TPOs

1997

October 27-29, 1997
Novi, Michigan

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Session 1: Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Paul Weitz, Technology Catalysts

Session 2: Applications of TPOs in Vehicle Interiors
Moderator: Mitra O'Malley, The ITB Group

Session 3: Exterior Automotive Applications for TPOs
Moderator: Mitra O'Malley, The ITB Group

Session 4: TPO Materials and Processing Technology
Moderator: Steve Dwyer, Montell

Session 5: Specialty Additives for TPO Materials
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, Ford Motor Company

Session 6: Surface Treatment, Paintability, and Adhesion
Moderator: Rose A. Ryntz, Ford Motor Company

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Session 1: Business Trends and Market Outlook
Moderator: Paul Weitz, Technology Catalysts
TPOs: A European Perspective
H.A. Dijiunan and H. Daalmans, DSM Performance Polymers (The Netherlands)
North American Automotive TPO Market Outlook
R.F. Price, Exxon Chemical
Japanese Market Outlook of TPOs in Automotive
R. Takeshita, Japan Polychem Corp
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Session 2: Applications of TPOs in Vehicle Interiors
Moderator: Mitra O'Malley, The ITB Group
Future Trends in Automotive Interiors
T. Russell, Lear Corp.
Introduction of The First North American TPO Instrument Panel Cover
D. Thornton, Saturn Corp., L. Martin (speaker), and B. Wodrich, Solvay Engineered Polymers
Silane Grafted Metallocene Polypropylene Foams For Automotive Interior Trim
S. C. Smith, Sentinel Products
Improved TPO Durability Using Horizontal Bed Reactor Design
A.K. Ford, H.G. Louis (speaker), and C. Metaxas, Amoco, and R.A. Rintz, Ford Motor Co.
EPP Interior Trims: A Development of a Finite Element Impact Simulation Method
M. Rossi (speaker) and M. Vitali, Montell Technology (Italy)
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Session 3: Exterior Automotive Applications for TPOs
Moderator: Mitra O'Malley, The ITB Group
The Next Generation TPO Bumper Fascia For Ford Motor Company - 1998 Ford Windstar
J. Krebs (speaker), P. Dellock, Ford Motor Company, and W. Ferris, Polycon Industnes
Preformed In-Mold Appliques
J. Christensen, Display Pack
Quantitative Assessment of the Performance of TPO Materials. II. Compression Shear Evaluation
W.R. Rodgers (speaker), P.D. Fasulo, T.B. Pietrzyk, W.H. Yang, and R.A. Ottaviani, G.M. Ramp, D, and C.K. Buehler, Montell.
Effect of Hydrodynamic Pressure on the Surface of Palnted Thermoplastic Polyolefins
A.C. Ramamurthy, Visteon, G. Buresh, Ford Motor Co., and E. Szczepaniak (speaker) Solvay Engineered Polymers
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Session 4: TPO Materials and Processing Technology
Moderator: Steve Dwyer, Montell
Olefinic Skins For Automotive Interiors
E.R. Ruccolo, Montell Polyolefins
Development of HSBM For the 1998 Windstar
M.E. Barrera (speaker), Montell and J. Krebs, Ford Motor Co.
HYBRAR-A New Thermoplastic Rubber with Special Damping Properties
R.H. Foster, Kuraray America
The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Crystallinity of TPOs
P.D. Fasulo (speaker), W.R. Rodgers, R.A. Ottaviani, and M.P. Halogh, GM R&D Center
A Viable Approach to Recycling Post-Industrial Palnted Bumper Fascias
V. Mitchell (speaker), Saturn Corp., C. Buehler (speaker), and J. McAuley, Montell Polyolefins
Flow-Stamping: Use of Recycled Materials
K. Minowa (speaker), M. Nagal, M. Yamauchi, Montell-JPO, and N. Kanie, M. Tsuruta, and K. Fujisurni, Takahashi Seiki Co.
Raman and Fluorescence Chemical Imaging of TPO
H.R. Morris (speaker), University of Pittsburgh and P.J. Treado, Chemlcon Inc.
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Session 5: Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Prof S. Al-Malaika, Aston University
Plenary Lecture:The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly in the Science and Technology of Antioxidant Grafting on Polymers
Prof S. Al-Malaika, Aston University
Formation and Role of Conjugated Cyclic Dienones in Polymer Stabilization
J. Pospisil (speaker). S. Nespurek, Institute Macromol Chem. (Czech Republic), and H. Zweifel, Federal Inst. Tech, Switzerland
Interactions of Stabilizers with Pigments and Fillers in Polypropylene
D. Vaillant, Targor S.A.. and J. Lacoste and J. Lemaire, Lab de Photochimie (France)
Organic Phosphites as Polymer Stabilizers
D.R. Stevenson and D. Stein, Dover Chemical Corp.
Advances in Stabilization Systems for ABS Polymers
N.J. Earhart, Ciba Specialty Chemicals
Extraction Resistant Antioxidants
R.L. Gray and R.E. Lee, Great Lakes Chemical
ALKYL-(2-HYDROXYBENZYL)- THIOETHERS: Efficient Antioxidants for Elastomers
H.R. Meier (speaker) and G. Knobloch, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and G. Rist, Novartis (Switzerland)
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