ANTEC Anaheim 2017
 
Monday Morning
8:30 am - 11:00 amM14-Rotational Molding Session: New material structures for rotational molding
8:30 am - 9:00 amInfluence of Particle Size in Multi-Layer Rotational Molding With a Multiphase Interlayer to Generate Mechanical Adhesion
Martin Löhner, Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
9:00 am - 9:30 amPREPARATION OF PA6/LLDPE BLENDS BY ROTATIONAL MOLDING
Ruben Gonzalez-Nunez, Universidad de Guadalajara
9:30 am - 10:00 amROTATIONAL MOLDING OF POLYLACTIC ACID AND AGAVE FIBER BIOCOMPOSITES
Jorge R. Robledo-Ortiz, Universidad de Guadalajara
10:00 am - 10:30 amRelationships Between Low Temperature Impact Performance and Structures of Rotationally Molded Crosslinked High Density Polyethylene
Yueqing Ren, national institute of clean and low carbon energy
10:30 am - 11:00 amRotational Molding of Linear Low Density Polyethylene With Different Concentrations of Ground Tire Rubber
Denis Rodrigue, Professor, Université Laval
8:00 am - 11:00 amM5-Composites Session: Composite Modeling / Analysis-Moderator: Antione Rios
8:00 am - 8:30 amMaterial characterization of CF-Nonwovens with thermosetting Matrices
Jasmin Mankiewicz, Ph.D Student, Hochschule Niederrhein, University of Applied Science
8:30 am - 9:00 amKEYNOTE: A New Strength Tensor Based Failure Criterion for Anisotropic Materials
Tim Osswald, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:00 am - 9:30 amSTUDY OF FIBER LENGTH AND MODELING OF PARTIALLY COMPACTED, COMMINGLED POLYPROPYLENE GLASS FIBER FLEECE COMPOSITES
Blanca Maria Lekube, Project Manager, Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH
9:30 am - 10:00 amLATERAL TORSIONAL BUCKLING OF ANISOTROPIC LAMINATED THIN-WALLED RECTANGULAR SIMPLY SUPPORTED COMPOSITE BEAMS SUBJECTED TO PURE BENDING
Habiburrahman Ahmadi, Ph.D Student, Kansas State University
10:00 am - 10:30 amOptimizing Process Condition of Resin Transfer Molding: Determining Material Properties for Numerical Simulation
Joe Wang, CoreTech System Co. Ltd.
10:30 am - 11:00 amAnalytical and Finite Element Buckling Solutions of Fixed-Fixed Anisotropic Laminated Composite Wide Plates under Axial Compression
Rund Al-Masri, Kansas State University
8:30 am - 11:00 amM6-Composites Session: Nanocomposites I-Moderator: Steve Bassetti
8:30 am - 9:00 amA Model for Permeability Reduction in Polymer Nanocomposites
Rakesh Gupta, West Virginia University
9:00 am - 9:30 amNANOCOMPOSITES OF SEBS/CNT FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING: EFFECT OF PROCESSING METHOD AND MALEIC ANHYDRIDE
Scheyla Kuester, École de technologie supérieure de Montréal (ETS) and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
9:30 am - 10:00 amFABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTROSPUN POLYVINYL ALCOHOL FIBROUS NANOCOMPOSITE REINFORCED WITH WOOD FLOUR
Sheikh Rasel, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
10:00 am - 10:30 amSTABILIZED & OPTICALLY TAILORED PLASMONIC NANOCOMPOSITE PREPARATION USING LABORATORY SCALE EXTRUSION
Joshua Orlicki, Army Research Laboratory
10:30 am - 11:00 amCOMPARISON OF SELECTIVE LOCALIZATION OF SWNTS IN BLENDS OF POWDERED PA6/POLYPROPYLENE AND GRANULE PA6/POLYPROPYLENE
Dongho Kang, KITECH
8:00 am - 11:30 amM13-Mold Technologies Session-Moderator: Glenn Starkey
8:00 am - 8:30 amKEYNOTE: INDUSTRY 4.0 HIGHLIGHTS
Jim Mitchell, National Sales Manager, Wittman Battenfeld
8:30 am - 9:00 amModel Investigation of the Cooling Error
Fabian Ullrich, Graduate Student, Hochschule Darmstadt
9:00 am - 9:30 amA NEW APPROACH TO MOLD VENTING
Colin Nurden, CB Mould Services Inc
9:30 am - 10:00 amParametric and Automatic Navigation Process for Electrode Design
Yu-Hung Ting, Chung Yuan Christian University
10:00 am - 10:30 amBonding Conformally Cooled Molds: Types Of Diffusion Bonding Operations, and the Required Equipment Needed:
Norman Hubele, President & Founder, Refrac Systems
10:30 am - 11:00 amExperimental set up for radiation based in-mold-coating for optical components
Larissa Kutscha, Ph.D Student, Robert Bosch GmbH
11:00 am - 11:30 amThe Study on the Halo Surface Defect of Injection Molded Products
Byungohk Rhee, Professor, Ajou University
8:00 am - 12:00 pmM10-Flexible Packaging Session: Barrier and Sealing
8:00 am - 8:30 amNext Generation LDPE Resins for Extrusion Coating Applications
Michael Biscoglio, Development Leader, Dow Chemical
8:30 am - 9:00 amEffect of polymer design and formulation on the performance of water-based acrylic dispersions for heat seal lacquers
Jennifer Rigney, BASF
9:00 am - 9:30 amHEAT SEALING IN SEMICRYSTALLINE POLYMER FILMS
Ranadip Ganguly, Braskem
9:30 am - 10:00 amMultilayer Polyethylene Films Having Grease Resistant Properties
Dan Falla, Nova Chemicals
10:00 am - 10:30 amHigh Gas Barrier Materials with Multilayer Morphology for Packaging Applications
Guojun Zhang, A.Schulman
10:30 am - 11:00 amINVESTIGATING THE MORPHOLOGY OF HIGHLY GAS-BARRIER LAYER-BY-LAYER ASSEMBLIES OF CLAY AND ALTERNATIVE POLYELECTROLYTES
Iman Soltani, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota
11:00 am - 11:30 amOXYGEN TRANSPORT THROUGH THIN PE-CVD COATINGS ON POLYPROPYLENE: STACKING AND TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCY
Nafi Yesildag, RWTH Aachen University
8:00 am - 11:00 amM12-Medical Plastics Session: New Materials for Medical Applications - Moderator: Louis Somlai
8:00 am - 9:00 amINVITED:Polymeric Materials in Lilly Medical Devices
Karthik Vaideeswaran, Director of Research and Development and Senior Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company
9:00 am - 9:30 amIMPROVING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE OF YOUR DRUG DELIVERY USING POLYMERS WITH IMPROVED TRIBOLOGY
Kirsten Markgraf, Celanese
9:30 am - 10:00 amNew Developments in Polymers for Medical Device Housings
Cheryl Weckle, Development Scientist, Trinseo LLC
10:00 am - 10:30 amHigh Performance Plastics for Medical Applications
Suneel Bandi, EVONIK
10:30 am - 11:00 amTecobax™ – A New Class of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Medical Applications
Tony Walder, Lubrizol
8:00 am - 10:30 amM7-Engineering Properties and Structure & Sustainability Join Session-Moderator: Hoang Pham
8:00 am - 8:30 amFuture directions in sustainable packaging
Kalyan Sehanobish, Sr. Research Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company
8:30 am - 9:00 amRecycled PET for Nonwoven Carpet Backing
Eberhard Link, Sr. Product Development Engineer, Freudenberg Performance Materials
9:00 am - 9:30 amDeveloping Extrusion and Injection Molding Applications for Recycled HDPE and PP
John Standish, Technical Director , Association of Plastic Recyclers
9:30 am - 10:00 amPCR in Food Contact Applications and How We Got There
Tamsin Ettefagh, Vice President of Sales and Purchasing, Envision Plastics
10:00 am - 10:30 amD2w Oxo - biodegradable technology and recycling
Nivaldo Bosio, Symphony Envirnonmental
8:00 am - 11:30 amM3-Bioplastics Session: Biodergradable Polymers and Blends
8:00 am - 9:00 amKEYNOTE: Towards Sustainable Resin Systems for Composite Materials
John Dorgan, Chair in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
9:00 am - 9:30 amBiodegradability of PLA in compost environment.
Qi-Hong Liao, NTUST
9:30 am - 10:00 amBiopolymer Compounds for Applications Requiring Marine Degradation
Mustafa Coskun, Polymer Processing Tech.
10:00 am - 10:30 amDEGRADATION OF PBSA IN WATER
Douglas Hirt, Professor, Clemson University
10:30 am - 11:00 amBLENDS OF POLY(PROPYLENE CARBONATE)/HYDROGENATED NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER: MORPHOLOGY AND THERMAL PROPERTIES
Ahmad Zohre vand, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Montreal
11:00 am - 11:30 amPHA and PLA Biodegradable Plastics with Rice Straw Filler to Create Biobased Structural Insulating Panels(BSIPs)
Joseph Greene, Professor, California State University, Chico
8:00 am - 11:30 amM11-Injection Molding Session: Simulation I-Moderator: David Okonski
8:00 am - 8:30 amHow A Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Program Contributed to Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) for Injection Molding?
Lih-Sheng Turng, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:30 am - 9:00 amINK-WASH AND WARPAGE DEFECT PREDICTION FROM THE IN-MOLD DECORATION PROCESS SIMULATION
Tober Sun, CoreTech System Co. Ltd.
