Kopenhagen, November 3rd 2011; Free Seminar on Sustainable Materials in Product Design in

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-10-11 11:16:51 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: The Danish Society for Material Technology and the Danish Design Center is hosting a seminar titled: Sustainable Materials in Product Design on Thursday the 3. November from 13:00-17:00 at DTU

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12.30 – 13.00 Registration

13.00 – 13.10 Welcome
Erik Haastrup Müller, Futation & DSM Board member and Maria Hørmann, Project Manager, Danish Design Centre

13.10 – 14.00 The creative and economic potential of materials that are often thrown away
Jakki Dehn (UK), M.des.RCA, Rematerialise, Reader in Product and Furniture Design, Kingston University
Using case studies from research, talking about the development of the Rematerialise Sustainable Materials Library and showing examples of materials from many under-utilized resources, Jakki Dehn will describe the importance of the product designer in developing the creative and economic potential of these materials.

14.00 – 14.35 Overview and industrial perspective of biobased and biodegradable polymers
Anne-Lise Høg Lejre, Centre Manager, Plastics Technology, Danish Technological Institute
Biobased and biodegradable materials are interesting from a sustainable point of view and there has been an increase in market interest in biobased and biodegradable materials for use in packaging, agriculture, medicine, and other areas during the last few years. Anne-Lise Høg will give us an overview of the different categories that will be presented including the industrial perspective.

14.35 – 14.50 Coffee break

14.50 – 15.10 Biopolymers – ”Made By Nature”
Bjarne Högström (SE), MSc. Chem. Eng., Polymerfront AB,
Bjarne Högström will talk about some of the possibilities that injection moulding of biopolymers can bring. There will also be examples of different products where these materials have been used.

15.10 – 15.50 Materials selection for environmental sustainability: challenges, tools and tips
Jamie O’Hare (UK), Product Manager – EcoDesign at Granta Design
Materials choices can have a significant influence on the environmental impact of a product. This talk begins by asking ‘what is a sustainable material?’ before going on to describe some tools and tips that designers can employ to minimize the environmental impacts of the materials they specify and the products they design.

15.50 – 16.10 Commercial biopolymers – properties and limitations
Björn Winberg (SE), Key Account Manager, Albis Plastic Scandinavia AB
Björn presents some of the biobased polymers that Albis sells, including Tecnaro’s Arboform®, which is extracted from residual products from the paper industry and with the visual and mechanical resemblance to wood. Apart from the technical presentation Björn will also talk about the existing applications for Albis’ biobased polymers. He will also let us in on how he sees the future development within this business.

16.10 – 16.55 Sustainability – materials and design
Anne Farken, Senior Consultant Sustainability Design, BMW Group Designworks USA
In order to provide the creative exposure with materials, products and their environmental influence it is necessary to find a new mindset and another way of collaboration across disciplines. Anne Farken shows how BMW Group defines the term sustainability and how
the company handles the growing requirements to materiality and gives insights into current projects showing what design has to accomplish in the future.

16.55 – 17.00 Closing
Erik Haastrup Müller, Futation & DSM Board member and Maria Hørmann, Project Manager, Danish Design Centre

Product: material
Designer: na
Manufacturer: na
Category: seminar
Websites: www.ddc.dk/event/baeredygtige-materialer-i-produktdesign


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