AMI's global conference on foam technology and applications in thermoplastics and elastomers, Polymer Foam 2018, will take place June 19-20, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
In the past few years, concern for the environment and improved performance/cost ratio, have driven foam markets into new products and manufacturing innovation. From construction insulation, foamed pipe and profiles, flooring and furnishing through to light-weighting of automotive components and packaging reduction, foams are conquering more of the plastics processing marketplace adding reduced material use to cut costs and transportation by reduced weight. In addition foams offer impact performance, sound and thermal insulation, cushioning and other valuable properties. What equipment is best? Which materials are suitable? How controllable is the structure? What chemical blowing agent or physical foaming process is best? Can existing equipment be adapted for foaming? These are some of the hot topics that will be reviewed at Polymer Foam 2018.
Polymer Foam 2018 will offer a lively
interaction between an international panel of speakers and delegates, which
stimulated debate in all sectors.
We are currently recruiting
speakers. If you would like to be considered for our program please email or
fax a title, brief summary and speaker details to Christina Winegarden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
further information on this conference please contact Christina Winegarden,
Conference Coordinator at email@example.com or call +1 610 478
We are currently recruiting speakers for Polymer Foam 2018. Papers are invited on all aspects of the foams industry including but not limited to:
• Chemical blowing agents, such as azodicarbonamide (and potential replacements for vinyl foaming)
• Physical foam blowing
• Syntactic foams
• Foam processing technology such as structural foam molding, steam chest molding and sheet extrusion
• Adapting existing equipment and mold flow design for foam production
• Testing and properties of foams
• Controlling foam structure: microcellular, nanocellular, integral skin, flexible and rigid foam
• 3D manufacturing of foam, structural foam moulding, foam extrusion, steam chest moulding
• Reducing material use and weight by foaming
• Foamability and properties of polymer materials
• Compounding additives and materials for foams
• Key applications and property requirements, case studies and reviews, e.g. construction insulation, packaging, automotive, medical
• Innovations and cutting edge research
• Regulations and testing
Speakers have a 30 minute slot including 5 minutes for questions and attend the conference free of charge. Presentations are required in PowerPoint format 2 months prior to the event.
If you would like to give a presentation, please complete the abstract submission form and return it to Christina Winegarden at firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of November 10.
Registration includes all sessions, conference proceedings, cocktail reception, luncheons, and break refreshments.
To access the registration form, please click on the pdf below:
Polymer Foam 2018
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How to Register
Currently, there are 4 ways you can register for our event:
1. By phone: Call +1 610 478 0800 to register over the phone
2. By email: Complete the registration form and email it to email@example.com
3. By fax: Complete the registration form and fax it to +1 610 478 0900
4. By post: Complete the registration form and mail it to
APPLIED MARKET INFORMATION LLC
1210 Broadcasting Rd, Suite #103
Wyomissing, PA 19610
We will send you a confirmation on receipt of your registration.
Please contact Christina Winegarden, Conference Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 610 478 0800 for more details about attending this event.
PLEASE NOTE: In the near
future, online registration will be available.
AMI events are more than just arenas for listening and networking. They also represent highly-targeted opportunities to enhance your image and to promote your products and services to an international audience.
Make a lasting impact on AMI´s senior management audiences and become an official sponsor at the Polymer Foam conference.
For information on our available packages download our brochure here, or contact me directly at: email@example.com or +1 610 478 0800.
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in conjunction with the conference, the table top exhibition is an integral
part of the event, providing the ideal setting to promote your company and its products
to an international audience.
A profile of your company will be included in the official conference
proceedings that are distributed to all attending delegates and sold after the
conference to interested parties. The exhibition package includes a exhibition
space (10 ft. x 10 ft.) in the registration area and coffee break foyer, located directly outside
the conference room, and 1 free
Exhibitors may either use tables provided by the hotel (3 ft. x 6 ft.) or
bring their own stand or display.
note that only a limited number of tables are available and that we allocate
the space on a first come, first served basis.
For further information, please contact Conference Coordinator, Christina Winegarden at: +1 610 478 0800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To promote your presence at the conference, include the below Polymer Foam 2018 promotional banner in your emails and on your company’s industry calendar of events. The banner will also be sent with your exhibition registration confirmation. Together, we will make this an outstanding event!
How can I register?
There are several ways you can register for our event:
1) By phone: Contact the Conference Coordinator by telephone at +1 610 478 0800.
2) By fax: Complete the registration form with your details and fax it back to +1 610 478 0900.
3) By post: Complete the registration form with your details and send it to:
Applied Market Information LLC, 1210 Broadcasting Road, Suite 103, Wyomissing, PA 19610, USA
4) By email: Send your details to email@example.com
We will send you a confirmation on receipt of your registration.
Can I register online?
