Day 1 27 June 2018

10.30am to 11.00am

KEYNOTE

Analysing global trends in plastics compounding markets

Andrew Reynolds, Director, Advance Bidco Ltd


11:15am to 12.00pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

Discussing the future for technical compounding

Heinrich Lingnau, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, A. Schulman Europe GmbH &Co.KG

Bernd Sparenberg, Vice President Technical Compounds, Albis Plastic GmbH

Dr. Oliver Frey, Head of Compounding Department, Ensinger GmbH

Dr. Christof Krogmann, General Manager, Kingfa Sci & Tech. Europe GmbH


12:15pm to 12:30pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Exploring progress in the optimisation of engineering plastics blends

Ardy Doelen, Sales and Business Development Manager, Polyscope Polymers B.V.


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Opening up new possibilities with functional fillers, including thermal conductivity, lightweighting and flame retardance

Péter Sebö, Head of Marketing and Business Development, HFP The Mineral Engineers - Quarzwerke GmbH


13:15pm to 13:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Optimising the production of highly-filled compounds and masterbatches using twin-screw extruders

Dr. Alessandro Gallo, R&D Team Member, Maris


13:45pm - 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Selecting graphite additives for tailoring polymer properties – flame retardance, conductivity and lubrication

Klaus Rathberger, General Manager, Georg H Luh


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

Discussing the future for PVC compounding        

Yves Heroes, Director Marketing & Sales, Kem One

Fernando Amaral, General Manager, ACI - Automotive Compounding Industry & Perplastic Group


15:30pm to 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Rethinking screw element designs to deliver improved materials throughputs and quality

Daniel Nagl, Director Sales, Business Unit Engineering Plastics & Special Applications, Coperion GmbH


16:00pm to 18:00pm

World Cup Football – Germany vs South Korea on the big screen

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Day 2 28 June 2018

10:30am to 11:00am

KEYNOTE

Five compounding innovations to watch

Chris Smith, Editor-in-Chief, AMI Magazines


11:15am to 12:00am

BUSINESS DEBATE

Discussing the future for the masterbatch industry

Yves Carette, President & CEO, Ampacet Corporation

Marco Cenisio, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Unit Masterbatches, Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA, Inc.

Dr. Martin Fabian, Managing Director, Lifocolor Farben GmbH & Co. KG

Gary Fielding, Global Marketing Director - Color, Additives and Inks, PolyOne Corporation


12:15pm to 12:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Exploiting nanotechnology to produce plastics with a chrome-effect finish combined with a cool touch

Maria João Lopes, Researcher Functional Polymers and Coatings, CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials


12:45pm to 13:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Reactive extrusion as an enabling technology for the circular economy

Luis Roca Blay, Head of Compounding, AIMPLAS


13:15pm to 13:35pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

How to select the right pelletising system for your application

Harald Zang, Managing Director, Maag Automatik GmbH


13:45pm to 14:05pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Taking advantage of innovations in masterbatch carrier resins

Johan Defoer, Application Development Engineer, Borealis Polymers NV


14:30pm to 15:15pm

BUSINESS DEBATE

Discussing the future for polyolefin compounding

Peter Torma, Managing Director, Inno-Comp Kft.

Massimo Veronelli, Director of Strategy & Marketing, Sirmax SpA

Dr. Adam Galambos, Director of Technology - Europe, Washington Penn Plastic Company

Mikhail Katsevman, Head of Research and Development , R&P Polyplastic


15:30pm to 15:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Understanding the importance and impact of the continuous monitoring of rheological parameters of in-process compounds 

Johannes Lorenz, Key Account Manager, Dynisco