Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

 

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success.

In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to 6.4 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings.

Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com

 

 

Networking Break Sponsor

 

Elkem Silicones has been active in the silicone industry for over 60 years. We believe that making quality silicone products begins by carefully listening to our customers and understanding their requirements. We then manufacture the right products, supplying our customers with customized formulations and unique silicone technology solutions. We also provide them with technical and regulatory support so that they can comply with the highest national and international standards.

We serve very diverse markets, from energy to cosmetics, via electronics, aerospace, automotive manufacturing, construction, healthcare, mold-making, paper and textile coating, personal care and more. Our comprehensive range of silicone products includes release coatings, engineering elastomers, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins. Our customers know they can count on us to provide them with specific silicone products and state-of-the-art applications that meet their needs and comply with their most demanding specifications. That’s why our corporate signature is Delivering Your Potential.

 

The GERGONNE Group, a fast-growing independent French industrial group, was established in 1962 by Pierre and Simonne GERGONNE and then managed by Michel GERGONNE.

Our headquarters is based in Oyonnax, in the heart of the “Plastics Vallée” (Ain, France).
In 2011 the Group made an important strategic shift with:

  • The sale of its consumer business in order to improve focus on its industrial markets
  • The takeover of LABORATOIRES COQUELU (now LABORATOIRES COLUXIA) in Digoin, effecting its entry into the health market

In 2018, the Group achieved a turnover of EUR 75 million, almost three-quarters of which was due to exports. With a little more than 400 employees, the Group possesses the means necessary for its development while maintaining a structure with a human dimension, now headed by Charles and Bertrand GERGONNE.

 

Co-Sponsors

 

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle.The company has decades of experience in the development and optimization of powertrain systems for all industries. As a global technology leader, AVL provides complete and integrated development environments, measurement and test systems as well as state-of-the-art simulation methods.

As a pioneer in the field of innovative solutions, such as diverse electrification strategies for powertrains, AVL is increasingly taking on new tasks in the field of autonomous driving (connectivity, ADAS, CCAD, etc.) especially on the basis of subjective human sensations (driveability, performance attributes, etc.). In the competition of technologies – internal combustion engine, battery/electric drive and fuel cell systems – and their combinations, AVL is working intensively and with the same priorities.

AVL has digitized the vehicle development process with state-of-theart and highly scalable IT, software and technology platforms, and creates new customer solutions in the areas of big data, artificial intelligence, simulation and embedded systems in an agile and integrated development environment.

 

Boyd Corporation has over 90 years of customer-focused performance success and is a global leader in advanced sealing, thermal management and protection solutions.

From humble beginnings as an industrial fabricator in the Bay Area of California in 1928, Boyd has evolved into a dynamic global innovator.

Empowering human curiosity through the safe exploration of space. Enhancing the safety and flexibility of medical care and transportation. Enabling faster, brighter, more functional technology with greater power density. From self-driving cars to brain surgery, space stations to smart farming, high powered computing devices to wearable medical technologies. As our customers redefine their markets and technology – unique solutions from Boyd empower them to be possible.

 

With headquarters in the UK and offices in the USA, China and India, Thermal Hazard Technology is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of specialised calorimeters for Process Development, Process Optimisation and Safety.Thermal Hazard Technology provides innovative instruments and software to allow the scientist or engineer to gain quantitative heat and pressure data for the widest range of reactive chemicals, materials and products.

The application range for these instruments is diverse; from bulk chemicals to specialist pharmaceuticals and from advanced materials to explosives. Calorimetry is material independent allowing measurements on a range of scales and states of matter; from pure materials to still residues, from mg of chemicals to batteries weighing kilograms.

Thermal Hazard Technology has over 25 years experience in these specialist fields and started by the re-engineering and development of the Accelerating Rate Calorimeter.

 

We are a privately held company based in Tyler, Texas. Our management team has over 60 years of experience in the development of new technologies and over 30 years of experience delivering safe, effective coolants and industrial functional fluids.

Our goal is simple – we want to change the way the world cools all electronic devices and help our planet at the same time! We believe that we can reduce the energy demands and increase the performance of any electrical device that generates waste heat (which is all of them!). Our Single-phase, Liquid Immersion Cooling technology is simplest, most efficient cooling method available for electrical devices.

