#MaterialsMatter: Materials for an Extreme Future
From unprecedented brush and forest fires to record-breaking rainfalls, the effects of global warming will require us to adapt and prepare for an intense future.
Each week in April, Material ConneXion’s Dr. Andrew Dent will be hosting a discussion surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes we will continue to face: temperature, wetter conditions, and overpopulation, as well as pollution and bacterial/viral threats.
#MaterialsMatter was originally planned as a one-day event, we’re pleased to extend the schedule to provide additional time for conversation, questions, and answers with each of our guests.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Join our EVP of Research, Dr. Andrew Dent, along with a panel of leading material experts and thought leaders for a detailed discussion on how these pivotal changes will affect your brand and what you can do to stay ahead.
- Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for these current and future extreme environments.
- Q+A following the one-on-one conversations with our expert panelists.
Schedule + Guest Panelists
Thursday, April 9th / 11am EDT
Carlo Centonze, CEO of HeiQ
HeiQ is a three-in-one company: Scientific research, Specialty materials manufacturing and Consumer ingredient branding, all for improving the lives of billions of people by perfecting the everyday product of textile.
Mr. Centonze will be discussing HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment that was tested effective against coronavirus.
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a unique combination of vesicle and silver technologies designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and viruses. It can be applied to a wide spectrum of textile surfaces including face masks, air filters, medical gowns, curtains, drapes and more. Learn more at HeiQ.com →
Wednesday, April 15th / 11am EDT
Chris Stern, Co-founder & CEO of CarbiCrete
CarbiCrete is a Montreal-based cleantech company developing innovative, low-cost building solutions that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The company has been named to the 2020 Global Cleantech 100 list by San-Francisco’s Cleantech Group. This year, 13,900 companies from 93 countries were considered for the list.
CarbiCrete is commercializing a carbon-negative process for the production of precast concrete. The company’s technology replaces cement in the concrete mix with steel slag and cures it with carbon dioxide, avoiding the GHG emissions associated with cement production, while permanently sequestering CO2 within the resulting concrete products. Learn more at CarbiCrete.com →
Madison Savilow, Chief of Staff at Carbon Upcycling Technologies
Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) is working to flip the script on carbon. They believe The Carbon Age is imminent, except unlike the bronze and iron, CO2 is an abundant renewable resource. The creation of carbon-based materials helps the planet by reducing waste, rather than harming the planet through resource intensive extraction. The company has received numerous awards in the field of renewable energy and Carbon Capture and Utilization.
CUT envisions a future where materials derived from CO2 can be used to enhance every facet of society: from buildings to adhesives, to clothing, to cosmetics to even our medicine. Learn more at CarbonUpcycling.com →
Thursday, April 23th / 11am EDT
Michaël van der Jagt, CEO of Parx Materials
Parx Materials specializes in the development and manufacturing of polymers with antimicrobial properties. The company’s technology does not feature synthetic chemicals, biocides, heavy metals or nanoparticles. It can be used with any type of plastic. It is fully biocompatible, non-toxic, and does not diffuse out of the material. Also, it prevents bacteria and microorganisms pilling up on the surface of a product with an efficacy of 99,9% or higher within 24 hours. The company recently signed a Master Service Agreement with PepsiCo to develop a solution providing a high level of microbiological reduction in high performance plastics.
Over four years of dedicated biomimetic research has been invested to create a 100% safe and biocompatible technology to inhibit the growth of bacteria on the surface of plastic with the use of a Biomimetic approach in the design and engineering of the materials. Learn more at ParxMaterials.com →
( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to all academic members. Student registration is not required.