Plastics in Automotive Livestream Events
Monday, March 23, 2020
9 a.m. The Changing Automotive Landscape and The Role of the Plastics Industry
Join Plastics News for a lively roundtable discussion on emerging trends and opportunities for the automotive market and the demands placed on automotive plastics suppliers to meet those challenges. Learn about how Inteva continues to expand and work successfully as a key supplier of closure and interior systems and electronics in this market environment.
1 p.m. The Quest for Innovation and a Sustainable Automotive Market
Reeshemah Howard, Director, Strategic Programs and Partnerships, General Motors
Doug Gergel, Automotive Applications Director, Carbon
Innovation and the quest for new approaches define the automotive market as new platforms are launched and new plastics-based materials and parts created to refresh vehicles. This session will discuss the evolving use of sustainable materials, featuring conversation with General Motors’ lead in that area, and the drive behind the use of additive manufacturing and 3D printing and exciting new approaches in automotive lighting based on shifting interior and exterior needs.
3 p.m. Innovative Approaches to Automotive Interior and Exterior Applications
Jeff Stout, Executive Director, Yanfeng Technology
Larry Erickson, Global Director of Industrial Design, Magna Exteriors
Mike Siwajek, Vice President, Research & Development, Continental Structural Plastics
This trio of Tier 1 automotive suppliers will share their insights into the next generation of interior and exterior applications for automotive plastics and discuss some of the influences surrounding the development of new components and systems. Such areas of the use of composites for exteriors, the quest for lightweight vehicles, smart interiors and the impact of electrified and autonomous systems on parts productions will be among the topics of conversation in this engaging talk.