TPOs

2003

June 2-3, 2003
Maastricht, The Netherlands

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, SABIC Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)

Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs: Part I
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)

Session 3: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs: Part II
Moderator: Derek Riley, BP, Amoco Fabrics (UK)

Session 4: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Voytek Gutowski, CSIRO (Australia)

Session 5: Novel TPO Materials, Properties, and Characterization
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)

Session 6: Performance Additives: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Prof. Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University (UK)

Session 7: Innovations in Processing and Manufacturing TPO Components
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research (USA)

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, SABIC Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)
Keynote Presentation "The Challenge of Scale"
Peter van Pul, SABIC Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)
"TPOs in European Automotive Industry: State of the Art, Threats and Opportunities"
Michel Costes, C.E.O., MAVEL (France)
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Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs: Part I
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)
"Talc Filled Polypropylene Compound Development for Bumper Fascia" Xavier Pailloux, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)
"CURV™ - A New Concept of Self Reinforced Composites Open Up New Fields in Automotive Applications" Jürgen A. Klimke, BP Composites (Germany)
"Interior Decoration TPO Backmolded Monolayers for Automotive Interiors" Roland Sauer, Battenfeld (Germany)
"Development of a Rigid In-Mass Colored Instrument Panel with a Hidden Laser Scored Airbag" Wolfgang Jonischkeit, Basell
"Slip-Coat on TPO for Automotive Weatherseals and Interior Parts" Gerry Bareich, G. B. I. E. Inc (Canada)
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Session 3: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs: Part II
Moderator: Derek Riley, BP, Amoco Fabrics (UK)
"Advances in Soft Polyolefin Thermoplastic Elastomers with High Melt Strength and Abrasion Resistance for Thermoformed Instrument Panel Skins and Other Automotive Interior Components" Charles Reid (speaker), Hamid Tavakoli, and Steffen Kammerer, Solvay Engineered Polymers (USA)
"A Self Colourable Universal PP Compound for Automotive Interior Applications" Norwin van Riel (speaker), Dagmar van Heur, Jan Torfs, and Eddy Broekaart, Dow Automotive (The Netherlands)
"Applications of TPO Coated Fabrics in Automotive Interiors" Carlos Vieira (speaker), Elizabete Pinho, Vitor Vila Verde, TMG Automotive (Portugal)
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Session 4: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Voytek Gutowski, CSIRO (Australia)
"Modern Plastics Painting - Facts" Alfred Wagner, B&M Verfahrenstechnik GmbH (Germany)
"Spin Stack Technologies in In-Mold Painting" Jes Gram, Gram Technology (Denmark)
"Novel Thermoplastic Heat-Activated Adhesives for Polypropylene and Other Materials: A New Way Forward in Adhesion" Dr. S-W Tsui, H M White and Prof. A F Johnson (speaker), Gluco Ltd. (UK)
"Advances in Laser Beam Welding of Polymers and Automotive Prospects" Ulrich A. Russek, Fraunhofer Institut für Lasertechnik ILT (Germany)
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Session 5: Novel TPO Materials, Properties, and Characterization
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)
"Surface Damage Phenomena of Polyolefin Materials" M. Wong, G. Lim, A. Moyse, M. Kotaki, J.N. Reddy and H.-J. Sue (speaker), Texas A&M University (USA)
"Novel Engineering Polypropylene: Comparison of Polyphenylene Ether-Modified Polypropylene to High Performance Thermoplastic for the Automotive Industry" Julien Soulet, GE Plastics
"Rheology Modified Engage® Polypropylene Blends for Automotive Interior Applications" Steve Cree (speaker) and Tim Clayfield, DuPont Dow Elastomers (Switzerland)
"Miscibility of Hydrogenated Polystyrene-Block-Polybutadiene-Block-Polystyrene (SEBS) with Polypropylene and Properties of the Blends" Nobuyuki TOYODA, Kazuhisa KODAMA (speaker), Yukiko NISHIMURA, Masashi SHIMAKAGE, Motokazu TAKEUCHI, and Iwakazu HATTORI, JSR Corporation (Japan)
"Dimensional Stability and Performance Properties of Novel TPO Compounds for the Automotive Applications" Chris Brenner and Deen Chundury (speaker), Ferro Corporation (USA)
"Composites Obtained from Polyolefins and Short Natural Fibers" R. Kozlowski* (speaker), J. Garbarczyk**, D. Paukszta**, J. Mankowski*, M. Helwig* and S. Borysiak**
*Institute of Natural Fibres, **Technical University of Poznan, (Poland)
"Polypropylene Based Nano-Composites: Development Status and Automotive Business Opportunities" Dr. Klaas Remerie, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals (The Netherlands)
"New Advances in Talc for Automotive TPOs" Frédéric Jouffret, Luzenac (France)
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Session 6: Performance Additives: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Prof. Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University (UK)
"Innovative Effect Systems for Automotive Applications" Laurent Simonpietri (speaker) and Margot Clauss, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Switzerland)
"Adding Value to Interior Automotive TPO Products Through New Stabilization Systems" S. Hansen, G. Vitarelli, and I. Vulic (speaker), Cytec Industries B.V (The Netherlands)
"Emerging Non-Halogen Flame Retarded Polyolefin Technology for Automotive Molding and Cable Applications" Jose D. Reyes, JJI, LLC. (USA)
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Session 7: Innovations in Processing and Manufacturing TPO Components
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research (USA)
"Latest Developments in "Assisted Injection Moulding" Technology for Automotive TPO's" Raymond Foad (speaker) and Terry Pearson, Cinpres Gas Injection (The Netherlands)
"Analyses of the Co-Injection Molded and Encapsulated PP/EPDM Grommet" P. Halaska (speaker) and M. Manas, Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic)
"In-Line Compounding of Long Fiber Reinforced Plasics for Automotive Applications" Daniel Schwendemann, Coperion Werner & Pfleiderer GmbH & Co (Germany)
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