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Week 1 — May 10-14, 2021

Week 1 — Morning Track

  START TIME END TIME May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14
Track     Additive Manufacturing
Moderator: Matthew Thompson
Applied Rheology I
Moderator: Mubashir Ansari
Polymer Analysis
Moderator: Greg Kamykowski
Mold Technologies
Moderator: Davide Masato
Flexible Packaging
Moderator: Paul Zerfas
Speaker 8:30 AM 9:00 AM Sunil Bhandari Gary C. Welsh Terri Chen Don Smith Terry Cooper
      Large-Scale Extrusion-Based 3D Printing for Highway Culvert Rehabilitation Styrenic Resin having Improved Extensional Viscosity for Foam and Film Applications Thermal and Mechanical Techniques for Troubleshooting Polylactic Acid Processing Issues History of technology evolution in mold making and manufacturing Developments & Trends in Bioplastics Technology and Markets for Flexible, Pouch & Barrier Packaging
Spotlight on Innovation 9:00 AM 9:30 AM Bjarne Nielsen, Palsgaard   MeltPrep    

Anti-fog properties and How They Are Measured and Rated in Food-Contact Applications

  Lossless mg-to-gram Scale Sample Molding    
Spotlight on Innovation 9:30 AM 9:40 AM          
Speaker 9:40 AM 10:10 AM Karun Kalia Manojkumar Chellamuthu Praveen Boopalachandran Leonardo Piccolo Mou Paul
      Effect of Carbon Fiber on the Fracture Toughness of Fused Filament Fabricated CF/ABS Composites Evaluation of High Flow PolyEtherImide Resins Using Structure-Property-Process Relationships Analytical Characterization of Acid Copolymers and Ionomers Multi-Scale Modeling of the Replication of Submicron-Structures by Micro Injection Molding Adhesive Resin Technology for Oriented Multilayer Films
Spotlight on Innovation 10:10 AM 10:20 AM   Applus Datapoint Labs      
Speaker 10:20 AM 10:50 AM Christian Elsner Avraam I. Isayev Jay Hanan Tobias Hohlweck Dan Ward
      Investigation and Realization of Watertight FDM Structures Made of Ultem 9085 in Pressurized Systems Nonlinear Rheological Behavior Carbon Nanotube-filed Polypopylene Nanocomposites: Modeling and Experiment Method to Evaluate Shrink Film Material Properties Path-Planning Algorithm for the Automatic Generation of a Cooling Channel Layout in Injection Moulds Optimizing Film Bending Stiffness and Coefficient of Friction for High Speed Converting
Spotlight on Innovation 10:50 AM 11:00 AM          
Speaker 11:00 AM 11:30 AM Austin Colon Jamal Al Sadi Ayatullah Elsayed Anshal Jilka Yong Zheng
      Fused Filament Fabrication Feedstock Characterization via In-Line Rheology Characterization of Polycarbonate Blends: Executive (FTIR) Compared to Rheology Optimization of PVDF Extrusion to Produce Electroactive Filament for FFF Numerical investigation on the effect of heat transfer coefficient in injection molding Optimization of Ethylene Acrylic Acid and Low Density Polyethylene Blend in Tie-Layer
Spotlight on Innovation 11:30 AM 11:40 AM          
Speaker 11:40 AM 12:10 PM Tyler Sequine Yu-Ho Wen Madhusudhan Reddy Pallaka Davide Masato & Marco Sorgato Lars Kraus
      Enabling Mechanically Adaptive 4D-Printing with Cellulose Nanocrystals Viscous heating correction for shear viscosity of polymer mets in capillary rheometry Monitoring Degradation of Nuclear Cable insulation Subjected to Sequential and Simultaneous Thermal and Radiation Aging Outreach to international mold makers and engineers through SPE Mold Technologies Division Optimization of double-lip cooling rings in blown film extrusion considering the Coanda-effect
Break 12:10 PM 12:30 PM          

