The Society of Plastics Engineers
(SPE, Brookfield, Conn., U.S.) Thermoset Div. has announced its third keynote speaker for the annual TopCon event taking place May 17-18, 2022 at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison, Wis.
“Opportunity Brings New Challenges: The Future of Thermosets,” will be presented by Dale Brosius, CEO (interim) and chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
(IACMI, Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.), and a contributing writer for CW. His presentation will focus on the future landscape of the thermoset industry and the challenges it must overcome to remain highly relevant. How IACMI and industry are working together to address clean energy, electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure, urban air mobility (UAM), circular economy, life cycle analysis and decarbonization issues will be highlighted.
“In the plastics industry, when performance demands are high, thermoset resins and composites come to the forefront,” says Brosius. “Heat, stress, electrical resistance, corrosion prevention, fire retardance, fatigue — whatever the extreme — thermosets deliver. Thermosets will continue to have a major role in the forthcoming era if the industry innovates and makes the changes needed to be the materials of choice.”
Learn more about the first
keynotes announced for this event.SPE Thermoset TopCon 2022
will feature technical presentations and exhibits highlighting advances in materials, processes and equipment for thermoset technologies in electrical, automotive, off-highway, appliance, aerospace, building and construction, oil and gas and other industries. The conference includes one full day of technical sessions with a networking breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception on May 17, and a networking breakfast on May 18. Optional social events, including a golf outing at University Ridge Golf Course, a tour of the Polymer Engineering Center (PEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a cruise of the Madison shoreline via private yacht with deluxe appetizers and beverages are offered on May 16, the day before the conference begins.