First Automotive Congress Plastics in Motion

2006

May 2-4, 2006
Lisbon, Portugal

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Overview of Future Automotive Material
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, General Manager, SABIC STAMAX

Session 2: Plastics in Engine Compartment
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive

Session 3: Structural and Exterior Applications of Plastics & Composites
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC Europe

Session 4: Advances in Automotive Plastics for Performance & Durability
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 5: Plastics in Automotive Interior
Moderator: Lebzy González, Ford Motor Company

Session 6: Advances in Manufacturing & Finishing Technologies
Moderator: Kamel Makhlouf, Nissan

Workshop: Adhesion and Bonding of Automotive Plastics
Instructors: Prof. Mike Chung and Prof. H.-J. Sue

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Overview of Future Automotive Material
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, General Manager, SABIC STAMAX
"New Trends in Automotive Materials"
Geoff Smith, General Manager, Nissan
"Review European Market for PP in Automotive" Peter van Pul, Director Business Unit PP Automotive (speaker), SABIC Europe, and Harry Daalmans, General Manager, SABIC STAMAX
"The Business Case for Polymer Nanocomposites in Automotive Applications" Lebzy González, Technical Expert (speaker), Patricia C. Tibbenham, and Michael A. DeBolt, Ford Motor Company
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Session 2: Plastics in Engine Compartment
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive
"Influence of Fuel Composition and Underhood Temperature on Plastic Materials Properties and Service Life" Kai Kallio, Volvo Car Corporation
"Trends in Automotive Applications: The Response from Polyamides" Bert Havenith, General Product Manager, DSM Engineering Plastics
"New Semi Aromatic Polyamides for the Advanced Requirements in the Fuel System" Jim Doty, Marketing Manager Automotive, and Robert Gresslinger, Market Development Manager Europe (speaker), Solvay Advanced Polymers GmbH
"Meeting Standards & Requirements for Automotive T3 Cable Application" Murielle Chuzeville, PolyOne
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Session 3: Structural and Exterior Applications of Plastics & Composites
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC Europe
KEYNOTE LECTURE: "Applications & Challenges for Composites & Nanocomposites in the Automotive Arena" Peter H. Foss, Charles C. Mentzer, and William R. Rodgers, Senior Staff Research Scientist (speaker), General Motors
"Thermoplastics Application for Structural Components in Vehicles" Ing. Alessandra Ricciardi, Project Manager Vehicle Division, Centro Ricerche Fiat
"Development of an Aesthetical Long Glass Fibre Polypropylene Tailgate Inner Structure" G. Amorin, Plastic Omnium, and Hans Martens, Product Manager (speaker), SABIC Europe
"Effect of Surface Modification of Carbon Nanofibers on Polyester Composites for Automotive Applications" César Merino, Project Manager (speaker), J. L. González, I. Martín-Gullón, J. Vera, C. Palencia J. M. Gómez de Salazar, I. Barrena, J. Rubio, Grupo Antolín Ingeniería, S.A
"All Polymer Concepts in Body Panels" A. Sevriens, S. Knauf, F. Essers, J. Cremers, M. Soliman (speaker), J. Sampers, SABIC Europe
"Weight Reduction and Cost Effective Assembly through Bonded-Hybrid Structures" Pádraig Naughton (speaker), Roland Janssen, Orhan Imam, DOW Automotive
"Thick Sheet Paintfilm & Chrome Paintfilm for Exterior Automotive Plastic Parts" Pieter van der Ster, Business Manager, Soliant BV
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Session 4: Advances in Automotive Plastics for Performance & Durability
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Understanding the Scratch Performance and Mechanical Behavior of Automotive Plastics" Dr. Rose A. Ryntz, Senior Manager and Staff Technical Fellow, Visteon Corporation
"Nanotechnology for Scratch Resisitance Automotive Coatings" Dr. Thomas Sawitowski, Nanotechnology Manager, BYK Chemie GmbH
"New Additive to Improve Scratch Resisitance and Reduce Surface Tack for Automotive Applications" Gregor Huber, Application Specialist (speaker), and Peter Solera, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
"Fundamental Impact Fracture Behavior of Automotive TPOs" J. Weon, E. Moghbelli, J. Liu, and H.-J. Sue (speaker), Polymer Technology Center, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
"Decreasing the Effects of Ageing on Paint Adhesion of Polypropylene" John Cremers, Manager Paint Technologies & Pretreatment, SABIC Europe
"Advances in Sub-Micron Talc for Automotive TPO Compounds" Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, Manager Product and Application Development, IMI FABI spa
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Session 5: Plastics in Automotive Interior
Moderator: Lebzy González, Ford Motor Company
"An Overview of Innovative Technologies for Automotive Interiors" Dr. Suresh Shah, Delphi Corporation
"TPE's - The Route to New Engineered Sensations" Carlos Vieira, Manager R&D (speaker), Vitor Vilaverde, and Elizabete Pinho, TMG Automotive
"Polyamide Innovations for New Trends in Automotive Industry: Focus on Car Interior Systems" Dr. Philippe Guinot, Global Market Director (speaker), and Valérie Stoeckel, Application Development Manager (speaker), Rhodia Engineering Plastics
"Opening New Dimensions with Short Glass Reinforced Polypropylene Compounds - From Soft Touch to High Stiffness Applications" Dr. Erik H. Licht, Automotive Program Manager (speaker), and Dr. Frank P. Alt, Basell Polyolefines
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Session 6: Advances in Manufacturing & Finishing Technologies
Moderator: Kamel Makhlouf, Nissan
"Non-Conventional Injection Moulding Techniques in Automotive" A. M. Cunha, Institute for Polymers and Composites and Centre for Polymer Engineering Innovation, University of Minho
"Aluminum Tooling for Improved Injection Molding of Plastics" Patricia C. Tibbenham, Plastics Technical Expert, Ford Motor Company
"Systems Approach to Multi-Component Automotive Molding" Paulo Silva, President, Plasdan Group (Portugal)
"Concentrates Enhance Automotive Interiors &: Exteriors" Evaline Cooijmans, PolyOne
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WORKSHOP: Adhesion and Bonding of Automotive Plastics
Instructors: Prof. Mike Chung, Penn State University; Prof. H.-J. Sue, Texas A&M University

The workshop will convey important fundamental concepts and approaches to functionalize, characterize and evaluate adhesion and adhesive properties of PP and TPO based substrates. Novel approaches for achieving good functionalization of PP and TPO surfaces will be presented. Fracture mechanics based methodology will be employed to evaluate adhesive strength of bonded PP and TPO substrates.

Outline of workshop by topics:
  • Background and Introduction
  • Review of Relevant Material Issues
  • Functionalization of PP and TPO Surfaces
    • direct copolymerization of -olefin and functional monomers
    • functionalization approach via post-polymerization
    • reactive polyolefin approach
    • grafting reaction of functional polymer chains
  • Characterization
    • surface energy
    • surface functionality/composition
    • surface morphology
  • Test Methodology
    • T-peel
    • lap-shear
    • side-impact
    • fracture mechanics approach
  • Examples and Show-and-Tell
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