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AI and Digitalization in Polymer Processing 2

In-Mold Condition-Centered and Explainable Artificial Intelligence-Based (IMC-XAI) Process Optimization for Injection Molding
Lih-Sheng Turng, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Leveraging Industry 4.0 and Industrial A.I. Toward Zero-Downtime, Zero-Waste Manufacturing
Mo Abuali, Wipfli
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Machine Learning Studies in Modeling Injection Molding Runner Systems
Ravisankar Mayavaram, Altair Engineering
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Physics-Informed Neural Networks to Enhance Injection Molding Surface Defect Prediction
Andrea Pieressa, University of Padua
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Revolutionizing Compounding Factory Operations: Real-time Monitoring and Maintenance with AWS-PLC Integration and Advanced Data Analytics
Seyed Mohammad Saeed Arabi, Alterra Plastics
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Transfer Learning Application of BPNN for Short-Shot Prediction
Zhe-Wei Zhou, Chung-Yuan Christan University
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Extrusion 2

Melt-Conveying Models for Single-Screw Extruders: Integrating Domain Knowledge into Symbolic Regression
Christian Marschik, Competence Center CHASE GmbH
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Screw Design Exceptions That Must be Considered When Processing Highly Filled Polymers
Timothy Womer, TW Womer and Associates; LLC
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Simulation of Microwave Heating in the Vulcanization Process of Rubber Extrudates
Jonas Petzke, Paderborn University
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Single-Screw Extrusion Performance as a Function of Compression Ratio
Lin Jin, The Dow Chemical Company
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Step Change Improvement in EVOH Barrier Properties Using MDO
Eric Hatfield, Consultant
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Self-Regulating Heating Cables: Materials, Processing and Performance Insights
Amitkumar Dharia, Transmit Technology Group LLC
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Characterization of Mycelium Biocomposites Under Simulated Weathering Conditions
Yanika Schneider, EAG
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Impact of Accelerated Aging on Injection Molded Regenerated Cellulose Fiber Reinforced Bio-Polyamides
Celia Falkenreck, University of Kassel
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Improving Mechanical Properties of PLA/PBAT Bionanocomposites: Compatibilizer, Nanoparticle Type, Synergy & Pre-treatment Full Factorial Study
Utsab Roy Ayan, University of Mississippi
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Investigating the Effects of Shear Rate and Temperature on Injection Molding of Paper Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites
Cecile Grubb, Volkswagen Group of America
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Reactive Extrusion Processing of Lignin and Polylactic Acid to Produce High-Performance Biocomposite Filaments for 3D Printing
Aboutaleb Ameli, University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Waste Cellulosic Fiber and Polypropylene Composites: A Study on Fiber Preprocessing, Loading, and Compounding
Emmanuel Akubueze, University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Engineering Properties and Structure

Correlation Between Vacuum Voids and Crack Formation Across Phase Domains Due to Poisson Function and Volume Strain
Paul Van Huffel, Altair Engineering
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Custom Design of Experiment Methodology for Optical Polymer Lens Surface Measurements
Jacob Miller, Peak Nano
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Investigation of the Compression Creep Behavior of Elastomers and TPE in Accelerated Testing Procedures for Sustainable Product Development
Moritz Rayer, University of Duisburg-Essen
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Nanolayer Coextrusion Enabling High Strength and High Temperature Polymer Films
Zahidul Wahab, Peak Nano
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Structure-Process-Property Relationships of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes With a Focus on Hard/Soft Segment Ratios
Kimberly Fraser, Lubrizol
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Applied Rheology 1

Blend Techniques to Provide Strain Hardening in Transient Elongational Viscosity for Poly(lactic Acid)
Masayuki Yamaguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
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Rheological Properties and Crystallization Behaviors of Polypropylene Blends with Low-Density Polyethylene
Khunanya Janchai, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
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High Throughput Rheology for Polymers
Dalton Echard, Anton Paar
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Multifunctional Textiles with Flame and Chemical Protection via Electrospinning of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites
Md Al-Amin, University of Mass Lowell
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Novel Method for the Determination of the Extensional Viscosity of Filled Polymers
Irina Mostovenko, Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT); University of Stuttgart
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Additives, Modifiers and Colors

Efficient Injection Stretch Blow Molding of rPET Bottles Enabled With Bio-Based Additive
Emile Homsi, Cargill
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New Silicone Impact Modifier for Engineering Thermoplastics Compounds
Yuzhen Yang, Kaneka North Americas
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Barrier Resin as a PFAS Free Alternative for Packaging
Kevin Callahan, Barrier Plastics; BP Polymers
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ColorAdjust for Polymer Extrusion Applications
Paul Martin, Krauss Maffei
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What is Microencapsulation & How It Enhances Performance of Additives in a Variety of Plastics Applications
Ashok Adur, Vertellus (retired)
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