Sustainability in Manufacturing – Integration examples and materials management

4 October 2022
Kamstrup A/S
Industrivej 28
8660 Skanderborg

Seminar scoop
At this seminar the primary focus will be on sustainability, materials, integration and material management. Defining and setting the course on how to work with sustainability is an important milestone in the path of working with sustainability. Both Danish and European companies will tell their stories and ambitions on the sustainability agenda, and show cases on which strategic action-points should be taken into account towards sustainability, incorporation of needed digitilization changes and examples of how to design products that affect the quality of recycled raw materials. Looking at production in Denmark from a sustainability perspective will be discussed and concrete examples will be presented on how to use sustainable and reused materials.

This seminar is taking a broad perspective, but also diving into very concrete topics, which will bring knowledge. You will learn and gain insight both from research and companies. You will experience a mix of talks, debates and between the talks you will have lots of opportunity for networking and get inspiration from the other participants. The seminar is hosted by Kamstrup in Skanderborg and includes a tour at their facilities.

The day will end with a panel discussion where both theoretical and practical issues will be put into perspective.

Target audience
This seminar is aimed at production and development -engineers, sustainability officers and engineers in general working with strategics in production Denmark.

09:30 - 10:00
Registration and light breakfast
10:00 - 10:05
Welcome and introduction by Bjarke Buhl
10:05 - 10:40
Sustainability – a part of our business

Tina Kaysen, Sustainability Specialist, Kamstrup

Ensuring clean water and energy through intelligent electricity, water and heat & cooling solutions, Kamstrup has with its more than 70 years of experience, enabled customers to make more certain, smarter business decisions, and inspired the communities they serve by providing intelligent tools and data. Kamstrup is committed to continue leading the way towards a more responsible and sustainable energy and water supply that can meet the world’s growing demands.

That is why, every day, we at Kamstrup challenge ourselves to discover, design and deliver the most innovative metering solutions to ensure clean water and energy to people around the world.

Tina Kaysen will present how Kamstrup works strategic with sustainability and what activities have been initiated at Kamstrup to accelerate sustainability, and how the solutions make a positive impact to society.

Tina Kaysen has more than 10 years of experience within strategic CSR and sustainability, and how it can be integrated in the business strategy, creating synergy and value to a variety of company stakeholders and not least the environment surrounding us.
10:40 - 11:15
A baseline for Sustainable Production in Denmark

Brian Vejrum Wæhrens, Professor, Aalborg University

Under the auspices of the Academy of Technical Sciences and in the group for Manufacturing of the Future, we have worked to establish a baseline for sustainable production in Denmark.

The presentation is based on this work, and will partly give us an indication of the current status, but also set the path for future development. It is supplemented with concrete experiences from MADE, where we have a special interest in industrial Take-Back. In the presentation, special emphasis will be placed on the interplay between digitalization and sustainable change.

Brian Vejrum Wæhrens is Professor of Operations Strategy & Development at the Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University. Brian has worked with a focus on digital and sustainable transformation in the industry through MADE and the upcoming national Innomisson for CE. Brian is vice chairman of the group for Manufacturing of the Future under ATV.
11:15 - 11:50
How EgeCarpets works systematically on reducing the negative environmental impact

Jan Magdal Poulsen, Brand & Production Director EgeCarpets

EgeCarpets have since 1995 worked systematically on reducing our negative environmental impact. We have a strategy to design beautiful carpets for a sustainable future. A sustainable future for us is to manufacturer carpets in a circular system, minimize our CO2 emissions through a strong climate effort and renewable energy, we use waste as a new resource and we are committed to Cradle to Cradle.

Learn about how EgeCarpets are operationalizing our sustainability strategy into specific actions for production and product development.

