Plastic Fantastic

– with suprising properties

27. august 2020
Hotel Trinity
Gl. Færgevej 30
7000 Fredericia

Join this seminar to learn about new developments within functional plastic materials and surfaces. The speakers present a broad range of materials with surprising properties that can add functionality to your products or allow you to use plastics in new applications.

The target audience is curious engineers, designers, and product developers who are looking for inspiration and knowledge about concrete plastic materials that can add new functionality to existing or future products.

You will hear about antibacterial plastics, light-altering surfaces, carbon nanotube-reinforced plastics, a bio-based EPS alternative, a new fingerprinting technology for plastics, water-soluble plastics, vibration-dampening plastics, high-end bioplastics, and many other interesting materials and technologies.

The seminar is a great opportunity to get inspired and stay updated. It is also an opportunity to expand your network and meet new collaborators and business partners.

09:00 - 09:30 Registration and light breakfast
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome by ATV-SEMAPP
09:40 - 10:15 To be announced

Anne Ladegaard, DTU Chemical Engineering

10:15 - 10:50
Plastic fantastic materials

Erik Müller, CEO, Futation and

Erik presents plastic materials and surfaces with surprising properties. You will learn about light-altering micro-structures, 3D-printed optics, digital embossing, laser transfer decoration, a new type of shapeable silicone dough, low melting point plastics, plastic finger-printing, and many other interesting materials and technologies that you don’t find in your classic material compendium.
During the breaks you can explore a collection of 120 different material samples selected for the theme of the seminar.

Erik Haastrup Müller runs the company Futation which supplies material collections to R&D departments and educational institutions. The collections contain several hundred physical samples of plastics, textiles, metals, ceramics, and coatings. The collections are updated regularly with new materials that inspire product developers and help them discover and source materials.
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee and network break
11:15 - 11:45 To be announced

Ion Sivebæk, Novo Nordisk

11:45 - 12:15
On the verge of unleashing the phenomenal characteristics of carbon nanotubes in plastics

Henrik Pedersen, CEO, Nanocore

Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNT) almost 30 years ago, the extreme characteristics of CNT such as high strength (20x the tensile strength of carbon fiber), high electrical- and heat conductivity (10x and 1000x that of copper, respectively), and attractive fluorescence- and luminescence characteristics, have attracted much attention. Researchers world-wide have attempted to exploit these characteristics in solar cells, batteries, high strength-structures, and smart materials – so far with limited success. Efficient dispersion and anchoring of the CNT in the composite has so far been impossible, thereby making it impossible to unleash the potential of the carbon nanotubes in these highly attractive applications.
Nanocore has developed an approach enabling efficient dispersion and anchoring of the CNT in the composite. This should make it possible to exploit the attractive features of CNT in smart materials, including its use in actuators, sensors, photovoltaics, and other exciting applications that all depend on efficient dispersion and/or efficient anchoring of the CNT in the composite.

Henrik Pedersen, previously founder of Nuevolution and Immudex, is now CEO and co-founder of Nanocore, a composite materials company developing carbon nanotube composites using a novel approach for the efficient dispersion and anchoring of the carbon nanotubes in the composite.
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 13:45
Anti-microbial surfaces – how it works and challenges meeting the real world

Daniel Minzari, Senior Project Manager, IPU

Several strategies have been attempted in the quest for making surfaces antimicrobial and/or self-cleaning, but implementation remains challenging for most commercial applications. Consequences caused by unwanted/ unknown reactions can be disastrous.
This talk will present an overview of the various mechanisms used for making surfaces, and present some examples of the difficulties encountered when taking the step from research to product development.

Daniel Minzari, M.Sc., PhD is specialist engineer and senior project manager at IPU. Daniel Minzari solves problems related to materials and surface technology for Danish and international companies/ institutions, often on a complex and highly cross-disciplinary base. IPU is an elite team of international specialists, focused on developing advanced product and process technology for leading technology based companies
13:45 - 14:15 To be announced

Bo M. Nielsen, Project Manager, Controlled Polymners

14:15 -14:40 Coffee and network break
14:40 - 15:10 To be announced
15:10 - 15:40
Ultra and High Performance Polymers

Jakob Clemen, Sales Engineer, Molytex

With basis in specific cases we will discuss the benefits of using high performance polymers in terms of functionality and production and we will be covering various additives like glass, carbon, PTFE, metal ect. We will discuss when a high performance polymer is needed and what can be achieved with a more traditional plastics like nylon, POM or ABS in comparison.

Jakob Clemen works as Sales Engineer at Molytex which is an injection moulding company. Molytex specialized in manufacturing plastic parts in high performance polymers. This covers polymers such as PEI, PEEK, PPS, and Polysulfone but also more common polymers such as PBT, nylon, POM, polycarbonate and ABS.
15:40 - 15:50 Closing remarks

Plastic Fantastic

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Registration fee
Members of ATV-SEMAPP or other promoting organizations: DKK 2,300
Non-members: DKK 2,975
M.Sc. students: DKK 200 & Ph.D. students: DKK 975 (Membership is free of charge – register here. Early bird discount does not apply)
All prices are exclusive of 25 % VAT.
Early bird discount of DKK 200 when registering before 1 July 2020.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Binding registration
Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time.

Please do not hesitate to contact ATV-SEMAPP by e-mailing or phoning Jytte Laursen +45 4525 4898 or Charlotte Leser +45 4525 4899.