ADVANCES IN DECORATIVE & FUNCTIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SURFACES
Javier Barriga is the head of the Surface Physics and Technology Unit of TEKNIKER where he is carrying
out research activity since 1997. His group works mainly with vacuum coating processes, specially magnetron
sputtering technologies. In the last decade he run many projects related to metallization of plastics, especially for
automotive sector. Moreover, he has been collaborating in projects related to optoelectronic applications using
Presentation title: Vacuum coatings for plastics: current status and future prospective
Phil Collins studied Maths & Computer Science at Cambridge University, and has since worked for 35 years in electronic pre-press, computer graphics and high-performance digital systems. He has experience in a broad range of innovative printing technologies, specialising in the delivery of breakthrough performance improvements. As Director – Advanced R&D for Global Inkjet Systems he leads projects which deliver the next generation of competitive advantage to GIS’s customers.
Presentation title: Advances in the implementation of industrial inkjet in coatings of automotive surfaces
Christoph Ernst studied plastic engineering at the Fachhochschule Würzburg.
Between 1985 and 1997 he was working for a middle-sized company in Nürnberg focused on tooling and injection moulding.
In 1997 Christoph Ernst moved to Kunststoff Helmbrechts AG in Helmbrechts as Sales Director. During this time he has been involved in installing and developing surface technologies as well as setting up global business.
Presentation title: TBC
For more than 15 years, Peter Fuss has been a Partner with Ernst & Young in Germany acting as Senior Advisory Partner Automotive for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Over the last 25 years, he has been advising Automotive companies on business issues with regard to strategic questions or commercial topics as for example Mergers & Acquisitions.
Peter Fuss is Co-Moderator of the web-based Automanager. TV magazine, frequent speaker at Automotive Conferences (i.e. Automotive News Europe Congress, Fleet Europe Congress, Automotive Finance Summit, Automotive Plastics Conference, Handelsblatt Autogipfel, Automotive Surfaces Conference, Made in Steel Congress, etc.) across Europe and publisher of Automotive Studies.
Presentation title: Update on the automotive industry; the factors shaking up the industry and how they will impact the interior of the car
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Günther, born 1969, studied mechanical engineering with a focus on plastic technology at the Märkische Fachhochschule Iserlohn.
Since 1995, he has been active in the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid GmbH. In the beginning, he worked in the areas of quality management and material testing / failure analysis.
Simultaneously, he built up the department of surface treatment for plastic parts and was the division head of this section until 2013.
Since 2004, he has represented the plastic institute as a proxy and is a member of the board of directors.
Since 2009, he has cared about the internal implementation of lean management in the institute and has been Managing Director of the KIMW Prüf- und Analyse GmbH since 2013.
In 2014 he became part of the Cluster Excellence Expert Group (CEEG, by European Secretariat for ClusterAnalysis).
He is married and has two children.
Presentation title: New method to determine emissions inside the mold
Working at Sateco since 2012, Daniel contributes to the sustainable growth of passive feedback solutions for vehicle switches. In view of emerging smart surfaces, he drives the development of new, active polymeric components which add tactile feedback to soft and rigid surfaces.
Daniel holds an MSc and PhD degree in mechanical engineering and has previous work experience in plastic interconnected devices (3D-MID) and semi-conductor sensor solutions for automotive applications.
Presentation title: Haptic feedback in smart surfaces
Biography coming soon.
Hans van der Kort started his career at AKZONOBEL, where he worked in R&D on the development of waterborne binders for coatings, inks and adhesives. Then he moved to general electric plastics where he had the position of specialist on painting on plastics. After that, Hans van der Kort continued his career at Eastman Chemical as market development manager automotive coatings. Since July 2018, Hans has been product manager at Kriya Materials where he is responsible for developing the automotive market with solar heat blocking solutions for glazing and multifunctional coatings for interior and exterior applications.
Presentation title: Multi-functional transparent coatings for automotive surfaces
Dominik Malecha has been working at the Kunststoff-Institut
Lüdenscheid since 2008. After working as a project engineer,
he is now responsible for the surface technology for plastic
moulded parts department since 2013.
After his training as a
mechanical engineer and subsequent technician for system
informatics, he was responsible for technical purchasing and
quality control in a company for special mechanical engineering
for more than 10 years.
From 2003 to 2008, he studied
mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences
Südwestfalen in Iserlohn, specialising in plastics technology.
Presentation title: Inmold emission analysis – a new method to optimise passing emission tests
Dr Claudia Delgado Simao has been heading the Printed Electronics group at Functional Printing and Embedded Devices Unit at Eurecat since 2015. Her background focuses on molecular and organic electronics and surface engineering.
She has published tenths of peer-reviewed high impact factor publications and several patent applications.
Eurecat is the main technology center of Catalonia region, devoted to applied research and technology transfer that gathers together over 600 professionals, serving over 1,000 clients.
Presentation title: Printed electronics in the automotive sector
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