AMI's first Polymer Testing & Analysis in the US took place on September 19-20 at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
The conference offered the opportunity to discover and debate the latest innovations in polymer testing, characterization and analysis. Polymer testing and analysis underpin 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 ageing 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 new event will provide 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. Kelly DeFino, Sr. Conference Coordinator, email@example.com Tel: +1 610 478 0800, Fax: +1 610 478 0900.
To view the up to date program, please click on the pdf below:
AMI's Polymer Testing and Analysis 2017
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The official Call for Papers is closed as of Feb. 13, 2017. However, we are always interested in new topics. Even if there isn't a chance for this year's program, we are happy to keep your information on file for 2018. We look forward to hearing from you!
Conference Hotline: Kelly DeFino, Senior Conference Coordinator
Em: firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: +1 610 478 0800
We are inviting expert speakers to present at the first edition of AMI's Polymer Testing & Analysis conference in the US. This event will aim to focusing 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 and return it to Ms. Kelly DeFino, Sr. Conference Coordinator, at email@example.com or fax +1 610 478 0900.
The deadline to submit is February 13, 2017
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The conference proceedings for Polymer Testing & Analysis 2017 are available for sale for $425 + postage. If you would like to purchase a copy of the conference proceedings, please contact Ms. Kelly DeFino, Senior Conference Coordinator at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at Tel: +1 610 478 0800.
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"Engaged audience and good dialogue. Great opportunity for networking and ideation"
-Product Durability Engineer, AVERY DENNISON
"Great conference with such great presentations"
-Polymer Engineer, U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER
"Nice initiative to bring together analysts from various platform applications and background involved in polymer testing"
-Scientist, GREENE TWEED
"Great show set-up"
"Excellent forum for idea exchange with genuine participant interaction"
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