2020 Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference

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Day 1 - September 15
AM Track: Automotive Innovation and Sustainability

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Moderator:

William Blasius
Rogers Corporation

8:45-9:00

Welcome Remarks

William Blasius
Rogers Corporation

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9:00-9:30

TPE Opportunities in a Recessionary & Shifting Automotive Interior Environment

Robert Eller
President
Robert Eller Associates LLC

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9:30-10:00

Improving the Sustainable Content in Thermoplastic Elastomers

Alper Kiziltas
Technical Expert
Ford Motor Company

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10:00-10:30

HYBRAR™ SV-series, New Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Copolymers With Excellent Damping Performance

Shinya Oshita
Technical Service Engineer
Kuraray America, Inc

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10:30-10:40
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10:40-11:10

Kraton SEBS Polymers for Automotive Applications

Amit Desai
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC

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11:10-11:40

Method of Making Carbon Fiber Articles Laminated With Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Films for Light Weight Automotive Applications - A Disruptive Methodology

Sat Nistala
The Lubrizol Corporation

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11:40-12:10

PU-based Composites as Sustainable Choice for Rubber Replacement

Sam Kharchenko
BASF

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12:00-1:00 Lunch, Honors and Sponsor/Exhibitor Time

Day 1 - September 15
PM Track: Automotive Innovation and Sustainability

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Moderator:
Homaira Naseem
AlphaGary Corporation
1:00-1:45

Keynote: Courageous Minds Only

Jason Hauer
The Garage Group

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1:45-2:15

Innovative Santoprene™ B265 Grades for Automotive Corner Molding and End-Cap Weatherseals

Faith Howard
ExxonMobil

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2:15-2:45

A Recycled Content Material Solution for TPV Applications

Edgar Gonzalez
Synesis LLC

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2:45-3:00
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Day 1 - September 15
PM Track: A Biomedical Applications

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Moderator:
Homaira Naseem
AlphaGary Corporation
3:30-4:00

Degradable Polyester Elastomer Platform

Abraham Joy
University of Akron

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4:00-4:30

Innovative Santoprene™ TPVs for Medical, Industrial and Consumer Applications

Bhavesh Shah
ExxonMobil

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4:30-5:00

A 2020 View Of The Evolving Global Regulatory Environment

Alicia Bergeron
Executive Polymer, LLC

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5:15

Closing Remarks

William Blasius
Rogers Corporation

5:15-6:45 Virtual Cocktail Hour  

Day 2 - September 16
AM Track: Material Focus

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Moderator:
8:45-9:00

Welcome Remarks

William Blasius
Rogers Corporation

9:00-9:30

An Ultra High Molecular Weight SEBS Polymer for High Temperature TPE Applications

Chi Jui (Ray) Hsieh
LCY Group

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9:30-10:00

Repolymerization and Compatibilization of Thermoplastics in Post-Consumer Recycling Processes by Using Titanate Ester Catalysts

Salvatore Monte
Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.

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10:00-10:30

Novel Developments for Overmolding Thermoplastic Elastomers to Engineering Plastics

Prakash Sanjeevaiah
Star Thermoplastics

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10:30-10:40 Break  
10:40-11:25

Keynote: A Piezoelectric Thermoplastic Elastomers Containing a Bent Core Liquid Crystal

Judit Puskas
The Ohio State University

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11:25-12:10

KeyNote: Strategic Routes to TPE Designs for Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Performance

Rich Spontak, PhD
North Carolina State University

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12:10-1:00 Lunch  

Day 2 - September 16
PM Track: Integrating Process, Design & Materials For Tomorrow

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Moderator:

Armando Sardonopoli
S-SEC LLC

 
1:00-1:30

3D Printing With Thermoplastic Elastomers

Rigoberto Advincula
Case Western Reserve University

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1:30-2:00

Durability of 3D Printed Elastomer Structures

Will Mars, PhD
Endurica, LLC

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2:00-2:30

TPE Compounding 2030

Paul Andersen
Coperion

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2:30-3:00

Trends in Material Utilization From an Industrial Design Perspective

René Polin
Balance Innovation + Design

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3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-3:45

Thermal Mechanical Testing of Elastomers

Yash Adhia
TA Instruments – Waters LLC

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3:45-4:15

Infinergy TPU Foam Beads for Cushioning and Rebound

Gregory Sanders
BASF

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4:15-4:45

Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Biomedical Applications

Elda Hegmann, PhD
Kent State University

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4:45-5:00

Closing Remarks

William Blasius
Rogers Corporation

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