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Polymer Foam


Hamburg / 2018 Wednesday 28th November 2018


08.30 Registration and welcome coffee 09.30 Opening announcements


SESSION 1 - HOW ADVANCES IN MATERIALS ARE OPENING UP NEW APPLICATION


09.40 New generation building blocks for low density polymeric foams in the automotive and construction industries Mr. Emanuel van der Ven, Global Technology Leader, Foam & Lightweighting, SABIC, Netherlands


10.10


Exploring how innovative translucent aliphatic foams are creating new interior and exterior design opportunities Dr. Lutz Boehnke, Senior Manager, COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, Germany


10.40


Novel polyolefin foam solutions – properties, applications and processes Dr Antti Tynys, Application Development Engineer, HMS PP, BOREALIS POLYOLEFINE GmbH, Austria


11.10 Morning coffee


SESSION 2 - GOING GREEN WITH BIOBASED AND RENEWABLE MATERIALS


11.50


Advanced rigid polyisocyanurate foams with enhanced properties based on original biobased polyester polyol Mr. Pierre Furtwengler, Research Engineer, STRASBOURG UNIVERSITY, France


12.20 Reinventing wood chemistry for the development of innovative foams Dr. Samuele Giovando, Research & Innovation Manager, SILVATEAM Spa, Italy and Mr. Pascal Xanthopoulos, Developer Wood Chemistry, POLYBRIDGE Sàrl, France


12.50 Lunch SESSION 3 - FOCUS ON PHYSICAL FOAMING 12.50


14.20 Comparison of the physical foam injection molding processes: MuCell, CellMould and ProFoam Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Altstädt, Managing Director, NEUE MATERIALIEN BAYREUTH GmbH, Germany


14.50 Implementing a new physical foaming process that requires no modifications to the injection moulding machine Dr. Pawel Szych, Expert Plastics & Cryogenics, LINDE AG, Germany


15.20 15.50


Physical foaming in thin wall rigid packaging Mr. Martin Jacobi, Sales Manager, TREXEL GmbH, Germany


Afternoon tea 15.20


SESSION 4 - UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE OF FOAMS


16.30


Investigation of the influence of processing parameters on the mechanical properties of physically foamed TPE Ms. Yuxiao Zhang, Research Associate, INSTITUTE OF PLASTICS PROCESSING (IKV) AT RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY, Germany


17.00


Modelling the thermal properties of polymer foams: recent advances and perspectives Mr. Rémi Coquard, Research Engineer, EC2-MODELISATION, France


17.30


Testing the foaming of EPDM rubber and TPE with thermally expandable microspheres Mrs. Lena Jönsson, Senior Application Engineer, AKZO NOBEL PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB, EXPANCEL, Sweden


18.00-19.30 Networking Cocktail Reception Conference lanyard sponsored by: CLICK


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Afternoon tea and conference ends Lunch


14.20 Development of an inline unit for chemical material modifications during foam extrusion that is process- technically decoupled from the remaining extrusion system Mr. Nicolas Reinhardt, M.Sc., Research Assistant Foam Extrusion, INSTITUTE OF PLASTICS PROCESSING (IKV) AT RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY, Germany


14.50


Optimising the extrusion of XPET sheet – studying the effect of blowing agent, chain extender and die design on foam morphology Dr. Daniele Tammaro, R&D Engineer, SULZER CHEMTECH, Switzerland


Thursday 29th November 2018


08.30 Registration and welcome coffee 09.00 Opening announcements SESSION 5 - ADDING FUNCTIONALITY AND VALUE 09.10


Advances in flame retardants for XPS/EPS – studying the environmental and technical advantages of a new monomeric HBCD-free solution Dr. Micaela, Lorenzi, Managing Director / Head of R&D, and Dr. Ethel Garlaschi, General Director GREENCHEMICALS SPA, Italy


09.40 Preventing microbial growth to maintain the functionality of polymer foams Ms. Christine Niklas, Product Manager, SANITIZED AG, Switzerland


10.10


Improving the melt strength and foaming ability of LLDPE using nanofibrillated nylon Prof. Chul Park, Professor, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, Canada


10.40 11.20


Morning coffee


Implementing innovative endothermic additives for the eco- friendly chemical foaming of thermoplastics Dr. Theresa Wassmer, Business Development Manager Polymers,


CHEMISCHE FABRIK BUDENHEIM KG, Germany


SESSION 6 - IMPROVING THE EXTRUSION OF POLYMER FOAMS 11.50


Developing innovative mixing dies to improve the extrusion of polymer foams Dr. Heinz Gross, Director, DR. GROSS KUNSTSTOFF-VERFAHRENSTECHNIK, Germany


12.20 Combining melt cooling with static mixing to open up new possibilities for foam extrusion Mr. Christian Schlummer, Director Foam Extrusion, PROMIX SOLUTIONS AG, Switzerland


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