Additives

2003

Bringing New Value to Plastics
April 6-9, 2003
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Advances in Reactive Processing and Compatibilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

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

Session 3: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

Session 4: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 5: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Special Workshop on the Science and Technology of Nanocomposites
Instructor: Prof. E. Giannelis, Cornell University
The workshop will cover the basic scientific principles of nanocomposites, critical properties of clays, surface modification techniques, preparation and unique properties of polymeric nanocomposites (nylon, polypropylene, PET, polystyrene, etc.) and more.

Session 1: Advances in Reactive Processing and Compatibilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Reactive Processing Based on Nitroxyl Chemistry a New Way for Polymer Architecture" Rudolf Pfaendner (speaker), Jochen Fink, Michael Roth, and Hui Chin, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Germany)
"Key Role of Catalysis and Selectivity of Chemical Reactions in Reactive Processing" Alain Michel (speaker), University Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
"Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polyolefins (Exxelor TM) as Reactive Compatibilizing Agents in Natural Polymer/Synthetic Polymer Blends" C. Vasile (speaker), and M. Lungu, S.C. INCERPLAST SA; M.C. Dascalu and M.C. Pascu, "P.Poni" Institute of Macromoecular Chemistry, Iasi, (Romania)

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Session 2: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, and Functional Fillers
Moderators: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"Influence of Low Molecular Weight Additives on the Flow Properties of Thermoplastic Melts" Sungtae Ahn (speaker) and James L. White, Institute of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron
"Breakthrough Polymer Finishing Technology: Manufactureing Productivity and Polymer Performance Enhancements" Dr. Andre Lee (speaker), Michigan State University; John Barber and Dr. Jerry Brem, VitroCo - HiTech; Dr. Frank Feher, University of California - Irvine
"The Versatility of Metallocene Polyolefin Elastomer as an Impact Modifier for Polyolefins" Richard H. McGirk, DuPont Dow Elastomers
"Core-Shell Type Low-Cost Nanocomposite Additives" Tapesh Yadav, Ph.D., NanoProducts Corporation
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Session 3: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Rheology and Melt-Compounding of Polymeric Nanocomposites" Leszek A. Utracki, National Research Council Canada, IMI (Canada)
"High Throughput Methods for Rapidly Developing Additive Filled Polymers" Rick D. Davis (speaker), Jeffrey W. Gilman, Marc Nyden, Randy Shields, Dick Harris, Wes Demory, NIST
"Carbon Nanotube Based Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization" Ramanan Krishnamoorti, University of Houston
"Stimuli-Responsive Nanocomposites: Opening New Horizons for Aerospace Systems" Himar Koerner and Chyi-Shan Wang, University of Dayton, and Richard A. Vaia(speaker), Max D. Alexander, Nathan A. Pearce, and Heather Bentley, AFRL, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
"Novel Organic Modification of Clay Particles for Nanocomposite Formation" Evangelos Manias, Pennsylvania State University
"Novel Organically-Modified Clays for Nanocomposite Formation" Charles A. Wilkie, Marquette University
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Session 4: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"From UV-Absorbers, Through Traditional HALS to Specialty Nor-HALS" R.V.Todesco, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Switzerland)
"Surface Modification of Polymers by Migrating Additives" Norman C. Billingham, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
"Synergistic Stabilizer Blends for Polyolefin Stabilization" Robert E. Lee (speaker) , Klaus Keck-Antoine, Karen S. Pearson, Grate Lakes Chemical Corporation
"Stabilisation of Orthopaedic UHMWPE with Vitamin E" L. Costa (speaker), P. Bracco, E.M. Brach del Prever and M.P. Luda, University of Torino (Italy)
"Efficiency of UV-Stabilisers in PE-Films Under the Influence of Acid Precipitation" K. Jansen (speaker), U. Schulz, and V. Wachtendorf, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, (Germany)
"Interaction of HALS with Fluoroelastomers in M-LLDPE Films" Sylke Haremza and Alban Glaser (speaker), BASF (Germany)
"Stabilizing Influence of N-Substituted Maleimides in Vinylidene Chloride/Methyl Acrylate Copolymers" Bob A. Howell and Jin Zhang, Central Michigan University
"Grafting of Sulfur Containing Antioxidants on Elastomers" Hansrudolf Meier (speaker) and Gerrit Knobloch, Ciba Specialty Chemicals; Guenther Rist, University of Basel, and M. Szelagiewicz, Solvias AG (Switzerland)
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Session 5: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Synergistic Smoke Suppression and Fire Retardance of PVC with Metal Complexes" W.H. Starnes, Jr.(speaker), R.D.Pike, A.S.Doyal, J.T. Lee, P.J. Murray, R.A. Quinlan, and J. Zhang, College of William and Mary
"Fire Retardancy Mechanisms of Red Phosphorus in Thermoplastics" U. Braun, B. Schartel( speaker), Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Germany)
"Recent Advances in Flame Retardant Compositions: Antimony-Free Fully Formulated Flame Retardant Products for Polyolefins" N. Kaprindis and J. Zingg, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
"Formulations with Chlorinated Paraffins as Effective Low Cost Flame Retardants for Polyolefins" Daryl Stein (speaker) and Don Stevenson, Dover Chemical Corporation
"Effervescent Flame Retardant System" Anna Hermansson (speaker) and Thomas Hjertberg, Chalmers University of Technology, and Bernt-Ĺke Sultan, Borealis AB (Sweden)
"The Use of Nanocomposites in Intumescent EVA" S. Duquesne (speaker), C. Jama, R. Delobel, and M. Le Bras, Laboratorie PERF, ENSCL (France)
"Mechanism of Interactions in Flame Retarded Polymer Nanocomposites" Gy. Marosi (speaker), P. Anna, A. Márton, A. Szép, I. Csontos, B. Marosföi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)
"Mechanistic Aspects in Thermal Degradation and Fire Retardance of Lamellar Polymer Nanocomposites" Giovanni Camino, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
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