Online registration is not yet available. Please refer to the question “How can I register?” to see what methods are available to you.
Do I need to book my accommodation directly?
Yes, delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. A limited number of discounted rooms have been reserved for attendees. Rooms are limited and will be held on a first come, first reserved basis. To avoid disappointment, please make your reservation as soon as possible. Please contact the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center at +1 412 471 4000 and be sure to mention AMI's Polymer Foam 2018 conference to receive the special room rate of $149 plus tax, per night. This rate will be available until May 25, 2018.
What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, the cocktail reception, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, and a set of conference proceedings.
How can I pay?
1) You can arrange a bank transfer; please contact the conference organizer at +1 610 478 0800 for more information.
2) You can pay by check: In dollars ($) made payable to "Applied Market Information LLC"
3) You can pay by credit card: Visa/Mastercard
Please note all cards payments will be processed in US dollars
Can I pay with an AMEX card?
Yes, we do accept American express payment if no other method of payment is available to you. Please be aware that the payment will be processed in US Dollars and that the AMEX commission will be based on the US Dollar exchange rate of the day we process your credit card. In addition because of the much higher costs involved in accepting payments by AMEX we reserve the right to make an additional 2% charge.
Do I get a refund if I cancel my participation?
We will give you a full refund, less an administrative charge of $200, if we receive your cancellation prior to April 27, 2018. Thereafter, no refunds can be made.
Please note that refunds cannot be made on table top bookings or sponsorship packages.
Can my colleague replace me if I cannot attend the conference?
Yes, delegates may be substituted at any time, with no charge.
Can I get a group discount?
If your company is planning to send 2 delegates or more, you are entitled to a group discount. Please contact the Conference Coordinator, Christina Winegarden at +1 610 478 0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I cannot attend, can I obtain the presentations given at the event?
Yes, the conference proceedings are available for sale after each event for $425 + postage. Simply place your order via phone (+1 610 478 0800) or email email@example.com.
We will send a pro forma invoice before dispatching the papers.
What if I cannot attend an AMI event because of bad weather, industrial action, sickness or bereavement?
Unfortunately, AMI cannot take responsibility for such problems. We recommend that you ensure that your travel plans leave you enough spare time to cope with weather delays or industrial action and that your travel insurance policy will recompense you for any financial loss that you suffer as a result of being unable to travel for other reasons. Remember that if you cannot attend an event then you can always send a colleague in your place at no charge.
Do I need a visa to enter a country where AMI is holding an event?
It is entirely possible that you may need a valid visa to enter the USA when AMI is holding an event there. We recommend that at the time of booking you check the visa requirements. Please find below a link to the US State Department's visa requirements web pages:
We are unable to give refunds to delegates who cannot attend conferences because they fail the visa requirements of the country.
Does the conference program ever change?
AMI always does its utmost to avoid changes in advertised conference programs. However, it is a fact of life that from time to time amendments have to be made as a result of changes to speakers’ circumstances or to corporate change. Remember that you can always check with our conference staff on the latest status any conference program
Can I give a paper at an AMI Conference?
AMI welcomes paper offers for presentations at our conferences provided such papers meet our quality and relevance requirements. Within each conference heading you will find a section on ‘Call for Papers’, which tells you what to do if you want to present a paper at a specific conference.
I would like to suggest a new conference
We would love to hear from you. Contact Ms. Christine Stelluti, Conference Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have another question that has not been answered
Please send all queries to the Conference Manager, Ms. Christine Stelluti at email@example.com.
Delegates are responsible for arranging their own hotel accommodation while attending the conference.
June 19-20, 2018
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219
Tel: +1 412 471 4000
We have negotiated a special rate of $149 plus tax, per night at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center. Please contact the hotel's reservations department at +1 412 471 4000 and be sure to mention "AMI's Polymer Foam 2018" to qualify for the special room rate. Rooms are limited and will be held on a first-come, first-reserved basis. The hotel rate is guaranteed for a limited number of rooms so do not delay in making your reservation for a room at the conference location. This rate expires May 25, 2018.
The conference will be held at:
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
+1 412 471 4000
Directions to the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Take I-376 E/US-22 E/US-30 E via Exit 6A Going through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and over the Fort Pitt Bridge--Follow signs to I-376 East Monroeville --Take the left hand exit, Grant Street, Exit 71A (stay on Grant Street) make a right on 6th Avenue--Go two lights and make a left onto Centre Avenue--Go to the first light and make a right onto Washington Place. Make the very next right into the Marriott.
