Wednesday, June 18 8-11:30 a.m.
Session IX, Room S401BCD
New Plastics for the 21st Century
Chairman Mike Berins, Plastics Focus; Co-Chairman William Kuhlke, Kuhlke & Associates.
``Aliphatic Polyketones: A New Family of Engineering Thermoplastics'' — Ellen McGowan, Shell Chemical Co.
``Questra Crystalline Polymers: `New to the World' Semicrystalline Resin Technology for Demanding Applications'' — Duane Naeger, Dow Chemical Co.; Tom Burns, Dow Chemical Co.
``Novel Attributes of Metallocene Polymers Lead to a Growing Number of Value-Added Applications'' — Fred Steininger, Exxon Chemical Co.
``Syndiotactic Propylene Polymers: Specialty Products for the 21st Century'' — Joseph M. Schardl Jr., Fina Oil and Chemical Co.
``Polypropylene — Leading the Way to the 21st Century'' — David McKeeman, Montell USA Inc.; Lawrence Logan, Montell North America.
``Cycloolefin Copolymers: A New Class of Engineering Resins'' — Helmut Eckhardt, Hoechst Celanese.
``Polyester Packaging for the 21st Century'' — Jim Caldwell, Eastman Chemical Co.
Session X, Room S402AB
Gas Assist (Injection Molding): The Fundamentals
Chairman Jack Avery, GE Plastics
``Essential Design Elements for Gas Assist'' — Steven VanHoeck, Aegis Technologies.
``Entering the Gas-Assist Injection Molding Arena: A Common-Sense Approach'' — Michael H. Caropreso, Caropreso Associates.
``Using Simulation to Optimize Moldability Through Design, Mold Construction and Production'' — Cori Brown, Moldflow Pty. Ltd.
``Tooling for Gas-Assist Injection Molding — What's Different?'' — Roger Klouda, MSI Moldbuilders.
``Guidelines for Designers and Operators on Equipment Installation'' — Thomas W. Betts, Battenfeld of America.
``Floxal On-site Nitrogen Generation System for Gas Assist Injection Molding'' — Tom Jarvis, Air Liquide.
``Gas Assist Molding Problem Solving and Marketing Tool'' — Jack Shedd, Mulay Plastics.
Session XI, Room S403AB
Injection Molding Analysis: Tips, Techniques and Experiences
Chairman Anne Bernhardt, Plastics & Computer Inc.; Co-Chairman Mark Wolverton, Montell USA Inc.
``Spend a Little Now or Pay a Lot Later: The Effective Use of Engineering Analysis'' — Howard Schwartz, Abbott Labs.
``What Every Project Manager Should Know About Filling Analysis'' — Mark Rosen, Corex Design Group Inc.
``Mold Analysis: A Mold Maker's Perspective'' — Bob Morton, Industrial Molds.
``Molding Filling Analysis Do's and Don'ts'' — Peter Fukuyama, Color & Composite Technologies Inc.
``Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan'' — Peter Weisel, Craftech Corp.
``Mold Cooling Technologies: Practical Application and General Guidelines'' — Keith Schauer, CAE Services Corp.
``A Better Approach to Plastic Flow Analysis'' — Frank Suli, Automatic Switch Co.
``How to Win in Injection Molding With Process Analysis'' — Mark Wolverton, Montell USA Inc.
Session XII, Room S404ABC
Trends and Guidelines in Devolatilization and Reactive Extrusion
Chairman Charles Martin, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.; Co-Chairman Adam Dreiblatt, Extrusioneering International Inc.
``Single-Screw Compounding: Improving Effectiveness'' — Thomas Black, Polymer Processing Services Inc.
``Classical and New Approaches to Twin-Screw Extruder Compounders, Devolatilizers and Reactors'' — William Thiele, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.
``The Impact of Devolitalization on the Reactive Extrusion Process''—Paul Andersen, Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.; Favius Brauer, Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.
``Grafting Reactions and Polymerization in Twin-Screw Extruders and Computer Simulation of the Process'' — James L. White, University of Akron.
``The Modular Extruder System as a Practical Tool for Today's Melt Devolatilization Applications'' — Martin Mack, Berstorff Corp.
