Polyolefins 2017 "Convergence of Technology and Markets"
12:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration (Campobello Room)
12:30 pm - 5:00 pmMark Demark Memorial Tutorial Lecture Series (Salon C + D)
Moderator: Thoi Ho
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmPolyethylene Catalysts and Processes
Clifford Lee, VP of Technology and Market Studies, Townsend Solutions
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPolypropylene Process Overview
C.P. Cheng, Global Product Manager for Polyolefins Catalyst , Clariant
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmPolyolefin Resin and Film Tutorial
Patrick Thomas, PRThomasTechnologies, LLC
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmThermoforming in a Nutshell
James Killough, INEOS Olefins and Polymers
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmExhibitors Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmStudent Dinner (Galileo I)

Monday Morning
7:00 am - 8:00 amSpeaker's Breakfast (Salon 10)
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration (Campobello Room)
8:00 am - 5:00 pmStudent Paper Judging (Atrium)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmIndustry Trends in Markets, Technology, and Investments(Salon AB)
Moderators: Clifford Lee and Luyi Sun
8:15 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:30 amAsian Polyolefin Market Trends and Strategic Moves
Sungwoo Kwon, Senior Manager, Hanwha International
9:30 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:00 amRecent Trends in the North American Propylene and Polypropylene Market
Anusha Kothandaraman, Director, Strategy, Braskem America
11:00 am - 11:30 amCreating Value Through Innovation: The LyondellBasell Approach
Steve Davis, Business Development Manager for Licensing - Americas, LyondellBasell
11:30 am - 12:00 pmSSNC (SABIC SK NEXLENE COMPANY) and the Impact on the Polyethylene Industry
Ethan Rafei, Chief Technology Officer, SABIC SK Nexlene Co
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Donatello Ballroom upstairs)

Monday Afternoon
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmRecent Advances in Catalysts(Salon A)
Moderators: Fernando Cevallos-Candau and Aaron Rhee
Additives in Polyolefins(Salon B)
Moderator: Thoi Ho
Modeling(Salon C)
Moderator: Vassilios Galiatsatos
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmScented Polyolefins from Ziegler-Natta Catalysts
Dennis Malpass, Serenity Consulting
Impact of Elevated Temperatures on Surface Properties of Erucamide-Containing Polyethylene Films
Rahul Sharma, Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
Driving Innovation in Polyolefin Research with Modeling and Simulation Methods
Nick Reynolds, Dassault Systèmes
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmDevelopment of a Novel Solid MAO Activator for Olefin Polymerizations
Eiichi Kaji, Tosoh-Finechem Co.
Recent Aspects of Polypropylene and Polyethylene Stabilization
Jungdu Kim, Songwon
Jungdu Kim, Technical Service Manager, Songwon
Polymer properties and molecular modeling
Jarod Younker, Senior Research Chemist, ExxonMobil
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAdvanced Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Tools to Empower Polypropylene Innovators
Manu Rego, Polyolefins Products and Analytical Science R&D Leader , W.R. Grace
New Solutions for Polyolefin Stabilization: Advanced UV Stabilizer for Molding Applications and a UV/Thermal Stabilizer for Building and Construction
Rob Lorenzini, TS&D Chemist , Solvay
Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of Models used to Predict Multilayer Film Properties
Dan Ward, Technical Service and Application Development Specialist, NOVA Chemicals
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30pm - 4:00 pmSupported Metallocene Catalyst for Long Chain Branched Polypropylene
Iku Kozai, Japan Polypropylene Corporation
The Ultimate in Slip and Stability for Polyolefin Applications
Adam Maltby, Global Research and Technology Manager, Croda
Rheology and Flow Simulation Techniques for Extrusion Die Design
Olivier Catherine, Cloeren Incorporated
4:00 pm - 4:30pmAdvances in HDPE Technology for Large Diameter PE-100 Pipe Applications
Cliff Mure, Product Technology Leader, Univation Technologies
Results-based Processing Stabilization: Why polymer stability is more than the sum of the antioxidants
Niall Marshall, Everspring Middle east WLL
Simulation of Co-Rotating Fully Intermeshing Twin-Screw Compounding Extruders: Alternatives for Process Design
Alex Utracki, Director of Process Technology, Coperion
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmPolyolefin Reaction Monitoring: Before, During, and After
Eric Ziskend, LexMar Global
Model Studies on Phosphite Antioxidant Kinetics
Hayder Zahalka, Addivant
Changeover time in a transfer line: numerical simulation and experimental validation
Hyunwoo Kim, The Dow Chemical Company
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmPerformance Comparison of Mineral-filled Polyolefins
Maziyar Bolourchi, Polymer Applications & Lab Manager, Imerys
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmWelcoming Reception--Sponsored by PMC (Donatello Ballroom)

