Addcon World 2001

Addcon World 2001

Author: Conference Proceedings
ISBN 978-1-85957-295-5 

Berlin, 8th-9th October 2001
pages 400
Addcon World conferences are specifically targeted to the plastics additive industry, to your own type of business. The people who attend may be suppliers of additives, or compounders, or end-users or they may be people who want to know how to use additives. Rapra Technology Ltd. has run Addcon successfully for 6 years, to a proven formula, based on two days of short presentations. Papers are mostly technical, but there are a few commercial overviews too.

There are always new business opportunities for additives. Thermosetting resins are becoming widely accepted in new building and construction markets and they are increasingly deployed in the refurbishment of older civil engineering structures. The wire and cable insulation industry need well stabilized and flame resistant polymers to help provide the infrastructure for new communications technology. Customers want more difficult combinations of properties – such as transparent but permanently antistatic products, or pigments capable of offering novel visual effects, without loss of functional properties. The drive for more cost-effective processing has produced more ingenious lubricants and other processing aids. The search for more effective stabilizers to prolong the useful life of polymer articles continues, and new cost-effective ways of incorporating additives are being developed, Additives remain at the forefront of the revolution in material usage.

List of Papers

Paper 1: From cost-cutting to knowledge-based services. How e-business will enable companies to gain competitive advantage and generate new revenues in the plastics additives industry
W. Schachermayr & B. Hasson, SpecialChem, France

Paper 2: Additive blends: -rapid change, expanding opportunities
Robert Constable, F Gastrock & L.N. Kattas, BRG Townsend Inc., USA

Paper 3: Special multiple component systems: a new solid supply form in the field of polymer additives Micheal Bauer, lnprotec A G, Germany

Paper 4: Current Trends In the Global Plasticizer Industry
Tarun Khemiani, Chemimi Market Resources, Inc., USA

Paper 5: Benefits of No Dust Blends (NDB) - The Performance of Processing Stabilisers in new Physical Forms and Blends
Klaus Keck-Antoine, B. Johnson, R. Lee, K. Pearson, N. Alien & N. Ortuoste, Great Lakes Chemical Corp., UK
(Paper unavailable at time of print)

Paper 6: Antioxidants as sources of plastics discoloration: structural effects
Jan Pospisl1, W.D. Habicher2, S. Nespurek3 and O.G. Piringer4, 1Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 2Technical University of Dresden, 3Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; 4Fabes Forschungs-GmbH

Paper 7: Cost-effective additions of new mineral fibers for automotive applications
Roel H C Cols, Lapinus Fibres B V, The Netherlands

Paper 8: Neoalkoxytitanate and zirconate coupling agent additives in thermoplastics
Salvatore J Monte, Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc, USA

Paper 9: Use of post-life wastes and production wastes in thermoplastic polymer compositions
Ewa Kowalska, Z Wielgosz & J Pelka, Industrial Chemical Research lnstitute, Warsaw, Poland

Paper 10: Calcium Carbonates for Microporous Breathable Films – Market and Product Requirements
Gil Morieras, Omya AG, Germany

Paper 11: Specific Conductive , In Plastics Applications
Christine van Bellingen, Erachem Europe SA, Belgium

Paper 12: Sustainable Fire Safety In Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Troy De Soto, R Dawson and S D Landry, Albemarle Corp., Belgium

Paper 13: Evaluation of performance of halogenated and non-halogenated flame retardant additives in polypropylene (pp) homopolymer for battery applications by injection moulding
R Rangaprasad, K Rangan and Y B Vasudeo, Reliance Industries Limited, India

Paper 14: New proprietary flame retardant systems meet plastics market requirements
Achim Litzenburger, Eurobrom B V, The Netherlands

Paper 15: Siloxanes as Additives for Plastics
Stefan Stadtmueller, Goldschmidt AG, Germany

Paper 16: Performance of Fluoroelastomers successfully meets the predictions
Xavier Fanichet, DuPont Dow Elastomers, Switzerland

Paper 17: The Influence of nucleating agents on the dimensioned stability of pigmented mouldings
Paul E. Tomfins, C E Fomo and P Bartlett, National Physical Laboratory, UK

Paper 18: A revolutionary light stabilizer system for polyolefins and other resins
L. Davis1, S.B. Samuels1, I. Vulic2 and Paolo Arnaboldi2, 1Cytec Industries, USA, 2Cytec Industries B. V., The Netherlands ;

Paper 19: New solid solution HALS resulting in Improved UV stability due to optimized Incorporation in a polyolefin matrix
Joachim Bayer, Clarient, Germany
(Paper unavailable at time of print)

Paper 20: A quantitative study of sterically hindered phenol and amino stabilizers In PP materials
Hartmut F. Schroeder, BAM, Germany and E.B. Zeynalov, IPCP AcS (Azerbaijan)

Paper 21: Novel effect additives to increase the versatility of plastics
Urs Hirt, Ciba Specialty Chemicals lnc, Switzerland

Paper 22: Polybutenes: a versatile modifier for plastics
Serge Decroocq, BP Amoco, France

Paper 23: Problems & Pitfalls In the Design & Evaluation of Biocides for Plastics
Chris Kneale, Avecia Biocides, UK
(paper unavailable at time of print)

Paper 24: Beyond Colour- Dyestuff Molecules providing Shade
Alban Glaser, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Germany
(Paper unavailable at time of print)

Paper 25: Permanent, transparent, non-blooming and non-hygroscopic antistatic agents based on thermally stable combined neoalkoxy organometallics
Salvatore J. Monte, Kenrich Petrochemicals lnc., USA