8 – 10 NOVEMBER, 2022



8 – 10 NOVEMBER, 2022



About the conference

Foam Expo Europe Conference, co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo Europe, will bring together high-level representatives from a cross-section of the technical foam and adhesives supply chains. Their combined experience helps to foster an environment primed for innovation and the sharing of knowledge.

The free-to-attend conference will address key trends and challenges for the end user market as well as both supply chains. The event will focus on but not be limited to the automotive, aerospace, medical, packaging, construction, and sports & leisure industries.

New for 2022: to address the current challenges faced both in Europe and globally, the conference will be addressing supply chain disruptions, product traceability and risk mitigation. Join us to find out about how other businesses are handling the situation.





Early confirmed speakers:


What will you gain from attending the conference?

Gain an understanding of next-generation foam technologies for your specific application and assembly line requirements

Learn about property and process improvements such as lightweighting and raw material additives

Stay up to date on regulatory changes affecting factors such as VOC and blowing agent emissions

Get updates on key industry drivers such as sustainability and end-user market trends



What will you gain from attending the conference?


An understanding of the latest material properties and capabilities to meet your application requirements

Insights into property and process improvements such as lightweighting and environmental efficiency

Updates on regulatory changes affecting factors such as VOC and blowing agents

The inside track on the competitive landscape and learn how best to foster innovation

There is no other tradeshow and conference that brings together the entire foam supply chain for all foam chemistries

Access to the world’s largest dedicated expo for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies


Agenda at a glance

Day 1

Industry Megatrends and Environmental Sustainability

What is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and What Has it Got to Do with Sustainability?


How to Build Momentum: Implementing Material Carbon Reduction Strategy and Circularity Schemes for a Brighter Future


Forging Operational Resiliency: Navigating Day-to-day Supply Chain Disruptions by Maximising Production and Streamlining Operations


Sustainability Spotlight: Working to Ensure Environmental Sustainability in White Good Insulation Products


Sustainability Spotlight: How Adhesives Become Sustainability Enablers


Sustainability Spotlight: A Converters Perspective on Sustainable Flexible Polyurethane Foams - Practical Approaches and Applications


Harnessing the Growing Potential for Bio-Based Materials and Honing their Mechanical Properties 


What Product Disassembly and Disbonding Could Add to you Circulatory Toolkit


History of Foam: Out of the Rubber Industry and Into a League of its Own 


Material Development and Selection

Material Simulation Workshop: Determining a Products Mechanical Properties and Performance


Substrate to Substrate Workshop: Understanding the Benefits of Hotmelt Technologies for Application Development 


Odour Workshop: Taking Control of Odour through Alternate or Improved Catalysts to Increase Consumer Satisfaction



Day 2

Material Properties and Application Development

Property Spotlight: Optimizing Thermal Management and Resistance to Improve Product Safety and Performance


Reducing the Bump, Squeak and Rattle with the Latest in Sound Dampening and Absorption Initiatives


 ‘Are Noisy Wheels Tyring out your Passengers?’ Addressing Vehicle Acoustics with Noise Reduction Tyres   


Building a Better Future: Pioneering Product Development to Champion Sustainable Construction


Property Spotlight: Balancing Structural Lightweighting with Durability for Optimal Results


Translucent Foams: Exploring the Effects of Foam Properties on Level of Light Transmittance


Property Spotlight: Reducing Density, Increasing Resilience and Product Lifespan



Regulation and Additives

Implementing Sustainable Certification Initiatives to Meet Regulation and Satisfy Consumer Demand


Keeping Staff Up to Speed on Mandatory Diisocyanates Training Regulation


Water Based Adhesives Adoption: Increasing Adoption and Assessing Energy Usage 


Understanding the Regulatory Landscape and Safety Requirements for Foams and Adhesives Used in the Electric Vehicle Market

Day 3

Logistics and Manufacturing Efficiency

Supply Chain Diversification, Onshoring and Nearshoring: Strategizing to Disaster Proof Foam and Adhesives Businesses


Enforcing Product Traceability to Manage Environmental Impact and Avoid Unwanted Surprises


Reducing Manufacturing Carbon Footprint and Resource Usage to Meet Regulatory Standards and Minimise Waste


Bringing the Colour Back in your Customers Lives: Optimal Polymer Pigmentation Dispersion and Appearance



Who will attend:

Engineers involved at any stage of application development who are in the process of specifying a material solution for their application requirements

Foam converters and fabricators of foam materials who are looking to keep abreast of material developments and process optimisation

Foam manufacturers molding the future of their industry



Contact us



Callum Gibson - Conference Producer
[email protected]
+44 1273 916 302
Toll free: +1 855 436 8683 (USA)