Additives

2007

Product Innovation and Added-Value
January 22-24, 2007
San Antonio, Texas

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Workshop: Wood Plastics Composites: Science, Technology, Markets
Instructors: Frank Maine, President, PSA Composites, and Michael Burgoyne, Burgoyne Associates

Session 1: The Changing Face of the Additives Industry in Global Market
Moderator: Ron Babinsky, Senior Consultant, Townsend Polymer Services

Session 2: Advances in Science and Technology of Plastic Stabilizers and Antioxidants
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 3: Novel Processing Aids and Specialty Lubricants
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 4: Functional Fillers and Specialty Additives
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 5: Pigments, Colorants, & Color Concentrates
Moderator: Scott Russell, Business Manager - Color Concentrates, A. Schulman

Session 6: Innovations in Processing and Productivity
Moderator: Joe Golba, Manager-Processing Technology, PolyOne

Session 7: Advances in Science and Technology of Fire Retardants
Moderator: Chuck Wilkie, Marquette University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Workshop: Wood Plastics Composites: Science, Technology, Markets
Instructors: Frank Maine, President, PSA Composites, and Michael Burgoyne, Burgoyne Associates

The workshop will cover the materials, processing and markets for woodfibre/plastic composites (WPC's). Included in the discussion of materials are the plastics used, the fillers, and the additives. The processing discussion covers single-screw and twin-screw extrusion, and injection molding. The market discussion includes the construction industry with examples of decking, fencing and siding.

Outline of workshop by topics:
  • introduction and concepts
  • wood fiber - type, size, drying, other cellulosic fibres
  • plastic - PE, PVC, PP, future
  • markets - construction
    • decking
    • fencing
    • siding
    • other
  • processing - extrusion
    • twin-screw
    • single-screw
    • concentrate
    • profile
  • processing - injection molding
  • additives
    • compatibilizers
    • UV stabilizers
    • Fungicides
    • Foaming agents
    • Lubricants
    • Thermal stabilizers
  • testing
  • building code approval - U.S. and Canada
  • future markets
  • future materials - 2nd generation WPC's

Instructor: Frank W. Maine is a consultant as well as Chief Technology Officer of PSA Composites LLC. Dr. Maine has spent over 40 years in the plastics industry. Of these, 6 years were spent in charge of research and development at Fiberglas Canada where he was involved in the commercializing of three composite technologies: glass-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, mica-reinforced thermoplastics and pultrusion. For the last 25 years, he has been a consultant in the plastics industry helping primarily small and medium-sized enterprises develop new plastics and composites products and processes. Included in this work is the development of oriented polymers and woodfibre/plastic composites. He has been involved in the commercialization of the second-generation WPC technology.

Instructor: Michael Burgoyne is a consultant with over 40 years experience in the plastics and rubber industries. Mr. Burgoyne has extensive experience in injection moulding from his work at Rubbermaid, Moldmasters, and Bayer. His work at Urylon gave him expertise in polyurethanes and at National Rubber, rubber processing including recycling. He has been involved in composite technologies in the aircraft industry, and other specialty market sectors. His work has involved both product and process development. Much of his present work involves consulting in woodfibre/plastic composites especially with the injection moulding processing of WPC's. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and a member of the American Chemical Society.

