Polymer Seminar

Polymer stabilization and degradation seminar: analytics and processing, from industry experts. April 6, 2017, Pratteln, Switzerland.

Polymer materials, when deployed in a wide range of industries will be subjected to a wide range of variables in their daily use. These can range from extreme fluctuations in temperature, weather, gases, physical forces and stresses which may cause irreversible change to the properties of the material over time. However, with applied knowledge and testing procedures, and implementation of stabilization strategies, performance and regulatory compliance expectations will be achieved.

This seminar - 'Introduction to Polymer Stabilization and Degradation - Analytics and Processing' will cover fundamental challenges facing those within the polymer industry, focusing on polymer properties and rheology parameters, polymer heat and light stabilization systems as well as illustrating the roots and causes of polymer degradation via informative and engaging case studies. Further insight into an evolving industry will be provided in the form of analysis of recycled polymers and polymer additives in plastics, and delve into the topics of bioplastics as well as the phenomenon of microplastics from the perspective of our key researchers.

Why should you attend?
Our technical experts have extensive experience in the stabilization and testing of polymers, and will share their knowledge to help address some of the major industry challenges of polymer application.

The seminar is ideal for industry representatives who are aware of these topics but would like to learn more about the stabilization of polymers, polymer additives and analytics, for Research and Development specialists, Technical Managers, Production Technicians and Laboratory Managers who are working either to develop, process or manufacture polymers and plastics.

Additionally, participants are welcome to attend our laboratories - located close to the venue - after the event.

Date and Venue
April 6, 2017
Venue: Courtyard by Marriot Basel, Hardstrasse 55, Pratteln
Language: English
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To register your interest and to request more information about the seminar please contact Sandro Laiso

Seminar Agenda

Thursday April 6, 2017

Opening Session and Intertek Services Overview - S. Laiso
Polymer Properties and Rheology - A.Thürmer
Advancing Structure - Process - Property Relationships of Polymers - R. Brüll
Degradation and Stabilization of Plastic Materials: Process and Thermal - A. Thürmer
Degradation and Stabilization of Plastic Materials: Light Stabilization - E. Brendle
Microplastic particles in river Rhine between Basel and Rotterdam - T. Mani
Polymer Additive Analytics - Challenges - E. Brendle
Analytics of recycled plastics - P. Montag
Classification and Processing of Bioplastics - M. Hoffmann
End of Seminar & transfer to Intertek (Schweiz) AG in Reinach

Meet Our Experts

  • Andreas Thürmer, Senior Application Specialist, BASF Schweiz Ltd.
  • Robert Brüll, Leader Material Analytics, Fraunhofer-Institut, LBF
  • Thomas Mani, Scientist, University Basel
  • Markus Hoffmann, Engineer Joining Group, SKZ KFE
  • Peter Montag, Co-Owner and managing director, PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH
  • Emmanuelle Brendle, Senior Project Manager, Intertek (Schweiz) AG
  • Peter Mühlschlegel, Senior Project Manager, Intertek (Schweiz) AG
 
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