SPE FOAMS® 2024 • September 17–20, 2024 • King of Prussia, PA

Foams® 2024

September 17–20, 2024 • King of Prussia, PA

Hosted by the SPE Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division and the SPE Palisades-MidAtlantic Section

SPE Foams® 2024

SPE Foams® 2024

Welcome to the SPE Foams® 2024 Conference

September 17–20, 2024
King of Prussia, PA

Hosted by the SPE Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division and the SPE Palisades-MidAtlantic Section.

The SPE Foams® 2024 conference will be held on September 19 and 20, 2024 in King of Prussia, PA. This international conference, co-sponsored by SPE’s Thermoplastic Materials & Foams division and Palisades-MidAtlantic section, is the premier forum related to new developments in foaming technologies.

New materials, processes, equipment and foaming agents are being continually developed for foam applications. Interest in finding new polymers and foaming agents for foam applications is one of the top priorities for foam manufacturing industries. The ability to create microcellular and nanocellular structures in thermoplastic foams promises to lead to many novel and enhanced properties that will impact many applications. Foams based on biopolymers, or which can bio-degrade or be composted are also of great interest. There is also a continued focus on developing environmentally safe methods to manufacture polymeric foams. Foam science and modeling topics are also welcome.

The SPE Foams® 2024 conference will address the above key issues with a collection of presentations by leading foam researchers in industry and academia. It will feature world-renowned speakers presenting technical papers on innovations in foam processing, novel blowing agents, micro- and nano-cellular foams, sustainability in foams, biodegradable foams, foamed nanocomposites, etc. with special emphasis on potential industrial applications.

For those new to the foams area, SPE Foams® Tutorials will be held prior to the conference on Sept. 17 and 18, 2024.

Conference co-chairs:
Mark Lavach, Arkema
Stephane Costeux, DuPont

Technical Program:
Stephane Costeux, DuPont
Prof. Shu-Kai Yeh, NTUST

SPE Foams® Tutorials:
Chul B. Park, University of Toronto

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Refund Policy

Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted until August 15, 2024. No refunds will be granted after August 15, 2024.

Transfer Policy

You can transfer your registration until August 15, 2024. No transfers will be granted after August 15, 2024. Contact customerrelations@4spe.org to process a transfer.

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