Week 1 — Afternoon Track

  START TIME END TIME May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14
Track     Injection Molding I
Moderator: Pete Grelle
Extrusion - Single Screw 
Moderator: Wenyi Huang
Moderator: Shankar Srinivasan
Moderator: Tom Pickett
EPSDIV - Advances in Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces
Moderators: Jia Wang and Rahul Sharma
Speaker 12:30 PM 1:00 PM Khalid Alqosaibi Christian Marschik Franziska Bürenhaus Fred Deans Ammar Patel
      Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Incomplete Filling Defects During Hot Runner Based INJE Analysis of Leakage Flow in Pressure-Generating Melt-Conveying Zones Influence of Processing Parameters on Fiber Length Degradation During Injection Molding Effective Antimicrobial Protection for Automotive Composite Applications Spreading Coefficient: A Simple Tool for Predicting Failure in Adhesives
Spotlight on Innovation 1:00 PM 1:30 PM   Coperion HP PlastiVan®  
          3D Printing with Polypropylene - From Prototypes to Production Parts    
Spotlight on Innovation 1:30 PM 1:40 PM          
Speaker 1:40 PM 2:10 PM Felix Flachmann Marius Dörner Chao-Tsai Huang Amy Langhorst Brian Grady
      influence of Chemical Blowing Agents on the Filling Behavior of Wood-Plastic-Composite Melts Analytical Mathematical Modelling Approach for a More Precise Description of Disperse Melting Study on the Flow-Fiber Couling and its Influence on the Shrinkage of FRP Injection Parts Biocarbon Hybrid Composites for High-Temperature Automotive Applications The Use of Diblock Carbon Nanotubes to Increase Fracture Toughness at Immiscble Blend Interfaces
Spotlight on Innovation 2:10 PM 2:20 PM          
Speaker 2:20 PM 2:50 PM William Lawless Maximilian Frank Raveen John Sandeep Tamrakar Sean McDonald
      Evaluation of Pressure Reduction for Various Materials at Various Length to Thickness Ratios Using An iMFLUX® Constant Pressure Process Evaluation of the Distributive Mixing Quality Based on Particle Tracking and Delaunay Triangulation Study of Mechanical and Machinability Behavior of Natural Fibre Composites Water Absorption Behavior of Recycled PP and PA6 Composites With Fiber Reinforcement Transparent Layered Composite for Protective Eyewear Applications
Spotlight on Innovation 2:50 PM 3:00 PM          
Speaker 3:00 PM 3:30 PM Davide Masato Robert Barr Solmaz Karamikamkar Kyleigh Rhodes Glendimar Molero
      Characterization of In-Mold Shrinkage Using a Multi-Variate Sensor New Concept for Melting in Single Screw Extruders Physical Analysis of Multifunctional Aerogels Made of Polymerized Silica Precursors With Stiff and Flexible Backbone Optimizing Mechanical Behavior of Bisalt-Natural Fiber Hybrid Injection Molded Composites Scratch Behavior of Polyrotaxane-
Modified Poly(methylmethacrylate
Spotlight on Innovation 3:30 PM 3:40 PM          
Speaker 3:40 PM 4:10 PM Chao-Tsai Huang Mark Spalding Nabeel Ahmed Syed Sassan Tarahomi Joshua Krantz
      Investigate on the Degree of Assembly for Components in an Injection Family Mold System Mitigating Resin Degradation via Nitrogen Inerting for Single-Screw Extruders The Study on Replacement of Steel Cord Reinforments by Synthetic Fibers in Composite Materials Sustainable, Strong, Light and Cost Effective Material for Structural Automotive Applications Wetting Characteristics of Microstructures on Injection Molded Parts
Spotlight on Innovation 4:10 PM 4:20 PM          
Speaker 4:20 PM 4:50 PM Michael Kroeker Alex Jordan Jinchuan Zhao Niclas Emrich  
      Simulative Analysis of the Filling Process in the Two-Component-GITBlow-Process on Organo Sheets Improved Polypropylene Thermoformability Through Polyethylene Layering Foam Injection Molded Lightweight PP Composite Foams Reinforced by Fibrillary PTFE With Outstanding Evaluation of Polyamide Copper Hybrids for Automotive Battery Systems  
Spotlight on Innovation 4:50 PM 5:00 PM          
Closing Remarks 5:00 PM            

