Antec speakers to focus on polymer advances, benefits of shale gas boom

Published: February 5, 2013 1:18 pm ET
Updated: February 5, 2013 1:21 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Trade Shows
Companies & Associations Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

NEWTOWN, CONN. -- Plenary speeches at the Antec 2013 conference will address technical and business developments with great potential for benefiting plastics, according to the Society of Plastics Engineers, the event organizer.

The topics and speakers include:

  • "Fractal Structuring in Polymer Processing," presented by Han Meijer. The technology for creating large internal surfaces by means of fractal structuring during polymer processing—even in techniques like injection molding—can enhance performance in such high-end applications as photovoltaics and membranes for fuel cells or gas separation. Meijer is professor of polymer technology at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
  • "New Polymer Materials Developed in Sinopec," presented by Jinliang Qiao. Developments include new polyolefins, nano-composites, and conductive composites. The address will cover both fundamental research and commercial materials. Qiao is vice president of the Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of the Chemical Industry.
  • "Abundant U.S. Shale Gas Supplies Are Revitalizing the Plastics Industry," presented by Dwight Tozer. The enormous increase in domestic natural gas production is spurring a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S., particularly for the chemical and plastics industries. The shale gas advantages include lower energy costs, greater supply security, new job creation, and enhanced global competitiveness. Tozer is vice president of the adhesion industry business of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
  • "Driving Innovation in the Wire and Cable Industry," presented by Gregory Lampert. The presentation will provide a wire and cable industry overview and then discuss key market trends, General Cable's approach to innovation, development of "green" products, and the growth of the renewable energy market for wire and cable. Lampert is president and CEO of General Cable and is head of operations in the Americas.

Antec 2013, billed as the world's largest plastics technical conference, will take place April 22-24 in Cincinnati. For more information see www.antec.ws.


Comments

Antec speakers to focus on polymer advances, benefits of shale gas boom

Published: February 5, 2013 1:18 pm ET
Updated: February 5, 2013 1:21 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Polypropylene prices rise, while PE and PS fall

February 26, 2015 4:01 pm ET

North American prices for polyethylene and polystyrene resins continued to fall in February, while regional prices for polypropylene showed a...    More

Image

Price and sustainability both key to success for carpet recycler

February 26, 2015 1:28 pm ET

DALLAS — A green message will get you in the door, but ultimately that sustainability message has to be backed up with quality at the right...    More

Image

3i to sell specialty chemicals company Azelis to Apax Partners

February 26, 2015 11:36 am ET

Azelis Holding SA, the specialty chemicals distributor, is being sold by its private equity owners 3i Group plc to another private investment outfit, ...    More

Image

Medical compounder adding two extrusion lines

February 25, 2015 3:49 pm ET

Compounding Solutions LLC plans to add two new co-rotating twin-screw extruders this year to raise its capacity and provide more flexibility.    More

Image

Amut buys Dolci and Bielloni

February 25, 2015 3:41 pm ET

Amut SpA, the Novara, Italy-based maker of extruders, thermoforming machines and plastics recycling equipment, has acquired the Italian company that m...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events