2001

High-performance Additives For Top-Value Plastics
March 18-21, 2001
Hilton Head, South Carolina

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: S. Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 2: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, Compatibilizers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

Session 3: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Gary Beall, Missouri Baptist College

Session 4: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Special Nanocomposites Workshop
Instructor: Prof. Giannelis, Cornell University
The workshop will cover the basic scientific principles of nanocomposites technology, critical properties of clay, surface modification, preparation of various polymeric nanocomposites, and more.

Session 1: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: S. Al-Malaika, Aston University
Plenary Lecture: "Chemiluminecence Methods for Evaluation of Stabiliser Performance in Polymers" N.S. Billingham, Sussex University, UK
"The Chemistry and Service of Stabilization" R. Lee, Great Lakes Chemical
"New Additives Approaches for BOPP Film" J. Ghosh and D. Horst (speaker), Ciba Specialty Chemicals
"A Revolutionary Light Stabilizer System for Polyolefins and Other Resins" L. Davis, S. Samuels, and J. M. Zenner (speaker), Cytec
"Triacetoneamine Derivatives - Properties, Uses, Industrial and Potential Applications" J. Kirchhoff(speaker) and F. Kraushaar, Degussa-Hüls AG
"Stabliser Partitioning and Migration in Polymer Blends and Heterophasic Copolymers" N.S. Billingham, Sussex University, UK
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Session 2: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, Compatibilizers, and Functional Fillers
Moderators: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America, and Joseph McRoskey, Co-Mack
"New Applications for Polyolefins Through the Use of Polyolefin-Polyether Block Copolymer Additives" R. Dominguez, C. Henkee (speaker), and C. Godnich, Huntsman Petrochemical Corp.
"Optimization of Coupled Glass-Filled Polypropylene for Heat and Suds Aging" D. Roberts, Crompton Corp.
"Creating Conductive and Magnetic Fillers Through Surface Modification" T.J. Clough, Ensci, Inc.
"A New Class of Weatherable Impact Modifiers with Improved Low Temperature Performance" C. Granel (speaker), M. Tran, S. Zerafati & C. Bertelo, Atofina Chemicals
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Session 3: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Gary Beall, Missouri Baptist College
"The Nanomarket: When will the market take off and what are the growth prospects?" K. Kamena, Omni Tech Int'l.
"Mechanistic Aspects in Thermal and Combustion Behavior of Polymer Layered Silicate Nanocomposites" G. Camino (speaker) and M. Zanetti, Università degli Studi di Torino
"Polymeric-Based Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Launch and Space Applications" R.A. Vaia (speaker), D.M. Lincoln, H.Fong, J.H. Sanders, and S.H. Phillips
"Nanostructured Chemical Technology Based on Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes" J. Schwab, Hybrid Plastics
"Structure-Property Relationships in Polyamide Based Nanocomposites" S. Bagrodia (speaker), L.T. Germinario, J.W. Gilmer, and M.R. Tant, Eastman Chemical Co.
"Montmorillonite/polymer Nanocomposites via a Reactive Approach" By K. H. Wei, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
"A New Conceptual Model for Interpreting Nanocomposite Behavior" Gary W. Beall, Missouri Baptist College
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Session 4: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Toxicological Issues in Fires: Carbon Monoxide or Additives?" G. Nelson, Florida Institute of Technology
"Nitrogen-Containing Organohalogen Flame Retardants" B.A. Howell (speaker) and H. Wu, Central Michigan University
"Processing Parameters for Magnesium Hydroxide Flame Retarded Polyolefins" J. D. Innes(speaker) and A. M. Innes, Flame Retardants Associates, Inc.
"Influence of Molybdates on Char Formation and Smoke Suppression in PVC" J.K. Walker, Technical Director, Sherwin-Williams Chemicals
"Reductive Dehalogenation in the Fire Retardance of Nylon 6,6 by an antimony/chlorine System" W. H. Starnes, Jr.(speaker), Y. M. Kang, and L. B. Payne, College of William and Mary
"Thermal and Fire Behavior of High Performance Fabrics" S. Bourbigot (speaker) and Xavier Flambard, GEMTEX (France)
"Layered Silicates, Nano-silicas, and POSS Nano-additives as Flame Retardants in Commodity Polymers" J. W. Gilman, Fire Science Division, NIST
"Fire Performance of Polymer Nanocomposites" Charles A. Wilkie, Marquette University
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