Polymers in footwear 2017

30 August 2017


The footwear market is enjoying robust growth fuelled in part by the convergence of fashion and sportswear, driving brands to create innovative and technically sophisticated shoes to satisfy consumer demand for versatility, comfort and style.

In recognition of this new era of product design in footwear, AMI is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new event Polymers in Footwear 2017, running from 11-12 December in Düsseldorf, Germany. The international two-day conference will cover the latest developments in polymer materials and production technologies for the footwear industry.

The programme boasts an international line-up of influential speakers and will open with an exciting talk from Sabrina Zinner, Junior Material Engineer Innovation Footwear, at Puma. Sabrina’s presentation is entitled Cool stuff that works – how innovation can happen at Puma.

Further high profile speakers will include Pantone LLP, Lehmann & Voss & Co, Agor, Technovinyl Polymers India ltd, Dow Europe, BASF, Sanitized, DSM Dyneema, Arkema, Lubrizol, Braskem and Kaneka Belgium. They will examine advances in plastics compounds and footwear manufacturing processes, covering cutting-edge technologies and exploring the future for this market. They will discuss the latest innovations, best practices, toughest challenges, and exciting case studies.

Bringing together representatives of the entire supply chain (from raw material suppliers to users), this event offers unrivalled opportunities to network, exchange experience and learn through interaction with colleagues, suppliers, customers and competitors.

In addition to a busy two-day programme, there will be an accompanying exhibition with plenty of networking opportunities during the refreshments breaks, lunches and an evening cocktail reception.

Polymers in Footwear 2017 will be relevant for the complete footwear supply chain as well as those with an interest in foam, PVC, polyurethane and thermoplastic elastomers.

The full programme for Polymers in Footwear 2017 can be found on AMI’s website: www.amiplastics.com

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