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Wealth of information at Biofibre Plastic Composites educational program

May 12, 2008 -- OPENING SESSION -Ambrosia Room

April 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



May 12, 2008 — OPENING SESSION -Ambrosia Room

8:50 The Automobile -Back to the Future with Wood and Fibre; Gerry Fedchun, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

9:25 The Tipping Point for New WPCs;PaulM. Smith, Penn State University

10:15 Research and Application of Cellulose Nanofibre Reinforced Composites; Hiroyuki Yano, Kyoto University

10:50 Opportunities and Challenges Facing the WPC Industry in Tough Economic Times; Jim Morton, Principia Partners

1:30 Characterization of Wood-Polymer Inter-phase; Lech Muszynski, Oregon State University

1:55 Characterization of Ontario Crop Biofibres; Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo

2:20 A Novel Filler for Natural Fibre Polymer Composites from Cotton Gin Waste; Dilpreet Bajwa, Greenland Composites Inc.

3:15 Interactions of Lubricants and Coupling Agents in Wood-Polymer Composites; Sassan Hojabr, E. I. du Pont Canada Company

3:40 Testing of Unique Coupling Agents and Processing Aids in Wood-Plastic Composites; William Dougherty, Sartomer Company, Inc.

4:05 Bio-Composite Rigid PVC: Natural Fibre Reinforcement; Improving Cost and Performance for “Greener” Building Products; Ed Schut, CreaFill Fibers

4:30 Effect of Coupling Agent and Fibre Length on the Mechanical Behaviour of Hemp Reinforced Polyethylene; Matthew Hopkins, Alberta Research Council

SESSION 1B: FORMULATIONS AND PROCESSING 1 -Ambrosia 3&4 Room

1:30 Resin Replacement System; Ed Myszak, PQ Corporation

1:55 Assessment of Resin Compatibility with Flax Fibres for Thermoset Infusion Composite Applications; Alastair Komus, Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc.

2:20 Application of Corona Discharge Treatment on Hybrid Wood-Plastic Composite -Fibre Reinforced Plastic; Gloria Oporto, Universidad de Concepcin, Concepcin

3:15 High Aspect Ratio Fibre Reinforced Plastics Using Wood and Residue Fibres; Jeremy Warnes, Scion

3:40 Optimization of The Pelletization of Cellulose Fibres for Extrusion Applications; Marie Le Baillif, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

4:05 Results of Fibre Treatment on Polypropylene -Corn Fibre Composites; Chad A. Ulven, North Dakota State University

4:30 Study of Fibre Breakage in a Twin-screw Extruder: Effect of Processing Conditions and Fibre Morphology; Carlos Quijano-Solis, University of Toronto

May 13, 2008 — SESSION 2A: STANDARDS, PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY -Ambrosia 1&2 Room

8:30 European Approach to Standardization of Wood-Plastic Composites; Gilles Labat, FCBA, Bordeaux

8:55 Deck Structures and Safety – Are We There Yet? Robert J. Tichy, College of Engineering and Architecture

9:20 WPC Durability and Results from the Field; Fred Ascherl, Rio Tinto Minerals (U. S. Borax)

9:45 Fire Performance Properties of Dec kBoards; Thomas Z. Fabian, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

10:35 Exploratory Research on WPCs Exposed to A Wet, Non-Sterile Soil Environment; Rebecca E. Ibach, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

11:00 Decay Termite Resistance of Commercial Decking; Peter E. Laks, Michigan Tech

11:25 Durability of Wood Flour -Recycled Polypropylene Composites Under Accelerated UV Radiation; Kamal Babu Adhikary, University of Canterbury

SESSION 2B: FORMULATIONS AND PROCESSING 2 -Ambrosia 3&4 Room

8:30 Effects of Coupling Agents on Properties of Foamed Composites; Takashi Kobuki, University of Toronto

8:55 Investigations on the Parameters Affecting the Properties of Sisal Fibre Reinforced Composites; Christoph Burgstaller, Transfercenter fr Kunststofftechnik

9:20 Impact of Processing Variables on Product Properties for Next Generation of WPCs; Brett Birchmeier, The Dow Chemical Company

9:45 Rheological, Mechanical and Interfacial Adhesion Properties of Regenerated Cellulose Fibre and Wood Fibre Filled Polypropylene Compounds; Kwang-Jea Kim, The University of Akron

10:35 Design and Engineering of Nanostructure Controlled Bioplastics: New Opportunities in Green Materials Research; Rahul Bhardwaj, Michigan State University

11:00 Biofiber Reinforced Biodegradable Polymer Composites Through Sandwich Injection Molding; Saswata Sahoo, Kyoto Institute of Technology

11:25 Durable WPC Products from Total Waste; Rajender Gautum, Ponumonu Supplies Inc.

SESSION 3A: APPLICATIONS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS -Ambrosia 1&2 Room

1:35 Strategies for Improving the Viability of Foamed WPCs; Jeffrey Cernohous, ALTERFORM

2:00 New Technology for Protecting Composites Using UV-Curable Coatings; Kelly Williams, InFin LLC

2:25 Colouring Bioplastics; Andy Hebert, Teknor Color Company

3:15 Hierarchical Design as a Tool in Material Development; Mikael Lindstrm, STFIPackforsk AB

3:40 Novel Hybrid Green Composites from Polylactic Acid and Natural Fibers for Automotive Applications: Processing, Properties and Market Study; Manju Misra, Michigan State University/University of Guelph

4:05 Developing Capacity in Low Income Cooperatives in Buenos Aires from Waste Plastic and Fibres; Caroline Baillie, Queen’s University

SESSION 3B: FORMULATIONS AND PROCESSING 3 -Ambrosia 3&4 Room

1:35 Processing and Rheology in HDPE/Wood Flour Composites; Carlos Correa, Universidade Sao Francisco

2:00 Material Properties of Wollastonite-Filled Polypropylene Wood-Plastic Composites; Jason Stevens, University of Maine

2:25 Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites from Microcrystalline Cellulose and Polyethylene Terephthalate; Alper Kiziltas, University of Maine

3:15 Fracture Damage Behaviour of Wood-Plastic Composites under the Mutual Action of Fatigue and Creep; Li Da-gang, Nanjing Forestry University

3:40 Extrusion of PET/LDPE, PHB and PP blended with Natural Fibres for Profiles and Injection Molded Applications; Alcides Leao, UNESP

4:00 The Effect of Chemically Coated Nanofibre Reinforcement on Biopolymer Composites; Bei Wang, University of Toronto


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