Our products are different! Other thermal management fluids were never intended as dielectric coolants or use in electronics cooling applications, in fact most were actually developed as powerful solvents, lubricants, or even cosmetic bases. Our dielectric fluids were engineered specifically to be dielectric coolants, nothing else! We have invested over five years and millions of dollars to develop the worlds most advanced, safe, and highest performance Dielectric Coolants on the market

Our Dielectric Coolants are amazing in their simplicity of use and heat capacity. All of our coolants are biodegradable, non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-corrosive, and not flammable. We place the highest priority on your safety and protecting our environment, while providing you the broadest material compatibility index possible with the highest heat transfer characteristics achievable.

 

Vacuum Instruments Corporation is one of the world’s largest companies devoted solely to the research, design, manufacture, distribution, and service of leak detectors, gas handling equipment, and complete leak detection solutions.VIC is the only company in North America to offer both organically manufactured instruments and custom systems for tracer gas and air leak tests as well as gas management. VIC’s staff of engineers, system design personnel and applications specialists constitute the most experienced body of leak detection experts in the world.

 

Elkem Silicones has been active in the silicone industry for over 60 years. We believe that making quality silicone products begins by carefully listening to our customers and understanding their requirements. We then manufacture the right products, supplying our customers with customized formulations and unique silicone technology solutions. We also provide them with technical and regulatory support so that they can comply with the highest national and international standards.

We serve very diverse markets, from energy to cosmetics, via electronics, aerospace, automotive manufacturing, construction, healthcare, mold-making, paper and textile coating, personal care and more. Our comprehensive range of silicone products includes release coatings, engineering elastomers, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins. Our customers know they can count on us to provide them with specific silicone products and state-of-the-art applications that meet their needs and comply with their most demanding specifications. That’s why our corporate signature is Delivering Your Potential.

 

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow.

Our solutions help companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.

 

H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives.

At H.B. Fuller, we are committed to connecting what matters, bringing together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest adhesion challenges. Through our reliable, responsive technical service, we create lasting, rewarding connections with customers in the packaging, hygiene, electronic and assembly materials, automotive, paper converting, woodworking, construction, general assembly and consumer goods industries.

 

At LORD Corporation, we transform innovative ideas into long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders.

We’re a diversified technology and manufacturing company – operating 19 manufacturing facilities, 10 R&D centers and 16 major business hubs worldwide, and developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance.

For more than 90 years, we’ve collaborated with customers to provide innovative solutions in industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, and industrial – solutions that move every person in the world.

 

Fraunhofer is Europe’s leading application-oriented research organization.Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.

 

thyssenkrupp is a technology group with traditional strengths in materials. Over 160,000 employees in 78 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2017/2018 thyssenkrupp generated sales of €42.7 billion.Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for future challenges in their respective industries. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. Our technologies and innovations are the key to meeting diverse customer and market requirements around the world, growing on the markets of the future, and generating strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.

 

Tox Pressotechnik is the global leader in press drive systems, sheet metal joining and assembly equipment.

The TOX Pneumo-hydraulic power package and TOX Electric Drive satisfy manufacturing press operations up to 225 tons. The TOX process joins sheet metal in a simple, reliable, environmentally safe, and economical clinching operation.

Our team members in 37 countries offer sound solutions to the automotive, appliance, medical, aerospace, and electronic industries. We exceed our customer’s expectations through comprehensive engineering expertise, a wide range of high-quality products, and dedicated service.

 

Romeo Power Technology are creators of the world’s most energy-dense battery packs. Top engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Samsung, Apple, and Amazon, started Romeo Power Technology in 2015 with the belief that safe and reliable energy is crucial to the advancement of human health and economic development.

Today, the energy storage technology company leads the charge in battery pack innovation, safety and reliability for vehicles, stationary storage and personal power packs for consumers.
 
 

 
 

Exhibitors

 

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we operate in over 80 countries and employ around 35,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high performance products and services our customers expect.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

 

MES, Inc. is a full-service provider of global manufacturing and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, we also have offices in India (Mumbai), China (Ningbo and Shenzhen), Poland and Mexico.
We source manufactured components from India, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and maintain warehouse facilities in Ohio, California, Poland and Mexico.

Realize the savings & benefits of Global Manufacturing.

We help many North American OEMs by managing the entire outsourced manufacturing process. Our mission is to deliver top-quality components in a timely and efficient manner, so we can reduce your overhead in many areas.
Our talented worldwide staff includes six sigma engineers, sourcing experts, quality inspectors and supply chain experts to maintain best-in-class metrics for the work we do.