TPOs

2000

October 23-25, 2000
Novi, Michigan

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, DSM

Session 2: Advances in Exterior Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Kurt Dickman, BP Amoco

Session 3: Scientific Advances and Technological Breakthroughs in TPO Materials
Moderator: Tom Traugott, Dow Chemical

Session 4: Advances in Interior Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Lou LaMarca, Haartz Corp. and Steve Farrington, Textron Automotive

Session 5: Novel Recycling Technologies of Automotive TPOs
Moderator: Lou LaMarca, Haartz Corp. and Steve Farrington, Textron Automotive

Session 6: Novel Performance Additives for Value-Added TPOs
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

Session 7: New Automotive Materials: Challengers to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Co

Session 8: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Red Spot Paint

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, DSM Automotive Polymers (The Netherlands)
Keynote Address - "Key Trends in the Automotive Industry: The emerging, definition of, and implications for automotive interior suppliers."
Mr. James A. Bertrand, President, Delphi Automotive Interior Systems, Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture
"Global Platforms in the Car Industry: What are the Consequences For TPO-Producers?" Leon Jacobs, DSM Polypropylenes (Holland)
"New and Emerging Business Models For TPO Suppliers in the Automotive Industry Value Chain" G. Gee, Industry Executive, (speaker), and J. Dwivedi, Kline & Company
"TPO-Skins for Interior Applications: Future Market Shares in Europe and North America" Dr. D. Leiss (speaker) and M. Schurr, Benecke-Kaliko (Germany)
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Session 2: Advances in Exterior Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Kurt Dickman, BP Amoco
"High Stiffens, Ductile, and Paintable Materials for Automotive Bumper Fascia" A.K. Ford and M.G. Reichmann (speaker), BP Amoco
"Application of Co-Injection Molding for TPO Bumper Recycling" A. Takeuchi, Honda (Japan)
"The Origin of The Surface Defect 'Slip-Stick' on Injection Molded Products" A. Schepens (speaker) and M. Bulters, DSM Polypropylene (Holland)
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Session 3: Scientific Advances and Technological Breakthroughs in TPO Materials
Moderator: Tom Traugott, Dow Chemical
"Three-Component PP/Elastomer/Filler Composites: Formation, Structure, and Properties" Prof. B. Pukanszky, Technical University of Budapest (Hungary)
"Multispot Effects in PP-Compounds for Automotive Interior Trim" J. Rohrmann, Targor GmbH (Germany)
"Perception and Mechanism of Scratches in Polymer Materials for Automotive Applications" Prof. P.Z. Wang (speaker) and Prof. I.M Hutchings, University of Cambridge (England), S.J. Duncan, Targor, L. Jenkins and E. Woo, Visteon
"Metallocene-Based Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer Vulcanizate(TPV)" H. Nishihara (speaker) and Y. Suda, Asahi Chemical (Japan)
"Scratch Behavior and Material Property Relationship in Polymers" C. Xiang and Prof. H.-J. Sue (speaker), Texas A&M University
"Evolution of Instrument Panels and Interior Parts made of Inspire TF1500 ESU" F. Krabbenborg (speaker) and D. van Heur, Dow Chemical
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Session 4: Advances in Interior Applications of TPOs
Moderators: Lou LaMarca, Haartz Corp., and Steve Farrington, Textron Automotive
"Advances in Automotive Interior Components" F. Olejniczak (speaker), R&D Manager, Collins & Aikman, and K. Lafferty, Phillips Sumika
"A Novel Injection Molding of Structural PP Foam by Mold Clearance Control" H. Akimoto, Grand Polymer Co. (Japan)
"Decorating Polyolefins: The Color of Change" M. Terlizzi, Senior Vice-President, Serigraph.
"European TPOs in The North American Market" L.T. Farkas (speaker), Megaplast, and Dr. G. Fossanova, Vulcaflex s.p.a. (Italy)
"Optimization of Structural Olefinic Foam Headliner" M. Maurer (speaker), J. Penkala, J. Sweeney, M. Tusim, and G. Vogel, Dow Chemical
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Session 5: Novel Recycling Technologies of Automotive TPOs
Moderators: Steve Farrington, Textron Automotive, and Lou LaMarca, Haartz Corp.
"Recycling TPO Trim Scrap Utilizing Extrusion Technology" K. Dupre, Haartz Corp.
"Instrument Panel Recovery: A Commercial Breakthrough Eliminates Waste" M. Liberman, President, American Commodities
"Solution for TPO Trim Scrap Recycling" P. Batts (speaker) and G. Scheidemantel, Haartz Corp.
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Session 6: Novel Performance Additives for Value-Added TPOs
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"UHMW Siloxane Masterbatches as Anti-Scratch Additives in Polypropylene for Automotive and Appliance Applications" K. Ryan, Dow Corning
"Functional Fillers Efficacy in TPO Compounds" J. M. Zazyczny, Technical Director (speaker) and J.Z. Keating, Polar Minerals
"Light Stabilization of TPOs for Automotive Applications" K.S. Pearson (speaker), M. Wu, and R.E. Lee, Great Lakes Chemical
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Session 7: New Automotive Materials: Challengers to TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company
"Synthesis and Properties of Polyolefin Clay Nanocomposites" M. Kato, Toyota (Japan)
"W4: A Novel Polymer for Automotive Exteriors" R. Johnson, GE Plastics
"Spray Polyurethane Skin Technology for Soft Instrument Panel Applications" I. Williams, L. Gaudreau, and R.A. Hager (speaker), Magna
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Session 8: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Russ Pierce, Red Spot Paint
"Development of a High Solids Adhesion Promoter For Exterior Automotive TPOs" R. Pierce and J. Gilliam (speaker), Red Spot Paint
"A Novel Technology for Enhanced Adhesion of Paints and Adhesives to Automotive TPOs" W. Gutowski (speaker), L. Russell, P. Hoobin, C. Filippou, and A. Bilyk, CSIRO (Australia)
"New Adhesive Technology for Untreated TPOs" R. Brewer (speaker) and M. Mori, Sunnex Inc.
"Flame-Plasma Treatment Parameters and Paint Adhesion" J. Cremers, DSM (Holland)
"Prediction of Adhesion and Wetting from Lewis Acid Base Measurements" R. Woodward, First Ten Angstroms Co.
"Surface Modification of Plastics: Recent Developments and Prospects"
K. Mittal, Editor, J. Adhesion Science & Technology
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