Broadcast Times

Wednesday, May 14

  • London: 10am
  • Paris:  11am
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Selecting new and replacement materials
for Consumer Products

The right materials and processing choices make a big difference to manufacturers of consumer products such as household appliances and electronic devices. According to SMITHERS RAPRA, around 70% of plastic products fail prematurely, and 45% of these failures are due to poor material selection or substitution. Such products are characterized by relatively rapid product development, high product turnaround, and constant innovation. So how can you ensure the right decisions are made?

A webseminar addressing these issues, first broadcast in March 2014, demonstrated how CES Selector allows you to quickly understand the benefits and limitations of different plastics, identifying the most appropriate grade for your application. By popular demand, this session will now be repeated, live, on Wednesday, May 14, timed to suit those in Europe.

Graphical selection methods helped Tecumseh save 2 million eurosWhat will I see at the webinar?

  • See how CES Selector can save you time, effort, and cost.
  • Learn about the advantages of accessing gold-standard data in one place for quick analysis
  • Discover how you can gain greater confidence in material recommendations
  • Gain a better understanding of the risks associated with changing materials, and how to minimize these risk by identifying the properties that differ in substitute materials: see how CES Selector gives experts the information they need to make the right decisions

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.


Who should join the web seminar?

This session will be of particular interest to:

  • Materials specialists at companies focused on the manufacture of products characterized by relatively short lifespan, rapid product development, high product turnaround, and constant innovation, for example consumer products such as household appliances and electronic devices.
  • Materials experts responsible for recommending materials to designers, advising purchasing, resolving material issues
  • Product designers