SMCCreate 2022, the design conference jointly organized by the European Alliance for SMC BMC and the AVK takes place in Antwerp from 28-29 June 2022. Register now!

This unique conference about design in SMC and BMC composite materials will provide valuable insights in the entire product design process from idea to part manufacturing, targeted both at experienced designers and at designers that are new in applying these versatile materials.

Within the time of only 1.5 day, the SMCCreate 2022 conference will 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.

Date and Location

The SMCCreate 2022 Conference will be organized on June 28-29, 2022 in the Hilton Antwerp Old Town. 



Day 1 - 28 June 2022

10:00 – 10:10    Welcome 
                               [AVK & European Alliance for SMC/BMC]

Market and Economics

10:10 – 10:30     Trends and developments in the European composites and SMC/BMC market
[Dr. Elmar Witten, AVK]

10:30 – 11:00    SMC BMC Economics: main cost factors for part production from SMC or BMC
[Michael Polotzki, Menzolit]


11:00 – 11:30    Design for sustainability: where SMC can make the difference?
                               [Thomas Wegman, AOC & Cédric Philoreau, MCR member of STS Group]

11:30 – 12:00     Coffee Break

Part Design

12:00 – 12:30    Design and modelling of sheet moulding compounds- from material cards to part design 
                               [Zakariya Boufaida, OCV]

12:30 – 13:00    Effective SMC component design by structural analysis and flow simulation
[Lorenz Wruck, CompriseTec]

13:00 – 14:00    Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30     Alstom technical roadmap for Interiors – a way to develop designs, standards and best in
[Ismael Bavandi, Alstom]

14:30 – 15:00     Design for manufature
 [Joachim Froment]

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00     Surface Modification of SMC Components
                                [Michael Liese, Polynt]

Colouring SMC

16:00 – 16:30     Colouring SMC
[Ron van der Leeuw, Chromaflo Technologies B.V.]


SMC BMC Design Award

16:30 – 17:00    Presentation of the SMC BMC Design Award Finalist - LightTurn
 [Isa Buitenhuis, TU Delft]


Day 2 - 29 June 2022


Carbon SMC

09:00 – 09:30     Carbon SMC - high performance delivered at industry scale
                                [Guillermo Astorqui, Astar]


Mobility & Automotive Applications

09:30 – 10:00     Multi-material solution for future mobility: integration multiple material technologies
                                 (incl. battery covers)
[Dr. Kristian Seidel, Teijn Automotive]

10:00 – 10:30     SMC & BMC as a material of the future in the era of green deal implementation strategies
                                 in the e-mobility
[Peter Ooms, Lorenz Kunststofftechnik GmbH]

10:30 – 11:00     The SMC a pioneer material for the first evolution from metal to plastic in automotive
                                components for electrification

                                 [Javier Martinez Cue, Batz Group]

11:00 – 11:30       Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00       Advanced phenolic SMC for EV battery enclosure applications
[Dr. Lars Moser & Ian Swentek, Westlake Epoxy]

12:00 – 12:30       Development of a carbon-SMC rear frame for a worldcup downhill mountainbike
[Raphael Setz, Blackwave]

12:30 – 13:00        Discussion

13:00 – 14:00         Lunch Break

14:00                       End of the Conference


Register here!