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Technology Development for Automotive Composite Part Production - New Materials and Processes
Frank Henning, September 2010

The presentation will introduce a large network and cluster forming in Germany to provide a strong initiative that increases the use of composites in the automotive industry. Also discussed will be an overview of the technologies that have been selected by industry to be further developed to meet the requirements of the automotive industry.

Leveraging Government Money to Drive Innovation in Materials
Susan Ward, September 2010

With an uncertain economy creativity is necessary to uncover new stable RandD growth opportunities. One possibility may be to explore opportunities with the federal government. In 2009 the U.S. government increased the research and development spend 16% resulting in an unprecedented $171B budget. More than 60% of this funding is through contracts with business universities and non-profits. Whether the initiatives are with medical devices drug delivery alternative energy smart infrastructure applications improved transportation solutions or defense applications materials development is the backbone for maintaining the U.S. technical leadership position. By leveraging some of this funding a company can help mitigate risk in developing new technology products and markets.

Structural Performance Evaluation of Composite-to-Steel Weld Bonded Joint
Bhavesh Shah, September 2010

One of the critical challenges for the structural underbody program was finding a way to attach the composite part to the steel structure in a high-volume automotive manufacturing environment and meet the complex requirements for crash. Weld bonding a combination of adhesive bonding and spot welding was selected as the primary joining method. A novel concept of bonding doubler steel strips to the composite enabled spot welding to the steel structure ensuring the compatibility with the OEM assembly processes. The structural performance of the joint including durability was assessed via analytical and physical testing under various quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions. This paper discusses the results of the experiments designed to generate key modeling parameters for finite-element analysis of the joint and presents the correlation between experimental and analytical results.

Methods of Making 3-Dimensional Shaped Composite Structures
Parvinder Walia, September 2010

Shaped composite structures (specifically sandwich panels) are made by the combination of cold forming of thermoplastic foam core and thermoset processing of skins. This combination is ideally suited since the thermoset processing conditions are in a range that keeps the foamed core intact while simultaneously allowing the cold forming to be achieved. This technology affords a unique avenue to create sandwich and other composite structures that have curvilinear shape and 3-dimensionality via a single processing step that uses existing processing technology. Various process embodiments are described in this paper. This work discusses shaped foam composites and methods for manufacturing such composites.

Nano Graphene Platelets (NGPs) and NGP Nanocomposites: A Review
Bor Zang, September 2010

The nanoscale graphene platelet (NGP) or graphene nano-sheet is an emerging class of nano materials and can be a low-cost alternative to CNTs and carbon nano-fibers (CNFs). Graphene’s applications as a nano filler in a composite material and as a functional ingredient in an energy system (supercapacitor battery and fuel cell) are imminent. However the availability of processable graphene sheets in large quantities is essential to the success in exploiting composite and other applications for graphene. This presentation begins by a review of the current processes for producing NGPs and their composites and is followed by a discussion on the new advances in materials processes and applications related to NGPs and their nanocomposites.

Graphene Nanoplatelet Additives for Multifunctional Composite Materials
Lawrence Drzal, September 2010

With the emphasis on alternative energy vehicles the need for materials that are not only structural but possess other desirable properties such as electrical conductivity thermal conductivity and barrier properties is increasingly important. Nanocomposites are opening up “windows of opportunity” to not only increase structural properties but also the non-structural surface electrical thermal and barrier properties. Graphite (graphene) nanoplatelets are a new cost-effective nanomaterial that can be used as an additive to polymers and composites to impart multifunctionality without the need for developing new or alternative processing and manufacturing methods. Examples in thermoset and thermoplastic systems -- with and without macro reinforcing fibers -- will be used to illustrate the potential of this nanomaterial.

Mesoporous Silicate Particles (MSP) for Improving Performance and Productivity in Various Composite and Polymer Formulations
Mike Brooks, September 2010

This presentation focuses on a new silicate mesoporous nanoparticle technology which will bring significant productivity and performance benefits to both thermoset and thermoplastic moldings by increasing mechanical properties of neat resins imparting greater flame retardance and reducing processing cycle times. The particles’ intrinsic porous structure allows polymer chains to link the particles into a 3D network improving both strength and modulus at very-low particle loadings (typically 5.0 to 7.5 wt %). The technology does not require organic surface modification to achieve dispersion in the polymer matrix nor does it require retrofitting of processing equipment or modification in processing methods.

Standardization for a Global Plastics Industry
Brynn Murphy, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Ca/Zn Stabilizers for Rigid PVC
Luis Cruz | Ben Labovitz, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Meeting the Challenges of the Future
Rich Bradley, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

The Role of Organophosphites in PVC Stabilizers
Mick Jakupca, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Promoting A “Green” Agenda A Turnkey Approach to Environmental Stewardship
John D. Pace, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Organotin Stabilizers From Renewable Resouces
Kevin Yocca | Mark Lavach, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

A Tribute to Elliott Weinberg
Mark Lavach, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

James W. Summers | Ella Rabinovitch | Ron Kaminski, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Fire Performance Synergies of Metal Hydroxides and Metal Molybdates in Antimony-Free Flexible PVC
Ken Walker | Alex Isarov | Tong Chen, September 2010

Viability of continued use of antimony oxide is among the topics of broad interest to PVC compound suppliers as well as their end users. Existing and emerging regulatory mandates have continued to drive an industry-wide effort to minimize use of antimony oxide in PVC, while being able to maintain adequate fire performance when formulating the low-smoke compounds for a variety of applications such as construction materials and wire and cable products.

Novel RPVC Foam
Harris, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

Protecting America’s Team
Sarnafil | Sika, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

TiO2 and Weathering of Rigid PVC Products
Andy Feng, September 2010

PowerPoint Presentation at Vinyltec 2010.

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