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CPIA sets agenda for Toronto Innovation Forum

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released the agenda for its upcoming Plastics Innovati...


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September 13, 2010 by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has released the agenda for its upcoming Plastics Innovation Forum, in Toronto on October 5.

According to CPIA, the Forum will feature presentations from eight prominent professors; “those who possess insightful and thought provoking applied and developing plastics research activities applicable to the plastics industry.” The presentations will include process development for controlled-radical polymerization systems, de-vulcanization of rubber crumb,latex dispersions, metal-chelating polymers, process optimization through rheology, polysaccharide nanoparticles, pathogen detection and post-use resource recovery technologies.

CPIA’s Innovations Forums are designed to bring researchers from universities into contact with plastics industry counterparts to seek “functional fits”, creating joint applied research projects of value to both parties. “There is a wealth of applied R&D activity occurring within academia in Canada, which can be utilized by the Canadian plastics industry,” Dr. John Vlachopoulos, a chemical engineering professor at Ontario’s McMaster University, said in a CPIA statement.

The registration deadline for the Toronto Forum is September 24. A registration form can be found at this link.

The Toronto event is the first of CPIA’s Forums; the second is set for November in Vancouver, with more to follow in other cities.