Amsterdam, the Netherlands – The UTECH Automotive Congress opened here today (12 October) with an unexpectedly high number of visitors registering at the door.
‘We have had a number of visitors from Europe and Korea registering here today. It is very satisfactory,’ said conference chairman and editor of UTECH-polyurethane.com, Simon Robinson.
With the total number of delegates over 90, more people were attending than originally expected, he said. Robinson added that a number of different automotive component, interior and seating producers were among the delegates, as well as companies supplying raw polyurethane materials to the automotive sector.
The conference started with Justin Cox, director, global production LMC Automotive, discussing the outlook for the global automotive industry, and Mach Erich, Senior Economist, ING looking at the disruptive influence that electric cars will have on the sector and the opportunities that will offer.
The morning was rounded off with papers from BASF, Dow, Addivant and Miliken examining products designed to improve automotive interior air quality.
The congress concludes tomorrow.