9:00 am - 9:30 amOptimizing the warpage of injection molding parts using 3D volume shrinkage compensation method
Chao-Tsai Huang, Assistant Professor, Tamkang University
9:30 am - 10:00 amDetermination of pressure correction factors to improve the quality of Injection molding simulations
Ruben Schlutter, KIMW
10:00 am - 10:30 amANISOTROPIC THERMO-VISCOUS-ELASTIC RESIDUAL STRESS MODEL FOR WARP SIMULATION OF INJECTION MOLDED PARTS
Zhiliang Fan, Senior Principal Research Engineer, Autodesk
10:30 am - 11:00 amSimulation Methodology for Large Part Processing using 2-Shot Injection Compression molding (2K-ICM)
Harindranath Sharma, SABIC
8:00 am - 11:00 amM17-Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Session: Foam Extrusion and Injection Molding-Moderator: Vipin Kumar
8:00 am - 8:30 amCell Nucleation in High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding
Raymond Chu, University of Toronto
8:30 am - 9:00 amFoam Injection-Molding Process Designed to Produce Sub-Micron Cells
Stephane Costeux, Dow Chemical
9:00 am - 9:30 amMICRO-GRAPHITE ENHANCED EXTRUSION FOAMING OF PET RESIN
Feng Chen, Ohio State University
9:30 am - 10:00 amSimulation of bubble growth in high-pressure foam injection molding
Chongda Wang, University of Toronto
10:00 am - 10:30 amINFLUENCES OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE ON THE RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND FOAMABILITY OF MODIFIED POLYPROPYLENE
Yan Li, Florida State University
10:30 am - 11:00 amDEVELOPMENT OF HIGH THERMAL INSUATION POLYPROPYLENE FOAMS BLOWN IN INJECTION MOLDING WITH MOLD OPENING
Chul Park, Professor, University of Toronto
8:00 am - 11:30 amM4-Color and Appearance Session
8:00 am - 9:00 amColor Theory
Bruce Mulholland, Celanese
9:00 am - 9:30 amA Systematic Approach for Color Matching Material that Contains Effect Pigments
Breeze Briggs, Technical Specialist for Pigments, BASF
9:30 am - 10:00 amEFFECTS OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON COLOUR VARIATION AND PIGMENT DISPERSION DURING THE COMPOUNDING
Jamal Al Sadi, HCT(ADMC)
10:00 am - 10:30 amPROCESSING MICA BASED PIGMENT MASTERBATCH
Rob Roden, Steer World
10:30 am - 11:00 amEXPLORING POWDER TREATMENTS TO IMPROVE FILLER INCORPORATION FOR OPTICAL COMPOUNDS
Erin Keaney, PhD Student , University of Massachusetts-Lowell
11:00 am - 11:30 amThe Optical Performance of Titanium Dioxide Pigments in Plastics
Philipp Niedenzu, Chemours
8:00 am - 11:30 amM1-Additive Manufacturing Session: Applications of Additive Manufacturing
8:00 am - 8:30 amBack injection molding with additiv manufactured mold inserts using all-inkjet printed substrates
Thomas Mitterlehner, Researcher, Johannes Kepler University Linz
8:30 am - 9:00 am3D PRINTED HIGHLY ELASTIC STRAIN SENSORS OF MULTIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBE/THERMOPLASTIC NANOCOMPOSITES
Aboutaleb Ameli, Washington State University
9:00 am - 9:30 amA preliminary Study on the Performance of Additive Manufacturing Tooling for Injection Molding
Leah Bartlett, Student, Ohio State University
9:30 am - 10:00 amINCREASING SURFACE PROPERTIES BY USING AN INTEGRATED SCREW-BASED ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Nicolai Lammert, Scientific Researcher, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) RWTH Aachen University
10:00 am - 10:30 amDemonstration of an Effective Design Validation Tool for 3D Printed Injection Molds (3DPIM)
Gil Robinson, Manager of Molding Applications, Stratasys
10:30 am - 11:30 amFuture of Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing Panel Discussion,”
Kalman Migler, Staff Scientist, National Insititute of Standards and Technology
8:00 am - 11:30 amM8-Extrusion Session: Extrusion Science and Technology
9:00 am - 9:30 amINVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF FILLER CONCENTRATION ON THE FLOW CHARACTERISTICS OF FILLED POLYETHYLENE MELTS
Greg Campbell, Castle Research Associates
9:30 am - 10:00 amTHE RHEOLOGY OF CONCENTRATED SLURRIES: EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION AND THE EFFECTS ON POLYMER PROCESSING
Greg Campbell, Castle Research Associates
10:00 am - 10:30 amMICROPELLETIZATION OF VIRGIN AND RECYCLED THERMOPLASTIC MATERIALS
Christian Schäfer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Polymer Engineering Center (PEC)
10:30 am - 11:00 amTHERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE FOAMING THROUGH EXTRUSION USING A BLOWING AGENT
Qingping Guo, EHC Canada, Inc.
11:00 am - 11:30 amRheology of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene with Hollow Glass Microspheres for Extrusion Process
Peng Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
8:00 am - 11:30 amM9-Extrusion Session: Film Extrusion
8:00 am - 8:30 amA BASIC EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF CAST FILM EXTRUSION PROCESS FOR FABRICATION OF PLASTIC MICROLENS ARRAY DEVICE
Yi Min Hsieh, Graduate Student, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
8:30 am - 9:00 amEnhancement of Appearance, Stiffness, and Toughness of Olefinic Blown Films with Cyclic Olefin Copolymers
Paul Tatarka, TOPAS Advanced Polymers
9:00 am - 9:30 amUSING COEXTRUSION LAYER SPLITTING TO IMPROVE FILM TEAR STRENGTH
Iyad Muslet, Clopay Plastic Products
9:30 am - 10:00 amOrienting melt to produce on lab-microscale high performance and ultra thin foils
Han Meijer, TU Eindhoven
10:00 am - 10:30 amSTUDY OF RESIDENCE TIME DISTRIBUTION FOR A BLOWN FILM LINE USING INLINE UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY AND OPTICAL IMAGING ON A FILM BUBBLE
Jin Wang, The Dow Chemical Company
10:30 am - 11:00 amON THE ROLE OF EXTENSIONAL RHEOLOGY, ELASTICITY AND DEBORAH NUMBER ON NECK-IN PHENOMENON DURING FLAT FILM PRODUCTION
Martin Zatloukal, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
11:00 am - 11:30 amINTERFACIAL CRYSTALLIZATION AFFECTS ADHESION OF COEXTRUDED POLYOLEFINS
Alex Jordan, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
8:00 am - 11:30 amM2-Automotive Session: Automotive Materials and Processes
8:00 am - 8:30 amKEYNOTE-Industry Trends in Automotive Plastics
Matt Carroll, Engineering Group Manager in Materials for Body Exterior and Electrical , GM
8:30 am - 9:00 amAdvances in Automotive Industry - Materials and Processes
Suresh Shah, Delphi(Rtd)
9:00 am - 9:30 amStrategies and Future Challenges for Sustainable Materials in Automotive Industry
Alper Kizilits, Research Scientist, Ford Motor Company
9:30 am - 10:00 amAdvantages of aliphatic polyketones in automotive fuel systems and under-the-hood components
Cary Veith, President, Esprix Technologies
10:00 am - 10:30 amAn Atmospheric Plasma Process for Producing Stronger, more Permanent Bonds in Injection Molded Plastic-to-Metal Components
Andy Stecher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Plasmatreat
10:30 am - 11:00 amInvestigation of processing condition on GMT materials using analytical approach
Umesh Gandhi, Executive Scientist, Toyota
11:00 am - 11:30 amEVALUATION OF VARIOUS WEIGHT REDUCTION STRATEGIES ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND PART PERFORMANCE
Matthew Thompson, Material Development Engineer, Advanced Composites
8:00 am - 11:00 amM16-Thermoplastic Elastomers Session - Moderator: Mukul Kaushik
8:00 am - 8:30 amFundamentals of Styrenic Block Copolymers
Hoan Tran, Market Development Manager, Kuraray America Inc.
8:30 am - 9:00 amA New Styrenic Block Copolymer for Polyolefin Modification, Coatings and Adhesives
John Flood, Senior Staff Research Scientist, Kraton Corporation
9:00 am - 9:30 amPREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE (TPU) FOAMS WITH A LARGE VARIETY OF CELL SIZES
Parisa Ghariniyat, Graduate Student, York University
9:30 am - 10:00 amINFLUENCE OF WATER EXPOSURE ON SCRATCH-INDUCED DEFORMATION IN POLYURETHANE ELASTOMERS
Shuang Xiao, Ph.D Student, Texas A&M
10:00 am - 10:30 amTwin Screw Extrusion of TPVs Made from Devulcanized Tire Rubber Crumb and Polypropylene
Prashant Mutyala, Product Development Engineer, Tyromer
10:30 am - 11:00 amUSING MICRONIZED RECYCLED TIRE RUBBERS IN THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFINS AS A VALUE-ENHANCED SOLUTION TO SUSTAINABILITY
Haikun Xu, R&D, Entech, Inc

Monday Afternoon
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM24-Composites / Thermosets Joint Session-Moderator: Marc Imbrogno
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmINVESTIGATION OF CHEMICAL FOAMING AGENTS APPLICATION FOR THERMOSET INJECTION MOLDING
Stefan Haase, Student, Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) an der RWTH Aachen
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmNEW METRICS FOR EVALUATION OF NETWORK DEFECTS IN GLASSY THERMOSETS
Madhura Pawar, Ph.D Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmENHANCEMENT OF FLAME RETARDANCY OF UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN BASED ON DOPO DERIVATIVES AND ALUMINUM HYPOPHOSPHITE
Shi Xing Xing, South China University of Technology
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmOn the filler orientation of functionalized thermoset molding compounds during injection molding
Torsten Maenz, Robert Bosch GmbH
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmINFLUENCES ON THE FLOW BEHAVIOUR OF PHENOLIC MOLDING COMPOUNDS MEASURED IN CONTINUOUS KNEADERS
Thomas Scheffler, TU Chemnitz - professorship o plastics
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmTHREE-DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL FLOW SIMULATION OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING PROCESS WITH DRAPING ANALYSIS
Sejin Han, Autodesk
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmM23-Composites Session: Nanocomposites II-Moderator: Enamul Haque
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmALIGNED NANOCOMPOSITES FROM CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS BY ELECTROSPINNING WITH A SOLUBLE POLYMER FOLLOWED BY THERMOSET IMPREGNATION
Craig Clemons, USDA Forest Products Lab
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEnhanced hydrophobicity of Electrospun Polyvinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene membranes by Introducing modified nanosilica
Lingli Zhang, South China University of Technology
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmULTRASONIC PROCESSING OF EPOXY/CNT NANOPAPER COMPOSITES
Yanan Zhao, Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmMULTIFUNCTIONAL PLY INTERPHASES IN HIERARCHICAL COMPOSITE LAMINATES
Oleksandr Kravchenko, Case Western Reserve University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmNANOCOMPOSITES FROM LIGNIN-CONTAINING CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS AND POLY(LACTIC ACID)
Liqing Wei, Research Associate, USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmSYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROCELLULAR INJECTION AND INJECTION-COMPRESSION MOLDED PPgMA/GRAPHENE NANOCOMPOSITES
Shyh-Shin Hwang, Professor, Chien-Hsin University of Science and Technology
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmNON-ISOTHERMAL CRYSTALLIZATION KINETICS OF TIN NANOPARTICLES FILLED POLY(ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE)
Ting Wu, Ph.D Student, South China University of Technology
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM30-Mold Technologies and Injection Molding Joint Session
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmINJECTION MOLDING WITH AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TOOL
Jeremy Dworshak, Steinwall
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmDESIGN FOR IN-FLOW TO STRENGTHEN WELD LINES IN INJECTION MOLDED POLYPROPYLENE PARTS
David Kazmer, Univ. Mass. Lowell
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmReduction of energy consumption in injection molding of polypropylene parts through the optimization of mold thermal control
Giovanni Lucchetta, University of Padua
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmKNOWLEDGE-BASED APPROACH FOR AN AUTOMATIC CAVITY BALANCING FOR INJECTION MOLDING
Alexander Porsch, Research Assistant, University of Duisburg-Essen
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmINJECTION MOULDING PILOT PRODUCTION: PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF TOOLING PROCESS CHAINS BASED ON TOOL INSERTS MADE FROM BRASS AND A 3D PRINTED PHOTOPOLYMER
Michael Mischkot, DTU Mekanik
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmNEW INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR THE FABRICATION OF SMALL LENS ARRAY MOLD INSERTS
Po Cheng Chen, Graduate Students, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmM32-Medical Plastics Session: Characterization of Novel Materials and Additives - Moderator: Ho-Seon Jin
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmINVITED SPEAKER-MEDICAL PLASTICS: WHERE TO START WITH MATERIAL SELECTION
Brian Ralston, Cambridge Polymer Group
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmCombined Birefringence-Tensile Testing of Medical Plastics and Comparison to Finite Element Analysis
Robert Klein, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmRapid Evaluation of Surface Properties of Medical Tubing for Process Devel-opment and Quality Assurance
Giles Dillingham, CEO and Chief Scientist, BTG Labs
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAntimicrobial Additives for the Healthcare Market: An Overview
Roger Avakian, Fellow in Corporate Technology, PolyOne
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmEffectiveness of Silver Based Antimicrobial Immersed in a Universal Masterbatch
Lawrence Acquarulo, Founder & CEO, Foster Corporation
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM26-Engineering Properties and Structure: From Polymer Processing to Polymer Nanocomposites(In honor of Professor Samuel Kenig: 2016 SPE International Award Winner)-Moderators: Stephen Driscoll and Gerry Billovits
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmINJECTION MOLDING MODELING AND STRUCTURING OF FIBER AND NANOPARTICLE REINFORCED POLYMERS
S. Kenig, Shenkar College of Engineering & Design
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmThe Nano Way - from Adhesion to De-adhesion
H Dodiuk, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmResidual stresses, Orientation, Birefringence and Anisotropic Shrinkage in Injection and Co-injection Molding
Avraam Isayev, Distingusihed Professor Emeritus, The University of Akron
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmMultivariate Modeling for Injection Molding
David Kazmer, Univ. Mass. Lowell
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMixing Challenges in Polymer Nanocomposites: Obstacles and Opportunities
Ica Manas-Zloczower, Case Western Reserve University
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmThermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers (LCP): History, Science and Technology