Week 2 — May 17-21, 2021

Week 2 — Morning Track

  START TIME END TIME May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20  May 21
Track     Extrusion - Twin Screw
Moderator: Amit Chaudary
Sustainability & Recycling
Moderator: Conor Carlin & Scott Steele
Applied Rheology II
Moderator: Qian Qin
Bioplastics and Renewable Technologies
Moderator: Abhishek Ambekar
Product Design/
Development and Failures Analysis Joint Session 

Moderator: Pavan Valavala & Eric Foltz
Speaker 8:30 AM 9:00 AM Hatice Malatyali  Matthias Hopp Olivier Catherine Oliver Nguon Paul Gramann
      Reproducibility Analysis of Fiber Length Measurements During Processing With Twin Screw Extruders Separation of Multi-Component Parts for Mechanical Recycling  Rheology and Extrusion Crystallization Behaviour of Poly(lactic acid) with Sorbitol-type Nucleating Agent The Most Frequent Design Flaw That Leads to part Failure
Spotlight on Innovation 9:00 AM 9:30 AM IGS Canon   Bjarne Nielsen, Palsgaad  
        Sustainability and Recycling   Sustainable Additive Solutions for PP and PE Applications  
Spotlight on Innovation 9:30 AM 9:40 AM          
Speaker 9:40 AM 10:10 AM Laura Restrepo Christofer Owen Hailan Guo Amirjalal Jalali Robert Klein
      Influence of Twin Screw Configuration and Processing on Ketoprofen Dissolution in Polymer Blends Impacts of Degraded Surface Removal on Mechanically Recycled Marine Debris Acrylic Additive for Thermoplastics Melt Flow Enhancement

Self-reinforced Polylactide Composites Manufactured by Melt Spunbond Technology

Leveraging Material Failure Modes in Right-to-Succeed and FMEA Activities for Medical PD
Spotlight on Innovation 10:10 AM 10:20 AM          
Speaker 10:20 AM 10:50 AM Johannes Rudloff Lexington Peterson Samy A. Madbouly Saurabh Pawale Vikram Bhargava
      Investigation of Influences on the Melting of Polyethylene and Polystyrene in a Co-Keander Dimensional and Mechanical Comparison of the Conventional Injection Molding Process to iMFLUX Rheokinetics of Thermal-Induced Gelation of Liquid Polybutadiene Resin Preparation and Characterization of Polylactic Acid-Sawdust Deep Eutectic Solvent Extracted Lignin Designing for Six Sigma (DFSS) - A Systematic Approach to Robust Plastic Part Design
Spotlight on Innovation 10:50 AM 11:00 AM          
Speaker 11:00 AM 11:30 AM Ursula Stritzinger Philipp Schaefer Shankar Kollengodu Subramanian Sayli Bote Nicolas Sunderland
      Modeling Fully Intermeshing Co-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruder Kneading-Blocks: Part A. Conveying Characteristics Increasing the Efficiency of the Continuous Depolymerization of Polystyrene   Understanding the Effect of Long Chain Branching on the Flame Properties in Polycarbonate Resins Compostable Adhesive Formulations for Multilayer Laminates Integration of Polycarbonate Thermoplastic in LED Lighting
Spotlight on Innovation 11:30 AM 11:40 AM          
Speaker 11:40 AM 12:10 PM Wolfgang Roland Peyton Shieh Paul Van Huffel Mohammad Abubakar Anja Falke
      Modeling Fully Intermeshing Co-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruder Kneading-Blocks: Part B. Power Consumption & Viscous Dissipation Cleavable Comonomers Enable Degradable, Recyclable Thermoset Plastics WLF Parameters and their Connection to Viscosity and Physical State Prediction of Enzymatic Degradation of Poly-g-Caprolactone with Esterase Using a Reaction Model Analysis of the State of the Art of Technical Drawings of Plastic Molded Parts Regarding Tolerances
Break 12:10 PM 12:30 PM          

