Polymers in Automotive Fuel Containment

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Hannover-Schweizerhof

Location: Hannover, 30175, Germany

Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2005
Registration Date: Dec 05, 2005
Early Registration Date: Oct 06, 2005
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Automotive Fuel Containment is a critical factor in vehicle safety. Changes in fuel formulation and regulations on emissions, together with the development of new types of fuel have brought immense challenges to automotive engineers and the industry supply chain. The polymer industry has responded with innovations in fuel-contact materials and processing technology to match the high performance requirements in automotive systems.

Materials have to be chemical-resistant to basic automotive fuels, but also to the additives and variations in formulation. The under-the-bonnet environment is very demanding. Design issues also include processability and crashworthiness of materials. There are test methods and software available to assist in selecting suitable materials.
The End of Life Vehicle Directive (ELV) has placed further expectations on car manufacturers. Recycling of fuel-contaminated and multilayer materials is an issue.

There are many research programmes underway looking at alternative fuels from the new biodiesels and LPG to alcohols. Fuel cell technology is developing fast and places new demands on materials.


Additional Information

This event aims to bring together experts to discuss the latest developments. Polymers in Automotive Fuel Containment 2005 will provide a useful discussion forum for automotive engineers and manufacturers; fuel system component manufacturers; polymer R&D specialists and material suppliers. Registration Companies sending one or two delegates €1050 per delegate Companies sending three or more delegates €950 per delegate Registration includes a copy of the proceedings, meals and refreshments during the day.