M Jaffe, NJIT
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEffect of MnO2 Nanowire on Rheological and Dielectric Properties of PVDF/CNT Hybrid Nanocomposites
Uttandaraman Sundararaj, University of Calgary
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmM25-Engineering Properties and Structure: Polymeric Modeling-Moderators: Luyi Sun and Jason Lyons
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmTIME-DEPENDENT DELAMINATION OF PLASTIC FILM: OBSERVATION AND MODELING
Alexander Chudnovsky, Avery Dennison Corporation
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmRole of Polymer Film Mechanical Behavior in Liquid Packaging Application: Deformation Modeling of Gelbo Test
Pavan Valavala, Dow Chemical
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmHIGH STRAIN RATE TESTING AND MODELING OF POLYMERS FOR USE IN FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS
Sean Teller, Veryst Engineering
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSTATISTICAL MODELING OF TENSILE PROPERTIES OF TALC-FILLED POLYPROPYLENE BASED ON MULTIVARIATE REGRESSION AND NEURAL NETWORK ANALYSES
Ilhyun Kim, Korea University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmLONG FIBER ORIENTATION AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS USING MOLDEX3D, DIGIMAT AND ABAQUS SIMULATIONS
Ivor Tseng, CoreTech System Co. Ltd.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmM21-Bioplastics Session: Processing of Bioplastics
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmEffect of acrylic core-shell impact modifier on processing and thermo-mechanical properties of stereocomplex poly(lactic acid)
Jacek Leciński, Ph.D Student, University of Applied Science and Arts, Hannover
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmModified Polylactide With Improved Thermal and Rheological Properties for Foaming
Svenja Göttermann, Institut für Kunststofftechnik
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmInfluence of High-Speed Extrusion on Structure and Properties of Bioplastics Blends
Margaret Sobkowicz, Assistant Professor, UMass Lowell
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmWELDING OF PLA
David Grewell, Professor, Iowa State University
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmM19-Applied Rheology Session: Structure-Process-Property Relationships- Polymer blends, composites and suspensions-Moderator: Tieqi Li
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmINVITED SPEAKER: Component Rheology as a Tool to Design Polymer Blend and Polymer Blend Nanocomposite Morphology
Uttandaraman Sundararaj, University of Calgary
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmRheological Properties of Polyethylene Blend with Poor Mixing
Masayuki Yamaguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmDetermining Stretch Properties from Purely Shear Data for Polymer Fluids
Donggang Yao, Georgia Tech
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAN INVESTIGATION ON THE RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE SINGLE-POLYMER COMPOSITES
Tong Lian, Graduate Student, Beijing Institute of Technology
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmLINEAR AND NONLINEAR BEHAVIOR ON PP/CNT COMPOSITES PREPARED BY CONTINUOUS ULTRASONIC TWIN-SCREW EXTRUSION
Avraam Isayev, Distingusihed Professor Emeritus, The University of Akron
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmA REVISED APPROACH TO RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR AND PROCESSING PARAMETERS OF POLYCARBONATE COMPOUND WITH DISPERSION
Jamal Al Sadi, HCT(ADMC)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEXTRUSION OF ELASTOMER FILM, EFFECTS OF ELASTOMER DESIGN ON CHILL ROLL STICKING
Mary Ann Jones, Senior Research Scientist, Dow Chemical
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM29-Failure Analysis and Plastic Pipes & Fittings Join Session: Preventing Failure through Simulation and Characterization of Failure Mechanisms-Moderators: Don Duvall and Jose Perez
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmThe evaluation of degradation mechanism of polyolefins, and development of non-destructive evaluating methods
Toshio Igarashi, Kanazawa University
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmCHARACTERIZATION OF SLOW CRACK GROWTH RESISTANCE OF POLYETHYLENE PIPE GRADES WITH CYCLIC CRACKED ROUND BAR (CRB) TEST IN CORRELATION TO STRAIN HARDENING (SH) TEST
Isabelle Berger, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmA novel approach to evaluate lifetime of complex plastic applications Part I: Short fiber reinforced plastics (SFRP)
Joel Thambi, Scientist, SABIC
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmThe Cyclic Cracked Round Bar Test as a new standard for accelerated material ranking of polyethylene pipe grades
Andreas Frank, Researcher, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmStatistical Characteristics in Uniaxial Ductile and Semi-Brittle Tensile Fracture in Polypropylene Films
Chun-Yao Li, Kanazawa University
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmNUMERICAL SIMULATION OF DISCONTINUOUS SLOW CRACK GROWTH OF SEMI-ELLIPTICAL SURFACE CRACK IN POLYETHYLENE BASED ON CRACK LAYER THEORY
Jung-Wook Wee, Korea University
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmM34-Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Session: Foam Applications-Moderator: Chul Park
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmCELLULAR POLYMERS FOR OIL/WATER MIXTURES SEPARATION – EVALUATION OF PROCESS CONDITIONS
Pavani Cherukupally, Ph.D Student, University of Toronto
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmDIELECTRIC PERMITTIVITY OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE/PZT COMPOSITE FOAMS
Gayaneh Petrossian, Masters Student, Washington State University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMICRO ORGANIC POLLUTANTS REMOVAL USING A FOAM FILTER THROUGH RATIONALLY SELECTED HYDROPHILIC MEDIA
Pavani Cherukupally, Ph.D Student, University of Toronto
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmPERMEABILITY OF NANOPOROUS PEI
Vipin Kumar, University of Washington
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmA NEW GAS DIFFUSIVITY MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE FOR CO2 INFUSED POLYMER SYSTEM DURING GAS DESORPTION
P. Lee, University of Vermont
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmM22-Color and Appearance Session
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmColor Pathways Through Time
Doreen Becker, Strategic Account Manager, A. Schulman, Inc.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmColor Toturial
Betty Puckerin, Ampacet
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmM18-Additive Manufacturing Session: Modeling/Analysis
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmPredicting Short Fiber Composite Material Distribution and Orientation Using Optimization for Additive Manufacturing Applications
Delin Jiang, Baylor Univeristy
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmModelling and Validation of a Direct-Write 3D Printed Track
John Cordonier, West Virginia University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmDetermination of Anisotropic Material Properties of Carbon-Fiber Reinforced FDM-Structures for Numerical Simulations
Alexander Kissling, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmOptimizing 3D Printed Components: A Methodological Approach to Assessing Print Parameters on Tensile Properties
Steven Kreuzer, Exponent
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEffect of Die Design on Liquid-Liquid Mixing in Polymer Based Additive Manufacturing
Aditya Sangli, University of Maryland, College Park
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmM28-Extrusion Session: Film, Sheet and Profile Extrusion Forum - Ask the Experts
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmA Short Overview of Coextrusion Technology for Sheet, Flat Film and Extrusion Coating Applications
Olivier Catherine, Cloeren Incorporated
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmOptimization of Extrusion Dies for a Uniform Exit Velocity Distribution
Mahesh Gupta, Plastic Flow, LLC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmShear Stress vs Shear Rate as flow channel design criteria
John Perdikoulias
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmEmerging Barrier Coextrusion Technology for Oriented Polypropylene Films
Eldridge Mount
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmQ&A From Audience
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmM27-Extrusion Session: Multi-Screw Extrusion
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmControl of Morphology Developments in Polymer Blending Using Reactive Extrusion Technology
Tadamoto Sakai, Professor, Shizuoka University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmDirect Extrusion of PVC on the Planetary Roller Extruder
Michael Batton, Entex
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmEFFECT OF SCREW SPEED ON POLYETHYLENE-CALCIUM CARBONATE COMPOSITES PRODUCED USING TWIN AND QUAD SCREW EXTRUDERS
Mansour Albareeki, Ph.D Student, UMass-Lowell
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM33-New Technology Forum: Cellulosics: Macro to Nano
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmAdvancements in Nanocellulose Biomaterials – Opportunities for the Plastics Sector 
Gurminder Minhas, Managing Director, Performance Biofilaments
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBiomass to BioPlus™: Nanocellulose Composites
Kim Nelson, VP Nanocellulose Technology, American Process Inc.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmHigh Performance Cellulosic Composites Derived From Easily Dispersible Masterbatches
Jeffrey Cernohous, President and Founder, Interfacial Consultants
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmAdvanced Extrusion Technology for Cellulosics
Rob Roden, Steer World
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmPanel
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmM20-Automotive Session: Automotive Plastics Applications
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmAdvances in Automotive Plastics Applications Development
Suresh Shah, Delphi(Rtd)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm"High Flow Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic for Automotive Structural Parts "
David Kosse, Global Automotive Program Manager, Celanese
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmTHE STUDY OF POLYOLEFIN ELASTOMER EFFECT ON SOILING RESISTANCE
Cheol-hee Park, GS Caltex
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmImproved Optical Properties of Polycarbonate for Light Guide Applications
Matt Orlando, Vice President, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics America
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAUTOMOTIVE PROTOTYPE FROM RECYCLED CARBON FIBER REINFORCED RECYCLED POLYAMIDE COMPOSITE
Omar Faruk, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmDevelopment of LDS Polycarbonate and Polyamide materials for soldering
Matt Orlando, Vice President, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics America
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEFFECTS OF GRAPHITE SELECTION ON THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE COMPOUNDS FOR LED LAMP HEAT SINKS
Luigi Alzati, Market Leader, IMERYS Graphite & Carbon
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmM31-Technical Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by Marketing and Management SIG
Bonnie Bachman, Professor and Faculty Fellow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Margaret Baumann, President, G.H. Associates
Kelvin Okamoto, President, Green Bottom Line

Tuesday Morning
8:00 am - 11:00 amT4-Composites Session: Processing and Materials I-Moderator: Enamul Haque
8:00 am - 9:00 amKEYNOTE: Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compounds as Materials for the Future
Paolo Feraboli
9:00 am - 9:30 amVISCOSITY AND SCREW ASSEMBLY EFFECTS ON MECHANICAL PROPERTEIS OF GLASS FIBER REINFORCED NYLON COMPOUNDS
Ying Shi, R&D Engineer, A. Schulman Inc
9:30 am - 10:00 amNovel Liquid-Dispersion Technology for Making Industry Leading Highly Filled, Well-Dispersed Masterbatches
Philip Brunner, Interfacial Consultants
10:00 am - 10:30 amTensile behaviors of polypropylene single-polymer composites prepared by extrusion-calendering methord
Feiyan Song, Graduate Student, Beijing Institute of Technology
10:30 am - 11:00 amINTERLAMINAR REINFORCEMENT OF COMPOSTE LAMINATES WITH HEAT ACTIVATED SHRINKING MICROFIBERS
Sundong Kim, University of Vermont
8:00 am - 11:30 amT13-Polymer Analysis Session
8:00 am - 9:00 amINVITED SPEAKER: "Methods and Measurement of Accurate, Quantitative Heat Capacity of Polymeric Materials in a DSC"
Louis Waguespack
9:00 am - 9:30 amMicrostructural Analysis of Amorphous and Crystalline PET in Presence of Antiplasticizers
Shahab Zekriardehani, University of Toledo
9:30 am - 10:00 amConfinement Effects on Molecular Orientation in Multilayer Films of Low Molecular Weight Polypropylene
Shi Mei Nong, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
10:00 am - 10:30 amEffect Nanoclay Addition On the Compatibility and Diffusion Properties of Commercial Gasoline Through Polymer Membranes
James Sloan, Team Leader, Design and Synthesis Team, US Army Research Laboratory
10:30 am - 11:00 amADVANCED DYNAMIC MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A TIRE SAMPLE BY NANOINDENTATION
Duanjie Li, Nanovea
11:00 am - 11:30 amA Combination of FTIR, MS and NMR Techniques to Characterize an Aqueous Wax Emulsion
Praveenkumar Boopalachandran, The Dow Chemical Company
8:00 am - 11:00 amT11-Joining of Plastics and Composites Session: Mechanical and Adhesive Joining - Moderator: Sergio Amancio
8:00 am - 8:15 amBio-inspired Textured Composite Surfaces with Increased Hydrophobicity
Ali Anwer, University of Toronto
8:30 am - 9:00 amBio-Based Construction Adhesives
David Grewell, Professor, Iowa State University
9:00 am - 9:30 amBonding of Plastic Parts with Dispersion Adhesives Film Formation via Diffusion Processes
Matthias Hopp, Scientific Assistant, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn, Paderborn University
9:30 am - 10:00 amAN OVERVIEW ON THE MATERIALS AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR USED IN FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING
Rielson Falck, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
10:00 am - 10:30 amRELAXATION BEHAVIOR OF METAL-PLASTIC-COMBINATIONS MECHANICALLY JOINED BY CLINCHING
Eric Brueckner, University of Technology Chemnitz
10:30 am - 11:00 amComparing plastic staking technologies
Jason Dornbos, Sales Manager and Promotional Marketing Manager, Extol, Inc.
