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The SPE Detroit Section and the SPE Injection Molding Division are pleased to announce the 2023 Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference and Exhibition (Auto EPCON) on May 2, 2023 at the Detroit Marriott Troy located in Troy, Michigan.
There is no more effective event to meet, network, and learn with influential engineers and scientists involved in specifying, designing and recommending engineering plastics.
May 2, 2023
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The workshop will consists of a 500-slide PowerPoint presentation that shows 1.5-nanometer hetero-atom titanates and zirconates providing significantly different alternative coupling mechanisms when compared to silanes. The differences are explained through their chemistry and SixFunctions. It will be shown that the interfacial coupling mechanism of a neoalkoxy organometallic viain situ surface proton (H+) coordination may be superior to silane (OH-) pretreatment condensationmechanisms because of the number of bonds and the differences in interfacial hydroxyl groupavailability. In addition, silane hydrolysis leaves water of condensation on the interface during siloxaneformation, which may be detrimental to long term aging. For example, when inorganic and organiccomposites are subjected to 240-hour 10% salt-water boil, silanes often fail while zirconates andtitanates do not. The Tutorial will show why a zirconate can enable silane sized E-Glass adhesion to anon-polar fluoropolymer. Thermally stable “in situ” titanium and zirconium catalysis mechanismsprovide new and novel rheology and copolymerization composite design options. Titanium catalysis inthe melt offers the opportunity to: reduce plasticizer by 15% to equivalent elongation; copolymerizeAddition and Condensation polymers; allow higher levels of recycle and regrind; couple ground rubberto virgin rubber; increase coefficient of restitution (increase tensile and elongation), etc. Current workfrom the literature will be shown and some of the more interesting developments in the field ofalternate interface technologies such as graphite, graphene, and CNT’s will be reviewed using recentACS CAS Abstracts showing patented work “by others”. Application fundamentals will be discussedsuch as: dosage; sequence of addition; dry blend and melt compounding techniques; results ininjection molding and extrusion; and effects on a full spectrum of materials used in polymericcompositions.
About the Presenter
Salvatore J. Monte, President of Kenrich Petrochemicals, Inc.; Bachelor Civil Engineering-Structures, Manhattan College; M.S.-Polymeric Materials, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Member Plastics Hall of Fame 2021; BOD—The Plastics Academy; Society Plastics Engineers Fellow & Honored Service Member; Licensed P.E.; S&E Innovative Technologies, LLC – Principal Member; Plastics Industry Association Recycle Subcommittee-Compatibilizers; Board of Governors, Plastics Pioneers Association-MTS Newsletter Chair; 32-U.S.Patents – most recent US Patent 2020/0071230 A1 dated Mar. 5, 2020; Lectured Worldwide on Titanate & Zirconate Coupling agents; 450-American Chemical Society CAS Abstracts of published “Works by S.J. Monte”; Classified Top Secret for Solid Rocket Fuel and Energetic Composites Patentsfor the Insensitive Munitions Program; Lifetime member of the National Defense Industrial Association; Lifetime Member of the BOD-SPE Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division – Annual Scholarship named: Salvatore J. Monte Thermoplastic Materials & Foams Division Scholarship; External Advisory Committee-UCF NanoScience Technology Center; former Chairman of the NYRG-ACS Rubber Division; former President of the SPE Palisades-New Jersey Section; Testified several times before Congress on Trade and IP Protection; Business Man of the Year 2015-Bayonne Chamber of Commerce; Federated Society Coatings Technology C. Homer Flynn Award for Technical Excellence; Recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Rotary Paul Harris Fellow; UA Million Miler; Member PIA, ACMA,SPE, ACS, ACS Rubber Division, ASCE, AIChE, SAMPE, the GRAPHENE COUNCIL, the Vinyl Sustainability Council.
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.
About the Madison Group
The Madison Group performs hundreds offailure investigations every year. I personally have conducted over 5,000 in my career. This is a corecompetency of myself and The Madison Group. We teach a 3 course in failure analysis and preventionthrough University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and give personalized training for individual clients .
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.
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