Material Meets Engineering

June 26, 2018  |  Sponsored by LyondellBasell

The fifth 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. For more information, please read the MME conference brochure.


Time Title Author(s) Company
9:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee    
Session 1 Chair: Erik Licht (LyondellBasell)    
9:30 Welcome and Introduction Christoph Sondern  LyondellBasell
9:45 Innovation through Information  Rolf Warda warda design
10:10 Innovative PP Compounds and Technologies in North America Mike Dammann Doug Mosier LyondellBasell (USA)
10:35 Measurement instead of Discussion - Basics of Color & Appearance Lutz Doller Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.
11:00 Coffee Break    
Session 2 Chair: Tapio Harmia (Easicomp)    
11:30 PP-Compounds in Building & Construction applications:
formwork systems, materials and CAE 

M. Benanti 
M. Nutini 


11:55 Extended process capabilities and significant quality improvement using the servo-controlled hot runner system FLEXflow Stephan Berz HRS
12:20 Innovative PP Compounds and Technologies in Asia Roger Liu
Siqi Xue
LyondellBasell (China)
13:00 Lunch    
Session 3 Chair: Ralf Langendorf (Opel)    
14:30 Manufacturing reinvented - Filament Printer for Production, not only for Prototyps Olaf Schulze 4D Concepts
14:55 Advances in fatigue testing of PP based compounds Mario Vitali M.Salvador  LyondellBasell
15:20 Advancing solutions for tackiness and blooming in regions with extreme weather Diogo Grillo LyondellBasell (Brazil)
15:50 Coffee Break    
Session 4 Chair: Jürgen Rohrmann (LyondellBasell)    
16:20 Integrative Simulation - Technical and Economic Benefits Sebastian Mönnich PEG
16:45 Impact of paint - substrate systems on specification recommendations Alexander Gissel Wörwag
17:10 Closing Remarks - Acknowledgements    
17:30 End of Presentation Section    


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.