8:00 am - 12:00 pmT12-Medical Plastics Session: Technologies for Medical Applications - Moderator: Benjamin Poon
8:00 am - 9:00 amINVITED:Additive manufacturing of polymers for medical device applications
Roger Narayan, Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
9:00 am - 9:30 amMicro Molding with Bioabsorbables: Not Your Average Thermoplastics
Alex Maroon, MTD Micro Molding
9:30 am - 10:00 amMelt Extrusion and Injection Molding for the Development of Pharmaceutical Mini-Tablets – Case Study Using Clotrimazole
Ethan McCarthy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
10:00 am - 10:30 amRheological Characterization of Medical Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Ian Pierson, Research Scientist, Abbott
10:30 am - 11:00 amThe Influence of Plastics Processing on the Biocompatibility of Medical Products
Andrea Mueller, Researcher, University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden
11:00 am - 12:00 pmINVITED SPEAKER: ABSORBABLE IMPLANTS-DELIVERING CLINICAL UTILITY
Lawrence Thatcher, Tesco Associates
8:00 am - 11:30 amT6-Engineering Properties and Structure: Olefin Based Polymers-Moderators: Babli Kapur and Rajen Patel
8:00 am - 9:00 amPolyproplyene-Rich Blends with Ethylene/a-Olefin Copolymers Compatibilized with INTUNE(TM) Polypropylene-Based Olefin Block Copolymers
Jeff Munro, Dow Chemical
8:30 am - 9:00 amAGILITY PERFORMANCE LDPE IN BLENDS ELEVATES FILM MECHANICALS AND EXTRUSION OUTPUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Teresa Karjala, Principal Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
9:00 am - 9:30 amCrosslinking Polyethylene Resins via E-Beam Irradiation
Gerald Billovits, R&D, Dow Chemical
9:30 am - 10:00 amEXPLORATION OF ANNEALING EFFECT ON PORE FORMATION OF POLYETHYLENE FILMS
Wenyi Huang, The Dow Chemical Company
10:00 am - 10:30 amDOWLEXTM GM LLDPE AND AGILITYTM PERFORMANCE LDPE
Teresa Karjala, Principal Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
10:30 am - 11:00 amTHERMAL AGEING PERFORMANCE OF POLYOLEFINS UNDER DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES
Huang Wu, Dow Chemical
8:00 am - 11:00 amT5-Engineering Properties and Structure: Symposium in Honor of Robert A. Weiss-Moderator: Sadhan Jana
8:00 am - 8:30 amRevisiting Two Collaborative Research Topics: Polymer Blends and Proton-Exchange Membranes
Montgomery Shaw, UConn
8:30 am - 9:00 amElucidating Structure-Mechanical Property Relationships In Supramolecular Hydrogels
Bryan Vogt, University of Akron
9:00 am - 9:30 amOpen Questions In Glassy Physics: Is There An Ideal Glass Transition And Are Thermosensitve, Soft Colloidal Dispersions Good Models Of Glasses?
Gregory McKenna, Texas Tech University
9:30 am - 10:00 amIonic Aggregates in Ionomers: Structure and How They Affect Properties of Semi-Crystalline Polymers
Brian Grady, OU
10:00 am - 10:30 amField Assisted "Z" Orientation Of Nanophases In To Produce Functional Films Using A Novel Roll To Roll Manufacturing Platform
Miko Cakmak, Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
10:30 am - 11:00 amProcessing Polyethersulfone With Supercritical CO2 And Superheated H2O For Enhanced Processability And Microcellular Foam Structure
Alan Lesser, UMass Amherst
8:00 am - 11:00 amT3-Bioplastics Session: Bioplastics for Medical and Novel Applications
9:00 am - 9:30 amPREPARATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL POLY(?-CAPROLACTONE) POROUS TISSUE ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS BY A COMBINATION OF MICROCELLULAR INJECTION FOAMING AND POLYMER LEACHING
An Huang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:30 am - 10:00 amINDUCTION OF MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS (MSC) DIFFERENTIATION TO ENDOTHELIAL CELLS VIA SCAFFOLD STIFFNESS MODULATION
Yongchao Jiang, Ph.D Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:00 am - 10:30 amSelf-assembled protein-rubber nanocomposites
Barbara DeButts, Ph.D Student, Virginia Tech
10:30 am - 11:00 amMicroencapsulation of Pamitic Acid With Polylactic Acid Shell for Thermal Energy Storage
Maryam Fashandi, York University
8:30 am - 10:30 amT2-Applied Rheology Session: Molecular Rheology-Moderator: Qian Qin
8:30 am - 9:00 amISOTHERMAL CURE RHEOLOGY AND CHEMO-PHYSICAL CORRELATION
Xiaoping Guo, Abbott Laboratories
9:00 am - 9:30 amCREEP AND RECOVERY OF POLYLACTIC ACID AND ITS CLAY NANO-COMPOSITE
Wei Zheng, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
9:30 am - 10:00 amCharacterizing The Flow Of Concentrated Slurries and Polymer Melts Using Percolation Theory Based Functions
Greg Campbell, Castle Research Associates
10:00 am - 10:30 amRheology of ballistic clay: the effect of temperature and shear history
Ran Tao, National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:30 am - 11:00 amInfluence of the chain structure of polymers on their flow behavior
Caleb McDonald
11:00 am - 11:30 amMonitoring Polymer Transitions with a Combined RheoRaman System
David Drapcho, Product Manager Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific
8:00 am - 12:00 pmT9-Injection Molding Session: Materials-Moderator: Pete Grelle
8:00 am - 8:30 amMechanical Properties of Glass Fiber/ Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Hybrid Composites Fabricated by the DFFIM Process
Yu Li Chao, Kyoto Institute of Technology
8:30 am - 9:00 amINVESTIGATION OF THE 2D SHAPE OF CAVERNS IN THE CONTEXT OF ELECTROPLATING QUALITY DEMANDS OF INJECTION MOLDED PARTS USING IMAGE ANALYSIS
Jens Peter Siepmann, University of Duisburg-Essen
9:00 am - 9:30 amAPPLICATION OF TAGUCHI METHOD ON WELDLINE TENSILE STRENGTH OF LONG GLASS FIBER REINFORCED NYLON66 MOLDED PARTS
9:30 am - 10:00 amEffects of Material and Processing Conditions on the Shrinkage of an Injection Molded Liquid Silicone Rubber Part
Ryan Mansfield, UMass-Lowell
10:00 am - 10:30 amAssessment of the Influence of Moisture Percentage, Melt Temperature, and Residence Time on Material Degradation
Eric Bowersox, American Injection Molding Insitute
10:30 am - 11:00 amProcessing of In-Plant Mechanically Recycled PA-12
Tino Meyer, Loughborough University
11:00 am - 11:30 amRELATIONSHIP OF SHEAR HISTROY, MORPHOLOGY – MICROSTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MICRO INJECTION MOLDED PARTS
Lixia Wang, Professor, Zhengzhou University
11:30 am - 12:00 pmVIBRATION ASSISTED INJECTION MOLDING OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) - THERMAL, SPECTROSCOPIC, AND MECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF HYDROLYTIC DEGRADATION
Israd Jaafar, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lehigh University
8:30 am - 12:00 pmT10-Injection Molding Session: Emerging Technologies-Moderator: Adam Kramshuster
8:30 am - 9:00 amMODELLING AND SIMULATION OF THE INFLATION STEP IN THE TWO-STAGE GITBLOW-PROCESS
Denny Scher
9:00 am - 9:30 amTargeted Process Control for the Enhancement of the Conductive Track Quality with the Integrated Metal/Plastics Injection Molding
Philipp Ochotta, Research Assistant, Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) an der RWTH Aachen
9:30 am - 10:00 amA METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOLD FILLING VOLUME FOR BMC INJECTION MOLDING
Nicolina Topic, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
10:00 am - 10:30 amREASEARCH AND APPLICATION OF GAS COUNTER PRESSURE TECHNIQUE TO THE STRENGTH OF CO-INJECTION MOLDING
Yan-Mao Huang
10:30 am - 11:00 amPOLYPROPYLENE MORPHOLOGY IN MICRO-INJECTION MOLDING OF RECTANGULAR GROOVE
Sun Kyoung Kim, Professor, SeoulTech
11:00 am - 11:30 amThe Different Viscosity Arrangement Effects on the Variation of Interface between Skin and Core in Co-injection Molding
Chao-Tsai Huang, Assistant Professor, Tamkang University
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 amT16-Vinyl Plastics Session: Environmental Advantages of PVC - Moderator:Emily McBride
9:00 am - 9:30 amELIMINATION OF COPOLYMER IN POLYVINYL CHLORIDE PLASTISOLS USING HIGH-SOLVATING DIBENZOATE PLASTICIZERS
Deirdre Newton, R&D Chemist, Emerald Kalama Chemical
9:30 am - 10:00 amELUCIDATING THE CAUSE OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS IN MELT COMPOUNDED PVC PLASTICIZED BY HIGH-SOLVATORS
Brad Farrell, R&D, Emerald Kalama Chemical
10:00 am - 11:00 amRecycling Progress in the U.S. and Canadian Vinyl Industry
Rich Krock, Technical Director, Vinyl Institute
11:00 am - 11:30 amUpdate of RVCM Vinyl Chloride Levels in PVC Resins and Products
Robert Paradis
8:00 am - 11:30 amT15-Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Session: Foaming Fundamentals and Processes-Moderator: Xiaoxi Wang
8:00 am - 8:30 amLOW DENSITY OPEN CELL FLEXIBLE FOAMS WITH HIGH TORTUOSITIES AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE STRAIN RATE
Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Pérez, University of Valladolid
8:30 am - 9:00 amCrystallization Studies of Poly (Lactic Acid) during Extrusion Foaming
Alireza Tabatabaei, University of Toronto
9:00 am - 9:30 amLOW DENSITY HMS POLYPROPYLENE FOAM: CONTROLLING FOAM DENSITY AND CELL MORPHOLOGY
Steven Krupinski, Polymer Scientist, Braskem America
9:30 am - 10:00 amCell Nucleation in High-pressure Foam Injection Molding of Semicrystalline Polymers
Vahid Shaayegan, University of Toronto
10:00 am - 10:30 amIN-SITU VISUALIZATION AND CELL GROWTH MODELING IN A POLYMERIC FOAMING PROCESS
P. Lee, University of Vermont
10:30 am - 11:00 amNew Developments in High Energy Electron Beam Induced Long Chain Branched Polyolefins for Low Density, Non-Crosslinked Foams
Edward Phillips, Consultant, E-BEAM Services
11:00 am - 11:30 amCellular Structures from Anisotropic Semi-Crystalline Polymer Templates
Nihal Kanbargi, Graduate Student, UMass Amherst
8:00 am - 11:00 amT1-Additive Manufacturing Session: Fused Filament Fabrication(FFF)
8:00 am - 8:30 amFILLER CONTENT AND PROPERTIES OF HIGHLY FILLED FILAMENTS FOR FUSED FILAMENT FABRICATION OF MAGNETS
Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Postdoctoral Researcher , Montanuniversitaet Leoben
8:30 am - 9:00 amProperties of Glass Filled Polypropylene for Fused Filament Fabrication
Martin Spoerk, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
