Polyolefins 2018 "Abundant Supply=Opportunities and Challenges"
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pmMark Demark Memorial Tutorial Lecture Series (Salons C/D)
Moderator: Bill Bodiford, Flint Hills Resources
Moderator: Thoi Ho, Flint Hills Resources
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmProperties and Applications of Polyolefin Elastomers
Seema Karande, Dow
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmProperties and Applications of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates
Craig Smith, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm - 3:15 pmMedical Applications of Polyolefins
Ben Poon, Baxter
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmPP Resin for Healthcare Applications
Fabian Galindo, FHR
3:45 PM - 4:15 pmOverview of Stabilization Systems for Gamma Irradiated Polyolefins
Rick King, Senior Technical Manager, Plastic Additives Business Unit, BASF
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmStabilization Systems for Enabling Polyolefins in Building & Construction Applications
Joseph Fay, BASF Corporation
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmWhat is Your Extruder Trying to Tell You?
Michael Rutkowske, Dow Chemical
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmExhibitor Reception (Atrium)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmStudent Dinner (Galileo I)

Monday Morning
8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Announcements (Salons A/B)
8:15 am - 12:00 pmPlenary: Industry Trends (Salons A/B)
Moderator: Clifford Lee, Townsend Solutions
Moderator: Luyi Sun, University of Connecticut
8:15 am - 9:00 amLeveraging Technology to Consistently Deliver Industry Leading Performance
Frank Noeltgen, LyondellBasell
9:00 am - 9:30 amAccelerating Sustainability in Petrochemicals
Larry Gros, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
9:30 am - 10:30 amBreak (Atrium)
10:30 am - 11:00 amGlobal Trends and Drivers for Polyolefins Demand
Richard Sleep, Senior Vice President, Energy & Chemicals Advisory , Nexant
11:00 am - 11:30 amPolyolefins: Feast and Famine
Robert Bauman, Polymer Consulting International
11:30 am - 12:00 pmMainstreaming Sustainable Chemistry
Dominique DeBecker, Deputy Sustainability Officer, Solvay
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Donatello Ballroom Upstairs)

Monday Afternoon
1:30 pm - 5:30 pmRecent Advances in Additives (Salon A)
Moderator: Thoi Ho, Flint Hills Resources
Recent Advances in Catalysts (Salon B)
Moderator: Amaia Montoya, Grace
Moderator: Alma Dzudza, Albemarle
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm"Managing” Regulatory Evaluations of Plastic Additives
David Horst, BASF Corporation
CONSISTA® catalyst for the UNIPOL® PP process – Six years in perspective
Manu Rego, W.R. GRACE
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmAspects of UV Stabilization for Thick Section Polyethylene
JungDu Kim, SONGWON International Americas
Latest Innovations in the Borstar® PE and PP Processes and Catalyst Technologies
Franz Langhauser, Director, Innovation and Technology, Borealis
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmDiAlkyl HydroxylAmine (DAHA) Anti-Oxidant as a Long Term Heat Stabilizer
Ching Fan Chiu, Chitec Technology
Evidence of Coordinated Trimethylaluminum (TMA) in MAO as the Major Active Site and Its Quantification
Lubin Luo, ExxonMobil Chemical
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak (Atrium)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNovel Antioxidant Solutions for Polypropylene with Enhanced Colour Performance
Warren Ebenezer, Addivant
High Performance PP Products with Non-Phthalate Catalyst
C.P. Cheng, Clariant
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmThe Long-Term Stabilization of Polyolefins Demanding Applications
Niall Marshall, Everspring Middle East WLL
Cycloalkyl-Bridged Metallocene Compounds and their Use as Catalysts for Olefin Polymerization
Jeremy Praetorius, Chevron Phillips Chemical
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmUnexpected Performance Improvements with a New Class of Liquid Polymeric Phosphites
Jacob Lance, Dover Chemical
New and Improved Post-Metallocene Polyolefin Catalysts
Philip Fontaine, The Dow Chemical Company
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmInfluence of Additives on Processing of Cast Films and Tapes
Tad Finnegan, BASF Corporation
Nano Powders Produced and Utilized as a Drop-in Process Technology for Commercial Polyolefins Upgrade
Howard Paul, America P & G Co.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmWelcoming Reception--Sponsored by PMC (Donatello Ballroom Upstairs)

