaeffler Group (U.S.A.)

3:00

Temp Control: Cost Solution using Diaphragm Valve
VP Product Development and Product Engineer - Melling Engine Parts (U.S.A.)

3:30

Closing Remarks
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Program Agenda


Exhibitors:

BASF

Celanese

DSM

Fraenkische

Geiger Automotive

INVISTA Enginnering Polymers

Kuraray

Nidec-GPM

Oetiker

Radici Plastics

Solvay

Sonceboz

Stant

Toray Resin Company

Zeon

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CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Dr. Joel Kopinsky
Managing Director - The ITB Group
Sean Osborne
Director - The ITB Group

Dr. Joel Kopinsky

Dr. Kopinsky (Ph.D. Chemical Engineering and MBA) is responsible for The ITB Group’s consulting assignments in energy storage, vehicle emissions, plastic engine parts and glazing systems. Over the past 25 years he has completed a variety of strategic and technical feasibility consulting projects for leading suppliers, OEMs and investment banks in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, he has completed numerous multiclient reports concerned with energy storage, glazing and powertrain technologies. In the 1980’s, Dr. Kopinsky worked at the General Motors Research Labs followed by the completion of his MBA at Columbia University. On the side, Dr. Kopinsky is an avid clarinetist and long-haul hiker.

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Sean Osborne

Mr. Osborne leads the Thermal Management Practice at The ITB Group. He has been developing and implementing strategic visions as a technical executive in several organizations for over 15 years. Over the past 30 years he has accumulated extensive experience in automotive product development, including experience working in Europe and China as well as the United States. Two areas of his automotive specialization are thermal management and fuel systems. Mr. Osborne holds Masters Degrees in Engineering and Management from MIT and a BSEE from General Motors Institute.

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