Besides inspiring exhibition with over 275 exhibitors, there is also an extensive program. This conference program will increasingly take shape in the near future. During the two days, various lectures will be given in 3 rooms. These lectures are provided by independent speakers and by experts on behalf of the exhibitors. See below the first program components:

Congress program 14 September
Congress program 15 September 
AM Masterclass
Networking drink
Rethink Expo by Federation NRK and PlasticsEurope
Live Stage Plastics Arena
MaterialDistrict Expo

As a trade association and / or network organizations, you can also reserve a room (small) through us at Brabanthallen. Think of a members meeting, board meeting or a project team meeting. Or maybe you would like to organize your own seminar during the Kunststoffenbeurs. The organization is happy to include your meeting in communication. It goes without saying that we think along with you here.

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Brainport Eindhoven and Mikrocentrum organize during Kunststoffenbeurs 2022 together an AM Masterclass

In the AM Masterclasses companies can get inspired about the possibilities of additive manufacturing. Per masterclass the participants get clear information about the possibilities to start or scale up 3D printing in a specific sector. Topics include the reason, returns, results, investments and the process of implementation. The masterclass is relevant for manufacturing companies, end users who have yet to be introduced to this manufacturing technology, as well as manufacturing technology suppliers who want to explore the AM market. Participants choose in which application areas they want to gain knowledge or about which aspects of the technology they want to learn. In addition, in the master classes we work with concrete business cases, we refer to training courses and we offer opportunities, through vouchers or innovation partnerships, to start exploring and experimenting with your desired applications. That is why we speak of a "learning community".

During the Kunststoffenbeurs 2022, lectures will focus the topics of flexible digital production, automation of single piece production, sustainable materials and the possibilities of multi-material printing.

The masterclasses are made possible by: Brainport Industries, K3d-addfab, AMcubator, Rai Automotive Industry NL, fieldlab MM3D, Brabant Development Corporation, Smart Industry Hub Zuid.

Thursday 15 September
Room 2│13:30-15:55

Program 15 September

Optimal networking during the extensive networking drinks - 14 September

Day 1 of the Kunststoffenbeurs will end with an extensive networking reception in hall 2. At the stand of Mikrocentrum (stand 250).
This starts at 16:30 and lasts until 18:30. Naturally, the organization will provide drinks, snacks and live entertainment. The networking drinks are intended for both exhibitors and visitors. We will make every effort to ensure that you can network in an informal atmosphere.
Free participation, without registration.

PS. On Wednesday evening, September 14, we invite you to have a drink at café 't Pantoffeltje. Address: Korte Putstraat 11, 's-Hertogenbosch. From 21:30 to 00:30 you are welcome. Of course Mikrocentrum provides the drinks. You are coming too! Let us know here if you are interested in participating.


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Rethink Expo by Federation NRK and PlasticsEurope

One of the special theme squares that can be visited during the Kunststoffenbeurs, is the Rethink Expo by Federation NRK and PlasticsEurope. The Rethink initiative was extensively discussed during previous editions and also shows her knowledge and vision on social discussions during this edition and the involvement of the plastics and rubber industry. At the Rethink Expo visitors can discover how the industry is continuously working in an innovative way on sustainability, safety and quality of her activities and products.

Visit the expo at stand 270.

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Live Stage Plastics Arena

New this edition is the Live Stage Plastic Arena. This is an open stage on the exhibition floor where top players from the plastics and rubber industry present their vision on themes such as sustainability, smart solutions, recycling, digitalisation, knowledge and innovation. A moderator will conduct short interviews of no more than 10 minutes. The open stage allows you to walk in and out freely and gather around the stage.

Visit the Live Stage in hall 2.

Program 14 September

Program 15 September



Conference especially for buyers from the manufacturing industry

On Wednesday 14 September, a special conference for buyers from the high-tech manufacturing industry will be held in Hall 1. Challenges in the market will be discussed and handled on the basis of several practical cases. The following themes will be part of the program during the purchasers' conference:

  • Reshoring
  • Shorter chain
  • Sustainability
  • Energy

Wednesday 14 September
Room 1│13:30-15:55

Program 14 September

MaterialDistrict Expo

Plastic is everywhere, from supermarket packaging to floors to your clothes. Unfortunately, everywhere really means everywhere: plastic is in nature, the oceans and even our own bodies. As the devastating effects of plastic become more apparent, it is time to rethink the way we use this material. To make plastic future-proof, we need to rethink the way we use available resources and our production techniques.

These 120 materials are meant to inspire new ways of looking at what is generally considered disposable material, from reuse to replacement. From the more obvious products of recycled plastic to bioplastics made from corn starch, coffee grounds or cow's blood, and from packaging alternatives such as pre-made paper to recyclable materials such as glass for acoustic panels, these materials show that "waste materials" are an excellent resource for various purposes as an alternative to plastic. And if plastic is your only option? New manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing offer a great way to reduce the amount of material needed.

About MaterialDistrict
MaterialDistrict is the world's leading matchmaking platform in the field of innovative materials. MaterialDistrict's value as a source of inspiration for high-performance materials is clear: R&D and design professionals from all sectors use the platform to discover new materials solutions. Daily via, annually at MaterialDistrict Utrecht and periodically throughout the year with traveling MaterialDistrict Expo, MaterialDistrict Talks and MaterialDistrict Pop-Up events.

Visit stand 480.

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