Broadcast One

Thursday, Nov 19

  • London: 10.00
  • Paris: 11.00
Broadcast Two

Thursday, Nov 19

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

Choosing the right polymer for your products

Join our webinar on Thursday, November 19, to find out how CES Selector can help you identify the right polymer for your application and minimize the risks associated with the specification of a new grade.

  • Find out how to identify the most appropriate polymer for a new application or to refresh an existing design
  • Discover how to find a drop-in replacement for an existing grade
  • Watch a practical case study that shows how the comprehensive data and tools in CES Selector can be used to quickly compare the performance of polymers and identify suitable candidates 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 characterization 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 Thursday, November 19 to see you how can quickly evaluate the trade-off in performance between different polymers—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 polymers.
  • 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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