SMCCreate 2023 – Prague 7-8 November – Programme released

The 2nd edition of the SMCCreate conference jointly organized by the AVK and the European Alliance for SMC BMC takes place from 7-8-November 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference programme has now been published. Registrations are possible.

SMC and BMC are composite materials ideal for making light and intricate parts that combine structural performance with a smooth surface finish. For that reason, SMC and BMC are increasingly used in a broad range of end-use applications and markets.

Using SMC BMC in your part design

Within the time of only 1.5 day and 16 lectures, the SMCCreate 2023 conference will again cover a wide range of subjects, all relevant for designers in their selection of materials solutions that provide performance, cost efficiency, manufacturing ability and sustainability. The participants can expect presentations from the following top-class companies: Airbus, AOC, BYK-Chemie Dieffenbacher, EBG Group, ESI Germany, Fraunhofer, IDI, Mitras, Netzsch, Owens Corning, Siemens and Teijin.

Date and Location

The SMCCreate 2023 will take place from November 7-8, 2023 in Prague (Czech Republic) at the Vienna House Diplomat Prague. We invite you to be part of the leading SMC/BMC event in the Europe! Registrations are now possible. 

Please register here!


Day 1 - 7th November
08:45 – 09:00    Welcome 
                              [AVK & European Alliance for SMC BMC]
09:00 – 09:30     SMC in Aviation - Aircraft Hybrid Seating Structure
                               [Sergej Ilinzeer, Fraunhofer ICT]
09:30 – 10:00     SMC - Bike Box for Urban Mobility
                               [Kai Steinbach, LZS GmbH/Robert Walther & Sebastian Schierack, Mitras Composites]
10:00 – 10:30     Multi-Material Door Project
                               [Marc Philippe Toitgans, Teijin]
11:00 – 11:30     Long-Fibre Reinforced Thermosets in Short-Term Aircraft Applications? - Challenges for the                                                                                             Qualification of SMC Materials
                               [Jesper Buck, CTC GmbH – An Airbus Company]
11:30 – 12:00     Opportunities of E-Mobility for Thermoset Reinforced Plastics
                               [Peter Ooms, AVK Expert Task Force “E-Mobility”]


12:00 – 12:30     Advanced Modeling and Simulation of SMC Processes
                               [Frederic Masseria, ESI Germany GmbH]
12:30 – 13:00     SMC versus Metal: Design, Part Manufacturing and Associated Cost 
                              [Speaker to be confirmed]
14:00 – 14:30     Optimizing SMC Part Design with Material Data Cards: A Game-Changer for Designers
                                [Zakariya Boufaida, Owens Corning]


14:30 – 15:00    SMC Sustainability - New LCA Models for Assessing Eco-Footprint of SMC Components
                              [Speaker to be confirmed]
15:00 – 15:30    Solutions for Sustainability - Path Forward for SMC BMC Raw Materials
                              [Petra Inghelbrecht, Owens Corning/Thomas Wegman, AOC]
16:00 – 16:30    Sustainable Thermosets - Opportunities and Challenges for Electrical Products
                              [Dr. Christoph Keckl, Siemens AG]
16:30 – 17:00    SMC as Sustainable Solution: Study Case FLAMEVEX
                              [Gregoire Brzozowski/Cédric Defaye, IDI Composites International Europe SAS]
17:00 – 17:30    Out-of-the Box: The Hidden Impact - How You Can Reduce Your Own Eco-Footprint
                              [Thomas Wegman, AOC]


Day 2: 8th November


09:00 – 09:30    Easy Deburring of SMC Parts
                              [Dr. Hans Dieter Storzer, EBG group GmbH]
09:30 – 10:00    Smart SMC Cutting and Stacking Solutions in Conjunction with Advanced SMC-Production Lines
                              [Raimund Grimm, Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau]
10:30 – 11:00    Real-Time In-Mold Monitoring and Machine Learning for Adaptive Control of BMC Processing
                              [Dr. Alexander Chaloupka, NETZSCH Process Intelligence]
11:30 – 12:00    Processing Additives for SMC and BMC
                              [Stephan Remme, BYK-Chemie GmbH]
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