TPOs

2002

June 17-19, 2002
Novi, Michigan

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Sandip Mehta, Collins & Aikman

Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Paul Batts, The Haartz Corp.

Session 3: Advances in TPO Materials
Moderator: Dr. Balaji B. Singh, Chemical Market Resources, Inc.

Session 4: Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Quality Coatings

Session 5: Performance Additives: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 6: Innovations in Technologies for Processing and Manufacturing
TPO Components

Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Sandip Mehta, Collins & Aikman
"TPO is Moving Upscale" Jeff Rose, Senior V.P., Global Product & Technology Development, Collins & Aikman
"Supplier Issues and Challenges: Vehicles, Volumes, and Value" Greg Janicki, CSM Worldwide
"The Role of TPOs in Elastomeric Polyolefins" Balaji B. Singh (speaker) and Jehangir Irani, Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
"Service-Based Growth Strategies for TPO Value-Chain Suppliers and 'Best Practices' for Assessing Commercial Feasibility" M. Scott Ulnick, Senior Partner, Ducker Worldwide
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Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Paul Batts, The Haartz Corp.
"TPO Inside - Foam Opportunities" Hans Gallati (speaker) and Frank Thomas, ALVEO AG (Switzerland)
"Low Pressure Injection Molding of TPO vs. PVC Olefin Foam Laminates" Christopher Berger, The Haartz Corporation
"New Innovations in the Use of TPO in Instrument Panels" Rahul Mukerjee, Visteon
"Automotive TPO Seating and Security Shade: Development and Comparison to PVC" Matthew Williams, The Haartz Corporation
"era TPO Vinyl: Development, Options and Part Forming Results" Dr. Hans Schumann (speaker) and Dr. Thomas Baltes, era Beschichtung GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)
"Flexible TPO Coated Fabric in Automotive Interior Applications" Winston Chong, Canadian General Tower
"Using Color Concentrate for Exterior Automotive Applications" Scott Weber (speaker) and Alan Bodi, PolyOne
"Materials and Engineering Design Solutions to Meet Pedestrian Safety and Traditional Automotive Front-End Requirements" Frank Krabbenborg (speaker), Padraig Naughton, Joanna Richardson, Tonja Sutton, Dow Chemical Company (The Netherlands)
"The Soft-Nose Bumper Concept: A Response to Pedestrian Safety Regulations" Marc R.S. Huisman, DSM (The Netherlands)
"Self Reinforced Polypropylene Composites for Automotive Applications" Derek Riley, BP (UK)
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Session 3: Advances in TPO Materials
Moderator: Dr. Balaji B. Singh, Chemical Market Resources, Inc.
"Functional Metallocene Polyolefin Elastomer Used as a Compatiblizer for Polymer Blending" Hui Tang (speaker), Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, and C. L. Beatty, University of Florida
"Isotactic Polypropylene/Ethylene-Co-Propylene Blends: Structure - Properties Relationships in Injection Moulded Samples" L. D'Orazio, Istituto di Ricerca e Tecnologia delle Materie Plastiche, (Naples, Italy)
"The Effect of Fillers and Their Mixtures on the Interfacial Properties of Polyolefin Elastomers" M. Rafailovich (speaker), SUNY at Stony Brook, A.J. Dias and D. Peiffer, EXXON/Mobil Research, Y. Zhang, National Starch Corp, and M. J. Bronner, Rambam Mesivta
"A New Family of Polymer Modifiers: The Ethylene Styrene Interpolymer Portfolio" Brian Walther (speaker), Ronald Wevers, and Charles Diehl, Dow Chemical Company
"Market Overview of Long Glass Polypropylene Materials in the European and North American Automotive Industry" Maria Ciliberti (speaker), StaMax NA LLC, Michigan, and Leon Jacobs, StaMax BV (The Netherlands)
"Materials for Increasing the Fire Safety of Vehicles" Gy. Marosi (speaker), P. Anna, A. Márton, B. Marosfoi, and P. Hornsby, Technical University of Budapest (Hungary), M. Le Bras and R. Delobel, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille (France)
"PVC Plastisols for Car Bodies" A.A. Gudkov, E.M. Gotlib (speaker), and L.P. Besborodov , Institute of Elastomers Development Center, (Russia)
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Session 4: Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Quality Coatings
"New National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Surface Coating of Plastic Parts and Products" Kim R. Teal, USA Environmental Protection Agency
"Microanalysis for Solving TPO Paint Adhesion Failure Problems" Wayne D. Niemeyer, McCrone Associates, Inc.
"Low Energy Substrate Adhesive (LESA) for Polyolefins" Arthur Cawley (speaker), Toni Ristoski, Dean Johnson, Dow Automotive
"Improving Adhesion of Paints, Adhesives and Sealants to Polyolefins and Other Polymers" W.S. Gutowski (speaker), S. Li, L.Russell, C. Filippou, A. Bilyk, P. Hoobin, S. Petinakis, Polymer Surface Engineering Group, CSIRO Division of Building, Construction and Engineering (Australia)
"One Coat Waterborne Coating for Interior Automotive TPO" Russell Pierce, Quality Coatings, Inc.
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Session 5: Performance Additives: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Color-Controlled Talcs for Molded-in-Color TPOs" John Elverum, Luzenac America
"The Effects of Chemical Interactions of UV Stabilizers for Interior TPO Systems" Brent M. Sanders, Cytec Industries Inc.
"Carbon Nanofibers for Value-Added Polyolefins in Automotive Applications" Thomas W. Hughes (speaker), David Burton and Gerald Glasgow, Applied Sciences, Inc.
"New Technology for Polypropylene Crystallization Enhancement" Dr. Jeff Jones, Milliken Chemical
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Session 6: Innovations in Technologies for Processing and Manufacturing TPO Components
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Surface Treatment of Santoprene for Adhesive Bonding" P. Hoobin, W.S. Gutowski (speaker), M. Morehouse, Polymer Surface Engineering Group, CSIRO Division of Building, Construction and Engineering (Australia)
"Hard-Soft Combination in Automotive Using Advanced Multi Component Molding Techniques" Hermann Plank, Ferromatik Milacron
"A Large Area Vision Monitoring Technique for Class A Surface Inspection of Plastic Body Panels and Bumper Fascias" Dr. Walt Pastorius, LMI Automotive (Canada)
"Expanding the TPO Market by Process Innovation: Surface Finishing Compression Molding (SFCM)" Thomas M. Ellison (speaker), Valyi Institute for Plastic Forming, U Mass Lowell, Arthur K. Delusky, ValTek, L.L.C.
"Automation of TPO Trimming and Material Handling for Quality & Production" Duane Snider, Flow Robotics Systems
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