ANTEC® 2023, taking place March 27-30 in Denver, CO, will showcase the latest advances in industrial, national laboratory, and academic work focused on plastics and polymer science.
New for 2023!
Speakers are not required to submit a technical paper. A presentation may be submitted in lieu of a paper.
Commercial presentations will not be accepted.
All potential Speakers must submit their title and description (aka 'Abstract') of their proposed technical topic by December 2, 2022.
If accepted, Speakers will then submit their final paper or presentation by January 20, 2023.
All presentations are 30 minutes, including Q&A.
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This workshop is designed to view the obstacles of plastic manufacturing from the perspective of the end product owner. Pinpointing an issue gets easier the closer you get to the manufacturing source, but what happens if you're not near the source or if you don't know which path to use to track down the problem? The workshop will include a speaker who has experience dealing with these rabbit holes and how to recognize what issues matter and what aren't really issues, discussing how to approach a problem of a plastic product, creating a troubleshooting mindset to systematically attack the issue instead of just jumping in without an organized plan thought out. The speaker will be followed by a roundtable of experts in different fields and plastics processes, offering up how they target their product issues.
Lynzie Nebel is an Upstream Quote Engineer for Cytiva, managing the product costing for custom upstream hardware equipment for bioprocessing. Throughout her career, Lynzie has gained experience in the automotive, appliance, medical, pet, and micro-injection molding industries.
Lynzie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering Technology from Penn State Behrend in 2008. She has been a member of SPE since 2004 and has been involved in her local section, holding many positions including past President. Lynzie also sits on the Injection Molding Division and is the former secretary for the SPE Foundation board. She is currently the Vice President of Member Engagement on the Executive Board for SPE. In 2015, Lynzie was part of Plastics News' inaugural class of "Women Breaking the Mold," and was named one of the group's "Rising Stars" in 2018. She is also on the Industrial Advisory Board for Penn State's Plastics Department.
David J. Anzini is a Manager of Research & Development for Celgard, with an office located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane technology which is found in lithium-ion batteries and other demanding applications, such as performance textiles and specialty filtration applications. Prior to this, Dave held positions at Zip-Pak, Pactiv, Conwed Plastics, and Mobil Chemical. He holds an MS and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and has spent 40-plus years in the plastics and packaging industries. Dave holds multiple patents and has several patent applications pending. He also serves on the Extrusion Division Board of Directors.
The course will give an introduction to polymer stabilization in topics such as processing, long thermal, and UV stabilization of major thermoplastics.
The workshop is intended for those new to the field as this area is not typically taught during formal college education, but is essential to the commercial and technical viability of the major thermoplastic polymers.
Roger Avakian was the Technical Director for over ten years at General Electric, Specialty Chemicals Division, which produced processing stabilizers, and formulated various stabilizer packages. Roger is also an inventor of several stabilizers. He also has over forty-seven years experience in polymers and additives.
This workshop will introduce participants to applications of AI for materials and product development, and manufacturing processes, covering basic concepts, and how AI and domain knowledge can be leveraged to accelerate processes, reduce costs, and innovate products. Participants will be engaged in an end-to-end AI modeling workflow on product development case studies. Participants will learn: How to apply AI in product development; How to select the right projects for AI; Basic materials informatics concepts.
The workshop is intended for industrial professionals, researchers, business leaders, and managers who would like to have a deeper understanding of AI in materials science and engineering and related manufacturing processes. No previous AI knowledge or coding experience is required.
Maryam Emami is the CEO and Founder of AI Materias. Her company, AI Materia, is a material and manufacturing informatics company that provides services and consultations to materials and manufacturing companies to accelerate the development, and deployment of next-generation products. This workshop will be offered for polymer and polymer processing applications.
The most efficient and effective approach to plastic component failure isperforming a systematic failure analysis following scientific method. Someone once said, “If you don’tknow how something broke, you can’t fix it,” highlighting the importance of a thoroughunderstanding of how and why a product has failed. Possible Outline Plastic Properties: chemicalthermal, mechanical Recognizing Failure Plastic Failure Mechanisms: impact, creep, ESC, fatigue,degradation Conducting a Failure Analysis Failure Analysis Testing: fractography and analytical Thiscourse would be "case study" and "example" driven.
Target audience are those responsible for thedesign and quality of molded plastic components and equipment using plastic parts. This includesautomotive, medical, appliance, aerospace, electronics industries. Typical titles would be plasticengineers, engineering managers, quality engineers, reliability engineers, design engineers.
The Madison Group performs hundreds of failure investigations every year. Jeff Jansen has personally conducted over 5,000 in his career. This is a core competency of The Madison Group and himself. They teach a 3-course in failure analysis and prevention through the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and Jeff also gives personalized training for individual clients.