Tuesday Morning
7:00 am - 8:00 amSpeaker's Breakfast (Salon 10)
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration (Campobello Room)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmStudent Paper Judging (Atrium)
8:00 am - 12:00 pmRecent Process Developments(Salon A)
Moderators: Fernando Cevallos-Candau and Aaron Rhee
Polyolefin Additives(Salon B)
Moderator: John Osby
Elastomers and Automotive Applications(Salon C)
Moderator: Mark Jablonka
Innovations in Foams and Light-Weighting(Salon D)
Moderator: Ana Paula de Azeredo
8:00 am - 8:30 amProduct Range and the Competitive Positioning Of PE Production Technologies
Ken Sinclair, Principal Consultant, EnerChemTek, Inc.
Strategies for the Stabilization of Thermoplastics Polyolefin TPO Roofing Membranes
Marty Paisner, Vanderbilt Chemicals
A New Semi-Crystalline Styrenic Block Copolymer for Elastic Films, Fibers and Compounds
John Flood, Kraton Polymers
Separating process steps leads to new foam extrusion machinery
Frank van Lueck, AIXtrusion Consulting Frank van Lueck
8:30 am - 9:00 amBimodal Borstar® PE Process & Catalyst Technology - the latest developments in the leading bimodal PE technology
Franz Langhauser, Borelis Polyolefine GmbH
Stabilization Systems for Improved Discoloration Resistance for Color Critical Applications in Various Types of Polyolefins
Rick King, Senior Technical Manager, BASF Corporation
Polypropylene Based Olefin Block Copolymers for Clear Cold Tough Applications
Jihean Lee, Dow Chemical
Foam Performance of a New HMS-PP
Marcelo Farah, Specialist Researcher, Braskem SA
9:00 am - 9:30 amMultifunctional Polypropylene Nanocomposites
Zhanhu Guo, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
Novel Plant-based Dialkyl Hydroxylamine Antioxidant
Chris Chiu, Chitec Technology Co. ltd.
Polyolefin Dispersion for Making Skins for Automotive Interior Applications
Amit Chaudhary, Research Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
Development of High Thermal Insulation and Compressive Strength Polypropylene Foams Blown in Injection Molding with Mold Opening
Chul Park, University of Toronto
9:30 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:00 amSMOLEFIN and SWILE - Paradigm Shift in Polyolefin R&D and Quality
Michael Schneider, Sr VP BU Materials Science, Chemspeed
Talc as antiblocking in LLDPE: performance screening of different talc grades versus other mineral antiblocking
Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, IMI Fabi Spa
Borealis’ Borstar® PP process and Fibremod™ technologies drive the unmatched success story of polypropylene in the automotive industry
Maurits van Tol, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Technology, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
A new introduction to Chemical Blowing Agents – A lean method for creating cellular structures in thermoplastic injection and extrusion molding
Peter Schroeck, President and CEO, Reedy Chemical Foam
11:00 am - 11:30 amUHMWPE Update and Perspectives
Alessandro Bernardi, Technology Development Manager , Braskem America, Inc
Strategies to reduce Bloom, Exudation, and Migration of Additives from Polyolefins
Jacob Lance, Technical Manager of Polymer Additives, Dover Chemical
On-Line Compounding of TPO Blends for Large Part Thermoforming Applications
Kurt Koppi, Applied Rheology and Die Design Technical Leader , Dow Chemical
Comparison of injection molded core layer and additive manufactured core layer for polymer sandwich panel
Min-Young Lyu, Professor, Seoul National Univ. of Science & Technology
11:30 am - 12:00 pmBiopolymer Compounds for Applications Requiring Marine Biodegradation
Mustafa Coskun, Application and Development Engineer, Polymer Processing Tech llc.
Polypropylene Recovered from Shredded End-of-Life Durable Goods
Brian Riise, MBA Polymers Inc.
A New Method to Modify PP for Improved Melt Strength
Anthony Marozsan, Global Business Development Manager, Total
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmLunch (Donatello Ballroom upstairs)