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Session 1: The Changing Face of the Additives Industry in Global Market
Moderator: Ron Babinsky, Senior Consultant, Townsend Polymer Services
KEYNOTE LECTURE: Color, Additive and Modifier Master Batches for Biopolymers Mr. Roger Avakian, Chief Technology Officer, PolyOne Corporation
"Plastic Additives - Rebalancing the Key Drivers of Value" Sean O'Connor, Vice President, Chemtura
"Building a Successful Franchise in China" Jocelyne O. McGeever (speaker) Marketing Director-Plastics Additives, and Joan Schuller, Rohm and Haas
"New Process Aid Technology for the Enhancement of Engineering Plastics Processing and Performances" Stéphane Girois, Global Commercial Development Manager, Arkema
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Session 2: Advances in Science and Technology of Plastic Stabilizers and Antioxidants
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
PLENARY LECTURE: "Back to Basics - A Road Map to Polymer Stabilisation" Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University (England)
"UV Stabilization: Chemistry vs. Effects" R.E. King III, VP Research & Technology, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
"Influence of the Molecular Architecture and Morphology on the Stability and Life Time Properties of Polyolefins" Johannes Wolfschwenger (speaker), Christelle Grein, and Svein H. Jamtvedt, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH (Austria)
"The Effectiveness of the Additives BHT and ESO for the Stabilization of Vinylidene Chloride Barrier Polymers" Bob A. Howell (speaker) and Katelyn Carter, Central Michigan University
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Session 3: Novel Processing Aids and Specialty Lubricants
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Processing Biopolymers: Chain Extender Additives that Enhance Properties of Natural Polyesters for Extrusion and Injection Molding Applications" Marco A. Villalobos (speaker), Gary A. Deeter, Abiodun E. Awojulu and Kirk Jacobs, BASF
"High Performance Polyethylene Oligomer for Polymer Processing" Hirotaka Uosaki (speaker), Kuniaki Kawabe and Motoyasu Yasui, Mitsui Chemicals (Japan)
"A New Technology for the Improved Processing of Filled Rigid PVC" Eric Rohr, Okson Yi (Noveon USA), and John Schofield (speaker), Business Research Associate (Noveon UK)
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Session 4: Functional Fillers and Specialty Additives
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"A New Unique Type Amorphous Silicon Dioxide as Performance Additive for Thermoplastics" Gerd Schmaucks, Project Manager (speaker), B. Friede, A. Sørhuus, J.O. Roszinski, Elkem ASA, (Norway)
"Nanostructured Additives as Compatibilizers for Polycarbonate Blends" Alfonso González Montiel, Gerente Técnico Sr., CID, Centro de Inv. y Des. Tecnológico (Mexico)
"Nanoclays - Examples of Commercial Applications" Stefan Richter, Technical Manager, Süd-Chemie Inc.
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Session 5: Pigments, Colorants, & Color Concentrates
Moderator: Scott Russell, Business Manager - Color Concentrates, A. Schulman
"Special Effects: Classical, New Style & Next Generation, Innovation" Mark H. Moles, A. Schulman Inc.
"Cool Colorants for Plastics Comparison of TSR and Heat Management" Steve Goldstein (speaker), and Bill Louka, BASF Corporation
"Meeting Durable Requirements in Plastics through Innovation and Product Knowledge" Tad Finnegan, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
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Session 6: Innovations in Processing and Productivity
Moderator: Joe Golba, Manager-Processing Technology, PolyOne
"The Evolution of Flexibility: Changeover Times from Hours to Minutes" Richard Steiner, Head of Marketing and Controlling, LEISTRITZ Extrusionstechnik GmbH
"On the Use of Disentanglement Tekflow Processors to Disperse and Exfoliate Nanoclay into Non-Polar Polymers such as Polypropylene" J.P. Ibar, Director of Research, Stratek Plastic Ltd.
"Advantages of Real-Time Color Monitoring in Molten Polymers for Plastics Compounding" Patrick E. O'Rourke, Senior Fellow (speaker), and Lewis Baylor, Equitech International Corp.
"Extending the Reach of Polyolefins Through Optimized Silane Crosslinking Processes" André Victor Danc, Regional Marketing Manager-Silanes, Momentive Performance Materials (Brasil)
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Session 7: Advances in Science and Technology of Fire Retardants
Moderator: Chuck Wilkie, Marquette University
"Organoclays as Possible Flame Retardants in PVC & TPU" Günter Beyer, Kabelwerk Eupen
"Thermal and Fire Property of Cross-Linked Polystyrene-Clay Nanocomposites" David D. Jiang (speaker), Corning Inc., and Emmanuel P. Giannelis, Cornell University
"Extreme Flame Retardant Aromatic Utilizing Unique, Novel Polymeric Phosphorus Technology, its Cost Effective Synthesis, Properties and Applications" Dieter Freitag (speaker), Pin Go, Triton Systems, Inc. and Gadi Stahl, Kafrit, Ltd.
"Polymeric Flame Retardants for Engineering Thermoplastics - Raising the Bar" Joseph Andrews (speaker) and Larry Timberlake, Chemtura Corporation
"Flammability Screening of Plastics Containing Flame Retardant Additives" Richard E. Lyon (speaker) and Richard N. Walters, Federal Aviation Administration; Frederick P. Schall, The Govmark Organization Inc.
"Updates on the Issues & Regulatory Status for Flame Retardants" Raymond B. Dawson and Susan D. Landry (speaker), Albemarle Corporation
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