WPCs

2007

The changing technology in WPCs
April 1-3, 2007
Seattle, Washington

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

WORKSHOP: WOOD PLASTICS COMPOSITES: science, technology, markets

Session 1: Market Dynamics and Business Prospects
Moderator: Frank Maine, FMCL

Session 2: Commercial Uses and Industrial Applications of WPC
Moderator: Ron Babinsky, Townsend Polymer

Session 3: Advances in Additives Technology for Commercial Success
Moderators: Jon Hoscheit, DuPont

Session 4: Properties and Characterization Techniques of WPC
Moderator: Tom Dombrowski, Specialty Minerals

Session 5: Advances in Processing & Manufacturing Commercial Products
Moderator: Jeremy Warnes, SCION Research

Session 6: Advances in Woodfiber and Related Composites
Moderator: Carlos Jasso-Gastinel, University of Guadalajara

CONFERENCE AGENDA

WOOD PLASTICS COMPOSITES WORKSHOP: science, technology, markets
Part I - Markets, Frank Maine, Frank Maine Consulting Ltd. (FMCL)
Part II - Extrusion, Frank Maine, FMCL
Part III - Injection Molding - Michael Burgoyne, Burgoyne Associates and Frank Maine, FMCL
Part IV - Science and Technology, Frank Maine, FMCL
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Session 1: Market Dynamics and Business Prospects
Moderator: Frank Maine, FMCL, Guelph, Ontario Canada
A Global Overview and Trends in WPCs Frank Maine, FMCL, Guelph, Canada
The Technical Challenges of WPCs William Newson, Weyerhaeuser
Management of Rapidly-Changing Technology Elicia Maine, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
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Session 2: Commercial Uses and Industrial Applications of WPC
Moderator: Ron Babinsky, Townsend Polymer, Houston, TX
The Challenges to be Met in the Fencing Market Nicholas Broeders, NBID, Innisfil, Canada
The First Oriented WPC Bridges Andrew Burgess, Everarch, Grimsby, Canada
Agricultural Applications of WPCs & APCs Larry Erickson, University of Guelph, Canada
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Session 3: Advances in Additives Technology for Commercial Success
Moderator: Jon Hoscheit, DuPont, Hendersonville, TN
Lubricants for WPCs Bob Skillen, Lonza, Allendale NJ
The Effect of Wood Species on the Weathering of WPC Armando McDonald, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Talc and Calcium Carbonate as a Filler in WPCs Tom Dombrowski, Specialty Minerals, Bethlehem, PA
Polyethylene and Polypropylene Market Dynamics Daniel Demers, A-ToP Polymers, Windham, NH
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Session 4: Properties and Characterization Techniques of WPC
Moderators: Tom Dombrowski, Specialty Minerals, Bethlehem, PA
Quantitative Analysis of Wood Fiber in WPCs Manny Farag, Specialty Minerals, Easton, PA
On-Line Monitoring and Control of Profile Dimensions Mario Cardenas , Zumbach, Mount Kisco, NY
Imaging WPCs: X-Ray Computed Tomography Lech Muszynski, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
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Session 5: Advances in Processing & Manufacturing Commercial Products
Moderator: Jeremy Warnes, SCION Research, New Zealand
TIMBEREX - A Co-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruder for WPCs Brent O'Dell, B&P Process Equipment, Saginaw, MI
Injection Moulding Compounder - Injection Molded WPCs in a One-Step Process Franziska Strümpel, Krauss-Maffei, Germany
Process Considerations to Achieve Optimum Weld Strengths of WPCs Using Advanced Vibration
Welding Technology
Michael Johnston, Dukane, St. Charles, IL
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Session 6: Advances in Woodfiber and Related Composites
Moderator: Carlos Jasso-Gastinel, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Extrudable Melamine Resins for Performance WPCs Ulf Panzer, Agrolinz Melamine Int'l, Linz, Austria
Mechanical Performance of Agrofiber Composites Using Virgin or Recycled Polypropylene Carlos Jasso-Gastinel, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Wheat Straw-Polypropylene Composites Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo, Canada
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