About Sustainable Materials for Transportation Expo

The transportation industry is under legislative pressure to deliver greater fuel economy and cut CO2 emissions. This has led to focused research and development surrounding the production of lightweight, more eco-friendly vehicles.

SMT 18 is the focused meeting place where sustainable material manufacturers and any company involved in the advanced sustainable material supply chain may engage with the full spectrum of transportation industry buyers and partners. 





Why Hanover?

Hanover is the perfect host for an event that serves the entire sustainable materials for transportation supply chain, because the city’s automotive industry plays a crucial role in the state’s economy, with 30% of employment in Lower Saxony being in this sector.

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Co-located Event

Foam Expo is Europe’s first free-to-attend exhibition for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies, as well as the entire foam supply chain. Foam Expo covers all types of foam and raw materials used in the manufacture of foam and foam-related products. The exhibition profiles moulded, rigid and flexible foam solutions utilising materials ranging from urethanes to elastomeric materials such as rubber and PVC, as well as a full range of equipment and machinery manufacturers plus a wide range of foam service providers. The end result is a single marketplace for foam manufacturers to meet with their supply chain and existing and potential buyers.

Innovation in foam materials is contributing towards reducing the environmental impact of the transportation industry through being lightweight and therefore leading to greater energy efficiency and lower harmful emissions. 


About the Organiser

Smarter Shows is an international exhibitions and conferences organiser focusing on technical events for the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Smarter Shows’ portfolio of events includes Space Tech Expo, Space Tech Expo Europe, Ceramics Expo, Sustainable Materials For Transportation Expo, Foam Expo USA, Foam Expo Europe, The Battery Show Europe, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe. 


Venue Address

Deutsche Messe AG
30521 Hannover


Contact Us

For event enquiries, email [email protected] 
or call +44 1273 916 300.


Opening Hours

Tuesday 16 October  09:00hrs -16:30hrs
Wednesday 17 October  09:00hrs -16:30hrs
Thursday 18 October  09:00hrs -15:00hrs