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Performance


Polyamides Pittsburgh / 2018


Tuesday, November 6, 2018


08:30 Registration and welcome coffee 09:30 Opening announcements


SESSION 1: EXPLORING FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN AUTOMOTIVE MARKETS 9:40


Wednesday, November 7, 2018


08:30 Registration and welcome coffee 09:00 Opening announcements


Applications of new long-chain polyamide compounds for automotive applications Dr. Shailesh Doshi, Technical Fellow, DOWDUPONT (DUPONT CANADA), Canada


10:10


How can companies capitalize on the electrical and gasoline vehicles market utilizing innovative polyamide composites Mr. Boney A. Mathew, President & CEO, MATHSON COMPOSITE GROUP, United States


10:40 Polyamide applications and future uses in e-mobility Dr. James Mitchell, Global Automotive Market Director, SOLVAY ENGINEERING PLASTICS, France


11:10 Coffee break


SESSION 2: PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF POLYAMIDE PERFORMANCE


11:50 Expanding the windows of processing and applications for aliphatic polyamides Dr. Isaac Iverson, R&D Director, New Business Development, INVISTA, United States


12:20


12:50 2:10


Advances in semi-aromatic polyamide for industrial applications Dr. Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Research Manager, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, Inc., Japan


Lunch


New polyamide resins – expanding the boundaries of polyamide performance Mr. Pratik Shah, VP New Business Development / R&D, NYLON CORPORATION OF AMERICA (NYCOA), United States


SESSION 3: EXPLOITING INNOVATIONS IN POLYAMIDE-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES


2:40 Introducing a new clay for significantly improved barrier properties in polyamides Mr. Daniel Berg, Global Transportation End Use Manager - Thermoplastics Additives, BYK USA, United States


3:10


Exploring the use of nano-additives to enhance polyamide properties Mr. Yves Laroche, President, KWI SOLUTIONS POLYMÈRES, Canada


3:40 Coffee break


SESSION 4: TAILORING THE PROPERTIES OF POLYAMIDES WITH THE LATEST ADDITIVES


4:20 Analyzing trends in flame retardants for filled and unfilled polyamides Mr. Glade Squires, Product Manager, OMYA, United States


4:50 5:20 5:50


Introducing the latest developments and concepts for modifying the mechanical performance Dr. Marco Bernabo, Technical Service Specialist, AUSERPOLIMERI s.r.l., Italy


Making the most of renewable dimer fatty acid technology for high-performance polyamides Mr. Wolfgang Geuking, Technology Development Manager, CRODA, United States


Day one concluding comments 6:00-7.30 Networking Cocktail Reception 3:00


SESSION 5: BOOSTING PERFORMANCE WITH REINFORCEMENTS AND FILLERS 9:10


How mineral reinforcements can play a broader role in polyamide-based applications? Mr. Maziyar Bolourchi, Senior Manager, Polymer Applications IMERYS, United States


9:40


Black and brittle or white and floppy! How to get the best from high-performance fillers for polyamides with hybrid solutions Mr. Iain Montgomery, Director of New Business Development, AGY, WORLD HEADQUARTERS, United States


10:10


Modifying surface chemistry to improve the performance of polyamides reinforced with glass fibers and other functional additives to meet automotive industry requirements Dr. Ashok Adur, Global Commercial Development Director, Plastics, VERTELLUS, United States


10:50 Coffee break


SESSION 6: ADAPTING POLYAMIDE TECHNOLOGIES TO MEET MARKET DEMANDS


11:30 Complementing traditional hydrocarbon base lines with bio-based ones in times of constrained capacities Mr. Peter Rieck, Business Development Manager - High Performance Polymers, EVONIK, United States


12:00 Copolyamides with enhanced properties for filled applications Dr. John Facinelli, Technical Marketing Leader, ADVANSIX, United States


12:30 Raising the high-temperature performance of bio-based polyamide resins for under-the-hood applications Mr. Adam Toft, Sr. Market Development Manager, ARKEMA, United States


1:00 Lunch


2:00 Waste-based renewable intermediates for current and new polyamides Ms. Jeanny Yao, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, BIOCELLECTION, United States


SESSION 7: RETHINKING POLYAMIDE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES 2:30


Producing high-performance polyamide 6 organo-sheet via in-situ polymerization of caprolactam Dr. Mingfu Zhang, Research Manager, JOHNS MANVILLE, United States


Pelletizing of polyamides - exploring energy savings, maintenance cost and downtime advantages Dr.-Ing. Reinhild Bolwerk, Global Product Manager - Pelletizing, NORDSON BKG, Germany


3:10 3:20


Concluding remarks Conference ends


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