AMI's global conference on foam technology and applications in thermoplastics and elastomers, Polymer Foam 2018, took 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 were reviewed at Polymer Foam 2018.
Polymer Foam 2018 offered a lively
interaction between an international panel of speakers and delegates, which
stimulated debate in all sectors.
Save the date for Polymer Foam 2019 which will take place June 18-19, 2019 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center!
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Polymer Foam 2018
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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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