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event preview | Compounding World Asia 2015

Speakers lined up for the

second day of the Compound- ing World Asia 2015 confer- ence include (from left to right): Dr

Wenyu Shang; Rich Weber; Dr Ivan Ong; Dr Jonson Xing; and Jonathan Wee Zi-Ding

than steel by weight, effi ciently conducts electricity and heat, and is nearly transparent. Cabot has been busy developing graphene technology

since it signed key license agreements with XG Sciences in 2011. The presentation by Dr Kyrlidis will be a rare op- portunity to hear fi rst-hand about the progress that the company has made in harnessing the unique properties of graphene for practical applications in plastics. Another highlight of the Compounding World Asia

2105 programme is the presentation by Dr Wenyu Shang, who is global director of technology, colour and additives at PolyOne. He will discuss a range of exciting developments that PolyOne is working on, including 3D printing materials, intelligent packaging and anti-coun- terfeiting solutions.

Dr Shang is based in Shanghai, China, where

PolyOne recently opened its new Asia Innovation Center, underlying the global compounder’s commitment to the Asian market. The future of bioplastics in Asia will be the theme of

a presentation by Rich Weber who is Asia Pacifi c commercial director at NatureWorks. He will also discuss how compounders can open up new higher value applications and markets for PLA by enhancing the resin’s properties and processability. NatureWorks is the world’s leading producer of PLA

bioplastics. Following a major investment by Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical in 2011, the company has announced that it intends to build an Asian production facility to complement its existing large-scale plant in the USA. Antimicrobial additives are covered regularly in Compounding World magazine (including a special feature in this edition), and always attract substantial interest from our readers. The latest developments in this exciting fi eld will be presented in Singapore by Dr Ivan Ong, vice president, research and development at Microban International. He will cover the selection of antimicrobial additives

for plastics, as well as providing some application case studies and a regulatory update. Microban is a leading global player in antimicrobial solutions, working with more than 20 different active ingredients in a wide range of polymer types, so Dr Ong is well positioned to discuss developments in this fi eld.

52 COMPOUNDING WORLD | July 2015 His presentation will be followed by a talk on fl ame

retardant engineering plastics by Dr Jonson Xing who is global marketing manager for electrical and electron- ics applications at Solvay Engineering Plastics, and is based in China. In particular, Dr Xing is going to focus on the development of safe and sustainable fl ame retardant compounds for the Asian market. The fi nal paper on second day of the conference will

be delivered by Jonathan Wee Zi-Ding, who is the Singapore-based Vistamaxx business planner for ExxonMobil Asia Pacifi c. He will discuss how metallo- cene-catalysed propylene-based elastomers can be used to modify the properties of thermoplastic com- pounds. The talk will include case studies showing how Vistamaxx can be used to improve the impact strength, fl exibility and durability of polypropylene, while maintaining or improving clarity.

More information The Compounding World Asia 2015 conference is organised by AMI and Compounding World magazine, and it is sponsored by Steer and Coperion. In addition to the high-level conference sessions, the event will feature an exhibition area that will be used for networking during the refreshment breaks, lunches and the evening cocktail reception (please note that the exhibition will only be open to conference delegates and speakers). The conference venue is the Grand Copthorne

The international conference on new technologies and business strategies for plastics compounders



6 - 8 October 2015

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

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Organised by: Applied Market Information Ltd. & Compounding World

SPECIAL OFFER: Save USD130 if you register before 4th September 2015 Sponsored by:

Giulia Esposito, Conference Organiser Ph: +44 117 924 9442 Fax: +44(0)117 311 1534

Waterfront hotel, located in the heart of Singapore. It is well positioned to take advantage of all that this modern cosmopolitan city-state has to offer, including excellent business, dining, sightseeing, entertainment and shopping opportunities. For more information about participating in the Compounding World Congress as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor, please contact the conference organiser Giulia Esposito at, tel: +44 (0)117 314 8111. You can also view the complete conference programme along with booking details at:

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