Third World Automotive Congress Plastics in Motion

2008

Prague May 14-16
Prague, Czech Republic

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Workshop: Car Recycling and Environmental Challenges to Auto Industry

Session 1: Plastics in Engine Compartment

Session 2: Plastics in Automotive Interior

Session 3: Plastics in Automotive Exterior

Session 4: Innovations in Manufacturing of Automotive Plastics Parts

Session 5: Smart Materials: Polymers, Additives, Modifiers

Session 6: Safety, Environmental Challenges, and Legislative Issues

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Workshop: Car Recycling and Environmental Challenges to Auto Industry
Workshop Leaders:
Dr. Mike Biddle, founder and President, MBA Polymers, Inc.
Dr. Brian Riise, R&D Manager, MBA Polymers, Inc.
Dr. Darren Arola, Director Product Development and Sales, MBA Polymers, Inc.
Mr. Chris Slijkhuis, Director Sourcing Europe, MBA Polymers, Inc.
Mr. Jim Zechinati, Director Engineering, MBA Polymers, Inc.

MBA Polymers will carry out a workshop covering the challenges and opportunities facing the automobile recycling industry. The automotive recycling industry is well-developed and provides a valuable service that has been traditionally focused on the recovery of re-usable parts and ultimately the recycling of the majority of the metals contained in automobiles.

With the growth of non-metallic material (especially plastics) content in automobiles and increasing international concern regarding the disposition of the by-product residue generated from the recovery of the metal fractions, economic pressures and legislative mandates are leading the recycling industry to identify, develop and implement additional recovery options. This workshop will cover the following main topics:

  • A high-level characterization of the existing automobile recycling industry
  • The changing automobile recycling landscape:
    • Legislative pressures
    • Economic pressures
    • Competitive pressures
  • Challenges to addressing the pressures and the changing landscape
  • Options and opportunities for the recovery of additional material from automobiles and other end-of-life durable goods
  • Examples of success stories
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Session 1: Plastics in Engine Compartment

Opportunities for Plastics Materials and Processes for Under-the-Hood Applications Dr. Suresh Shah, Delphi Corporation (USA)
Automotive Air Ducts: Novel Three Processes in One Shot Dr. Ing. Marco Barbolini, Product Manager, Röchling Automotive (Italy)
Opportunities for Performance Improvements in Air/Fuel, Powertrain and Suspension Components Bert Havenith, Global R&D Manager Automotive, DSM (The Netherlands)
Impact Analysis of Short-Glass Fibre-Reinforced Thermoplastic Automotive Engine Components Dr. James Njuguna, Department of Materials, Cranfield University (UK)
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Session 2: Plastics in Automotive Interior

Soy-Based Foam Formulation Development and Implementation for Automotive Applications Christine Perry (speaker), Cynthia M. Flanigan, Deborah F. Mielewski, Ford Motor Company (USA)
Interior Automotive Plastic Needs 2010 and Beyond Rose A. Ryntz, Ph.D., IAC North America (USA)
The "Customer Obsession" Approach: Methodologies and Innovation Drivers for High
Perceived Quality Interiors
Diego Marzorati, Federica Fino, Centro Ricerche Fiat, and Biagio Nicosia, IVECO (Italy)

Breakthrough in Low Gloss and Abrasion Resistance of Unpainted Moulded Articles Norwin van Riel, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)
Demanding Interior Applications Based on PP Composites Maria Soliman (speaker), Francois Essers, Peter Degenhart and Ed van de Gaar, SABIC Europe (The Netherlands)
Material and Processing Development for Innovative Automotive Thermoplastic Interior Application Dilp.-Ing. Olaf Zöllner and Dilp.-Ing. Rainer Protte, Bayer Material Science AG (Germany)
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Session 3: Plastics in Automotive Exterior

Powder Priming Issues for In-Line Painting of SMC Hamid Kia, General Motors Corporation (USA)
Fender Module: Status and Next Steps of a New Modular Concept Jean-Paul Moulin, Plastic Omnium (France)
New High Heat Polycarbonate Copolymer Resins for Automotive Lighting Applications André Volkers (speaker), Srini Siripurapu, Chiel Leenders, Gheorghe Cojocariu, Levent Obut, SABIC Innovative Plastics (The Netherlands)
Benefits of Mold-in-Color Acrylic for Automotive Exterior Trim Applications H. Reid Banyay, Arkema Inc. (USA)
Engineered Polyolefin Compounds in Applications with Demanding Requirements for
Dimensional Stability
Marta Drewniak (speaker), Mitesh Shah, Sunit Shah, and Hoan Tran, Solvay Engineered Polymers (USA)
Polycarbonate Automotive Glazing - New Developments and Myth Busters Dr. Alex Scholten, Application Development Manager, Exatec GmbH & Co. KG
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Session 4: Innovations in Manufacturing of Automotive Plastics Parts

@Press TPO for Molding Automotive Components Parvinder Walia, Dow Automotive (USA)
Flexible Manufacturing Systems for Multi-Component Solutions Paulo Silva, CEO, Plasdan (Portugal)
Light-weight Hybrid Structures: New Assembly Technique and Improved Performance with Thermoplastic-Based Inserts Ahmad Al-Sheyyab and Ernst Schmachtenberg, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Laser-Based Joining of Technical Textiles for Airbag Production Johannes Stein (speaekr), Michael Hustedt, Dirk Herzog, and Oliver Meier, Laser Zentrum (Germany)
Shape Optimization of Short Fiber Reinforced Plastics Parts Cristoph Hinse, Simpatec Simulation
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Session 5: Smart Materials: Polymers, Additives, Modifiers

Low Warpage, Long Glass Fibre Polypropylene Resins for Automotive Applications Nigel Shields, Eugenio Toccalino, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)
The Reinforcement of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Composites by a Newly Engineered Mineral and
a Sub-Micron Talc
Patrick C. Wernetta, James M. Doll and Dennis L. Prendes, Specialty Minerals Incorporated (USA)
Polyolefin Based Compounds Scratch Resistance Guaranteed by Functional Alliance of Talc
and Additive Used
Kathrin Lehmann, (speaker), Group Leader, Evonik Goldschmidt (Germany), and Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, IMIFabi Spa (Italy)
Compounding Additives for Styrenic Block Copolymers and Blends of Polyester Elastomer with Engineering Polymers for Automotive Applications Johnson Thomas (speaker), Timothy Williams, David R. Arnold, Carol Perkins and Mark A. Peters, Eastman Chemical Company (USA)
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Session 6: Safety, Environmental Challenges, and Legislative Issues
Improved Safety Performance and Lower Emission Levels via Innovative Engineering Plastics in Various Automotive Components Bert Havenith, Global R&D Manager Automotive, DSM (The Netherlands)
Solvent-Free Surface Finishing for Automotive Plastics Voytek S. Gutowski (speaker), Sheng Li, Weidong Yang, Andrew Hastings, Mark Spicer, CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, William A. Matthews, David M. James, Dulux (Australia)
The Potential Causes of Odor Emission, VOC and Fogging from Plastics in the Automotive Interior Thomas Steele, Ted Chang and Jerry Eng (speaker), Cytec (USA)
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