TPOs

1999

October 25-27, 1999
Novi, Michigan

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, DSM Polymers

Session 2: Exterior Applications and Advanced TPOs Processing
Moderator: Aaron Ford, BP Amoco

Session 3: Automotive Interior Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Lou LaMarca, The Haartz Corporation

Session 4: Advances in TPOs Performance and Characterization
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

Session 5: Emerging Materials: Challengers to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company

Session 6: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability and Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Red Spot Paint

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, DSM Polymers
Keynote Address Mr. Stephen W. Delaney, Vice President & General Manager, Interior/Exterior Systems, Visteon Automotive System
Distinguished Guest Address Mr. Lawrence A. Denton, Global Vice President, Dow Automotive
"European and Global Market Trends of RTPO in the Automotive Industry" T. Harm, PSA Peugeot Citroen
"TPO Bumper Developments in Europe" R. Leng (speaker) and S. Wiesner, Dynamit Noble
"TPO/TPV: An Industry in Transition" J. Irani (speaker) and B. Singh, Chemical Market Resources
"Tailoring Reactor TPOs During Injection Molding" L. Jacobs, DSM Automotive Polymers
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Session 2: Exterior Applications and Advanced TPOs Processing
Moderators: Aaron Ford, BP Amoco
"High Performance TPOs for Bumper Fascia: 1999 Honda Odyssey" M. Yamada (speaker), Idemitsu Petrochemical and Y. Saeki, Honda R&D
"New Technologies to Improve TPO's Scratch and Mar Resistance in Automotive Exteriors" J. Chu, Visteon
"Closed-Loop Recycling of Bumper Fascias" D. Olejnik, Visteon
"Co-injection and Co-injection/Gas-assist in the Manufacturing of Automotive TPO Parts" J. McRoskey, Co-Mack Technology
"Structure Development in Injection Molding of PP/EPDM Thermoplastic Elastomers"
Prof. M. Cakmak (speaker) and S. Cronin, University of Akron
"Effects of Process Conditions on Shrinkage Characteristics of Injection Molded Polypropylene" P.M. Gipson, P.F. Grelle (speaker), and B. Salamon, Dow Chemical
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Session 3: Automotive Interior Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Lou LaMarca, The Haartz Corporation
"New Advanced Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) for Robust Interior Energy Management Applications" M. Maurer (speaker), D. Hertema, M. Mirdamadi, J. Penkala, and M. Plaver, Dow Chemical
"TPO Development for Automotive Cover Stock: Formulating for Specific Process Applications" P. Batts (speaker) and G. Schiedemantel, The Haartz Corp.
"Slush Moldable TPO for Interior IP Applications" S. Farrington (speaker) and M. Hersman, Textron Automotive
"TPO Automotive Flooring in Europe"
G. Battegay, R&D Director, Treves
"Physically Crosslinked Polyolefin Foams for TPO Applications in Car Interiors" F. T. Wolf (speaker) and H. Gallati, Alveo AG
"TPOs For Vehicle Acoustical Applications" W. Semrau, Sound Alliance
"Closed-Loop Recycling of Monomaterial Door Panel Systems" D. Olejnik (speaker), A. Patel, Visteon, G. Licciardi, Exxon, and J. Lippy, Toray Plastics
"Recycled TPO Skins: Applications in Automotive Interior Trim" C. Vieira, TMG Automotive
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Session 4: Advances in TPOs Performance and Characterization
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"High Impact Reactor TPO For Interior Applications"
M. Reichmann (speaker) and K. Pageau, BP Amoco
"Material Consolidation for Automotive Interior and Exterior Parts by the Development of High Performance Plastic Material" M. Matsuda (speaker), H. Iwai, and T. Nagai, Toyota Motor Corp.
"Modification of Polypropylene by New Metallocene Elastomers For Improved TPO and TSOP" T. Fontenot (speaker) and M.K. Laughner, DuPont Dow Elastomers
"Scratch and Mar Characteristics of TPO Materials" T. Traugott (speaker), L. Novak, and G. Meyers, Dow Chemical
"Interior and Exterior TPO Durability Guided by Tribological Testing" D.J. Mihora (speaker) and F.R. Kahl, FM Analysts
"A Quantitative Characterization Technique for Scratched Polymer Surfaces" Prof. I.M. Hutchins (speaker), P.Z. Wang, University of Cambridge, S.J. Duncan, Targor, and L. Jenkins, Visteon
"Strain Rate Sensitivity of Automotive TPO's" Prof. N.S. Brar (speaker) and S. Akkala, University of Dayton
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Session 5: Emerging Materials: Challengers to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company
"Polyolefin Nanocomposites: State-of-the-art and Potential Applications" G. Beall, NanoSpec, Inc.
"Glossy, Molded-in-Color Resins for Automotive Exterior Applications" R.S. French, DuPont Automotive
"Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Interior Automotive Applications" W. Humphery (speaker) and M. Hersman Textron Automotive, and S. Manning, Bayer Corp.
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Session 6: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Red Spot Paint
"Plastics Surface Coating Regulatory Update" K. Teal, U.S. EPA.
"TPO Plasma Treatment to Enhance Paint Adhesion" S. Kaplan, 4th State, Inc.
"Plasma Treatment of TPOs by Low-Temperature Cascade Arc Torch" Q.S. Yu, Y.-S. Lin, and Prof. H.K. Yasuda (speaker), University of Missouri-Columbia
"Influence of Contamination and Part Handling on Paint Adhesion of TPO's" J. Cremers, DSM Performance Polymers
"Modified PP and TPO for Enhanced Paintability and Dyeability" J. Reyes, AmeriBrom
"Chlorinated Polyolefin Primers: Structure-Property Relationships, Part II" L. Templeton, Eastman Chemical
"Ultra Rapid Prediction of Paint Durability Using Oxygen Plasma Erosion" N. Falla, Paint Research Association
"Measurement of Mar Resistance and Study of Marring Mechanism of Polymeric Coatings on TPO With Scanning Probe Microscope" Prof. W. Shen, Eastern Michigan University
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