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Turn page for booking details ➤ PLATINUM SPONSOR C ONFERENCE PR OGR AM


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 8:00


1:00 2:30


2:40


Golf tournament sponsored by: (Additional registration required)


Registration and welcome coffee sponsored by: Opening announcements


SESSION 1 - MARKET OVERVIEW: WHAT SHAPES THE INDUSTRY 2:40


3:10


Insight for color & effects 2017/2018 Ms. Linda Carroll, Director, Global Color Insight, AMPACET CORPORATION, United States


3:40 - 4:10 Coffee break sponsored by: 4:10


4:40


The value of opacity from titanium dioxide Ms. Sandra Davis, Senior Technical Marketing Consultant, CHEMOURS, United States


Dimensional stability of plastics and the role of pigments as potential solutions Mr. James Rediske, Technical Specialist Pigments for Plastics, BASF CORPORATION, United States


5:10 Afternoon wrap up and questions


5:20 - 6:50 Cocktail reception Wednesday, January 25, 2017


8:30 Welcome coffee 9:00


Opening announcements


SESSION 2 - PIGMENTS, ADDITIVES & MATERIAL TRENDS 9:10


Carbon black purity: Why it matters Mr. George Haines, Global Segment Manager, CABOT CORPORATION, United States


9:40 10:10


New red – a new generation of iron oxide pigments Mr. Todd McHenry, Technical Marketing Manager, LANXESS CORPORATION, United States


Recent advances in the stabilization of polymers Mr. Tad Finnegan, Technical Manager, BASF CORPORATION, United States


10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break sponsored by: 11:10


11:40 12:10


Synergistic stabilizer and polyolefins Dr. Robert Sherman, Global Lead RST Technology, BAERLOCHER, United States


Recent advances in fire retardancy of thermoplastics and the resulting opportunities for the concentrate industry Dr. Bansi Kaul, CEO, MCA TECHNOLOGIES GmbH, Switzerland


Color study of polylactic acid (PLA) vs ABS on weathering Mr. Edwin Tam, Manager, Marketing & Business Development, TEKNOR APEX COMPANY, United States


12:40 - 2:10 Lunch 2:10


YInMn blue: Pigment chemistry meets social media Mr. Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager, THE SHEPHERD COLOR COMPANY, United States


5:50


Outlook for the North American plastics industry from trade to end use demand Mr. Andrew Reynolds, Director, AMI CONSULTING, United States


Alternative chemistries for cool colors Mr. Nathan Karszes, Technical Applications Manager, FERRO CORPORATION, United States


SESSION 3 - EQUIPMENT/TECHNOLOGY 3:10


3:40 - 4:10 Coffee break sponsored by: 4:10


Efficient and flexible masterbatch pellet production Dipl.-Ing. Harald Zang, Managing Director, MAAG AUTOMATIK GmbH, Germany


Laboratory scale tips and techniques via twin screw extruders to develop new concentrates Mr. Charles Martin, President/General Manager, LEISTRITZ EXTRUSION, United States


4:40 5:10


The preparation of highly-filled masterbatches Mr. Juan Martinez, Global Market Manager Energy, BUSS AG, Switzerland


KEYNOTE Providing reflections on improved performance Mr. Augusto Picozza, Director, JARDEN CONSUMER SOLUTIONS, United States


PANEL DISCUSSION: featuring leading industry professionals Afternoon wrap up and questions Thursday, January 26, 2017


8:30 Welcome coffee 9:00


Opening announcements


SESSION 4 - BUSINESS FORUM 9:10


9:40 10:10


Consolidation in the supply chain & the impact on your business Mr. Patrick Massey, Vice President – Corporate Development, MAROON GROUP, United States


The co-design process Mr. John Manuck, Chairman and CEO, TECHMER PM, LLC, United States


Functional additives for enhanced performance and design Mr. David Kusuma, Vice President, Product Development and R&D Worldwide, TUPPERWARE, United States


10:50 - 11:20 Coffee break sponsored by:


11:20 Developing new markets and growing profits for masterbatch manufacturers Mr. Russell Livesey, CEO Colloids Limited & Tosaf Group Limited Asia, COLLOIDS LIMITED, United States


11:50 12:20


Change in the American plastics market: Its impact on the concentrates industry Mr. Dwight Morgan, Vice President, Corporate Development, M. HOLLAND COMPANY, United States


Status and future of the North American concentrate industry Mr. Andrew Reynolds, Director, AMI CONSULTING, United States


12:50 - 1:00 Afternoon wrap up and questions


1:00 - 2:00 Lunch 2:00 Conference ends Lanyards sponsored by:


AMI reserves the right to alter the program without notice. The latest program can be viewed on our website:wwwamiplastics-na.com


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