9:00 am - 9:30 amCREEP DEFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF PC-ABS PARTS PROCESSED BY FUSED DEPOSITION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING UNDER DIFFERENT EXTRUSION PARAMETERS
Omar Ahmed Mohammed, Ph.D Student, Swinburne University of Technology
9:30 am - 10:00 amNumerical and Experimental Analysis of Infill Rate on the Mechanical Properties of Fused Deposition Modelling Polylactic Acid Parts
Efe Balta, University of Michigan
10:00 am - 10:30 amExtrudate Mass Flow Rate Analysis in Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF): A Cursory Investigation of the Effects of Printer Parameters
Lukas Duddleston, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:30 am - 11:00 amOPTIMIZING FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING 3D PRINTING PROCESS FOR FRACTURE RESISTANCE
Nahal Aliheidari, Ph.D Student, Washington State University
8:00 am - 10:00 amT7-Extrusion Session: Single-Screw Extrusion
8:00 am - 8:30 amVIRTUAL AND EXPERIMENTAL COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT DYNAMIC MIXING DEVICES FOR SINGLE SCREW EXTRUSION
Bastian Neubrech, University Duisburg-Essen
8:30 am - 9:00 amSCALING LAWS AND FRACTAL SCREW DESIGNS TOWARDS SINGLE PELLET EXTRUSION
David Kazmer, Univ. Mass. Lowell
9:00 am - 9:30 amANALYZING THE VISCOUS DISSIPATION OF A TWO-DIMENSIONAL FLOW OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS IN SINGLE SCREW EXTRUDERS
Wolfgang Roland, Johannes Kepler University Linz
9:30 am - 10:00 amMITIGATING GELS IN POLYETHYLENE PRODUCTS PRODUCED USING GROOVED-BORE, SINGLE-SCREW EXTRUDERS
Mark Spalding, The Dow Chemical Company
8:00 am - 11:30 amT8-Extrusion Session: Twin-Screw Extrusion
8:00 am - 8:30 amFill ratio distribution in a co-rotating self-wiping twin screw extruder: theoretical and experimental study
Kentaro Taki, Kanazawa University
8:30 am - 9:00 amEFFECT OF ETHYLENE CONTENT ON MALEIC ANHYDRIDE-GRAFTED POLYPROPYLENE BASED BLOCK COPOLYMERS
Wenyi Huang, The Dow Chemical Company
9:00 am - 9:30 amFUNDAMENTALS OF TWIN-SCREW COMPOUNDING: KNEADING BLOCK PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS
Paul Andersen, Process Engineering Consultant, Coperion Corporation
9:30 am - 10:00 amDeveloping a soft sensor Random Forest model for the inline product characterization of Polylactide (PLA) in a twin screw melt extrusion process
Konrad Mulrennan, Ph.D Student, Institute of Technology Sligo
10:00 am - 10:30 amHIGH SPEED TWIN SCREW EXTRUSION FOR BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER BLENDS: ANALYSIS OF COMPATIBILITY AND RHEOLOGY PREDICTION
Barbara Calderon, UML
10:30 am - 11:00 amEnhanced dispersion of particle additive into polymers by twin screw extrusion with ultrasound assistance
Karnik Tarverdi, Professor, Brunel University London
11:00 am - 11:30 amMECHANISM OF THE OPERATING CONDITIONS ON DISPERSIVE MIXING AND HUMIDITY OF POLYMER IN A TWIN SCREW EXTRUSION PROCESS
Masuma Khatoon Ema, Graduate Student, University of Maryland-College Park
8:00 am - 11:00 amT14-Polymer Modifiers and Additives Session: Modifiers-Moderator: Ashok Adur
8:00 am - 8:30 amModification of LLDPE by UV-Irradiation
Muhammad Umar Farooq, University of Waterloo
8:30 am - 9:00 amFABRICATION OF HIGH STRENGTH AND TOUGHENED BIODEGRADABLE ELECTROSPUN FIBERS: POLY(LACTIC ACID)/BIOMAX BLENDS
Sheikh Rasel, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
9:00 am - 9:30 amImproved Hi-Temperature Molding with Montan Waxes
Frank Neuber, Regional Segment Technical Manager , Clariant Plastics and Coatings USA
9:30 am - 10:00 amLatest developments in TPO stabilization for Automotive applications
Emilie Meddah, Technical Marketing Manager, Clariant Plastics & Coatings Inc.
10:00 am - 10:30 amANALYSIS OF SURFACE PROPERTIES OF POLYETHYLENE CAPS AND CLOSURES WITH ERUCAMIDE
Nabeen Dulal, Ph.D Student, RMIT University
10:30 am - 11:00 amNOVEL INTERFACE-MODIFIED BIONANOCOMPOSITES WITH IMPROVED PROCESSABILITY AND ELECTRICITY
Yu Fu, Nanjing Forestry University

Tuesday Afternoon
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT19-Composites Session: Long Fibers-Moderator: Dale Brosius
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmStudy on the Micro-structures of Long Fiber through Runner and Cavity in Injection Molding for Reinforced Thermoplastics (FRT)
Chao-Tsai Huang, Assistant Professor, Tamkang University
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmExperimental Study on Fiber Attrition of Long Glass Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics under Controlled Conditions in a Couette Flow
Sebastian Goris, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmA DIRECT PARTICLE LEVEL SIMULATION COUPLED WITH THE FOLGAR-TUCKER RSC MODEL TO PREDICT FIBER ORIENTATION IN INJECTION MOLDING OF LONG GLASS FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS
Ian Walter, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmLightweight Design with Long Fiber Reinforced Thermopalstics - Mechanistic Direct Fiber Simulation for Prediction of Long Fiber Effects during Compression Molding
Christoph Kuhn, Volkswagen
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmImpact of the Process-Induced Microstrucutre on the Mechanical Performance of Injection-Molded Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene
Jan Teuwsen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmEffects of Extruder Temperature and Screw Speed on Thermal Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6 Composites throughout the Direct Long-Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics Process
Takashi Kuboki, University of Western Ontario
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT20-Composites Session: Processing and Materials II-Moderator: Ray Boeman
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmKEYNOTE: Multifunctional Energy Storage Composites for Lightweight Transportation Applications
Fu-Kuo Chang, Professor, Stanford University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmInjection Molding of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composite Foams with Laminate Skins
Takashi Kuboki, University of Western Ontario
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TENSILE PROPERTIES AND FAILURE BEHAVIOR OF GLASS/ POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) MAT COMPOSITES
Zhao Defang, Advanced Fibro-Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMulti-Material Joining for Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic B-Pillar
Shridhar Yarlagadda, University of Delaware
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmT30-Polymer Analysis Session
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmTutorial
Greg Kamykowski, Senior Application Scientist , TA Instruments
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmLong-term Property of Thermoplastic Polyolefin Pipe Material Characterized by Cracked Round Bar Test
Chunbo Zhang, National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon and Energy
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSteps to Overcome Flow Problems
Carrie Hartford, Senior Project Engineer, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSoft PEDOT:PSS aerogel architectures for thermoelectric applications
Preston Zhou
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT26-Joining of Plastics and Composites- Ultrasonic and Laser Welding of Plastics and Composites - Moderator: David Grewell
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmUtilizing Dynamic Hold Capability of Servo-Driven Ultrasonic Welders in Studying Cooling Phase of the Ultrasonic Welding Process
Alex Savitski, Dukane Corporation
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmDEVELOPMENT OF AN APPROACH TO DETERMINE MINIMUM AMPLITUDE REQUIRED FOR ULTRASONIC WELDING
Miranda Marcus, EWI
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmULTRASONIC JOINING OF THROUGH-THE-THICKNESS REINFORCED TI-4AL-6V AND POLYETHERIMIDE HYBRID JOINTS
Eduardo Etzberger Feistauer, Ph.D Student, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSimulation-Based Investigation of the Temperature Influence during Laser Transmission Welding of Thermoplastics
Patrick Lakemeyer, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn, Paderborn University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSTERILIZATION EFFECTS ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF LASER-WELDED POLYMER SPECIMENS OF POLYPROPYLENE AND POLYCARBONATE
Kai Holl, Private
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT21-Engineering Properties and Structure: Symposium in Honor of Robert A. Weiss-Moderator: Brian Grady
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmUltrasound Assisted Extrusion Process With Aid Of Ultrasound
Avraam Isayev, Distingusihed Professor Emeritus, The University of Akron
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmPolymerization Kinetics and Thermodynamics under Nanoconfinement
Sindee Simon, Texas Tech University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmOperation Of QCM-D Beyond Common Practice And Experimental Confirmation Of Positive Frequency To Mass Relationship
Christopher White, National Institute of Standards and Technology
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAssessing the Orientation Relaxation of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers Below Their Melting Point Using Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Mubashir Ansari, Virginia Tech
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReversible Shape Memory Polymers Based Semicrystalline Networks
Patrick Mather, Bucknell University
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmScience and Technology of Open And Closed Cell Polymer Aerogel Foams
Sadhan Jana, University of Akron
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmT18-Applied Rheology Session: Rheometry and Process Simulation-Moderator: Kurt Koppi
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmTHERMOPLASTICS VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT COMBINING
Qingping Guo, EHC Canada, Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMEASUREMENT AND MODELING OF FLOW BEHAVIOUR FOR MELT BLOWN POLYMER MELT IN VERY WIDE DEFORMATION RATE RANGE
