SPE Foams 2017


15th International Conference on
Advances in Foam Materials & Technology

Topical Conference: October 11–12, 2017
Tutorial: October 9–10, 2017
University Bayreuth 

Universitätsstraße 30 Building FAN B, H32

Bayreuth, Germany

Co-sponsored by SPE:
Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division


The FOAMS® 2017 Conference will address the forefront of foam technology in a collection of presentations by leading researchers from industry and academia. It will feature world-renowned speakers presenting technical papers on innovations in foam processing, state-of-the-art foaming materials, nano-cellular foam technology, and environmentally friendly foams. The FOAMS 2017 conference, which will be held October 11–12, 2017 in Bayreuth, Germany is the premier forum for presentations of new developments in foaming technologies.


The tutorial on October 9-10, 2017 offers practical information on the development of new blowing agents, design of foam products, and basic technical background on foaming polymers. The tutorial is a must for new entrants to polymeric foaming, and for individuals seeking a strong technical understanding of the foaming process.

Conference Committee
  • General Conference: Prof. Volker Altstädt, University of Bayreuth
  • Technical Program: Prof. Ernesto Di Maio, University of Napoli
  • Tutorial Program: Prof. Chul B. Park, University of Toronto
  • Sponsorship Chair: Michaela Mörl, University of Bayreuth
  • Student Poster: Prof. Hans-Werner Schmidt, University of Bayreuth
  • Hotel Information: Milena Spörl, University of Bayreuth
  • NMB Tour: Dr. Thomas Neumeyer, Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
  • Student Scholarship: Kimberly McLoughlin, Braskem