Tuesday Morning
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration (Campobello)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmStudent Posters (Atrium)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmRecent Advances in Additives (Salon A)Recent Advances in Characterization (Salon B)
Moderator: Willem deGroot, Dow
Recent Developments in Flexible Packaging (Salon C)
Moderator: Judy Webb, Sasol
8:00 am - 8:30 amEnd-Use Applications Drive Growth for $45 Billion Plastic Additives Industry
Peter Callais, Townsend Solutions
Recent Advances and Challenges in Polyolefin Comonomer Distribution Analysis
Rongjuan Cong, The Dow Chemical Company
Technical solutions for Today and Tomorrow's PE Film Production
Steve Despain, Reifenhauser, Inc.
8:30 am - 9:00 amSustainable Stabilization Solutions that Accelerate Polyolefin Market Adoption
Jian-Yang Cho, Solvay
High Temperature Liquid Chromatography – Unravelling
Robert Brull, Fraunhofer
Home Meal Kit Delivery--the Good, the Bad, the Opportunity
Jonathan Quinn, NOVA Chemicals
9:00 am - 9:30 amNovel Bio–Derived Torque Release Additive for HDPE Caps and Closures
Chetan Patel, Fine Organics
Morphology and Stress Whitening of PP Impact Copolymers
Marc Herklots, Sabic
Anteo™, Borealis’ New Family of LLDPE Materials for the Global Packaging Market
Maurits van Tol, Borealis
9:30 am - 10:30 amBreak (Atrium)
10:30 am - 11:00 amInfluence composition and compatibilisation on the properties of polyethylene based blends
Christoph Burgstaller, TCKT
Monolayer Graphene-Reinforced Freestanding 2D Nanoporous UHMWPE Films
Ping Gao, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Coex High Clarity Shrink Films
Amy Laird, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
11:00 am - 11:30 amFlow-Induced Crystallization in Polypropylene
Saubhagya Mathur, Flint Hills Resources
Structure-Property Relationships in HDPE for Pressure Pipes
Riyadh Homoud, SABIC
Dual Reactor Solution LLDPE Development
Pat Thomas, PRThomas Technologies
11:30 am - 12:00 pmAdvanced Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Technology for High Thermal Stability Polyolefin Applications
Takahiro Horikoshi, Adeka Corporation
Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring and Control of polymerization reactions (ACOMP); recent advances and plans for adaptation to polyolefins
Michael Drenski, Fluence Analytics
Save Laboratory Time and Money
Steve Mogensen, Allied Development Corp.

