Additives

1999

March 22-24, 1999
San Francisco, California

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

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

Session 2: Additives and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Gary Beall, Nanocor

Session 3: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, Compatibilizers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company

Session 4: 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
Basic principles and fundamentals of nanocomposites. Critical properties of clays. Surface modification techniques. Preparation and unique properties of polymer nanocomposites (nylon, polypropylene, polystyrene, and more).

Session 1: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
Plenary Lecture: "Photostabilization of UV-Cured Coatings and Thermosets" Professor C. Decker, ENSCMU Universite de Haute-Alsace (France)
"The Antioxidant Mechanism of Vitamin E in PP" Professor S. Al-Malaika, Aston University (England)
"Vitamin E as an Effective Stabilizer in LLDPE" Dr. J. Ghosh, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
"Evaluation of Magnesium Hydroxides as Potential Basic Stabilizers for Vinylidene Chloride Polymers" Professor R.A. Howell, Central Michigan University
"Antioxidant Action of Organic Sulfites" Dr. W.D. Habicher,Technische Dresden University of Technology (Germany)
"Interactions between Light Stabilizers and Halogen Fire Retardants in Polypropylene" Professor J.L. Gardette,Universite Blaise Pascal (France)
"Stabilization of Polymers by Cross-linking" Professor C.A. Wilkie, Marquette University
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Session 2: Additives and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderators: Gary Beall, Nanocor
"Nanolayer Reinforcement of Thermoset Polymers" Prof. T.J. Pinnavaia, Michigan State University
"Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Polystyrene-Clay Hybrids" Dr. N. Hasegawa (speaker) and Dr. A. Usuki, Toyota Research (Japan)
"Advances in Nanomer Additives for Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites" G.W. Beall (speaker) and K. Kamina, Nanocor
"Polyamide Nanocomposites for Film Applications" Dr. C. Scherer, Bayer
"New Polymer Clay Nanocomposites" Prof. E.P. Giannelis, Cornell University
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Session 3: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, Compatibilizers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company
"Chemical Additives for Plastics: Recent Developments and Future Trends" L. Kattas (speaker) and I. Levin, Phillip Townsend Associates
"New Approach to the Theory of Additives Solubility in Polymers" Prof. A. Mar'in, University of Ancona (Italy)
"Micromechanical Deformation Processes in Dependence on Morphology in Toughened and Particle Filled Semicrystalline Polymers" Dr. G.-M. Kim, Dutch Polymer Institute, Eindhoven University (Holland)
"Overview of Recent Developments in Talc Technology" Dr. R. Clark (speaker), J. Spano, and G. Fourty, Luzenac America
"Latest Developments of Compatibilized and Metallocene Plastomer Enhanced High Performance Polyolefin Products" Dr. D. Chundury, Ferro Corp.
"Super Phosphorescent Additives for High-Quality Illumination at Low Additive Loading Levels" J.A. Bodi and A. Burgess (speaker), M.A. Hanna Color
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Session 4: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Formulating Fundamentals: A Neophyte's Journey Through the World of Flame Retardants and Other Additives - Trying to Make Things Work" C. Collins, Grayline, Inc.
"Electrical and Flammability Requirements of Plastics Materials" R. L. Markezich, Occidental Chemical Corp.
"New Silicone Derivative as Flame Retardant for Polycarbonate" M. Iji and S. Serizawa, NEC Corp. (Japan)
"Interaction FR Additives/Polymer - Application to the EVA-Mg(OH)2-Zinc Borate System" S. Bourbigot, Laboratoire Genie des Procedes (France)
"Measurement of Toxic Gases in Fires by FTIR" E. Metcalfe, Woolwich Campus (England)
"New Copper Complexes for PVC Smoke Suppression via Reductive Cross-linking" Prof. W.H. Starnes, Jr. College of William and Mary
"Application and Mode of Fire Retardant Action of Aromatic Phosphates" S.V. Levchik, Akzo Nobel
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