Martin Zatloukal, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMEASUREMENT FOR VISCOSITY FUNCTIONS OF PURE AND BLOWING AGENT LADEN POLYMER SYSTEMS USING SCREW RHEOMETER
Myung-Ho Kim, Professor, Hannam University / MKE Co.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmInfluence of Rheology on Part Dimensions and Production in Injection Molding
Jean-Marc Boechat, Deputy Director, HEIA-FR
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSURFACE ROUGHNESS AND ENERGY ON SLIP OF POLYMER MELTS
Marzieh Ebrahimi, Ph.D Student, University of British Columbia
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmAPPLIED RHEOLOGY FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOFIBER BASED FILTERS
Martin Zatloukal, Tomas Bata University in Zlin
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmCapillary Rheometers with Contifeed
Tim Haake, GOETTFERT
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT24-Injection Molding Session: Processing-Moderator: Lynzie Nebel
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmOptimization of the devolatilization process in the injection molding cylinder
Yuki Hisakura, Konica Minolta, Inc.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEVALUATION OF THE CUSHIONS EFFECT ON PROCESS CONSISTENCY AND REPEATIBILITY
Eric Bowersox, American Injection Molding Insitute
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmONLINE MEASUREMENT OF POLYMER MELT VISCOSITY IN INJECTION MOLDING
Ming-Shyan Huang, Professor, National Kaoshiung First University of Science and Technology
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmONLINE MELT VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT DURING INJECTION MOLDING FOR NEW CONTROL STRATEGIES
Torben Fischer, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmAdvanced Data Acquisition and Analysis for Injection Molders
Stefan Kruppa, Development Engineer, KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmTo the Measurement and Influences of Process Parameters Variations on the Axial Melt Temperature Profile in the Screw Chamber of an Injection Molding Machine
Klaus Straka, Researcher, Johannes Kepler University
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEffect of Polymer Regrind on the Properties of Polypropylene and Polycarbonate Resins
Jayda Hepper, North Dakota State University
Jesstin Krech, North Dakota State University
Clayton Webb, North Dakota State University
Reid Williamschen, North Dakota State University
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmT25-Injection Molding Session: Microcellular-Moderator: Raymond McKee
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmParticle-foam Composite Injection Molding
Sven Staperfeld, Research Assistant, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmOPTIMIZING CHEMICAL BLOWING AGENT CONTENT IN FOAM INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS OF POLYPROPYLENE
Chul Park, Professor, University of Toronto
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmDevelopment of a Three-Stage Process to Achieve Customizable Densities, Microstructures, and Mechanical Properties in Thermoplastic Polyurethane Foams
Thomas Ellingham, Ph.D Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmMECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) AND PARAFFIN WAX COMPOSITES PREPARED BY CONVENTIOANL MELT COMPOUNDING AND SUB-SUPERCRITICAL GAS-ASSISTED PROCESSING (SGAP)
Yann-Jiun Chen, Ph.D Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEffect of Nucleating Agent and Two-Stage Expansion on the Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Microcellular Injection Molded Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Thomas Ellingham, Ph.D Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmIMPROVED INJECTION MOLDING OF ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE USING SUPERCRITICAL NITROGEN
Galip Yilmaz, Ph.D Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEFFECTS OF PROCESS PARAMETERS ON CELL MORPHOLOGY OF MICROCELLULAR INJECTION MOLDED PARTS
Ming Zhai, Professor, Zhengzhou University
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmT33-Vinyl Plastics Session - Moderator:Dave Owen
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSustainability of PVC(Vinyl) Pipe: A Comprehensive Environmental Review
Randel Dobbs, Regional Engineer, UNI-BELL PVC Pipe Association
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSustainability of Plasticizers: How Do You Know?
Patrick Harmon, BASF Corporation
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmCompounding Challenges for Vinyl Flooring
Karsten Kretschmer, Head of Technical Sales, X-Compound GmbH
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmSustainability in PVC Roofing
Katie Chapman, LEED Green Associate , JRB Enterprises & Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmROOFING-ENERGY SAVINGS
John Greko
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmVINYL CONTRIBUTES TO THE REDUCTION OF CO2 IN AVIATION
Randy Brown
2:00 pm - 4:30 pmT32-Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Session: New Foaming Materials and Foams-Moderator: Miguel Rodriguez-Perez
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFOAMING BEHAVIOR OF THE MULTILAYERED PS/PA6 BLEND AND ITS ANISOTROPIC MECHACICAL PROPERTIES
L.F. Feng, Zhejiang University
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN PROCESSING OF POLY(2,6-DIMETHYL-1,4-PHENYLENE OXIDE) (PPO) WITH SUPERHEATED LIQUIDS
Alan Lesser, UMass Amherst
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmEffect of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes on poly(ε-caprolactone) foaming behavior
Tong Liu, South China University of Technology
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmWIDE-RANGE OF MICROCELLULAR BEAD FOAMS FROM DIFFERENT PLA-BASED DROP/SEA BLEND MORPHOLOGIES
Mohammadreza Nofar, Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMICROCELLULAR FOAMING BEHAVIOR OF BIODEGRADABLE POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE-CO-3-HYDROXYVALERATE)/POLYLACTIC ACID COMPOSITES
Jiajun Ju, South China University of Technology
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmT17-Additive Manufacturing Session: Selective Laser Sintering(SLS)
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFAILURE CRITERION FOR SLS ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS
Martin Launhardt, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmTESTING AND MODELING ANISOTROPIC FAILURE OF POLYMERIC SLS MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
Mark Oliver, Senior Engineer, Veryst Engineering
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSelective Laser Sintering Processing Behavior of Polyamide Powders
Raymond Pearson, Lehigh University
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmT28-Plastic Pipes and Fittings Session: Durability and Oxidative Stability of Structural and Pressure Piping-Moderator: Vivek Rohatgi
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmA NEW METHOD TO CHARACTERIZE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CRACKING RESISTANCE (ESCR) OF POLYETHYLENE (PE) AND ITS PIPES
Ben Jar, Professor, University of Alberta
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmA New Test Setup for Testing Polyethylene Tubes under Constant and Cyclic Internal Pressures
Siavash Vahidi, Ph.D Student, Drexel University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMethod for Degrading Polyethylene Sheet Samples in an Oxidative Environment
Susan Mantell, Professor, University of Minnesota
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmDURABILITY EVALUATION TO RESIDUAL CHLORINE ON PLASTIC PIPES
Takehiro Fujii, President, Shinwa Sangyo Co., Ltd
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmACCELERATED AGING OF POLYETHYLENE PIPE GRADES IN CHLORINE DIOXIDE AND HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION APPLYING A NEWLY DEVELOPED EXPOSURE DEVICE
Márton Bredács, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmADVANCED APPLICATIONS FOR HDPE PIPE WITH NEW PE-RT MATERIAL
Wes Long, Technical Projects Director, Performance Pipe
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmINFLUENCE OF LONG-TERM ANNEALING ON RESIDUAL STRESS DISTRIBUTION AND QUASI-BRITTLE FAILURE PROPERTIES OF TALCUM REINFORCED PIPE GRADE POLYPROYPLENE
Florian Arbeiter, Montanuniversitaet Leoben
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmT22-Extrusion Session: Single-Screw Extrusion Forum-Ask the Experts
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmWhat Causes Catastrophic Failures to Extrusion Screws
Tim Womer, Consultant and Seminar Instructor, TW Womer and Associates, LLC
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmSelecting the Optimum Extruder and Screw Design for Your Application
John Christiano
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmA fundamental review of screw design for a single screw extruder
Kevin Slusarz
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm10 Key Principles of Extrusion
Allan Griff, Consulting Engineer
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmQ&A From Audience
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmT23-Extrusion Session: Twin Screw Extrusion Forum-Ask the Experts
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmScale up: The Bump in the Road between Development and Commercialization
Paul Andersen, Process Engineering Consultant, Coperion Corporation
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmReactive Extrusion With Selective Condensation
Kenneth Russell
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmSafety Considerations in Compounding
Tom Mchouell
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmProcess Design for the Side Feeding of Sensitive Fillers and Additives
Rob Roden, Steer World
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmQ&A From Audience
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmT27-New Technology Forum: Graphene
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmGraphite to Graphene: Challenges and Opportunities in Plastics
Prithu Mukhopadhyay, Senior Scientist, IPEX Technologies Inc.
