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
Hans-Peter Erfurt graduated in Chemistry at the Marburg University.
He wrote his PhD thesis at the department of material science in Marburg about Functional Dyes.
He joined Proell GmbH, Weissenburg, Germany in 2000 and started in the R+D laboratory working on inks for the special requirements in the field of IMD/FIM and to diversify screen printing inks, lacquers and adhesives for the growing field of different plastic material combinations.
Hans-Peter is currently IMD-Manager and responsible for new developments in this sector. Further, he assists customers worldwide by the implementation of the film insert molding technique.
Presentation title: Tactile and haptic printing designs and non-conductive black inks for IMD/FIM applications
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: Better than chrome. Painting in chrome optics – a decoration without chrome VI
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
James is Chief Technology Officer and Technical Director at DesignLED, a technology company specializing in LED light-guide solutions for automotive applications. Previously, he worked with OLED for display applications. He was a university academic in the field of optoelectronics and optics, has researched in optoelectronics, optical interconnects, astronomical optics, adaptive optics, liquid crystal devices and displays and computer generated holography. He has a PhD in Physics, 64 granted patents and over 12 published scientific and technical articles.
Presentation title: Uniform automotive interior surface backlighting
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: Distinct haptic feedback on surface by polymer transducers
James has been working at Chery Automobiles since 2012. He is currently based in Germany and is the Executive Corporate Design Director for Europe. He is tasked to set up the European Design Studio to evolve Chery Design internationally.
Presentation title: Design thinking related to innovation and sustainability
Dr. Werner Klusmeier has been working over 25 years in different positions in the automotive industry. In his current position he is responsible for process innovation in Europe at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors starting in 2015. He is located at the European Headquarters in Neuss, Germany.
He was born in 1957, had studied chemistry at Paderborn University and started his career with Elastogran, BASF Lemförde as an application engineer in the field of polyurethane systems. After three years he returned to university and obtained his doctorate in 1988 in the field of applied chemistry with Prof. Dr. Kettrup on the subject of the thermal decomposition of polymers and single organic compounds. He joined Johnson Controls Automotive Experience in 1989 as the head of formed foam production at the Espelkamp location. After this, he held several posts, including Head of Application Engineering, Product Manager for door trims, Plant Manager at the Espelkamp location and Manager of the Natural Fibers department within the Advance Development department. In this capacity he was responsible for all natural fiber products for interiors which were produced in Europe by Johnson Controls.
In 2011, Dr. Werner Klusmeier took over the Process Innovation division for interior components and therefore, responsibility for all production processes which are soon to be implemented in the plants.
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
Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
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: Individualisation of moulded parts by digital printing - overview of current opportunities
Dr Keith Parsons is Research and Development Manager for MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions. He has over 30 years’ experience with research and development of coated film products, from magnetic recording media and photographic films through to hardcoated nanostructured films and products for Film Insert Molding. He has 20 years’ experience in the R&D department at MacDermid Enthone and before that worked for both 3M and Imation. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Imperial College, London.
Presentation title: Seamless integration of automotive interior displays
Dr. André Philipp, studied Electrical Engineering at the Dresden University of Technology and specialized in the field of microelectronics. Since 2010 he has been working as a researcher at Fraunhofer in the field of organic electronics. His specialty is the process and technology development especially for organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The main focus of his activity is the development of patterning and singulation technologies. In his PhD thesis, he has researched the increase of efficiency and luminance homogeneity of OLEDs by means of printing and laser processes.
Presentation title: OLED lighting solutions for automotive interior
With a background in the automation of automotive production, Clayton Sampson has
been working in inkjet printing for nearly 20 years.
Clayton founded Cyan Tec in 2007 take inkjet print technology out of the print shop and
into the world of industrial manufacturing.
Cyan Tec now has an unrivalled capability in being able to build large production print
and deposition plant for a huge variety of industrial applications.
Cyan Tec is now pioneering the application of hard-coats, gloss finishes and colour
decoration direct-to-product using inkjet technology.
Presentation title: Coating with inkjet technology. The architecture of waste reduction
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
Biography coming soon.
Presentation title: Innovative HMI solutions by functional integration of metal mesh touch sensors in plastic surfaces
Titus Suck is the European Sales Director for Canatu, and has worked in the electronics industry since the 1990s. In various roles in Marketing, Business Development and Sales, working with several start-ups and new business groups,
he has introduced new production and inspection technologies into the European market. Titus holds a PH.D in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon, and an MBA from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management. His assignments include working for companies based in the US, UK, Israel, France and Finland.
Presentation title: Intelligent Surfaces: heater solutions
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico of Turin and DFSS Black Belt. More than 19 years in polymeric materials.
After 12 years as raw materials supplier and component tier two, Marco first joined Fiat Group in 2008, where he is responsible in FCA and CNH for materials applied on internal components (door panels, trims, headliners, sun visors, rear shelves) and internal and external lighting. He is the company reference in the plastic extrusion and thermoforming process, and author of company worldwide standards for thermoplastic and thermosetting composites.
Main activities include FCA and CNH material standard updating, materials approval on new project, innovation on raw materials, transformation processes and automotive parts (in cooperation with Universities, raw materials suppliers and tier one companies), validation of new materials and components, materials support for new project mass production process start, failure analysis on both internal and supplier’s claims.
1999-2009: Udo Weustenhagen was employed for 10 years at EOS Electro Optical Systems in product management, marketing and internal sales during and after his university studies in business economics. EOS is the global technology leader for high-end 3D additive laser manufacturing solutions.
2009-2015: In 2009 he took over the sales of 2D laser cutting systems of eurolaser for non-metal cutting and established eurolaser in the industry sector.
2016-now: In 2016 he moved to Niebling, where he is responsible for worldwide sales and the marketing strategy of the company.
Presentation title: High pressure forming for functional automotive parts
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