Theater sponsored by Durastream CPVC Compound

Day 1 May 8th 2019

09:30am to 10:15am

TRAINING SEMINAR

How to specify twin-screw extruders for polymer compounding applications

Adam Dreiblatt, Director of Process Technology , CPM Extrusion Group


10:30am to 10:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Exploring progress in the optimization of engineering plastics blends

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


11:00am to 11:20am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Enhancing the properties of recycled polypropylene resins to uncover new applications and market opportunities

Emily Blair, Business Development Manager, Milliken


11:30am to 11:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Monitoring and controlling plastic pellet quality: applying a novel optical inspection and automated analysis system

John Dognazzi, Managing Director, SIKORA International Corp.


12:00pm to 12:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Exploring the latest developments in process technology for challenging compounding applications

Austin Timmerman, Process Engineer, Buss Inc., USA


12:30pm to 13:15pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

Designing extensional mixing in extrusion

João Maia, Professor, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University


14:00pm to 14:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Assessing the process-induced properties of graphene-polyethylene nanocomposites

Dr. Nima Moghimian, Product Development Manager, NanoXplore Inc.


14:30pm to 14:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Sustainable polymer additives from recycled feedstocks: novel tools to drive performance and enhance value while contributing to the circular economy

Domenic DiMondo, Vice President Technology & Business Development, GreenMantra Technologies Ltd.


15:00pm to 15:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Studying the mixing performance of low-shear screw elements on high-speed compounding processes to improve output rates and polymer properties

Dr. Haikun Xu, Process Engineer, KraussMaffei Corporation


15:30pm to 16:15pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

Understanding and formulating plastic compounds

Chris DeArmitt, President, Phantom Plastics


Day 2 May 9th 2019

09:30am to 10:15am

TRAINING SEMINAR

Top tips for optimizing twin-screw extrusion

Bert Elliott, Engineering Manager, Leistritz Extrusion


10:30am to 10:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Lightweighting strategies with Talc in automotive TPOs

Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, Product and application development, IMIFabi Spa


11:00am to 11:20am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Silicones as high-performance additives

Dr. Daniel Calimente, Technical Manager, Wacker Chemical Corporation


11:30am to 11:50am

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Examining flexible compounding technologies for the production of long-fiber thermoplastics (LFTs)

Michael Hampf, Manager Sales, FEDDEM


12:00pm to 12:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Improving the wear-resistance of plastics: Advances in PTFE micropowders and new developments in non-halogen additives

Dr. Hyun Seog Kim, R&D Manager, Shamrock Technologies


12:30pm to 13:15pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

How to evaluate and control the color of plastics

Frank Koger, Technical Sales Engineer, Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.


14:30pm to 14:50pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Tailoring the electrical conductivity of thermoplastics using carbon black masterbatches

Jakub Olšan, Researcher, Unipetrol RPA - Polymer Institute Brno


15:00pm to 15:20pm

INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

Using an innovative chain extender to improve the performance of recycled polyester

Duan Hao, R&D Market Development Manager , Fine-blend Compatilizer Jiangsu Co., LTD.


15:30pm to 16:15pm

TRAINING SEMINAR

Understanding the basics of polymer degradation and stabilization

Ronald Becker, New Business Development Manager - Americas, SI GROUP


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