Polymers: Environmental and Engineering Conflicts - Programme
Manchester Polymer Group
Manchester Polymer Group Annual Plastics Seminar - Programme
MPG’s next annual plastics seminar will focus on the apparent conflicts between meeting increasing environmental demands and satisfying cost effective performance and specification requirements from many and varying polymeric material types.
Press Release click (pdf 128kb).
8.30am – 9.15am: Registration & Coffee
9.15am – 9.20am: Welcome address – Dr Gary Ogden, Chairman, MPG
9.20am – 9.50am: Keynote address by Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council
Session 1 : High Performance Polymers
9.50am – 10.20am Ina Vrancken, 3M
Upcycling of high performance fluoropolymers.
10.20am -10.50am Dr Geoff Small, Victrex plc
Polyaryletherketones in the Energy Industry: working for and against the environment.
10.50am – 11.20am Keith Freegard, Axion Polymers
Challenges of delivering a circular economy for plastics in the automotive sector – present and future.
11.20am -11.30am Steve Shaw, RAPRA
11.30am - 11.45am Coffee break
Session 2: Additives
11.45am – 12.15pm Dr Frank Agunloye, Polymer Tailoring
Flame Retarding Olefinic Polymers in the Green Era.
12.15pm - 12.45pm BASF
Environmental stabilisers for enhanced polymer performance.
12.45pm - 1.15pm Martin Wilkinson, Hubron Speciality
Organic Peroxides for Polypropylene MFI Modification,
1.15pm – 2.30pm Lunch
Session 3: Biodegradability
2.30pm – 3.00pm John James, Wells Plastics Ltd
The use of oxo-biodegradable packaging in flexible films – dealing with the issue of plastic litter.
3.00pm – 3.30pm Dr Rob Elias Biocomposites Centre, Bangor University
Overview of bio-polymer functionality from technical and environmental perspectives.
3.30pm - 3.45pm Coffee Break
Session 4: Regulation & Testing
3.45pm – 4.15pm Steve Weston, COSTDown
Waste Licensing - REACH - Insurance and Quality issues associated with Plastics Recycling.
4.15pm – 4.45pm Rob Dent, Mettler Toledo
Frontiers of thermal analysis in the elastomers industry.
4.45pm – 5.00pm Dr Alan Wood, The Polymer Society
Delegate fee - £80
IOM3 Member - £40
Table Top - £175 (includes two delegates)
Student/Apprentice - Free