Pittsburgh International Airport - PIT
Airport Phone: +1 412 472 3525
Hotel direction: 17 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
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Companies that have previously attended this event:
# 3M Company
A Admet, inc. - Amcor Inc. - American Profol - Applied Minerals Inc. - Aptco, LLC - Arc Technologies, Inc. - Arkema - Armacell Canada Inc. - Armacell International GmbH - Aurora Plastics, Inc. - Auros Additives - AWE PLC
B Barbour Plastics - BASF - Baumer of America - Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Sinopec - Bergen International - Biopolymer Network Ltd. - Bluestar Silicones - Borealis AG - Borealis Italia S.p.A. - Braskem America - Braskem S.A. - Byucksan
C Cable Components Group - Cabot Microelectronics - Cedap - Celanese - Clariant Masterbatches Corp. - Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA, Inc. - Cloeren Incorporated - Eau Claire Works - Cold Chain Technologies, Inc. - Colorant Chromatics - Commodore Technology - Coperion Corporation - Creative Foam Corporation - Crest Foam Industries - Cultec
D Dart Container Corporation - Davis-Standard, LLC - Dow Chemical - Dow Europe GmbH - Dupont
E E-Beam Services, Inc. - Eastman Chemical Company - EDI - Elmer's Products - EMCC - Energizer Personal Care, Playtex Manufacturing - EPS Industry Alliance - Equistar Chemicals, LP - Erlenbach Machinen GmbH - Esenttia - Evonik - Exo-S Inc. - Exxonmobil Chemical Company
F First Quality Packaging Solutions - Foam Creations Inc. - Foam Supplies, Inc. - Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology - FRX Polymers Inc.
G G.H. Associates - Gaco Western - Gala Industries, Inc. - Genarex - Gneuss, Inc. - Green Hill Partners LLC - Gurit USA Inc.
H Hanon Systems - Hanwha Advanced Materials America - Henkel - Hickory Springs MFG Co. - Hira Industries LLC
I IAC Group - ICL-IP America - ID Additives - Industrial Thermo Polymers - Ingenia Polymers - Innova s/a - Inoac USA, Inc. - Interfacial Solutions - Inteva Products, LLC - IRPC Public Company Limited - Ivex Packaging
J Japan Polypropylene Corporation - Japan Steel Works America, Inc. - Johannes Kepler University LINZ - JSP Corporation
K Kaneka north america - Kibbechem - Kingspan Insulation - Kraton Polymers - KraussMaffei Berstorff - Kydex LLC - Kyoto University
L LCY Chemical Corp. - Leistritz - Linde LLC - Lubrizol Advanced Materials - LyondellBasell
M Macon & Associates, Inc. - Macro Engineering and Technology INC. - Mactac - Mearthane Products Corporation - Modern Dispersions Inc. - Momentive Performance Materials - MTS Systems Corp. - Myung-Il Foamtec Co., Ltd. - Mucell Extrusion
N National Research Council of Canada - Necal Corp. - New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering - Nexans Deutschland GmbH - Nexkemia - NFM Welding Engineers - Nike - NMC SA - Nomaco Inc. - Nordson Corporation, Polymer Processing Systems - Nova Chemicals
O Ocean Plastics Co., Ltd. - Omega Plasto Compounds Pvt. Ltd. - O'Neil Color & Compounding Corporation - Orbis Corporation - Otsuka Chemical - Owens Corning
P Pactiv - Palmarole AG - Palziv North America - PITAC INT'L Machinery Co., Ltd. - Plastic Technologies, Inc. - Plastiques Cascades - Pleiger Plastics Company - Polyfil Corporation - Polymer Technologies - Polyvel Inc. - Pregis Corporation - Promix Solutions, LLC
Q Quantachrome Instruments
R Reach Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. - Reedy Chemical Foam & Specialty Additives - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Rex Performance Products LLC - Rogers Corporation - Rowa, Inc. - Royal Building Products - Royce Associates
S Sabic - Saint-Gobain - Samsung SDI Chemical - Saucony - Schluter-Systems - Schmitz Foam - Schneller, LLC - Sealed Air Corporation - Sekisui Plastics Co. - Sekisui Voltek LLC - Shamrock Technologies, Inc. - Shandong Zhicheng Rubber Plastic Co. Ltd. - Shaw Industries - Sherwin Williams - Solvay Specialty Polymers - Songwon International Americas, Inc. - Stevens Institute of Technology - Sulzer Chemtech
T The Dow Chemical Company - The Gilman Brothers Co. - The Ohio State University - The Supreme Industries Limited - Thor Specialties - Toray Plastics (America) Inc. - Tosoh Biosciences LLC - Total Cray Valley - Town of Markham - Tramaco GmbH - Transmit Tech. Group (Borealis) - Trexel - Trocellen GmbH
U University of Bayreuth - University of Castilla-La Mancha - Universite Laval - University of Rome Tor Vergata - University of Toronto - University of Washington - University of Wisconsin-Madison - US Environmental Protection Agency
W Wacker Chemical Corporation
Z Zotefoams PLC
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