WEBINAR: Acrylic Processing Aids for PVC Foam

November 9, 2021 at 11:00am-Noon EDT
Webinar via Zoom

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It doesn’t take a PhD to know that creating materials that are lighter weight, yet durable is a complex challenge. It does, however, take some serious brain power to create new products that can withstand extreme elements while utilizing less material. That’s why we’re inviting you to learn how (PARALOID™ and SURECEL™) Acrylic Processing Aids can efficiently enable PVC Foam Technology with consistent quality, broad processing conditions, and improved sustainability footprint.

Join the Dow team that has been working across industries and applications to develop the next generation of Acrylic Processing Aids for PVC Foam Technology. The webinar will cover:

  • Acrylic Processing Aid Fundamentals for Rigid PVC foam
  • Dow’s Acrylic Processing Aid Product Portfolio
  • Formulation examples
  • Case studies and more

We look forward to connecting with you.

About Speakers

John Cornetta, Technical Service Manager, Plastics Additives

John Cornettais the Technical Service Managerfor Dow Plastics Additivesand based in Collegeville, PA. John has a B.S. in Chemistryfrom the University of Pittsburgh . Johnhas 8years with Dow andover 30years in thepolymerindustryexperience (Alcoa, Celanese, Exxon and Medical device field.

Dr. Manoj Nerkar, Technical Service Manager, Plastics Additives

Dr. Manoj Nerkaris the Technical Service Managerfor Dow Plastics Additivesbased in Collegeville, PA. Dr. Nerkar received Ph.D. in Polymers at Queen’s University, Canada and has over 17 years of industrial experience in the field of Polymer blends, composites, polymer processing, characterization and polymer structure properties. From last five years, Dr. Nerkar is working in PVC industry focusing on acrylic processingaidsand impact modifiers in Building and Construction segment. Prior to Dow, Dr. Nerkar worked at GE Plastics and Solvay. Dr. Nerkar is member of Board of Directors for Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Building and Infrastructure Division. Hehaspublished numerous journal papers, conference presentationsand patents.

Dr. Rich Ketz, Technical Service Manager, Plastics Additives

Dr. Rich Ketzis a long-time technical service manager with Dow Plastics Additives.He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.He began his career with Rohm and Haas Co. in 1991, which was later acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009.He has over 30 years of experience in the polymer / thermoplastics industry, first in research and later in technical service roles.Almost 24 years of that time was specifically in the plastics additives area, including over 20 years supporting the foamed PVC industry.He has presented over the years at a number of conferences, including ANTEC, Vinyltec, and several different AMI conferences.

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