2002

Bringing New Value to Plastics
March 24-27, 2002
Clearwater Beach, Florida

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Advances in Reactive Processing and Compatibilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 2: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

Session 3: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

Session 4: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

Session 5: Advances in Stabilization Science and Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Special Nanocomposites Workshop
Instructor: Prof. Giannelis (Cornell University), the leading authority in the field of nanocomposites.
The workshop covers scientific principles and technical innovations of polymeric nanocomposites. State-of-the-art, commercial applications, emerging trends, and potential new markets will be described.

Session 1: Advances in Reactive Processing and Compatibilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Extruder Processing for Nanoblends and Nanocomposites" Guo-Hua HU Laboratoire des Sciences du Genie Chimique, CNRS-ENSIC-INPL
"Compatibilization of Polymer Blends" L. A. Utracki, NRCC/IMI
"Reactive Processing for the Functionalisation and Compatibilisation of Polymers" S. Al-Malaika, Aston University
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Session 2: Advances and Applications of Nanocomposites
Moderators: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Flow of Poly-e-Caprolactam-based Nanocomposites" L. A. Utracki (speaker), National Research Council Canada, IMI, and J. Lyngaae-Jørgensen, Technical University of Denmark.
"Processing Degradation of Polyamide 6 Nanocomposites and Clay Organic Modifier" Rick D. Davis (speaker), Jeffery W. Gilman, David L. VanderHart, National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Applications of Plastic Nanocomposites" Ying Liang, Jerry Qian, Jaewhan Cho, Vasiliki Psihogios, and Tie Lan (speaker), Nanocor, Inc.
"A Comparison of the Preparation of Polystyrene- and Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Clay Nanocomposites by Various Means" Dongyan Wang, Jin Zhu, and Charles A. Wilkie (speaker), Marquette University
"PMMA Nanocomposites" Gordon Nelson (speaker) and Feng Yang, Florida Institute of Technology
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Session 3: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Flame Retardancy of Textiles: New Approaches" Serge Bourbigot (speaker), Eric Devaux, Xavier Flambard, Maryline Rochery and Isabelle Vroman. Laboratoire de Génie et Matériaux Textiles (GEMTEX), ENSAIT, France
"New Approaches to Flame-Retardant Systems for Polyolefins" Malisa Troutman, Ciba Specialities Chemicals Corporation
"Elaboration of Fire Retardant Coatings Using a Cold Plasma Polymerization Process" C. Jama (speaker), M. Le Bras and R. Delobel, Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés d'Interactions Fluides Réactifs-Matériaux, ENSCL, France
"Cone Calorimeter Studies of Reductive Crosslinking Agents for the Smoke Suppression and Fire Retardance of PVC" A. S. Doyal, P. J. Murray, R. D. Pike, and W. H. Starnes, Jr. (speaker), College of William and Mary
"Effect of Melaminepolyphosphate on Thermal Degradation of Polyamides: A Combined X-Ray Diffraction and Solid-State NMR Study" Shahab Jahromi (speaker), Wouter Gabriëlse and Ad Braam, DSM Research, The Netherlands
"Incorporating Solid Phase Activity into Organohalogen Flame Retardants" Bob A. Howell, Center for Applications in Polymer Science, Central Michigan University
"Recent Advances in the Use of Zinc Borates as Multifunctional Fire Retardants" Kelvin K. Shen* (speaker), Donald J. Frem* and Robert Leeuwendal^
(* US Borax, Inc., ^ Borax Europe)
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Session 4: Specialty Additives, Impact Modifiers, and Functional Fillers
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"Reinforcing Pigments for Molded in Color TPOs" M. Lorang and R. Clark (speaker), Luzenac America
"Durastrength® 400: A Breakthrough in Impact Modification of Engineering Resins" C. Granel (speaker), M. Tran, P. Coupart, F. Court, C. Bertelo and P. Schipper, ATOFINA Chemicals
"SBM Block Copolymers: A Self-Assembly Route Towards Impact Modification" François Court (speaker) ,Christophe Navarro , and Ludwik Leibler, ATOFINA Chemicals
"Dispersing Additives for Pigments and Fillers" S. Stadtmuller (speaker) and M. Weiman, Degussa Goldschmidt Industrial Specialties
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Session 5: Advances in Stabilization Science and Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Photo-Stabilization Strategy Based on Controlled Accelerated Photo-Ageing" Jacques Lemaire, Universite Blaise Pascal, France
"Antioxidant Chemistry in Peroxide Crosslinked Polyethylene" Dr. Robert E. Lee (speaker), Dr. Vincenzo Malatesta, and Karen S. Pearson, Great Lakes Chemical
"Antioxidants in HDPE at Close to Ambient Temperatures: Comparison of Some Phenols, Including Vitamin E" D.J.Carlsson, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
"Green Polymer Additives Based on Renewable Materials" Jacco van Haveren, ATO BV, The Netherlands
"Synergistic Combinations in UV Stabilisation of Polyolefins" F. Gugumus, Allschwil, Switzerland
"Nonmetallic Primary Heat Stabilizers for Poly(vinyl chloride)" W. H. Starnes, Jr. (speaker), B. Du, S. Kim, and V. G. Zaikov, College of William and Mary
"Cyclohexa-2, 5-Dienecarboxylates as Potential Stabilizers for Vinylidene Chloride Barrier Polymers" Bob A. Howell (speaker), H. Wu, and T.D. Grier, Center for Applications in Polymer Science, Central Michigan University
"Use of Chemiluminescence Techniques for Analyzing the Stability of Polymer Blends" Stephen W. Bigger(speaker), Marlene J. Cran, Victoria University of Technology, Australia, Peter K. Fearon and Norman C. Billingham, The University of Sussex, United Kingdom
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