Rakesh Gupta, Professor, West Virginia University
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmGraphene Polymer Nanocomposites
Chrstopher Macosko, Professor, University of Minnesota
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmPhase Change and Electromechanical Properties of Two-Dimensional and Few-Layer Materials
Evan Reed, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmStructure-property Relationships of Commercial Graphene Nanocomposites
Helen Lentzakis, Application Specialist, NanoXplore
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmEMI shielding and electrically conductive graphene-enhanced plastics
Jacques Poulin, Vice President of Sales, NanoXplore
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmPanel
2:00 pm - 5:30 pmT31-Polymer Modifiers and Additives Session: Additives-Moderator: Hayder Zahalka
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmUSE OF DECAHYDRODECABORATE AS FLAME RETARDANTS IN COATINGS
Austin Bailey, Graduate Student, Pittsburg State University
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmA COMPOSITION-MORPHOLOGY MAPPING OF PARTICLE-FILLED POLYMER BLENDS UP TO HIGH FILL FRACTION
Derrick Amoabeng, Ph.D Student, University of Pittsburgh
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMechanical, thermal and electrical property enhancement of graphene-polymer nanocomposites
Helen Lentzakis, Application Specialist, NanoXplore
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmGRAPHENE-ENHANCED COMMODITY PLASTICS IN REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS
Jacques Poulin, Vice President of Sales, NanoXplore
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSynergistic effects of Antioxidants (AO) on Properties of Homo Polypropylene
Mazen Ageely
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmTUBALL™ SINGLE WALL CARBON NANOTUBES: A NEW ADDITIVE FOR THERMOPLASTICS
Christian Maus, OCSiAl
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmEFFECTS OF SMALL RANGE COLOR (PIGMENT) CONCENTRATION LEVELS IN COMBINATION WITH GAMMA STERILIZATION ON PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDED PARTS
Trivikrama Pala, New Jersey Institute of Technology
2:30 pm - 4:30 pmT29-Plastics In Building and Construction Session-Moderator: Manoj Nerkar
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmImproving the Adhesion of Polyolefin Elastomers
Colin Li Pi Shan, Research Fellow, Dow Chemical Company
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmRAPID PHOTO-OXIDATION OF UV-STABILIZED POLYPROPYLENE FIBER DUE TO AN EXTERNAL ANTAGONIST
Davis Lee, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmPOLYHEDRAL OLIGOMERIC SILESQUIOXANE BASED FLAME RETARDANT FOR ACRYLIC
Michael Wells, Director of Research and Development, Reynolds Polymer Technology
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmTHERMALLY INSULATED BIMODAL POLYSTYRENE/MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE NANOCOMPOSITE FOAMS
Chul Park, Professor, University of Toronto

Wednesday Morning
8:00 am - 11:00 amW3-Composites Session: Natural / Bio-Moderator: Christoph Kuhn
8:00 am - 8:30 amMan-Made Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Characterization ofFracture Toughness and Crack Path Simulation
Jan-Christoph Zarges, University Kassel
8:30 am - 9:00 amPOLYPROPYLENE BIO-COMPOSITES UTILIZING CAMELINA PRESS CAKE
Brent Tisserat, USDA-ARS
9:00 am - 9:30 amImproving the Flame Retardancy of Polypropylene /Rice Husk Composites using Graphane Nanoplatelets and Metal Hydroxide Flame Retardants
Shu-Kai Yeh, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
9:30 am - 10:00 amFLEXURAL BEHAVIOR OF NEEDLE PUNCH GLASS/JUTE HYBRID MAT COMPOSITES
Zhao Defang, Advanced Fibro-Science, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto, Japan
10:00 am - 10:30 amEvaluation of the Mechanical and Morphological Characteristics of PLA-Lignin, PLA-Tannin and PLA-CNF Composites
Muhammad Anwer, University of Toronto
10:30 am - 11:00 amFLAX FIBER-POLYAMIDE 6 COMPOSITES VIA SOLID-STATE SHEAR PULVERIZATION: EXPANDING THE PORTFOLIO OF NATURAL FIBER-REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS
Katsuyuki Wakabayashi, Associate Professor, Bucknell University
8:00 am - 11:00 amW4-Composites Session: Composites Innovation-Moderator: Dale Brosius
8:00 am - 9:00 amKEYNOTE: A Path for Composites
Tom Tsotsis
9:00 am - 11:00 amPANEL: Future of Composites - Challenges and Opportunities
Dale Brosius
Matt Carroll, Engineering Group Manager in Materials for Body Exterior and Electrical , GM
Lisa Mueller
Ed Pilpel
Jeff Sloan
Max Thouin
Tom Tsotsis
8:00 am - 12:00 pmW14-Thermoforming Session
8:00 am - 8:30 amPlane Strain in Thermoforming
Jim Throne, Consultant
8:30 am - 9:00 amAn Improved Algorithm for Determining Energy Interchange Between Heaters and Sheet in Thermoforming
Jim Throne, Consultant
9:00 am - 9:30 amProcessing Thermoformable Low-Density Foam
Jim Throne, Consultant
9:30 am - 10:00 amParametric Radiant Energy Absorption in Plastics
Jim Throne, Consultant
10:00 am - 10:30 amThe Myth of Radiopacity
Jim Throne, Consultant
10:30 am - 11:00 amHow Important is the Volumetric Absorption Concept? - Part 1 Model Building
Jim Throne, Consultant
11:00 am - 11:30 amHow Important is the Volumetric Absorption Concept? - Part 2 LPM
Jim Throne, Consultant
11:30 am - 12:00 pmHow Important is the Volumetric Absorption Concept? - Part 3 DPM
Jim Throne, Consultant
8:00 am - 11:30 amW10-Flexible Packaging Session: Defect detection, Sustainability and Emerging technologies
8:00 am - 8:30 amInnovation in Emerging Areas in Packaging
Narayan Ramesh, The Dow Chemical Company
8:30 am - 9:00 amRevisions to ASTM D7310 Standard Guide for Defect Detection and Rating of Plastic Films Using Optical Sensors Including First Interlaboratory Study
Brenda Colegrove, Principal Research Scientist , The Dow Chemical Company
9:00 am - 9:30 amA Journey Toward Packaging Sustainability
Donna Visioli, DuPont
9:30 am - 10:00 amMODELING THE MONOAXIAL STRETCHING OF POLYPROPYLEN FILMS BY A NONLINEAR SPRING DASHPOT MODEL
Frauke Reinders, Ph.D Student, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn KTP
10:00 am - 10:30 amEFFECT OF COMPOUNDING APPROACHES ON FIBER DISPERSION AND PERFORMANCE OF POLY(LACTIC ACID)/CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTAL COMPOSITE BLOWN FILMS
Sonal Karkhanis, Michigan State University
10:30 am - 11:00 amCOMPUTER AIDED OUTPUT IMPROVMENT OF A HIGH CAPACITY BLOWN FILM EXTRUSION LINE
Benedikt Neubert, University of Duisburg-Essen
11:00 am - 11:30 amCompression molded protein-PVA nanocomposite films
Barbara DeButts, Ph.D Student, Virginia Tech
8:00 am - 11:00 amW6-Engineering Properties and Structure: Polymer Characterization and Processing-Moderators: John Trent and Paul Hans
8:00 am - 8:30 amSENSITIVE MECHANOCHROMISMS BASED ON A POLYMER BILAYER STRUCTURE
Luyi Sun, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
8:30 am - 9:00 amScratch Behavior of Multilayered Coatings
Mohammad Hossain, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
9:00 am - 9:30 amACCELERATED WOEHLER TESTS AND FATIGUE SIMULATION OF SHORT FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS
Pascal Brandt, Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University
9:30 am - 10:00 amCHARACTERIZATION OF SCRATCH PROPERTIES OF TALC-FILLED POLYPROPYLENE WITH VARIOUS MELT INDICES
Jungsub Lee, Korea University
10:00 am - 10:30 amCRYSTALLOGRAPHIC MATCHING EFFECT IN SELF-INDUCED NANOHYBRID SHISH-KEBAB STRUCTURE OF POLY(E-CAPROLACTONE)
Xiaofeng Wang, Zhengzhou University
10:30 am - 11:00 amMICRO COMPONENTS WITH LOCALLY DIFFERENT PROPERTIES REALIZED BY SEGMENTED TEMPERED INJECTION MOLDING
Christopher Fischer, Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT)
11:00 am - 11:30 amNONWOVEN FILTERS via A NOVEL, CONTINUOUS MELT COEXTRUSIONPROCESS
Deepak Langhe, PolymerPlus LLC
8:00 am - 11:00 amW5-Engineering Properties and Structure: Structure and Property of Polymers-Moderators:Sharon Wu and Edwin Yang
8:00 am - 8:30 amENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHELENE (UHMWPE) FILMS THROUGH STRAIN-INDUCED FIBRILLATION
Yanting Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, York University
8:30 am - 9:00 amDIRECT MEASUREMENT OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPONENTS IN RIGID FOAMS
Valentina Woodcraft, R&D, The Dow Chemical Company
9:00 am - 9:30 amInfluence of Glass Transition Temperature on Mechanical and Self-Healing Behavior of Polymers Bearing Hindered Urea Bonds
Austin Bruce, Rochester Institute of Technology
9:30 am - 10:00 amDevelopment of High Density Syntactic TPU Foam by Incorporation of Expancel through Extrusion
Wanqiao Wang, University of Toronto Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
10:00 am - 10:30 amEFFECTS OF SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE PROCESSING ON THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE
Ji Eun Lee, York University
8:00 am - 12:00 pmW11-Injection Molding Seminar: Simulation/Processing-Moderator: Erik Foltz
8:00 am - 8:30 amAn approach to improve the prediction of injection molding process using simulation technology
Ashwin Kumar R N, Research Engineer , SABIC Research and Technology Pvt. Ltd.
8:30 am - 9:00 amANALYSIS OF HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENTS AND NO-FLOW TEMPERATURE IN SIMULATION OF INJECTION MOLDING.
Juan Fernando Campuzano Vallejo, Assistant in the Technical Division, Institute for the Plastic and Rubber Research and Training
9:00 am - 9:30 amEFFECT OF FIBER ORIENTATION AND PROCESS PARAMETERS ON SHRINKAGE IN INJECTION MOLDING OF THIN-WALL PARTS
Davide Masato, Ph.D Student, University of Padova
9:30 am - 10:00 amPREDICT AND SOLVE STRESS MARK ON PRODUCT’S COSMETIC SURFACE USING CONTROLLED SEQUENTIAL VALVE GATING SIMULATION
Edward Wu, CoreTech System Co. Ltd.
10:00 am - 10:30 amMETHODOLOGY TO IMPROVE INJECTION MOLDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE: SUCCESSFUL CASE STUDIES
Ivan Dario Lopez Gomez, ICIPC
10:30 am - 11:00 amShrinkage, Warpage and Residual Stresses of Injection Molded Parts
Tristan Kolsowski, Research Associate, Institut für Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart University
11:00 am - 11:30 amCOMPARISON OF THE PROCESSING PROPERTIES OF THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS AND THERMOPLASTICS USING GAS ASSISTED INJECTION MOLDING
Bjoern Landgraeber, Paderborn University
11:30 am - 12:00 pmA study on the entrapped air bubble in the plasticizing process
Byungohk Rhee, Professor, Ajou University
8:00 am - 11:00 amW7-Extrusion Session: Simulation and Modeling
8:00 am - 8:30 amElastomer Profile Coextrusion Simulation for Automotive Sealing System
Mahesh Gupta, Plastic Flow, LLC
8:30 am - 9:00 amSimulative evaluation of the temperature influence on different types of pre-distributors in spiral mandrel dies
Nafi Yesildag, RWTH Aachen University
9:00 am - 9:30 amThe 3D Viscoelastic Simulation of Multi-layer Flow inside Film and Sheet Extrusion Dies
Kazuya Yokomizo, The Japan Steel Works, LTD.
9:30 am - 10:00 amModeling Three-Dimensional Non-Newtonian Flows in Single-Screw Extruders
Christian Marschik, Ph.D Student, Johannes Kepler University Linz
10:00 am - 10:30 amValidation of Residence Stress Distribution approach using 1-D Computer Simulations
Nitish Balakrishnan, Graduate Student, University of Maryland, College Park
10:30 am - 11:00 amDESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF MADDOCK MIXERS FOR SINGLE-SCREW EXTRUSION USING NUMERICAL SIMULATION
Xiaofei Sun, Dow Chemical
8:00 am - 11:30 amW13-New Technology Forum: 21st Century Productivity Tools-Moderator: Yash Khanna
8:00 am - 8:30 amMolecular and Mesoscale Modeling & Simulation – What’s in it for you?
