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05-06 November 2018 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Car Body Painting 2018

35th Workshop



18.00h Registration and Handout of Conference Materials
19.00h Traditional Dinner


8.00h Registration and Handout of Conference Materials
9.00h Welcome and conference introduction


9.15h Sustainability along the OEM coatings supply chain
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Dössel, Dössel Consulting, DE

SESSION I - Sustainability along the supply chain in automotive painting

9.45h Environmentally focused, forward thinking processes in the paint shop
Dr. Valentin Berger, Chemische Werke Kluthe GmbH, DE
10.15h Total VOC Down - Holistic concepts to meet new regulations
Dr. Johannes T. Grobe, Dürr Systems AG, DE
10.45h Low VOCs or low CO2 paint process: should it be a choice?
Richard Caetano, Dominique Bonnet, Groupe PSA, FR
11.15h Coffee and contacts
11.45h Smart, flexible, skidless - new ways for the sustainable paintshop of Daimler in Kecskemet
Stefan Schubert, Daimler AG, DE; Jörg Robbin, Eisenmann Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG, DE
12.15h Advancements in new low temperature cure technology
Dr. Martin Maurer, PPG, DE
12.45h Innovative large-scale packaging for the paint and coating industry
Veit Enders, Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA, DE
13.15h Lunch
14.30h Implementation of a solvent-free cavity wax material to improve the sustainability footprint
Matthias Wiedeking, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
15.00h Sustainability aspects of cavity preservation - the development of flooding wax technology
Thomas Heußer, Audi AG, DE; Dr. Karsten Lessmann, Pfinder KG, DE
15.30h Regulatory pressures and hot topics in the coatings industry
Janice Robinson, CEPE aisbl - European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink & Artists' Colours Industry, BE
16.00h PODIUM DISCUSSION with Live-Polls
16.30h Coffee and contacts


17.00h New coating technologies with nitrogen for the automotive application
Ewa Skonecka, FCA Italy S.p.A., IT; Giovanni Sala, NS Coating Technologies, IT
17.30h Anti Corrosion Policy Alignment within Alliance
Laurent Rougier, Renault S.A.S., FR
18.00h Get Together
19.00h Networking Nightsponsored by Covestro Deutschland AG  



SESSION III - Adhesive bonding, sealing and damping

9.00h Joint sealing 4.0 - Practical experiences
Andreas Widmayer, Daimler AG, DE

Shared Solutions

On the basis of various OEM exhibits, participants can...

- ...discuss different approaches
- shop with experts from car manufacturers
- ...get new impulses and
- different versions and their advantages

2018 will be all about the tailgates of current vehicle models:
Audi A7
Daimler CLS C257
Ford Focus
Porsche Panamera Gran Tourismo
Volkswagen Golf
10.00h Coffee and contacts

SESSION IV - Digitalization in automotive painting

10.30h Uninterrupted tracking of car bodies from the body shop through the painting process to final assembly
Frank Linti, Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG, DE
11.00h How to visualize car paint realistically
Weiran Lu, BASF Coatings GmbH, DE
11.30h Digital Appearance parameter for automotive coatings
Dr. Kirsten Fritsche, Merck KGaA, DE
12.00h Pro-active management based on sBRDF of the visual harmony quality assurance
Prof. Francisco Martinez-Verdu, University of Alicante, Department Optics, ES
12.30h Lunch
13.45h Control + Paint System: a new concept of defect detection system
Luigi Lazzari, Geico Spa, IT
14.15h Quality optimization and cost reduction through specially tailored process observation
Michael Steuer, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, DE

SESSION II/Continuation - OEM projects

14.45h Correlation of accelerated weathering tests to outdoor exposure - Comparison between ASTM D7869 and SAE J2527
Axel Domke, Opel Automobile GmbH, DE; Andreas Riedl, Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH, DE
15.15h Radar suitability of parts painted in the car`s colours
Dr. Christian Sich, Volkswagen AG, DE; Michaela Liese, BASF Coatings GmbH, DE
15.45h Jaguar Land Rover - New Paint Shop in Nitra, Slovakia
Martin Cousins, Jaguar Land Rover, GB
16.15h Farewell address and end of the conference

(Status as of: 19 October 2018)

Programme Coordination

Andrea Huber

Andrea Huber

Automotive Circle
T +49 151 40 260 773


Conference Organisation

Jannike von Kampen

Jannike von Kampen

Senior Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-384


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