SEMINAR OVERVIEW PE450
Seminar Date/ Venue
September 02-06, 2006/Emirates B,
Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai , UAE
Plastic additives are a diverse group of specialty che m icals that ar e e ither incorporated into the plastic product prior to or during processing, or applied to the surface of the product when processing has been co m pleted. These additives aid in the actual processing of the plastic end product (e.g., blowing agents, m old release agents, lubricants, organic peroxides) or i m prove the characteristics of the final product (anti m icrobials, odorants, colorants, antistatic agents, i m pact m odifiers, and UV stabilizers).
Plastics additives account for 15 to 20% by weight of the total volu m e of plastics products m arketed. The growth in use of these additives is relatively strong and continuous. However, environ m ental constraints have i m posed rigorous perfor m ance require m ents on m any products, adding expenses to the develop m ent costs of these m aterials.
This seminar provides the basic and specific infor m ation needed to e m ploy the best additives in m anufacturing situations. The seminar starts with a presentation of the structures of poly m ers for a better understanding of the ways to stabilize a plastic m aterial against degradation due to ther m al, m echanical or UV-degradation or other detri m ental m echanis m s. A presentation of the m ost co m m on plastic m aterials and how they should be handled during processing is included. This is i m portant in order to obtain the desired properties for a product. However, the quality and the short as well as the long-ter m properties can be i m proved by the correct choice of additives. This will be highlighted during th e e xtensive presentation of available additives on the m arket and the m echanis m s for their function. Further, the seminar will cover the analytical tools (DSC, Mass Spectro m etry) and m any of other instru m ental techniques for identification and structur e e lucidation of plastics additives, e.g., antioxidants, stabilizers, plasticizers, pig m ents, UV-stabilizers.
This state-of-the-art seminar is designed to provide an overview of m any additives used to produce the huge array of today's co m m ercial poly m eric m aterials. However, the participants will also learn which tools are available for trouble-shooting. Discoloration and poor UV-resistance are only two exa m ples of co m m on proble m s, which are often encountered. The aid of statistical m ethods will also be presented as well as alternatives to additives. Environ m ental issues are dealt with due to detri m ental m igration of additives, health risks with halogenated additives as well as consequences of plastic recycling and the restabilization of poly m ers with additives. Discussions will include additive functionality and how to select additives to m eet the desired end-product properties and m anufacturing process require m ents.
Upon the successful co m pletion of this seminar, participants will: -
Hav e e nough infor m ation needed to e m ploy the best additives in different m anufacturing situations
Learn details of the m ost co m m on plastics additives (Antioxidants; Light Stabilizers like UV-absorbers and Hindered A m ine Light Stabilizers; Fillers like Micas and Carbon Black, Pig m ents/ Colorants/ Dyes; Fla m e retardants/S m oke Suppressants; Slip/Anti-Blocking Agents; Antacids; Stearates; Metal Deactivators; Plasticizers; Blowing and Foa m ing Agents; Antibacterials/Fungicides; Anti-Fogging Agents; Anti-Static Agents;) Know the currently available trade m arked additives and their trade na m es.
Be able to select additives to m eet the desired end-product properties and m anufacturing process require m ents.
Learn the application of FTIR, DSC and Mass Spectro m etry and m any other instru m ental techniques for identification and structur e e lucidation of plastics additives, e.g., antioxidants, stabilizers, plasticizers, pig m ents.
Be guided to the best and updated references in the Plastics Additives Technology ( m anufacturers, books, software, databases etc).
Who Should Attend
This seminar is very i m portant for Process Engineers, Che m ists, Laboratory tea m , Practitioners in plastics production, plastics processing, plastics additives; Researchers in the area of poly m er degradation and Spectroscopists. Further, the seminar is i m portant for Procurers, Purchasers, Sales & Marketing Engineers in the field of plastics and poly m ers. Further m ore, m anage m ent tea m in the m anufacturing plants of plastics and poly m ers ar e e ncouraged to attend this co m prehensive seminar which will give the m invaluable technical infor m ation on plastics additives and poly m ers.
Petrolab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees co m pleting m ini m u m of 75% of the total tuition hours of the seminar.
US $ 2,950 per Delegate. This rate includes Participant's Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, etc.), buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, m orning & afternoon of each day.
Accommodation is not included in seminar fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking
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