AMI's 2nd annual Polymer Testing & Analysis in the US took place on September 11-12 at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The conference offers the opportunity to discover and debate the latest innovations in polymer testing, characterization and analysis. Polymer testing and analysis underpins all stages of successful plastics processing. As the market demands new plastics products that are smaller, smarter, stronger and safer, so the challenges for materials suppliers, designers and specifiers increase. It is essential to understand how a material or compound will behave during processing and how a product will respond to its user and environment. How will a change in compound formulation affect the mechanical properties of an end product? How will exposure to extreme weather conditions influence the durability of a photovoltaic panel? How will cables or electrical housings behave in a fire?
Key plastics markets place particular demands on plastics performance, from degradability of a single-use packaging product to long-term stability of construction products. End-use markets ranging from medical products to civil infrastructure all require compliance with complex and evolving standards. How are extractables and leachables assessed from a complex pharmaceutical package? What are the latest regulations governing food-contact plastics? Can accelerated oven aging emulate the conditions experienced over a product’s lifetime? What is the role of non-destructive testing in preventing product failure?
Plastics processors need to understand the needs of their customers and also rely upon testing of raw materials and products for quality assurance. Plastics materials and products continue to evolve, processing problems can be costly and product failures potentially catastrophic. Polymer testing equipment and techniques are advancing to meet these challenges within a complex regulatory environment and this event provided a unique forum in which to explore these issues and discuss the latest solutions.
In addition to a busy two-day program of presentations from leading players in the market, Polymer Testing & Analysis offered high-level networking for professionals from throughout the plastics supply chain.
For further information on future editions of Polymer Testing & Analysis, please contact: Ms. Shannon Slaff, Conference Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +1 610 478 0800, Fax: +1 610 478 0900.
To view the 2018 program, please click on the pdf below:
AMI's Polymer Testing and Analysis 2018
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The official Call for Papers is closed,
however, we are always interested in receiving new topics. We are
happy to keep your information on file in case a space opens up on the program,
or for the next edition in 2019.
Conference Hotline: Shannon Slaff, Conference Coordinator
Em: Shannon.email@example.com | Ph: +1 610 478 0800
AMI's Polymer Testing & Analysis will focus on the testing, characterization and
analysis of polymers, additives, compounds and finished products. Paper offers
are invited from all aspects of the testing and analysis of polymers including,
but not limited to:
MATERIALS AND PRODUCT TESTING
Mechanical testing: strength, impact, flexibility
Chemical resistance, corrosion, environmental stress cracking
Color, visual and optical properties
Surface properties: abrasion, friction, scratch resistance
Permeability and barrier properties
Odors, taste, residual monomers, migration and emissions
Fire and smoke performance
Durability, creep and fatigue behavior
Adhesion, peel strength
Weathering and accelerated ageing
Biodegradation and composting
PROCESSING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
Raw materials testing
Rapid optimization of compound formulations
In line measurement
Software developments / data management
Calibration and laboratory accreditation
NEW MATERIALS TESTING STANDARDS
CHALLENGING APPLICATIONS AND RELEVANT CASE STUDIES
Speakers have a 30 minute slot including 5 minutes for questions and receive complimentary registration. If you would like your company's newest products or latest breakthroughs to be highlighted to key industry players at this event, please complete the abstract submission form or email Ms. Shannon Slaff, Conference Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax +1 610 478 0900.
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The conference proceedings for Polymer Testing & Analysis 2018 are available for sale for $425 + postage. If you would like to purchase a copy of the conference proceedings, please contact Ms. Shannon Slaff, Conference Coordinator at Email: email@example.com or at Tel: +1 610 478 0800.
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