Week 2 — Afternoon Track

  START TIME END TIME May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21
Track     EPSDIV - Tailoring Polymers for Targeted Performance
Moderator: Ed Fewkes and Kat Wakabayashi
Thermoplastic Materials & Foams
Moderator: Chul Park
Injection Molding II
Moderator: Chad Ulven
Joint Session: Composites & Building & Infrastructure
Moderator: Rich Caruso
Medical Plastics & Thermoplastic Elastomers Joint Session
Moderator: Ned LeMaster
Speaker 12:30 PM 1:00 PM Taeho Kim Priyanka Bhat Peng Gao Saul Sanchez Pierre Moulinie
      How Do We Make Biodegradable Polymer More Attractive? Injection Moldable 5G Plastic Antenna Dipole The Effect of Orotic Acid on the Crystallinity Development in Poly-Lactic Acid During Vibration Assi Controlled Release of Essential Oils Using Laminar Nanoclay and Halloysite / Essential Oil Composite Adhesion of Overmolded TPE to FR-PC/ABS: Effect of TPE Properties and Substrate Color Recipe
Spotlight on Innovation 1:00 PM 1:30 PM     HP 3D Demo Center Virtual Tour    
Spotlight on Innovation 1:30 PM 1:40 PM       Pinfa North America  
Speaker 1:40 PM 2:10 PM Piyapong  Buahom Sundong Kim Fabian Ullrich Avishek Chanda Joanne Moody
      Modeling the Optimal Cellular Structure in Superior Insulating Microcellular and Nanocellular Foams Extrusion Foaming of Newly Developed High-Melt-Strength Polypropylene Effect of Strain Rate and Thermal History on the Mechanical Properties of Polycarbonate Introduction to Possible Hybrid Veneer Composite Laminated Panels Three Trends in Healthcare Adhesives
Spotlight on Innovation 2:10 PM 2:20 PM          
Speaker 2:20 PM 2:50 PM Jeffrey Jansen Apoorva Kulkarni Huaguang Yang Mai Dang Pierre Moulinie
      Comparative Creep Evaluation of Polyacetal and Polyketone Resins Design and Engineering of Insoluble, High Performance Starch Foams via Extrusion Technology Novel Foam Injection Molding of Polyamide / Glass Fiber (PA/GF) Composites Using Gas-Laden Pellets A Co-Monomer Resin Matrix Design for Processing of Polymer Concrete Composites Effect of Molding Parameters on Orientation and Tensile Properties of Polycarbonate
Spotlight on Innovation 2:50 PM 3:00 PM          
Speaker 3:00 PM 3:30 PM Saurav Sengupta Sandra Romero Diez Chao-Tsai Huang Lyla Wei Denis Rodrigue
      Understanding Cure, mechanical Properties of Carbon Black Composites and Immiscible Polymer Blends In Situ Visualization of Microstructure of Polypropylene Under Shear and CO2 Pressure Study on the Quantification of the Advancement of Core Material in Co-Injection Molding Products In-Line Laminate Decorative Thermoplastic Composite Panel Polypropylene/Ground Tire Rubber (PP/GTR) Composites Produced Via Rotational Molding
Spotlight on Innovation 3:30 PM 3:40 PM          
Speaker 3:40 PM 4:10 PM Franco Costa Cheng-Hong Pai Marius Janßen Hima Haridevan Roberto Vazquez Fletes
      Numerical and Experimental Studies on Warpage of Flat Panel Packages 3D Numerical Simulation and Experimental Observation of Bubble Growth and Collapse in Nitrogen-Gases Influence of Injection Molding Parameters on the Surface Structure of Polyamide Parts Enhanced Dispersion of Lignin in Pet Polyols for Improved Thermal Insulation of Polyurethane Foams Effect of Rubber Surface Treatment on the Properties of Rotomolded Thermoplastic Elastomers
Spotlight on Innovation 4:10 PM 4:20 PM          
Speaker 4:20 PM 4:50 PM Sebastian Kammer Chongda Wang Demitri Shotwell Valentina Woodcraft  
      Inline Cross-Linking Degree Measurement in Continuous Vulcanization of Rubber Cell Dissolution in High-Pressure Foam Injection Molding: Towards a More Efficient Packing Analysis of Injection Molding Simulation of Static Mixer Within the Runner System to Improve Melt HQ Variability Levers in ASTM D-2863 Results for Styrenic Foams  
Spotlight on Innovation 4:50 PM 5:00 PM          
Closing Remarks 5:00 PM            

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