This workshop is intended as an introductory primer in patent law and practice for scientists, engineers and managers involved in business and technology. The workshop provides an overview of patent protection and trade secret protection. The workshop also covers the fundamentals of how to identify, and document an invention, search for patents related to the invention, and apply for a patent application. In particular, attendees will become familiar with the types of patent applications, patentability requirements, the parts of a patent application, and the prosecution process for getting a patent application allowed before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Attendees will also become familiar with foreign filing of patent applications, post grant patent options including mechanisms for challenging a U.S. patent before the USPTO, the various types of patent opinions and patent litigation. No prior knowledge of patent law is required.
Agenda is as follows:
This workshop is for anyone involved in technology development, and business related to new technologies who needs a thorough understanding of intellectual property and in particular patent law fundamentals.
Are you involved in technology development? Learn how to identify, document and protect your inventions through the patenting process. What you think may not be worthy of a patent protection may in fact be an invention that could lead to highly valuable patent that could block your competitors and bring tremendous business value. Learn how to work with patent counsel to effectively prepare, prosecute and file patent applications. Don’t let your ideas and technology work go unprotected!
Robert Migliorini has been teaching a similar type workshop for over 15 years. His experience is as follows: A Senior Licensing Associate in the technology transfer office at Yale University and also part-time Patent Counsel for the IP law firm of Ditthavong, Steiner, & Mlotkowski (DSM). Prior to that, he worked for 18 years as a Senior IP counsel with Exxon Mobil Corporation where he assisted clients in all aspects of IP law, including patent preparation and prosecution, patent opinions, client counseling, and IP agreements and licensing. He is an author or coauthor of six IP journal articles related to patent law. Prior to becoming an attorney, Robert worked for 17 years for ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Films Business, in a variety of technical, operations and leadership positions. He is also an inventor or coinventor of 14 U.S. patents related to thermoplastic and metallized films. He also has extensive experience in coating, printing, metallizing and laminating technology. He is licensed to practice law in various states and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Robert is also an adjunct law professor at both Pace University School of Law and Quinnipiac University School of Law where he teaches courses in Patent Practice & Procedure and IP Agreements & Licensing to law students.
This workshop is intended for engineers, scientists and professionals already in the medical materials field who are looking for fresh insights into recent trends; as well as students, engineers, scientists and professionals who are not currently in the field, or are new to it but who are interested in learning more about medical material fundamentals along with recent trends in the medical materials field. Due to the complexity of the medical technology field, there are many new developments of which engineers, professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and other stakeholders may not be aware. This workshop will help broaden attendees understanding of the fieldand recent developments. This workshop will be organized into sections addressing (a) industry fundamentals and the evolving regulatory framework, (b) work-horse materials for industry sectors, (c)Industry drivers including sustainability and environmental issues, and (d) emerging materials for the life sciences.
People responsible for end-product or salespeople working to solve problems that might not be their material or processes fault.
The listed instructors from the SPE Medical Plastics Division each have multiple decades of experience in the medical plastics and polymers field. We also have a history of developing and delivering timely, technical and business-relevant information to a range of audiences. For example, we have presented at ANTEC®, TOPCONs, MD&M,and other technical shows and trade shows for the last 40 years. The SPE Medical Plastics Division is planning this team-delivered workshop to leverage the combined insight and experience of our instruction panel to provide adynamic and engaging learning experience.
The workshop will describe the most common root causes for high discharge temperatures, rate limitations, flow surging, resin degradation, color mixing problems, and melting limitations to name just a few, Once the root causes are identified, technical solutions will be provided. All troubleshooting problems will be described using actual field case studies and the remedies used to eliminate the problem.
People responsible for end-product or salespeople working to solve problems that might not be their material or processes fault.
The troubleshooting case studies are a collection of Mark Spalding's 37 years of experience in the field. Many of the troubleshooting concepts and ideas are provided in the Hanser book that he wrote with Gregory Campbell called "Analysis and Troubleshooting of Single-Screw Extruders." Many of these case studies have been presented at past ANTECs.
Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Ferro Pigments
Ferro Pigments (www.ferro.com/pigments-and-dispersions) is a global leader in CICPs and Ultramarines and other pigment families, including high-performance Bismuth Vanadates, Transparent Iron Oxides and a broad range of organic Pigments. We develop Color Solutions for the plastics, coatings, inks, construction, cosmetics, artists’ colors, and leather markets, as well as other industrial markets.
About Ferro Corporation
Ferro Corporation (www.ferro.com) is a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions. Ferro supplies functional coatings for glass, metal, ceramic and other substrates and color solutions in the form of specialty pigments and colorants for a broad range of industries and applications.