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PV C FORMUL A TION 2017 HEADLINE SPONSOR


Monday 27th February 2017 17.00-19.30


18.00-19.30 Registration Networking Cocktail Reception


There are no conference sessions on this day Tuesday 28th February 2017 08.00


09.00 Opening announcements 09.10 09.40 Registration and welcome coffee


SESSION 1 - PVC IN A CHANGING WORLD – EXPLORING THE BIGGER PICTURE


The changing role of international trade in Europe’s PVC supply chain Mr. Yves Heroes, Director Marketing & Sales, KEM ONE, France


Improving the perception of PVC: what are the current challenges and how should industry respond? Mr. Thomas Hülsmann, Managing Director, AGPU WORKING GROUP PVC AND EVIRONMENT, Germany


10.10 Modifying recycled rigid PVC into flexible formulations to add value Mr. Vincent Raspail, Technical Services & Development Engineer, DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Switzerland


10.40-11.20 Morning coffee sponsored by:


SESSION 2 - INVESTIGATING ADVANCES IN STABILISATION TECHNOLOGIES


11.20 Global trends in PVC stabilisers and the drive towards a sustainable future Dr. Ettore Nanni, C.E.O., REAGENS GROUP, Italy


11.50


The art of stabilisation of flexible applications Dr. Bernhard Pelzl, Head of R&D, CHEMSON POLYMER-ADDITIVE AG, Austria


12.20-13.50 Lunch sponsored by:


SESSION 3 - TAILORING PVC PROPERTIES AND ADDING VALUE TO FORMULATIONS


13.50


Recent advances in Fischer-Tropsch lubricants for rigid PVC extrusion applications Mr. Michael Zagryn, Global Product Manager, SASOL PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS, United States


14.20 Accelerated antimicrobial testing and assessing performance variability in a post-OBPA world Mr. Thomas E. Robitaille, Technical/Marketing Lead-Plastics, LONZA, United States


14.50


Optimising the formulation and production of PVC-foam sheet – a kind of magic! Dr. Michael Schiller, Founder & Owner, HMS CONCEPT E.U., Austria


15.20-16.00 Afternoon tea sponsored by: SESSION 4 - FORMULATING AND PROCESSING WITH FUNCTIONAL FILLERS 16.00


Studying the influence of minerals on the properties of PVC compounds, including their dimensional stability and their odour and VOC emissions Ms. Anaïs Berjeaud, Development Manager Polymers & Rubber, IMERYS, France


16.30 Overview of PVC with carbon nanofillers Mr. Günter Beyer, Lab-Manager, KABELWERK EUPEN AG, Belgium


17.00 Design and operation/application of feeding systems for fillers and additives in PVC extrusion process Mr. Martin Skrabak, Area Sales Manager, PENTA Srl, Italy


20.00 Conference Dinner Conference iPad Draw 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.amiconferences.com


Wednesday 1st March 2017 08.00


09.00 Opening announcements SESSION 5 - MEETING THE LATEST REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS


Registration and welcome coffee


09.10 Determination of residual DOTE in DOTE-containing heat- stabilised PVC packaging films and assessing the implications in relation to recent REACH restrictions Dr. Kevin Ross, Director, Technical Service, PMC ORGANOMETALLIX, United States


09.40 What PVC formulators need to do for REACH 2018 Mr. Alfred Voskian, Partner and Ms. Jytte Syska, Partner, SYSKA VOSKIAN CONSULTING, Denmark


10.10-10.50 Morning coffee sponsored by:


SESSION 6 - OPTIMISING FLEXIBLE PVC FORMULATIONS 10.50 Developing high-performance graphic films based on PVC for vehicle wrap applications Dr. Frank V. Loncar, Senior Research Specialist, 3M COMPANY, United States


11.20


Optimising plasticiser selection for PVC plastisol applications Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer, Head of Technical Marketing Plasticisers Europe, BASF SE, Germany


11.50 Plasticiser performance: summary of aspects and methods of measurement Mr. Ron Raleigh, Technical Service Chemist, VALTRIS SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, United States


12.20-13.50 Lunch sponsored by:


13.50 Optimising flexible PVC formulations based on polyol esters, including selection of the most suitable stabilisers Mr. Anders Magnusson, Technical Market Development Manager, PERSTORP AB, Sweden


SESSION 7 - MONITORING AND IMPROVING PVC QUALITY 14.20


14.50


Failure modes and sensitivities of PVC film constructions Mr. Mark Alessandro, Global R&D Durability Engineering Manager, AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION, United States


Exploring the problem of ‘fish eyes’ in suspension PVC Prof. Kálmán Marossy, Research Fellow, BORSODCHEM ZRT., Hungary


15.20 Afternoon tea and conference ends Conference bag sponsored by: Conference presentation download sponsored by: Conference lanyards sponsored by:


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