TPOs

2004

June 2-3, 2004
Barcelona, Spain

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

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

Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive

Session 3: Advances in Processing and Manufacturing of TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 4: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Voytek Gutowski, CSIRO, Australia

Session 5: Novel TPO Materials and Characterization
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals

Session 6: Performance Additives and Modifiers: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Prof. Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Global Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Harry Daalmans, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals
Keynote Address: "Trends in TPO"
Mr. George Hamilton, President, Dow Automotive
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Session 2: Advances in Automotive Applications of TPOs
Moderator: Frank Krabbenborg, Dow Automotive
"Growth Opportunities for TPOs and TPVs in Automotive Interiors and Body Seals"
Robert Eller, President, Robert Eller Associates
"In Mold Grain Technology for TPO: Opportunities and Issues"
José António Teixeira (speaker), Vitor Vila Verde and Elizabete Pinho, TMG Automotive (Portugal)
"Innovative Interior Polyolefin Solutions"
Frank Thomas Wolf, ALVEO AG (Switzerland)
"Novel Engage® Polypropylene Blends for Automotive Interior Skin Applications"
Steve Cree (speaker), DuPont Dow Elastomers (Switzerland) and Laura Weaver, DuPont Dow Elastomers (USA)
"Impact Behavior of Themoplastic Film Laminates for Automotive Exterior Applications"
Lebzy Gonzalez, Ford Motor Company
"Interior and Exterior Automotive Applications: Advantages of Novel Specialty Olefin Compounds"
C. Brenner, S. Schmidt, A.Andrews, M. Ali, J.Igualada, G. Zwart, D. Chundury (speaker), Ferro Corporation
"Next Generation SEBS for Automotive Exterior Applications"
Dirk Von Falkenhayn (speaker), and Marc Setzen, PolyOne (Germany)
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Session 3: Advances in Processing and Manufacturing of TPOs
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
"Assisted Injection Moulding for Automotive TPOs"
Raymond Foad, Cinpres (The Netherlands)
"Innovative Injection Moulding Processes for Automotive TPOs and Other Plastics"
Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld (Germany)
"In-Mold Decorating for Automotive TPOs Trim with Fluorex® Paintfilms"
Pieter van der Ster, Soliant (The Netherlands)
"New Technologies for Mass Production Light Weight Automotive Plastic Components"
Heinrich Ernst, Dieffenbacher GmbH (Germany)
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Session 4: Advances in Surface Treatment, Paintability & Adhesion
Moderator: Voytek Gutowski, CSIRO, Australia
"Theory and Technology of TPO Surface Engineering for Adhesion Enhancement"
Voytek S. Gutowski (speaker), Sheng Li, Steven Petinakis, CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology (Australia)
"Adhesion and Gasoline Resistance Performance Properties of Chlorinated and Non-Chlorinated Polyolefin Adhesion Promoters and Blends for TPO Substrates"
Kevin A.Williams, Louis T. Germinario, Robert Eagan, and Paul Swan (speaker), Eastman Chemical (UK)
"Surface Modification of Polyolefin (PO) for Adhesion Using Simple Procedures"
Ton-That M-T (speaker), Denault J, Cole K, and Gagnon P, IMI, National Research Council Canada
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Session 5: Novel TPO Materials and Characterization
Moderator: Kees Verbraak, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals
"Development of 'Premium PP' With Improved Scratch Resistance, Low Gloss, and High Stiffness/Impact Balance"
Stephen Davis, Basell Polyolefine GmbH (Germany)
"Improving Dimensional Stability in PP Without Sacrificing the Property Balance"
Maria Soliman (speaker), Ing. François Essers, and Ing. John Cremers, SABIC EuroPetrochemicals (The Netherlands)
"Mechanical Modeling and Experimental Observations of Scratch Damage of Slip-Agent Containing TPO"
G. Lim, A. Moyse, P. Rood, J. Garcia-Meitin and H.-J. Sue (speaker), Texas A&M University; B. Coleman, Advanced Composites; Richard Clark, Luzenac America; Edmond Lau, Solvay Engineered Polymers
"Setting New Standards of Scratch and Mar Performance for Interior Trim Talc Filled PP Applications"
Norwin van Riel (speaker), Jeroen van Poucke , Dow Automotive R&D (The Netherlands)
"Microcomposites TPO for Automobile Applications"
Zängerl Franz, Borealis (Austria)
"Structure-Property Relationships and Applications of Novel Flexible TPO Based on Blends of Propylene-Ethylene Copolymers and Polypropylene"
R. Wevers (speaker), Y.W. Cheung, S. Karande, C. Diehl, M. Prieto, and P. Cham, Dow Benelux BV
"Human Olfactometry and Odour Analysis as a Tool for the Development of TPO Materials with Reduced Odour for the Automotive Industry"
F. Mayer, K. Breuer, Fraunhofer Institut für Bauphysik (Germany)
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Session 6: Performance Additives and Modifiers: Bringing New Value to TPOs
Moderator: Prof. Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
"Modification of High Melt Flow Rate Polypropylene by Ethylene-Butene Polyolefin Elastomers"
Allan McLennaghan (speaker), DuPont Dow Elastomers (Switzerland) and Mike K. Laughner and E.R.Feig, DuPont Dow Elastomers (USA)
"Recent Advancements in the UV Light Stabilization of Automotive TPO"
A. Wegmann (speaker) and G. Huber, Ciba Specialty Chemicals (Switzerland)
"New Low Density Exact® Plastomers as High Performance Impact Modifiers"
V. Gallez (speaker), B.A. Harrington, M.G. Williams, P. Bormann, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
"New Developments in Nucleating Technologies for Automotive Applications"
Mark Boelens, Milliken Chemical Europe (Belgium)
"New Highly Functional Additives for Optimum Color Development in Thermoplastics"
Isolde Bachert , BYK Chemie GmbH (Germany)
"Recent Advances in Talc for Automotive TPOs"
Richard J. Clark (speaker)and John A. Elverum, Luzenac America
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