Bioplastics Materials Topcon and Tutorial 2016
Wednesday, April 20
8:30 am - 8:40 amBioplastics TOPCON Chair: Welcome & Housekeeping [More Info]
Edwin Tam, Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Teknor Apex
8:40 am - 9:10 amFunctional Aliphatic Polyesters from Renewable Resources [More Info]
Debbie Schneiderman, Ph.D Candidate, University of Minnesota
9:10 am - 9:40 amSynthesis of Biobased Poly(butylene-co-hexane succinate) for Coating Applications [More Info]
Margarent Sobkowicz Kline, UMass-Lowell
9:40 am - 10:10 amPBSA: Strengths and Weaknesses [More Info]
Doug Hirt, Professor, Clemson University
10:10 am - 10:30 amBreak, Tabletop Display & Networking
10:30 am - 11:00 amImproving Thermal Stability in Biobased Additives for Polymer Compounds [More Info]
Bob Montgomery, VP Sales & Product Development, Genarex
11:00 am - 12:00 pmKey Note Speaker: Understanding biodegradability – the science, the standards, the hype & misuse and true value proposition [More Info]
Ramani Narayan, Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch, Tabletop & Networking
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmBiodegradable Polyester Ecoflex & Ecovio [More Info]
Thomas Pitzi, BASF
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmA New Technique to Benchmark Performance of PLA Cutlery [More Info]
Michael Annan, NTIC
Shilpa Manjure, Manager, Product Development, NTIC
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmProperties and Applications for Expanded PLA (Polylactic Acid) Particle Foams [More Info]
Steve Sopher, Technical Director, JSP
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak, Tabletop Display & Networking
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmA "Green" Thermoset Versus Polylactic Acids [More Info]
Wei Zheng, University of Wisconsin-Stout
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmMelting Efficiency Performance for Various Polylactide Resins in a Co-rotating lntermeshing Twin Screw Extruder : [More Info]
Augie Machado, Laboratory Manager, Leistritz
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm3 Dimensional Mixing An Orderly Mixer For Single Screw Compounding [More Info]
Keith Luker, President, Randcastle Extrusion Systems
Poster Session: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Functionalizing interfaces of bio-renewable fillers into thermoplastics [More Info]
Mitch Michel, Iowa State University
Polymer Composite Turf Grass Fertilizer [More Info]
Jake Behrens, Iowa State University
Compost Disintegration of Biodegradable Polymers for Packaging Applications [More Info]
Samaneh Ashtiyani, Ph.D Student, Research Assistant, Michigan State University
Synthesis of biobased polyols from soymeal and its application in polyurethane rigid foam [More Info]
Sayli Bote, Ph.D. Student-Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
Novel Silk Fibroin Scaffold for bone graft applications [More Info]
Prachi Dhavale, UMass-Lowell
Structure-Property Relationships of Modified Polylactic Compounds [More Info]
Preetam Giri, PhD Student - Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
Design and Synthesis of Polydimethylsiloxane Polyester Polyol that Contains Biobased Content for Polyurethane Foam Applications [More Info]
Hugh MacDowell, Masters Student- Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
Novel biobased elastomers by reactive blending of modified natural oil and polysiloxanes [More Info]
Chetan Tambe, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Thursday, April 21
8:30 am - 8:40 amOpening Remarks & Housekeeping [More Info]
Edwin Tam, Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Teknor Apex
8:40 am - 9:10 am3D Printing Natural Fiber Filled PolyOlefin's [More Info]
Robert Joyce, Owner and Founder, Innovative Plastics & Molding
9:10 am - 9:40 am3D Printing & Coloring PLA: Compounder Perspective [More Info]
Edwin Tam, Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Teknor Apex
9:40 am - 10:40 amKey Note Speaker: 3D Printing Polylactic Acid [More Info]
Dan Sawyer, NatureWorks
10:40 am - 11:00 amBreak, Tabletop Display & Networking
11:00 am - 11:30 amASTM D20 Committee Bioplastics & Biodegradable Update [More Info]
Kelvin Okamoto, President, Green Bottom Line
11:30 am - 12:00 pmNew Barrier Layers for Biocompostable Films and Laminates Section – Compostable plastics [More Info]
Itai Pelled, R&D Director
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmLunch - Networking
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmlnterfacial Healing of PLA [More Info]
David Grewell, Iowa State University
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmNaturally Occurring PHA Biopolymer from Bio-Methane: Commercial Update [More Info]
Andrew Cal, Mango Materials
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmProduct Development for Plant-based Polymers [More Info]
Danny Mishek, President and Founder, Self Eco
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmClosing Remarks [More Info]
Edwin Tam, Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Teknor Apex