Lalitha Subramanian, Chief Scientific Officer and VP of Services, Scienomics
8:30 am - 9:00 amDriving Innovation in Polymer Development Through a Digital Laboratory
Nick Reynolds, Principal Application Scientist, Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA
9:00 am - 9:30 amRealistic Simulation using FEA Tools to Design and Optimize Plastics
Arindam Chakraborty, Managing Partner, VIAS
9:30 am - 10:00 amImpossible Problems Solved: The Quantisweb Approach of Computational Optimization
Nina Visconti, Vice President, Strategic Development, Quantisweb Technologies
10:00 am - 11:00 amIdentifying and Pursuing the Ideal Final Result  with TRIZ – plus Chemistry based case studies
David Conley, Managing Partner, PQR Group
11:00 am - 11:30 amPanel Discussion
8:00 am - 12:00 pmW1-Advanced Energy and Electrical & Electronic Joint Session-Moderator: Wei Zhao
8:00 am - 8:30 amDESIGNING ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY BY USING RECYCLED PLASTICS
Brian Riise, Director of Research and Development, MBA Polymers Inc.
8:30 am - 9:00 amA novel PPESK fibrous membrane separator based on electrospinning technique for lithium-ion battery
Wenzheng Gong, Dalian University of Technology
9:00 am - 9:30 amCocontinuous Conductive Polymer Composites with Interfacial Graphene
Lian Bai, Ph.D Student, University of Minnesota
9:30 am - 10:00 amCARBON NANOFIBERS PREPARATION FROM PAN NANOFIBERS BY COTTON CANDY METHOD
Akihiro Tada, OHGI Technological Creation Co.,ltd
10:00 am - 10:30 amULTRATHIN NANOLAYER FILMS FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITY, HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPACITORS
Deepak Langhe, PolymerPlus LLC
10:30 am - 11:00 amEVALUATION OF RESIN-COATED PROPPANT THROUGH TRI-AXIAL COMPRESSION TEST AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION
Jie Feng, Scientist, Dow Chemical Company
11:00 am - 11:30 amEffect of flow lines on the metallization of laser-structured polymer parts
Andreas Johannnes Fischer, Scientific Assistant, University Erlangen-Nuernberg
11:30 am - 12:00 pmPOLYCARBONATE FILLED WITH HYBRID CONDUCTIVE FILLERS FOR BIPOLAR PLATE APPLICATION
Amir Ameli, Assistant Professor, Washington State University
8:00 am - 11:30 amW8-Failure Analysis Session: Case Studies and Expert Panel-Moderators: Jennifer Hoffman and Javier Cruz
8:00 am - 8:30 amCREEP FAILURE ANALYSIS AND SHELF LIFE DETERMINATION (PREVENTION) PROCESS OF INJECTION MOLDED PARTS EXPOSED TO WITH AND WITH OUT GAMMA STERILIZATION.
Trivikrama Pala, New Jersey Institute of Technology
8:30 am - 9:00 amPreventing Failures in Elastomeric Resistance Bands
Dennis Brickman, Prinicpal, ESI
9:00 am - 9:30 amFailure Analysis and Product Improvement of Medical Device Tubing
James Rancourt, Polymer Solutions Incorporated
9:30 am - 10:00 amMechanical Characterization and Fractography of PC, ABS and PMMA - A Comparison of Tensile, Impact and ESC Fracture Surfaces
Farzana Ansari, Associate, Exponent
10:00 am - 11:30 amFailure Analysis Expert Panel Q & A, preceded by presentation of FAPSIG Myer Ezrin Best Paper Award
8:00 am - 12:00 pmW15-Alloys and Blends Session: Morphology, Compatibilization and Performance of Polymer Blends-Moderator: Rubinder Kaur Lakhman
8:00 am - 8:30 amRecyclable crosslinked polymer networks via one-step controlled radical polymerization: Full property recovery after multiple melt-reprocessing steps of models for tire rubber and other polymer networks
John Torkelson, Professor, Northwestern University
8:30 am - 9:00 amThe influence of blend composition on the properties of LDPE-PA6-EVAL-blends
Christoph Burgstaller, Managing Director and Head of R&D, Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik
9:00 am - 9:30 amBIMODAL POLY(ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE) BLENDS: EFFECT OF MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION ON MATERIAL PROPERTIES
Jay Hahan, Niagara Bottling LLC
9:30 am - 10:00 amORIENTATION OF POLY(ETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE) IN INCOMPATIBLE BLENDS WITH AN ELASTOMER: INFLUENCE OF FUNCTIONALIZATION
Violette Bourg, Ph.D, postdoctoral researcher, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal.
10:00 am - 10:30 amTHE ADHESION OF LSR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES AFTER STORAGE TESTS
Annette Rueppel, Scientific Assistant, University of Kassel
10:30 am - 11:00 amMACROMOLECULAR STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIP FOR IMPACT STRENGTH AND HARDNESS OF POLYDIMETHYLSILOXANE (PDMS) BLENDS
Ahmed Anwer, University of Toronto
11:00 am - 11:30 amIMPROVING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF IMMISCIBLE POLYMER BLENDS
Jing Shi, Ph.D Student, Georgia Tech
11:30 am - 12:00 pmThe Composite of High-Density Polyethylene/Polycarbonate Prepared by a New Co-rotating Non-twin Screws Extruder
Zhexing Li, South China University of Technology
8:30 am - 11:00 amW23-PD3 Session
8:30 am - 9:00 amNOVEL PEEK WITH HIGH FLOWABILITY
Xiaowei Zhang, Senior Product Development Engineer, Celanese
9:00 am - 9:30 amModeling flexible package/granular material interaction through combination of Discrete Element Method (DEM) and Finite Element Method (FEM)
Wenbo Xu, Senior Engineer, Dow Chemical Company
9:30 am - 10:00 amSTRAIN ANALYSIS OF HDPE BUTT FUSION JOINT IN SIDE BEND TEST
Xiangli (Shawn) Meng, Mechanical Design Engineer , McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
10:00 am - 10:30 amKnowledge-Based Support for the Designer regarding Injection-molded Part Design
Rene Andrae, Research Associate, University of Duisburg-Essen
10:30 am - 11:00 amUNDERSTANDING DIMENSIONAL VARIATION IN COMMON MECHANICAL PROCESSES, HOW IT DIFFERS IN PLASTIC PARTS, AND MINIMIZING IT
Vikram Bhargava, Consultant and Author
8:00 am - 12:00 pmW12-Technical Entrepreneur Boot Camp presented by Marketing and Management SIG
Bonnie Bachman, Professor and Faculty Fellow, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Margaret Baumann, President, G.H. Associates
Kelvin Okamoto, President, Green Bottom Line
8:30 am - 12:00 pmW9-Fellows Forum
8:30 am - 9:00 amDesign for Six Sigma (DFSS) – Plastic Products
Vikram Bhargava, Consultant and Author
9:00 am - 9:30 amMixing with Single Screw Extruders
Tim Womer, Consultant and Seminar Instructor, TW Womer and Associates, LLC
9:30 am - 10:00 amNew Polypropylene Compositions for Automotive & Packaging Markets
Raj Krishnaswamy, Fellow and Director of Innovation and Technology , Braskem
10:00 am - 10:30 amBio-Based Construction Adhesives
David Grewell, Professor, Iowa State University
10:30 am - 11:00 amEffects of Foaming on the Percolation Threshold of Conductive Polymer Composites
Chul Park, Professor, University of Toronto
11:00 am - 11:30 amMelt Blown Nanofibers for Filter Media
Chrstopher Macosko, Professor, University of Minnesota
11:30 am - 12:00 pmShape Memory Origami Inspired Mechanical Metamaterials
Hani Naguib, Professor, University of Toronto
8:30 am - 11:30 amW16-Blow Molding Session
8:30 am - 9:00 amMETHOD TO EVALUATE BIAXIAL STRETCH RATIOS IN STRETCH BLOW MOLDING
Masoud Allahkarami, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oklahoma State University
9:00 am - 9:30 amSqueeze Performance of Oval Containers
Sumit Mukherjee, Director of CAE and Simulation, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
9:30 am - 10:00 amEFFECT OF PRE-CROSS-LINKING ON MECHANICAL AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF SOLID SILICONE RUBBER AND ITS PROCESSABILITY IN EXTRUSION BLOW MOLDING
Sarah Schäfer, RWTH Aachen University
10:00 am - 10:30 amMULTILAYER EVOH/HDPE PACKAGING IN PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE OF RECYCLED HDPE
Jon Mitchell, Project Manager, Nextek Ltd
10:30 am - 11:00 amPLASTIC PACKAGING RECYCLING USING INTELLIGENT SEPARATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR MATERIALS (PRISM)
Edward Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek Ltd
11:00 am - 11:30 amMODELLING MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF AMORPHOUS POLY (L-LACTIC ACID) UNDER BIAXIAL STRETCH AT TEMPERATURES ABOVE GLASS TRANSITION
Huidong Wei, Ph.D Student, Queen's University Belfast

Wednesday Afternoon
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmW17-Composites Session: Potpourri-Moderator: Shankar Srinivasan
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSurface texturing of composite materials by induced damage: surface morphology and friction
Reza Rizvi, University of Toledo
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmSurface Treatment of Carbon Fiber by Anodic Oxidation and Improvement of ILSS in CFRP
Hirofumi Kyutoku, Kyoto Institute of Technology
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmULTRASONIC METHOD FOR DETERMINING PLY ORIENTATION IN UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES
Benjamin Blandford, Baylor University
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmCHARACTERIZATION OF DEVELOPED HYBRID MOLDINGS BY TEXTILE AND SHORT FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES
Hiroyuki Hamada, Asahikasei co
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmW21-Injection Molding Tutorials-Moderator: Rick Pulielli
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmIs quality really worth it? A detailed look at when Quality hits the point of diminishing returns
Rick Puglielli
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmInjection Window
Amos Shavit
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmStrategic Mold Sourcing: Helping US Molders Win More Business
Mike Curran, Jade Molds
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmW20-Extrusion Session: Tutorials
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmExtrusion: From the Polymer’s Point of View
John Perdikoulias
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmHow To Read A Material Data Sheet
Allan Griff, Consulting Engineer
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmMelt Temperature Measurement in Compounding
Kenneth Russell
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmChallenges for Extrusion Technology in a Pharmaceutical GMP Environment
Colleen Neu, Merck
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmHigh Performance Devolatilization for Twin-Screw Extruders
Rob Roden, Steer World
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmW22-Non-Halogen Flame Retardant Technologies Session-Moderator: Yash Khanna
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmFormulating with Non-Halogen Flame Retardants: An Overview
Roger Avakian, Fellow in Corporate Technology, PolyOne
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmNew NHFR Additive: FCX-210
Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Senior Scientist, Teijin
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmIonic Liquid Flame Retardants
Jeff Xu, Founder, Inovia Materials
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmLSZH Wire and Cable Products: Challenges and Opportunities
Ruby Lakhman, Team Lead, General Cable
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmHolistic computational structure screening of more than 12,000 solid lithium-ion conductor material candidates for fire suppression in batteries
Evan Reed, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmPanel Discussion