Jan Magdal Poulsen is Brand & Product Director – responsible for marketing, CSR/Environment, Quality and product. Jan has been employeed at EgeCarpets since 2007 occupying several different positions through the years, from Export Sales, to marketing, HR and brand manager.
11:50 - 12:50
Lunch and networking
12:50 - 13:25
Tour of Kamstrup
13:25 - 14:00
Recycling of materials

Jakob Kristensen, Business Development Director, Stena Recycling

Understand how recycling of materials works and how you can impact sustainable use of resources.
In this presentation, Stena Recycling, one of Scandinavia’s largest recyclers, will give you an introduction to the exiting world of recycling with focus on plastic, iron and metal. The talk will provide you with an understanding of how design and manufacturing processes affect the quality of recycled raw materials.

Jakob Kristensen is Business Development Director at Stena Recycling. Jakob has more than 20 years of experience at Stena in a number of management position. Jakob is also chair of Dakofa.
14:00 - 14:20
Coffee and networking
14:20 - 14:55
Sustainable feedstock for Metal Additive Manufacturing: a Closed Circular Economy Ecosystem

Luisa Elena Mondora, CEO, F3nice

F3nice is a producer of Metal Additive Manufacturing feed-stock with a patent-pending process that allows the use of up to 100% metal scrap as input material. F3nice has designed its own strategy by leveraging the use of metal scrap, mainly sourced from decommissioned Oil and Gas assets, as sole input material for the production of AM feed-stock, and by supporting its customer and end users to reach their sustainability mandate.

Thanks to F3nice’s process, part of the value of metal waste can be recovered by up-cycling and regenerating the material. The primary goal here is to reduce virgin resource input for metal AM. The resulting metal powder presents a lower embedded energy thanks to the savings resulting from the avoidance of the exploitation of traditional steel making energy-intensive processes. Moreover, with this innovative approach it is possible to exploit synergies which are created along the supply chain, especially in local industrial districts where companies working with metal alloys can work in synergy to create Closed Circular Economy Ecosystems.

Luisa Elena Mondora is CEO and Co-Founder of f3nice, an innovative start up that is revolutionizing the AM feedstock industry. With a background in Materials Engineering and Management, Luisa Elena Mondora has been working since 2016 with Additive Manufacturing technologies, with a specific focus on critical pressure containing for the Energy Industry.
14:55 - 15:30
Use of End-of-Life Tyre Rubber as Feedstock for the Injection Moulding Industry

Alberto Basso, Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark

Since 2006, when the EU directive 99/31/CE came into force, landfill disposal of tyres was banned.

Annually, the EU produces 5.1 million tons of tyres and 3.1 million tons are sent to disposal. It is impelling to rethink the waste management for this material. A promising way to recycle End-of-life tyres (ELT) is to use this material as filler for the injection moulding industry.

This presentation will investigate blends between ELT rubber and polypropylene as feedstock for injection moulding. The focus will be spent on the variation of the mechanical properties of polypropylene when rubber from ELT is added, showing an improvement of elongation at break of the material.

Alberto Basso has s degree in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 2018, where he wrote a thesis about powder injection moulding of recycled tire rubber. After his master, he pursued a PhD degree in powder injection moulding. Currently working as a PostDoc at the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at DTU.
15:30 - 16:05
Open discussion moderated by Bjarke Buhl
16:05 - 16:10
Closing remarks

Sustainability in Manufacturing 4 October 2022, Integration examples and materials management

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Registration fee

 DKK 2,400  Members of ATV-SEMAPP and promoting partners listed in the registration form
 DKK 2,975  Non-members
 DKK 400  BSc and MSc students (Membership is free of charge – register here. Early bird discount does not apply)
 DKK 975  Ph.D. students

All prices are exclusive of 25 % VAT.

Early bird discount of DKK 300 when registering before 26 August 2022. Early bird discount does not apply for students.

The fee includes talks, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and presenters’ slides.

Binding registration
Registration is binding, however substitutions are accepted at any time. Just remember to send us an e-mail so we know who to expect.

There are no Covid restrictions in Denmark as of now (april 2022) except use your common sense (wash or sanitize your hands regularly, keep distance and stay home if you feel sick). Should restrictions be reintroduced up to the seminar we will let you know. If the seminar is cancelled due to Covid the fee paid will be refunded.

If you have any questions regarding the seminar, you can write to us here. We will get back to you quickly.