SPE Foams® 2021

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September 13

11:00 Welcome
Vipin Kumar, University of Washington, USA
11:05 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: How Nanocellular Foams Challenge Our Understanding Of Foam Science
Stephane Costeux, DuPont, USA
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Session I: Nanocellular and Nanoomposite Foams

Moderated by Vipin Kumar, University of Washington, USA
11:40 Fabrication And Characterization Of Low-Density Nanocellular Foam Based On PMMA/TPU Blend
Nigus Maregu Demewoz, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
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12:00 Does A Largely Expanded Nanocellular Foam Really Exhibit Superinsulation By Knudsen Effect
Piyapong Buahom, University of Toronto, Canada
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12:20 Formation of Carbon Nanotube Network in Conductive Polymer Nanocomposite with Foaming
Chul Park, University of Toronto, Canada
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12:40 Transparent Nanocellular Polymers In A One-Step Process: Key Factors Affecting Transmittance
Judith Martín-de León, University of Valladolid, Spain
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Session II: High Performance Foams

Moderated by Miguel Rodriguez Perez, University of Valladolid, Spain
1:00 Process to Manufacture a Mono-Material Sports Helmet by Graded Foaming Technology
Fabrizio Errichiello, Materias, Italy
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1:20 Novel Ethylene Based Polymer Foams
Murilo Sanson, Braskem, Brazil
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1:40 High Temperature Foam Injection Molding Using Linear And Branched Polypropylene
Steven Medozan-Cedeno, University of Toronto
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September 14

11:00 Welcome
Maxwell Wingert, Procter & Gamble, USA
11:05 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Achieving Zero Emissions With Sustainable Foams
Alper Kiziltas, Ford, USA
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Session III: Polyurethane Foams and Reactive Systems

Moderated by Maxwell Wingert, Procter & Gamble, USA
11:40 Development And Application Of Dry-Free Reactive Chain Extension Extrusion Foaming Technology For PET
He Yadong, Beijing University, China
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12:00 Highly Transparent Polyurethane-Based Aerogels: Effect Of Catalyst On The Porous Structure And Final Properties
Beatriz Merillas Valero, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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12:20 Methodology and Modelling to Evaluate Thermal Conductivity as a Function of Time in Polyisocyanurate (PIR) Foams
Patricia Torres-Regalado, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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12:40 Study Of The Cellular Structure Of Rigid Polyurethane Foams Before Cream Time By Cryostatic X-Ray Tomography
Paula Cimavilla-Román, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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1:00 New Isocyanate Free Polyurethane Foams Based On Cyclic Triscarbonates And Diamines
Mercedes Santiago Calvo, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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Session IV: Polymer Foam Sustainability

Moderated by Donna Davis, Donna Davis Consulting, USA
1:20 Effect Of Blend Composition On Foaming Behavior Of Biobased PLA-PHBY Blends
Christian Brütting, University of Bayreuth, Germany
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1:40 Water Pollutants Removal By Nanocomposite Foamed Polymers
Javier Pinto, University of Valladolid, Spain
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2:00 Mechanical and Physical Properties of Carbonized Foams Derived from Cellulose
Amir Ameli, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
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September 15

11:00 TPM&F Outstanding Achievement Award
Presented to Volker Altstädt by Chul Park
11:10 PLENARY ADDRESS: Research and Development in the Field of Polymer Foams Since 1995 Using the Example of "Polymer Engineering" at the Hamburg & Bayreuth, Germany Locations
Volker Altstädt, University of Bayreuth
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Session V: Additive Manufacturing of Foams

Moderated by Chul Park, University of Toronto, Canada
12:00 Combining Foaming Techniques To Attain TPU Porous Heterostructures
Deborah Giannetti, University of Naples, Italy
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12:20 Study Of Foamed Thermoplastic Composites In Additive Manufacturing
Yousoo Han, University of Maine, USA
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12:40 Design And Characterization Of Microfoamed Strands By Continuous 3D Foam Printing
Daniele Tammaro, University of Naples, Italy
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Session VI: Process Technology

Moderated by Patrick Lee, University of Toronto
1:00 Influence Of Processing Conditions On The Appearance Of Bead Foams Made Of The Engineering Thermoplastic Polybutylene Terephthalate (E-PBT)
Tobias Standau, University of Bayreuth, Germany
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1:20 Effect Of Injection Molding Parameters On Microcellular Foam Morphology
Kübra Güzel, University of Kassel, Germany
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1:40 A Novel Process To Create Arbitrary Microcellular Patterns In PC Using A Laser Beam
Rohil Manakad, University of Washington, USA
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September 16

11:00 Welcome
Ernesto Di Maio, University of Naples, Italy
11:05 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Morphological And Rheological Characterization Of Food Foams
Cécile Gehin-Delval, Nestle, Switzerland
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Session VII: Complex Structures 1

Moderated by Ernesto Di Maio, University of Naples, Italy
11:40 Improve The Foaming Performance And Shrinkage Of TPU
Chunling Xin, PhD, Beijing University, China
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12:00 Study Of The Feasibility Of Producing Expanded Polycarbonate Bead Foams (EPC) By Autoclave Bead Foaming
Ismael Sánchez-Calderón, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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12:20 Poly(L-Lactic Acid) Foaming With SC-CO2: The Influence Of Homogeneous Nuclei On Foam Morphology
Alessandra Longo, University of Naples, Italy
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Session VIII: Complex Structures 2

Moderated by Xiaoxi Wang, Boeing, USA
12:40 A Flexible Barrier To Avoid Solid Skin Appearance In Cellular Polymers Produced By Gas Dissolution Foaming
Daniel Cuadra-Rodriguez, University of Vallodolid, Spain
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1:00 Thermoplastic Foaming, Remotely
Ernesto Di Maio, University of Naples, Italy
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1:20 Controlling The Skin Thickness in Microcellular Foams Using Foaming Temperature
Santhosh Sridhar, University of Washington, USA
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1:40 Closing Remarks
Vipin Kumar, University of Washington, USA

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