Material Meets Engineering



July 1, 2020  |  Sponsored by LyondellBasell

The sixth conference to address today's challenges in automotive and industrial part construction and design.

Presenting the latest findings from CAE and plastics innovation research – including practical examples. A valuable knowledge sharing event for CAE experts, designers, pre developers, design and quality engineers, technical service experts and purchasers. Participate in face-to-face discussions with industry colleagues and subject-matter experts. A technical exhibition will also accompany the conference.


 Time Title Author(s) Company
9:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee    
Session 1 Chair Jürgen Rohrmann (Lyondellbasell)    
9:30 Welcome and Introduction Frank Nöltgen LyondellBasell
9:45 Taking a step forward-Polymer Industry in the context of Circular Economy Michael Pohl LyondellBasell
10:10 Trends in automotive industry lead to new requirements for laser applications for interior and exterior parts Andreas Büchel Jenoptik
10:35 Radar transmission measurement Andreas Reil Rohde & Schwarz
11:00 Coffee Break    
Session 2 Chair Zoubida el Hachemi (e-xstream)    
11:30 Softell grade for interiors:
CAE validation for a JLR project using Digimat
M.Blagdon / M.Nutini / H.Skhiri  Jaguar Land Rover / LyondellBasell / e_Xstream 
11:55 Softell replaces engineering plastics for Audi exterior application Matthias Kiehner /
Mark Nowag 
Audi / LyondellBasell
12:20 E-mobility: enhanced requirements – smart solutions Frederik Thoma LyondellBasell
13:00 Lunch    
Session 3 Chair Tapio Harmia (Easicomp)    
14:30 E-mobility: passive safety provided by flame retardant plastics materials - future challenges and requirements Wolfgang Dorscheid LyondellBasell
14:55 PP-GF for structural applications – Challenges and solutions Klaus Klemm LyondellBasell
15:20 Creep Testing on Plastics and Composites Lukas Unger  ZwickRoell
16:00 Coffee Break    
Session 4 Chair Erik Licht (Lyondellbasell)    
16:30 Warpage Optimization using the Digital Twin Stefan Vogler M.TEC / KDF
16:55 From pellet to final part:
the use of masterbatches in your production process
Joris Briers LyondellBasell
17:20 Closing Remarks - Acknowledgements    
17:30 End of Presentation Section    
After event Cocktail Reception    



The conference will take place in the Westhafen Pier on the banks of the river Main. Easily accessible from Frankfurt Central train station and the International airport, it is ideally suited for national and international attendees.

More information on the venue:

Pre-event dinner address:
“Zur Buchscheer“
Schwarzsteinkautweg 17
60598 Frankfurt am Main - Sachsenhausen
Tel.: 069 63 51 21


Please use this form to express your interest to attend for the Material meets Engineering Conference. Attendance is free of charge but will be subject to confirmation by the organizers.