SPE Additives and Colors Academy: Trends and Training

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Moderator: Dr. Roberto Todesco, Consultant, RVT Consulting
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome & Introduction by Chair ACE Division
Tom Mestdag, Managing Director, Cathay Industries Europe
09:40 - 10:25 Artificial Turf and Infill Materials
Prof. Donald Gabriels, Professor Emeritus, Ghent University
Prof. Dagmar R. D’hooge, Assoc. Prof. on Polymer Engineering and Technology, Ghent University
Stijn Rambour, Head of Artificial Turf Testing - ERCAT, Ghent University
10:25 - 10:30 Q&A  
10:30 - 11:15 Light Stabilization of Polypropylene: Overview of Light Stabilizers Utilized Today and Future Trends
Enrico Costantini, Consultant, E. Costantini Consulting
11:15 - 11:20 Q&A  
11:20 - 11:30 Break  
11:30 - 12:15 Antistats and Antifogs: State of the Art Formulations and New Developments
Dr. Roberto Todesco, Consultant, RVT Consulting
12:15 - 12:20 Q&A  
12:20 - 13:05 Flame Retardants for Plastics: State of the Art, Challenges, Developments and Future Outlook
Karen Janssens, Product Manager Specialty Chemicals, Campine
13:05 - 13:10 Q&A  
13:10 - 14:00 Break  
Moderator: Ann Delmotte, General Manager, IBE-BVI
14:00 - 14:45 Safe Pigments for Plastics in Contact with Food
Dani Lladó, Technical Marketing Manager Plastics, Ferro Performance Pigments
14:45 - 14:50 Q&A  
14:50 - 15:35 Optimized Color Masterbatch Production on Twin Screw Extruders
Sebastian Fraas, Director Processing & Applications, Leistritz
15:35 - 15:40 Q&A  
15:40 - 15:50 Break  
15:50 - 16:35 Innovation to Incorporation: Developing and Communicating Color in the Current Regulatory and Market Realities
Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager, Shepherd Color Company
16:35 - 16:40 Q&A  
16:40 - 17:25 Iron Oxide Pigment Processing and its Impact on the Resulting Color in Plastics
Charles Hoover, EVP Sales, Colorants & Additives, Cathay Industries USA
17:25 - 17:30 Q&A  
17:30 - 17:40 Closing Remarks
Tom Mestdag, Managing Director, Cathay Industries Europe

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