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C ONFERENCE


Tuesday 6th October 2015 13.30


Asia 2015


6-8 October 2015, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore


AMI and Compounding World magazine are pleased to announce the Compounding World Asia 2015 conference, which will take place on 6-8 October 2015 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore.


This conference will build on the success of the Compounding World Forum in the USA and the Compounding World Congress in Europe. It will create a vibrant new meeting place for thermoplastics compounders from throughout Asia and beyond.


Selected by the editorial team of Compounding World, the event’s high-level programme will explore and develop many of the magazine’s most popular themes in a live event.


The conference will cover business strategies and new materials technologies, as well as providing practical advice on getting the most from compounding lines.


Its primary focus will be on the production of technical compounds based on engineering thermoplastics, thermoplastic elastomers and performance polyolefins for demanding applications in markets such as the automotive, electrical/electronic, medical and industrial sectors.


Dedicated sessions will focus on the latest additives and formulations for adding value and new functionality to thermoplastics. In addition, there will be analysis of key market trends in the compounding industry, plus discussions on how to grow business in an increasingly competitive global arena. Experts will also cover new developments in processing technology and provide tips on how to optimise compounding operations.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OFFER Register before 4th September 2015 and pay USD1320 saving USD130 on the full price of USD1450.There are additional discounts for group bookings. The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, the Cocktail Reception, lunch and refreshment breaks on all days and a set of conference proceedings.


SPONSOR THIS EVENT A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available at this conference to help to promote and enhance your company’s products and services to this highly targeted international audience. Contact the conference hotline for further information.


CONFERENCE VENUE Singapore is a great business hub for the whole of Asia, boasting excellent transport connections and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Our centrally located conference hotel is well positioned to take advantage of all that this modern cosmopolitan city has to offer, including exciting dining, sightseeing, entertainment and shopping opportunities.


CONFERENCE HOTLINE


Contact: Giulia Esposito, Conference Organiser Tel: +44 (0) 117 314 8111 Fax: +44 (0) 117 311 1534 Email: ge@amiplastics.com


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.amiconferences.com


Registration and welcome coffee


14.30 Opening announcements SESSION 1 - MARKET TRENDS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES


14.40 Analysing trends in the global thermoplastics compounding industry and the growing importance of Asia in this market Mr. Andy Beevers, Editor, Compounding World Magazine, APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION Ltd., United Kingdom


15.10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies for plastics compounding growth in Asia


Mr. Rob Bindner, Vice President Asia, POLYONE, China


Mr. Achal N. Thakkar, Managing Director, TIPCO INDUSTRIES Ltd. & AUTOTECH POLYMERS, India More panellists to be confirmed


16.10-16.40 Afternoon tea sponsored by:


16.40 Management strategies for compounders Mr. Massimo Pavin, CEO, SIRMAX S.p.A., Italy


17.10 17.40


Exploring routes to success in the Asian compounding market Mr. Derek Bristow, SVP & GM Asia Pacific, A.SCHULMAN Inc., Hong Kong


The implications of REACH and other chemicals legislation for plastics compounders in Asia Dr. Anna Gergely, Director EHS Regulatory and Principal Scientist, STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP, Belgium


18.10-19.40 Cocktail Reception Wednesday 7th October 2015


09.00 Welcome coffee 09.30 Opening announcements


SESSION 2 - ADDING STRENGTH: DEVELOPMENTS IN REINFORCED COMPOUNDS


09.40


Long-fibre thermoplastic technologies and opportunities – the inside story from Australia’s first producer of LFTs Mr. Jeremy Paton, Director, DUROMER PRODUCTS Pty. Ltd., Australia


10.10 Compounding with natural fibres – enhanced control provides impressive gains in properties Dr. Babu Padmanabhan, Founder and Managing Director, STEER, India


10.40-11.10 Morning coffee


SESSION 3 - ADVANCES IN ELECTRICALLY AND THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOUNDS


11.10


The effect of carbon black selection on demanding electrically-conductive plastics applications Dr. Daniele Bonacchi, Development Scientist, R&D Polymer Applications, IMERYS GRAPHITES & CARBON, Switzerland


11.40 Comparative wear characteristics of stainless steel fiber EMI shielding compounds Mr. Ned Bryant, Senior Product Development Engineer, RTP, United States


12.10 Benefits of surface treatment and mixed filler formulations for thermally conductive plastics Dr. Wonkyung Ra, Application Development Engineer, MOMENTIVE PERFORMANCE MATERIALS JAPAN LLC, Japan


12.40-14.10 Lunch


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