Tuesday Afternoon
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmCompounding and Extrusion(Salon A)
Moderator: Tony Neubauer
Polyolefin Additives(Salon B)
Moderators: Rick King and Joe Fay
Advances in Polymer Analysis and Characterization(Salon C)
Moderator: Willem deGroot
Polyolefins in Flexible Packaging(Salon D)
Moderator: Judy Webb
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmAtypical Twin Screw Extrusion Compounding Systems for Polyolefins
Charlie Martin, President, Leistritz
Polypropylene Nanocomposites Containing 0D, 1D, and 2D Nanoparticles
Michael Mullins, Research Scientist, Texas A&M
Coherent Raman Study of a Homologous PE Blend under Strain
Ying Jin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Trends and Strategies for Consumer Flexible Packaging
Thilo Henkes, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmLatest technology innovation for counter rotating continuous mixer
Yoshinori Kuroda, Kobe Steel, ltd.
Baeropol RST for Reduction of Phosphite in Polyolefins
Robert Sherman, Technical Director, Baerlocher
Molecular Weight Deconvolution and Chemical Composition Analysis on Complex Polyolefin Mixture by High-Temperature GPC-IR
Shuhui Kang, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
7/9/11 layer blown film lines - Which are the most suitable applications?
Thomas Bezigian, PLC Technologies Consulting Co.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMelt Pump Evolution – A new approach to design, manufacturing and application
Ryan Emerick, Maag Pump Systems
Improved Output, Dispersion, Surface Characteristics and Physicals with Optimized Waxes
Frank Neuber, Regional Segment Manager, Clariant
New Developments in Strain Hardening Modulus for Polyethylene Pressure Piping Applications
Bryan Hauger, President, Bryan Hauger Consulting
AGILITY(TM) Performance LDPE in Blends Elevates Film Mechanicals and Extrusion Output to the Next Level
Lori Kardos, Senior Research Scientist, Dow Chemical
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 pm -4:00 pmTwin Screw Extruder“ TEX” in a Wide Variety of New Processes
Paul Martin, JSW
Novel Light Stabilizer for Automotive Interior
Feng Zuo, BASF
A Systematic Study on Main Factors Affecting High-Temperature Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography
Joao Soares, Professor, University of Alberta
INNATE™ Precision Packaging Resins
Cristina Serrat, Fellow, Dow Chemical
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSupercritical Washing of Polymers within a Twin Screw Extruder
Jacob Kohl, NFM Welding Engineers
A novel processing stabilizer with enhanced hydrolytic stability
Hartmut Siebert, Clariant
Phase Transitions of Polyethylene by Two-Dimensional Correlation Raman Spectroscopy
Ying Jin, National Institute of Standards and Technology
IPL Skinnypack Technology
Rodrick Levesque, Barrier Technologies Specialist, IPL Inc.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pmChangeover time for single and twin-screw extruders
Christopher Thurber, Senior Engineer, The Dow Chemical Company
Superior weathering solution for PO based automotive parts using Advanced Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers
Takahiro Horikoshi, Adeka
Improving PENT Notching Precision
Paul OConnell, Dow Chemical
Overview and Advances in the Annular Nanolayer Blown Film Process
Patrick Thomas, PRThomasTechnologies, LLC
5:00 pm - 5:30 pmManaging Global Migration of Instruments for Color Analysis and Minimizing Negative Impacts with a Data-Based, Targeted Approach
Casey McAlpin, Research Scientist and Analytical Specialist, Dow Chemical

Wednesday Morning
7:00 am - 8:00 amSpeaker's Breakfast (Salon 10)
8:00 am - 11:30 amTutorial: Food Contact Regulation at the Speed of Innovation(Salon A)Innovation Strategies and Commercialization(Salon B)
8:00 am - 9:00 amOverview of U.S. Food/ Food Packaging Law and How US Compliance Can be a Stepping Stone to Global Compliance
Moderator: Mitchell Cheeseman, Managing Director, Steptoe & Johnson
IRI2038 – A Journey into the Future of R&D Management
Ted Farrington, Fellow, Kalypso Consulting
9:00 am - 9:30 amStrategies for Getting on the Market and Day to Day ChallengesStrategic Foresight - A Method to Investigate the Future in a Structured Way.
Laura Schlehuber, Manager, Kalypso
9:30 am - 9:45 amBreak
9:45 am - 10:15 amAn overview of European Regulations and ComplianceWorkshop on Innovation Strategy
10:15 am - 11:15 amAn Overview of the China Regulations and ComplianceMustang: The Story
Bill Higgs, Mustang The Story