1998

August 24-25, 1998
Cambridge, Massachussetts

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Structure/Morphology Development During Compounding
Moderator: Soemantri Widagdo, 3M Company

Session 2: Reactive Extrusion and Compounding
Moderator: Uttandaraman Sundararaj, GE Plastics

Session 3: Mixing Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
Moderator: John Curry, Werner & Pfleiderer

Session 4: Improved Processing and Performance
Moderator: Chris Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Structure/Morphology Development During Compounding
Moderator: Soemantri Widagdo, 3M Company
"Melting Phenomena and Mechanisms in Polymer Processing Equipment"
C.G. Gogos, Z Tadmor, M.H. Kim, Stevens Institute of Technology
"Morphology Development and Mixing Kinetics During Compounding of Polymer Blends"
C.K. Shih, DuPont Chemical Company
"Morphology Development in High Viscosity Ratio Polymer Blends"
M. Huneault, Industrial Materials Institute/NRC
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Session 2: Reactive Extrusion and Compounding
Moderators: Uttandaraman Sundararaj, GE Plastics
"Compatibilization of Blends by Graft and Block Polymers"
D. Lohse, Exxon Research and Engineering Company
"Reactive Extrusion of Polyolefins: Mixing and Non-Free Radical Functionalization Reactions"
C. Tioganakis, University of Waterloo
"Reactive Toughening of Nylon 6 Nanocomposites"
M.K. Akkapeddi, Allied Signal
"Effects of Additives and Compatibilizing Agents on the Processability and Performance of Polyvinyl Chloride/Cellulose Fiber Composites"
L.M. Matuana, C.B. Park, Michigan Technological University and University of Toronto
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Session 3: Mixing Theory, Modeling, and Simulation
Moderator: John Curry, Werner & Pfleiderer
"Mixing in the Kneading Disk Elements of a Twin Screw Extruder: Simulation and Visualization"
A. Hrymak, McMaster University
"Velocity and Shear Rate Distributions in the Kneading Sections of a Self-Wiping, Corotating Twin Screw Extruder"
S. Bakalis, M. Chandrasekaran, M. V. Karwe, Rutgers
"Non-Isothermal Non-Newtonian Flow Models with 3-D Energy Equation for Corotating Twin Screw Extruders"
Z Chen, Medtronic
"Lattice-Boltzmann Simulation of Multiphase Flow"
C.E. Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Area Tensors: A New Way to Model Mixing in Polymer Processing"
E.D. Wetzel and C.L Tucker, University of Illinois
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Session 4: Improved Processing and Performance
Moderator: Chris Scott, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Characterization of Mixing Sections in a Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruder"
D. Bigio, University of Maryland
"Co-Rotating Twin Screw Element Configuration Based on Flow Visualization, 3-D Measured Values and Calculations"
B. Gannon, Davis-Standard
"Compounding Liquids and Slippery Components to Build Target Product Morphologies in Twin-Screw Extruders"
A. Machado, W. Thiele, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.

"Value Engineering: Compounding for Greater Flexibility and Control at the Molding Machine"
L. Stover, M.A. Hanna Engineered Materials
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