Second World Automotive Congress Plastics in Motion

2007

May 2-4, 2007
Rome, Italy

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

WORKSHOP: Thermoforming & in-mold graining of Automotive Plastics
Workshop Instructor: Andrew J. Eavis, Thompson Plastics (UK)

Session 1: Emerging Automotive Markets and Design Trends
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, Sabic Europe

Session 2: Plastics in Automotive Interior: Materials, Design, and Processing
Moderators: Rose Ryntz, Collins & Aikman, and Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive

Session 3: Plastics in Automotive Exterior: Materials, Design, and Processing
Moderators: Kamel Makhlouf, Nissan Europe, and Kees Verbraak, Sabic Europe

Session 4: Safety, Environmental, and Legislative Issues
Moderators: Rob Tol, Toyota Europe, and Kai Kallio, Volvo

Session 5: Plastics in Engine compartment
Moderator: Suresh Shah, Delphi

Session 6: Value-added Automotive Plastics via Additives & Modifiers
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Pre-Conference Workshop: "Thermoforming & in-mold graining of Automotive Plastics"
Workshop Instructor: Andrew J. Eavis, Thompson Plastics (UK)

The Thermoforming workshop will outline the background of the Thermoforming process, looking at materials for products and a host of applications for both thin gauge from roll-fed stock and thicker gauge from sheets. It will examine types of thermoforming machines from very simple hand operated machines to fully automatic. Post thermoforming processes will also be looked at with many methods of hand and robotic trimming examined. An overview of the latest materials available coupled to the philosophy of multi-layer raw material will be examined. Types of tooling and methods of tooling manufacture will be overviewed and the formal part of the session will finish with the pros and cons of the process, also comparing it with other plastic moulding processes.

A question and answer period will follow with the speakers being available to answer anything on the various topics including twin sheet moulding, pressure forming, conventional thermoforming, and other techniques, such as drape and press moulding.

Moderator: Harry Daalmans, Sabic Europe
Session 1: Emerging Automotive Markets and Design Trends
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, Harry Daalmans, Sabic Europe
The Russian Market Brings New Opportunities to the Global Automotive Market Franck Leveque, Programme Director - Automotive & Transportation, Frost & Sullivan
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Session 2: Plastics in Automotive Interior: Materials, Design, and Processing
Moderators: Rose Ryntz, Collins & Aikman, and Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive
Developments in Engineered Polyolefins for Automotive Exterior and Interior Applications Sunit Shah, Director of Technology (speaker) and Marta Drewniak, Solvay Engineered Polymers
Introducing the Soft TPO for Automobile Interior Skin and Micro Pellet Technology S.M. Cho, Senior Researcher (speaker), Y.W. Cho, D.M. Shin, Daeduk Research Institute-Honam Petrochemical Corp., and I.S. Han, K.Y.Jung, T.W. Hwang, Hyundai/Kia Motors Company (Korea)
New Super Low Gloss ABS for Automotive Interiors Nigel Shields, Sr. Development Specialist (speaker) and Norwin Van Riel, Dow Automotive
Intelligent Materials for Special-Effects and Functional Devices in Automotive Interior and
Exterior Applications
W. (Voytek) S. Gutowski (speaker), Sheng Li, Weidong Yang , CSIRO Manufacturing & Materials Technology (Australia)
Investigation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO)
Used in Automobile Industry
Weidian Shen (speaker), Eastern Michigan University, and Rose Ryntz, Collins and Aikman Corp.
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Session 3: Plastics in Automotive Exterior: Materials, Design, and Processing
Moderators: Kamel Makhlouf, Nissan Europe, and Kees Verbraak, Sabic Europe
Advances in Plastics Hybrid Technologies for Automotive Applications Dr. Suresh Shah, Delphi Corporation (USA)
Reactor TPO: Innovations in Low Temperature Ductility and At-Press Dimensional Control Frank Krabbenborg (speaker), Parvinder Walia and Tom Traugott, The Dow Chemical Company (The Netherlands)
New Ductile Polycarbonate Blends for Structural Applications: an Efficient Solution for Design Freedom and Quality Image Dr. André Volkers, Product Development Specialist (speaker) and Dr. Robert Puyenbroek (Technology Leader), General Electric Plastics (The Netherlands)
Advances in Super High Impact Copolymers for Automotive Applications Rieky Steenbakkers (speaker), Edwin Biemond, Francois Essers, Paul Diepen, SABIC Europe PP Automotive (The Netherlands)
Thermoformed Back Doors Module for Small Commercial Vehicle Ing. Alessandra Ricciardi, Project Manager-Vehicle Architectures, and Sonia Basiletti, Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy)
In-Mold Painting for Automotive Applications Using the Spin Stack Technology Jes Gram, President, Gram Technology (USA)
Polycarbonate Automotive Glazing Systems Dr. Alex Scholten, Application Development Manager, Exatec GmbH & Co. KG. (Germany)
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Session 4:Safety, Environmental, and Legislative Issues
Moderators: Rob Tol, Toyota Europe, and Kai Kallio, Volvo
Emissions from Components and Materials in Vehicle Interiors Dr. Geraint Williams, Premium Automotive R & D Programme, The University of Warwick (UK)
VECAP: Controlling Emissions through the Automotive Supply Chain - Protecting the Environment by Continuous Improvement David Buszard (speaker), Chemtura (UK),Veronique Steukers, Albemarle (Belgium), Lein Tange, Eurobrom (Netherlands), and Paul Adriaenssens, Qualipa BvBA (Belgium)
Plastic Additives and the Reduction of Emission & Odor in Automotive Interiors Gregor Huber, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Switzerland)
Separation and Recovery of Co-Molded Plastics Paul Fears, Sales Director, Eriez Magnetics Europe Limited (UK)
Cost-effective Recovery of Virgin Quality PE and PP Fractions from Shredder Residue Ronny Denis, Senior Environmental Engineer, Toyota Motor Europe
Recycling of Polypropylene for the Automotive Industry Dr Luc Peyrard, Sales and R&D Manager, C2P sas (France)
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Session 5: Plastics in Engine Compartment
Moderator: Suresh Shah, Delphi
The Versatility of Polypropylenes - Advances in Under-the-Bonnet Applications Francois Essers, Maria Soliman (speaker), Peter Clarke, and Marcel Houben, SABIC Europe PP Automotive
A New Thermoplastic Vulcanized (TPV) with Differentiated Properties Daniel Milesi and Pierre Rousseau (speaker), Multibase (Dow Corning Company)
Value-Added Engineered Nylon/Polyolefin Alloy Compounds Through Compatabilization B. Cerra, T. Curtis, G. Baumer & D. Chundury (speaker), Engineered Plastic Products Division, Ferro Corporation
Advances in Long Glass Fiber Product and Application Technology Herbert Engelen, Jeroen Van Poucke, Steve Rogers (speaker), Norwin van Riel, Lisa Wujkowski, Dow Chemical
Air Intake Manifold: From Technical Specifications to Serial Production Marco Barbolini, Röchling Automotive (Italy)
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Session 6: Value-added Automotive Plastics via Additives & Modifiers
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
An Innovative Masterbatch Concept for Automotive Plastics Using an Extremely High Aspect Ratio Talc Patrick Prêle (speaker), Alexis Von Tschammer, Multibase, and Jérôme Crépin-Leblond (speaker), Rio Tinto Minerals
Nano-Additives for Improved Automotive Plastics Peter Putsch, President, Putsch Color-Compounds (Germany)
New Insights in Designing Scratch Improved Automotive Materials Per Magnus Kristiansen, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Switzerland)
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