``Extruder Devolatilization of Low Solids Solutions'' — Carl Hagberg, Welding Engineers Inc.; Thomas Bash, Welding Engineers Inc.
Wednesday, June 18
Session XIII, Room S401BCD
Processing New-Generation and Metallocene Polyolefins
Chairman Bob Leaversuch, Modern Plastics
``Engineered Metallocene Blends vs. Conventional Linear Blends'' — Jeffrey Brandenburg, New England Extrusion.
``Film Extrusion Issues With Metallocene-Based Polymers'' —David Nunes, Alpine American.
``Advances in Thin-Wall Injection Molding With Rim Gating and Advanced Materials'' — Jordan Robertson, Husky Injection Molding Systems.
``Enhancing Physical Properties of Metallocene Foams With Silane Grafting'' — Scott Smith, Sentinel Products Corp.
``Metallocene Polyolefin Opportunities and Processing Challenges in the Medical Market'' —Lee Woo, Baxter Healthcare.
``A European Perspective on Metallocene Applications and Processing'' — Horst Maack, Maack Business Associates.
Session XIV, Room S402AB
How to Improve Quality and Productivity in Injection Molding
Chairman Doug Smock, Plastics World; Co-Chairman Scott Collins, Olivieri Communication Inc.
``Injection Molding Machinery: A Technology in Transition'' — Harold Faig and Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
``An Approach to Intelligent Production System by Fusion of Flow Simulation and On-Line Monitoring'' — Masahiro Fujii, Ube Industries Ltd.
``Improvements in Injection Molding Equipment Design'' — Mike Urquhart, Husky Injection Molding Systems.
``Injection Mold Materials for Highly Abrasive and Corrosive Plastics: A Case Study of the Electronics Industry'' — Patrick Roche, Uddeholm.
Session XV, Room S403A
Chairman Jon Collister, Edison Polymer Innovation Corp.; Co-Chairman David Clavadetscher, Premix Inc.
``Advanced Composites Research & Development for Air Force Applications'' — Charles Browning, WL/MLB.
``There's More Than One Way to Skin a Car ... and Build Strong Bones'' — Erin Millerschin, SPI SMCAA.
``Design of Composites for Construction Applications'' — Scott Calvert, Product Design Center.
``Application of Composites in Public Transit Vehicles'' — Bruce Preble, TMA International.
``FRP Composites for Civil Infrastructure Applications'' — John P. Busel, Composites Institute.
``Overview of Nanocomposites'' — Jon Collister, Edison Polymer Innovation Corp.
Session XVI, Room S403B
Success in Durables Recycling
Chairwoman Jan Schut, Plastics World; Co-Chairman Diane Mensinger, Monmouth Plastics Recycling.
``Success in Durables Recycling'' — Gary Estepp, Innovative Recycling Corp.
``Solid-State Shear Extrusion: The Route to Recycling Plastics From High-Volume Waste Streams'' — Klementina Khait, Northwestern University.
``The Efficient Use and Re-use of Plastic Materials'' — Mark Lieberman, American Commodities Inc.
``Reclaiming Plasticized PVC From Wire Choppers' Residues'' — Jack Milgrom, Walden Research Inc.
``Recycling Polystyrene Economically — The IFS Method'' —Richard Ramer, International Foam Solutions Inc.
``Success in Recycling Durable Containers'' — Joseph Sadlier, Eco-Tech LP.
``Compounding Challenges for Polypropylene Recycling'' — Tom Tomaszek, Discas Inc.
Session XVII, Room S404ABC
Alternate Methods for Optimizing Performance/Cost of Plastic Parts
Chairman Victor Wigotsky, Plastics Engineering
``The Rationale for Structural Foam'' — Tom Simon, Consolidated Metco.
``Increasing Productivity with Gas-Assist Technologies'' — Michael H. Caropreso, Caropreso Associates.
``Rotational Molding as a Competitive Process'' — Paul Nugent, Remcon Plastics Inc.
``The Boundaries of the Blow Molding Process'' — Michael Moran, Lear Corp.
``Advantages and Limitations of Thermoforming'' — Arthur Buckel, McConnnell Co. Inc.
``Composite Material Systems for Large Structural Parts'' —Robert Brinkerhoff, GE Plastics.