Broadcast One

Tues, Feb 17

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Tues, Feb 17

  • London: 17.00
  • Paris: 18.00
  • Los Angeles: 9.00
  • New York: 12.00

Reducing risk in materials selection and substitution: plastics

Join our webinar on Tuesday, Feb 17, to find out how CES Selector can help reduce the risks associated with selecting and substituting plastics for your application.

  • Find out about the risks and challenges involved in selecting and substituting materials
  • Watch a practical case study focused on how CES Selector's tools can help ameliorate these risks, saving you time, effort, and cost
  • Discover how to find a drop-in replacement for an existing grade
  • Learn how to identify the most appropriate plastics for a target application

Further information

See how CES Selector gives experts the information they need to make the right decisions
Introducing new materials to your company or switching a material on an existing product can be risky. New materials will behave differently in service and may require re-optimization of process conditions, meaning there are often delays in the adoption of new materials as you build up experience and confidence in their use. This generally involves extensive testing, prototyping, and characterisation of several material candidates, leading to high material adoption costs.

Once in the market, suboptimal materials can result in premature failure leading to customer dissatisfaction, increased maintenance/warranty returns and product recalls which all undermine the brand reputation. According to SMITHERS RAPRA, around 70% of plastic products fail prematurely, and 45% of these failures are due to poor material selection or substitution.  So how can you ensure the right decisions are made?

Join this webinar on Tuesday, February 17 to see you how can quickly evaluate the trade-off in performance between different plastics—enabling you to readily identify the most appropriate grades for your application and to understand their benefits and limitations—lowering material adoption costs and reducing the risk of failure during service.

Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Product designers, engineers, and materials specialists who work primarily with plastics.
  • Materials experts responsible for recommending materials to designers, advising purchasing, resolving material issues.

About the presenter

Dr. Charlie Bream is Product Manager for CES Selector at Granta Design. After completing his PhD on recycling of thermoset composites at Brunel University, he spent 14 years in industry working on the development of lightweight materials and structures for British Aerospace (Space Systems), Pera International, and NXT before joining Granta in 2007.


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