Additives

2004

High-performance Additives for Top-Value Plastics
March 22-24, 2004
Clearwater Beach, Florida

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

Session 2: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 3: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"New Metal-Based Smoke Suppressants for Poly(Vinyl Chloride): Recent Progress" W. H. Starnes, Jr. (speaker), R. D. Pike, A. H. Brown, J. T. Lee, T. B. Showalter, K. M. Taylor, and J. Zhang, College of William and Mary
"Borates as Fire Retardants in Halogen-Free Polymers" Kelvin K. Shen, Borax/Luzenac
"Evaluation of Hydroxy Double Salts as Fire Retardant Additives" Everson Kandare and Jeanne M. Hossenlopp (speaker), Marquette University
"Low Smoke Formulations for FR Resins" Ronald L. Markezich, Occidental Chemical Corporation
"Real-Time Monitoring of Polymer Nanocomposite Composition During Extrusion Compounding" Rick D. Davis (speaker), Jeffrey Gilman, Anthony Bur, Yu-Hsin Lee, Michael McBrearty, NIST
"Improving the Performance of Fire Retardant Fillers in Thermoplastics" Peter Hornsby* (speaker) and Ali Ahmadnia*, Paul Cusack^ and Matthew Cross^
*Brunel University, UK; ^TinTechnology Ltd, UK
"Stabilization of Flame Retardant High Temperature Resin Systems" J.D. Innes, Fire Retardants Associates, Inc
"Fire Retardant Flexible Polyurethane Foams" J. Lefebvre* (speaker), B. Bastin^, R. Paleja^, M. Le Bras*, S. Duquesne*, R. Delobel°
*Laboratory PERF, ^Shell Chemical, °CREPIM
"Reaction Mechanisms of Melamine-Based Flame Retardants" N.J.J. Aelmans*, Dr. N. Kaprinidis^, R. Kierkels°, R. Steenbakkers°
*Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Switzerland, ^Ciba Specialty Chemicals, USA, °DSM Research
"Organophosphorus Compounds as Halogen-Free Flame Retardants in Epoxies" Manfred Doering* (speaker), Carsten Kollann*, Martin Ahlmann*, Michael Ciesielski*, Uwe Dittrich^, Bertold Just^, Holger Keller^, Doris Pospiech°, and Thorsten Hoffmann°
*Institute for Technical Chemistry, Research Center Karlsruhe, ^Schill+Seilacher Corporation, °Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, (Germany)
"Flame Retardancy of EVA/Nano Magnesium Hydroxide Hybrid" Naoto Okubo (speaker), Hiroshi Okumura, Masayuki Okoshi, Hiroyuki Hamada, Division of Advanced Fibro-Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan)
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Session 2: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Stabilisation of Polyurethanes Against Ageing" Hauke Malz (speaker), Markus Templin, Anja Bidermann, BASF Polyurethane Global Research Centre PU Specialties (Germany)
"Interaction of Additives in Polypropylene Compounds" Johannes Wolfschwenger (speaker), Christian Paulik, Markus Gahleitner, Borealis GmbH (Austria)
"Novel Stabilization Strategies for Packaging Materials" B. Dejolier* (speaker), K. Keck-Antoine*, L. Demdoum^ and K. Pearson°, Great Lakes Chemical
*Applications Group Polymer Stabilisers, Herentals (Belgium), ^Commercialisation Manager Europe,
Herentals (Belgium), °Commercialisation Manager Americas, West Lafayette, IN
"Control of Ageing-Related Changes by Stabiliser Additives" Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University (England)
"Chance and Risk of Accelerated Weathering of Polymer Material" Dieter Kockott, Atlas (Germany)
"Highly Predictive Accelerated Weathering of Engineering Thermoplastics" James E. Pickett, GE Global Research
"UV Blocking Additive Combinations for Extended Service Time" Reuven Shachar, Kafrit Industry (Israel)
"Stabilization Solutions for Thin Wall Injection Molding" Jay Ghosh (speaker), David Horst and Peter Solera, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
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Session 3: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"Functional Surface Treated Nano Silica in Polypropylene and PP Copolymers" Damon Grabiec (speaker), Bob Nehring and Peter Xu, Nyacol Nano Technologies, Inc.
"New Advances in Additives for Polyesters" Nobuo Miyatake, Kaneka Texas Corporation
"Overview of Selection Criteria of Process/Carrier Oils" Mark Proudfoot, Renkert Oil
"Novel Low Viscosity Additive Impacts the Property Balance in TPO Compounds" Brian Walther and Teresa Karjala, Dow Chemical
"A Novel Styrene-Maleic Anhydride Block Copolymer Compatibilizer" Alfonso González (speaker), Enrique Saldívar, Elsa Fernández, Gladys Fuentes, Gregorio Zacahua, CID Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, (México)
"Fillers in plastics application: How silanes make the difference" Kerstin Weissenbach, Degussa Corporation
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