Day 1 27 June 2018

10:30am to 11:15am

TRAINING SEMINAR

Specification of twin-screw extruders for polymer compounding applications

Adam Dreiblatt, Director of Process Technology, CPM Extrusion Group


11:30am to 11:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Tailoring the electrical conductivity of thermoplastics using novel carbon black additives and masterbatches

Jiří Pác, Head of PIB BRANCH (Polymer Institute Brno), Unipetrol RPA , s.r.o. - Polymer Institute Brno


12:00pm to 12:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Optimising natural fillers to deliver flame retardant properties for demanding applications

Alexander Kulichenko, Project Manager, Europiren B.V.


12:30pm to 12:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Maximising the filler loadings in PVC compounds using the latest developments in continuous kneader technology

Frank Knittel, Sales Director, X-Compound


13:00pm to 13:45pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

REACH 2018 – is your company compliant?

Dr. Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLP


14:00pm to 14:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Introducing new additive technologies for overcoming polyolefin compatibility problems and improving surface functionality

Simon Waddington, Business Development Director, Interface Polymers Ltd.


14:30pm to 14:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Improving compound quality through innovations in online and offline systems for inspecting and sorting pellets

Michael Galla, Area Sales Manager, SIKORA AG


15:00pm to 15:45pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

What’s happening inside your twin-screw extruder? Using computer modelling to optimise compounding operations 

Laurent Ratte, Sales Manager , Sciences Computers Consultants


16:00pm to 16:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Investigating innovations in functional fillers

Lily Lin, Sales Manager, Junmei Materials


Day 2 28 June 2018

10:30am to 11:15am

TRAINING SEMINAR

Top tips for optimising screw configurations in co-rotating twin-screw extruders

Luis Roca Blay, Head of Compounding, AIMPLAS


11:30am to 11:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Analysing trends in the Russian polymer compounding market and its growth prospects 

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


12:00pm to 12:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Innovations in silane-vulcanized thermoplastics elastomers for improved performance and processability

Dr. Roman Widmer, Managing Partner, Falcone Specialities AG


12:30pm to 12:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

REACH horizon scanning: assessing regulatory threats to raw material availability

Patrick de Kort, Regulatory Affairs Officer, European Masterbatchers and Compounders (EuMBC)


13:00pm to 13:45pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

The psychology of colour and its importance in buying decisions

Denis Keller, Head of Color Marketing, Europe, PolyOne Corporation


14:00pm to 14:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Investigating opportunities and innovations in cable compounds

Luis Morgado, Head of the Silicone Production line, ACI – Automotive Compounding Industry


14:30pm to 14:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

How to enhance the mechanical and thermal properties of polyamides with mica

Dr. Andreas Goetz, Managing Director, Ziegler & Co. GmbH


15:00pm to 15:45pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

 Scale-up strategies for twin-screw compounding extruders

Adam Dreiblatt, Director of Process Technology, CPM Extrusion Group