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8:00 Registration and welcome coffee 9:00 Opening announcements


SESSION 1 – GLOBAL COMPOUNDING MARKET TRENDS AND STRATEGIES


9:10


Analyzing the current and future status of the global compounding industry Mr. Andy Beevers, Publisher/Editor, Compounding World Magazine,


APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION Ltd., United Kingdom


9:40 Strategies for growing a profi table compounding business in an increasingly competitive global marketplace PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING: Mr. Bernard Rzepka, President & Chief Executive Offi cer, A. SCHULMAN, United States Mr. Glenn Rasberry, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, AMETEK WESTCHESTER PLASTICS, United States Mr. Suresh Swaminathan, Senior Vice President, TEKNOR APEX COMPANY, United States Mr. Carlos A. Carreno, President, INFINITY LTL ENGINEERED COMPOUNDS, United States


10:40-11:20 Coffee break sponsored by: SESSION 2 – THE OUTLOOK FOR MANUFACTURING IN THE AMERICAS


11:20 A European perspective on investing in compounding plants in the Americas Dr. Lorenzo Ferro, Vice President Sales & Marketing, SIRMAX NORTH AMERICA, INC., United States


11:50


The future of manufacturing in North America Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, President, ENTEK, United States


12:20 What the digital revolution means for US manufacturing Mr. Jacob Goodwin, Director of Membership Engagement and Communications, DIGITAL MANUFACTURING DESIGN & INNOVATION INSTITUTE (DMDII), United States


12:50-2:20 Lunch SESSION 3 – DEVELOPING NEW MARKETS AND PRODUCTS 2:20


12:20 9:40 Wednesday, December 9, 2015


8:30 Welcome coffee 9:00 Opening announcements SESSION 4 – ADDING VALUE WITH THE LATEST ADDITIVES 9:10


Antimicrobial additives for polymers: Selection, case studies and regulatory update Dr. Ivan Ong, V.P. R&D, MICROBAN PRODUCTS COMPANY, United States


The effect of carbon nanotube fi bers on composite properties Dr. Joseph Johnson, Principal Scientist, NANOCOMP TECHNOLOGIES, INC., United States


10:10 Green, safe, sustainable and high-performing functional agents for demanding polymer applications Ms. Ekaterina Merzlikina, Technical Sales Manager, PALSGAARD A/S, Denmark


10:40-11:20 Coffee break 11:20


Robust anti-counterfeiting and effi cient material sorting by innovative fl uorescent material markers Dr. Martin Fahr, R&D, POLYSECURE GmbH, Germany


11:50


Innovative additives for upgrading the properties of recycled and virgin polyamides and other engineering plastics Dr. Ashok M. Adur, Global Commercial Development Director, Plastics, VERTELLUS SPECIALTIES INC., United States


Selective phase migration of impact modifi ers in polymer blends Dr. Jason Lyons, R&D Manager, ARKEMA, United States


12:50-2:00 Lunch SESSION 5 – GETTING THE MOST FROM COMPOUNDING LINES 2:00


Conquering the limitations of twin-screw extruders using fractional lobed elements Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Managing Director and Chief Knowledge Offi cer, STEER ENGINEERING Pvt. Ltd., India


Natural fi bre reinforced thermoplastics for automotive applications Dr. Alexis Baltazar, Product and Process Development Project Manager, MAGNA INTERNATIONAL, Canada


2:50


Developing advanced compounds for 3D printing applications Mr. Tom Drye, Managing Director, TECHMER ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS, LLC, United States


3:20


New compounds for tribological applications – exploring the potential of aliphatic polyketones Dr. Oliver Frey, Head of Compounding Department, ENSINGER GmbH, Germany


3:50-4:30 Coffee break 4:30


Development of an underwater pelletizing technology for thermoplastic micro granules for use in rotational molding Mr. Uwe Neumann, Sales Director, ECON GmbH, Austria


5:00


Benefi ts of adding thermal conductivity to plastics in electronics applications Dr. Chandra Raman, Applications Development Leader, MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, United States


5:30-7:00 Cocktail reception sponsored by:


AMI reserves the right to alter the programme without notice. The latest programme including any new speakers or changes to schedules can be viewed on our website: www.amiplastics-na.com


2:30


One-dimensional simulation for twin-screw compounding: Limitations and opportunities Mr. Adam Dreiblatt, Director of Process Technology, CPM CENTURY EXTRUSION, United States


3:00


Reactive extrusion: Opportunities for improved product performance and manufacturing productivity Dr. Paul Andersen, Director, Process Technology, COPERION CORP., United States


3:30-3:45 Closing remarks 3:45 Conference ends


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