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SEMINAR OVERVIEW PE450
PLASTIC ADDITIVES

Seminar Title
Plastic Additives

Seminar Date/ Venue
September 02-06, 2006/Emirates B,
Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai , UAE

Seminar Reference
PE450

Seminar Duration
Five days

Seminar Description
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.

Seminar Objectives
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.

Seminar Certificate
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.

Seminar Fee
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
Accommodation is not included in seminar fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking

Seminar Director
Dr. Lennart Johansson ( Sweden ) ... More
Lennart_Johansson@petrolab.us

Course Coordinator
Ms. Humbie Hilado: Tel: +971-2-6277405, Fax: +971-2-6277407, Email: humbie@petrolab.org



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