Tuesday Afternoon
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Donatello Ballroom Upstairs)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmRecent Advances in Additives (Salon A)
Moderator: Kyle Hart, Dow
Advances in Compounding and Extrusion (Salon B)
Moderator: Amit Chaudhary, Dow
Sustainability in Packaging (Salon C)
Moderator: Donna Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmUse and Utility of Metal Soaps in Polyolefins
Robert Sherman, Baerlocher
Fundamentals of Twin-Screw Compounding: Kneading Block Performance Characteristics
Paul Andersen, Coperion
Packaging Will Deliver Performance with Purpose
Rob Cotton
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmDevelopment of Rice Husk/Polefin Composites
Thi Thu Loan Doan, University of Science and Technology, The University of Danang
Performance Evaluation of Counter-Rotating Continuous Mixer and Twin Screw Mixer for High Density Polyethylene
Sayaka Yamada, Kobe Steel, Ltd.(Kobelco)
Towards Sustainability
Robert Flores, Berry Global
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmChallenges in Use of Polyolefin Stabilisers - Presentation
Svein H. Jamtvedt, Norner AS
New Feeding Trends to the Extruder Inlet in Polyolefin Compounding Plants
Andy Kovats, Brabender Technologie, Inc
Energy Recovery Using the EnergyBag(TM)
Jill Martin, Dow Chemical Company
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak (Atrium)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmNew High Performance Mineral Products for PP/TPO Applications
Maziyar Bolourchi, Imerys
Reciprocating Single Screw Compounding Technology
Brad Rogers, Buss Inc.
The Evolving Role of Packaging in the Circular Economy
Jennifer Ronk, Dow Chemical
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmNew Clarifiers Enable PP Replacement of PET, PVC, and PC
Zach Adams, Milliken & Company
TPO in Roofing Application
Vivian Zhang, Carlisle Construction Materials
Sustainable Flexible Packaging--A Resin Supplier's View
Lawrence Effler, The Dow Chemical Co.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmCorrelation of Initial Quality Study Scores on Scuff/Soil to the TAMU Scratch and Mar Test Methodology
Hung-Jue Sue, Texas A&M University
Effect of nucleating agent on properties of in-situ copolymer polypropylene and PP/POE Blends
Mansour AlOtaibi, King Saud University
Unilever’s Packaging Journey
Julie Zaniewski, Unilever
5:00 pm - 5:30pmMultifunctional Polypropylene Nanocomposites
Zhanhu Guo, Univerisity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Performance of Plastic Pipe and Chambers in Underground Retention and Detention Systems
John Kurdziel, Advanced Drainage Systems
Extractives Analysis of Recycled Polyolefins for Food Contact Applications
Autumn Rudlong, Iowa State University

Wednesday Morning
8:00 am - 11:15 amFoams and Post-Reactor Technologies (Salon A)
Moderator: Gary Wilkes, Dart Container Corp.
Sustainability Metrics and Characterization (Salon C)
Moderator: Donna Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
8:00 am - 8:30 amChemical Foaming Agents: Foaming Polyolefins in Injection Molding and Extrusion
Peter Schroeck, Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives
Opportunities to Close the Loop with Non-Mechanical Recycling
Emily Tipaldo, American Chemistry Council
8:30 am - 9:00 amCell Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms in Foam Injection Molding of Polypropylene
Chul Park, University of Toronto
9:00 am - 9:30 amChanging Your Polyolefin Extrusion Line into a Physical Foam Extrusion Line--Key Considerations
Andy Caufmann, Pro-Mix Solutions
Multivariable Regression of Recycled HDPE
Greg Curtzwiler, Iowa State University
9:30 am - 9:45 amBreak (Atrium)
9:45 am - 10:15 amEffect of the MFI of PP on the Nanofibrillation and Foaming Behavior of PP/PET System
Chul Park, University of Toronto
In-process Monitoring of Recycled Polyethylene for Catalyst and Regulated Metals Using Novel Applications in X-ray Technologies
Keith Vorst, Iowa State University
10:15 am - 10:45 amFlexural Mechanical Properties of PP-Nanofibrillated-PET Composites and Foams
Lun Howe, University of Toronto
Influence of Post-Consumer Recycled Content (PCR) and Pigments in Polyethylene Properties
Emily Hurban, Iowa State University
10:45 am - 11:15 amNano Powders Produced and Utilized as a Drop-in Process Technology for Commercial Polyolefins Upgrade
Howard Paul, America P & G Co.
Model Validation for Composite Railroad Ties Using Micro-Mechanics Modelling and Experimental Four-Point Bend Testing Made from Recycled Polyolefins
Daniel Pulipati, Baylor University
11:15 am - 11:45 amIn-Situ Melt Catalysis--The Ultimate Answer to Compabilizing Addition and Condensation Polymers
Salvatore Monte, Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.