Brightlands Materials of the Future Series announces new conferences focused on circularity of fashion design and the future of mobility – Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference on March 23 and Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion on April 20.
Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference (23 March 2021, ONLINE) focuses on material development for new mobility concepts such as electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving, concepts that will help define the future of mobility. Accordingly, the focus topics include: Ability to embed electronics, lighting and sensing devices | Durability / Cleanability of materials and coatings | Recyclability | Production technologies like Additive Manufacturing and hybrid technologies| Lightweighting. Succeeding in the emerging mobility landscape will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production.
Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference (20 April 2021, ONLINE) proposes to start looking at the apparel industry in a new, circular way, which is necessary since the dramatic changes in the fashion industry during the past decades have an enormous impact on the environment. Accordingly, the focus topics include: Bio-mass/biobased elastomer technology | Sustainable fibers | Sustainable alternatives for dyes and other add-ons | Traceability and Transparency in the value chain | Design for recycling. Succeeding in this new circular textile / fashion value chain will likely require materials companies to dramatically re-evaluate how they do business. Instead of the traditional approach of developing a new material, companies have to collaborate across the value chain, from design to full-scale production and reuse / recycling.
These conferences are organized by Jakajima in cooperation with strategic partner Brightlands Chemelot Campus. For more information about the other conferences during Brightlands Materials of the Future Series, visit www.sustainablematerialsseries.com/