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SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference

SPE TPE TOPCON 2024 - Program

SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference 2024


Primer — October 1

What Puts the Bounce in Thermoplastic Elastomers
William Blasius, Rogers Corporation

Introduction to Olefinic TPEs
Jeff Munro, Dow, Inc

Introduction to Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Sat Nistala, The Lubrizol Corporation

Introduction to Styrenic TPEs
Aparajita Bhattacharya, Kraton Corporation

What is Behind the Drive for Circularity?
William Blasius, Rogers Corporation

Common Terms on Sustainable Feedstock Using the Mass Balance Approach
Johanne Wilson, BASF Corporation

Introduction to Carbon Capture
Satej Joshi, University of Akron

Introduction to biopolymers and biodegradability
Prof. Yael Vodovotz, The Ohio State University

Main Program — October 2–3

TPE Material Preparation for Chemical Recycling
Dana Darley, EREMA North America, Inc

The Path to Sustainability Includes Plastics
Clayton Stoutenour, Emery Oleochemicals

High Performance Engineering Thermoplastics as Alternatives to Fluoropolymers
Kyle Mehringer, SABIC

Copolymerization of Carbon Dioxide as a feedstock for Enhanced Elastomers
James Egan, Univ. of Akron

Introduction to Alternative Matters at The Ohio State University
Prof. Yael Vodovotz, The Ohio State University

Enabling a Circular Economy using Advanced Recycling
Johanne Wilson, BASF Corporation

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers Sustainable Solutions
Vahab Solouki, The Lubrizol Corporation

Exolit OP terra flame retardants
Subra Narayan, Clariant Corporation

Foaming of Low Density TPE Using Gentrex System Equipped with the MuCell Physical Foaming Process: A Case Study on High Performance midsoles
Sam Dix, Trexel, Inc

Polyisobutylene-Polyurethane Elastomers for Medical Applications
Arsalan Pathan, University of Akron

Stretch-Responsive Constructs from Multi-Layers of TPEs and Unvulcanized Rubbers
Prof. Gary Wnek, Case Western University

Traditional and New Applications of Ionomers
Josh Enokida, Dow, Inc

Navigating the Diverse Landscape of Sustainability in Consumer Goods
Kushal Bahl, Teknor Apex

HSBC Solutions for Developing Sustainable TPE Compounds
Aparajita Bhattacharya, Kraton Corporation

Title TBD
Prakash Sanjeevaiah, Hexpol

 Thermoplastic Elastomers with Low Product Carbon Footprint
Dr. Fut, Avient Corporation

Styrenic elastomer for use in high impact polypropylene
Yasushi Senda, Kuraray Co, Ltd.

Combination of Lightweight and Sustainable Raw Materials in Eco-Friendly TPE Compounds
Cameron Irvin, Kraiburg TPE Corporation


Day 1 Keynote Title TBD
Kathryn Wright, Kraton Corporation

Water-Activated Elastomers to Mitigate Growing Global Environmental, Healthcare and Energy Challenges
Prof. Richard Spontak, North Caroline State University

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