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Conference Program

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Hall Valparaiso – Exhibitor Floor

12:00 – 12:40

SMART PLASTICS AND ADDITIVES

Nanotechnology applied to plastics – case studies
Matthew J Lenington,
PhD.  Sr. Scientist, Vilher – PolyAd Services

• Nanoclays originating from MMT are exfoliated and incorporated as a compound into plastic resins, which produces the exchange of ions.
• The aim is to enhance mechanical and barrier properties in plastic matrices.
• One of the polymers used is NYLON.
• How we can meet the demands of our customers in finding plastics that exceed their intrinsic properties, through nanometric compounds that are incorporated into the plastic structure during processing.

12:40 – 13:20

Efficient and sustainable additive solutions for polymer applications
Bjarne Nielsen,
Non Food Division Manager, Palsgaard AS

• Learn and understand the functionality of migratory antistatic and Antifog additives
• Overview of efficient new sustainable and green additive solutions for food packaging applications
• How additives can fit the new agenda of going green and support Brand owners desire to reduce CO2 foot print
• Green and sustainable does not mean in-efficient – performance and cost in use are still key parameters that must be met to be successful.
• What to expect from the trend going towards safe and green additives in food packaging applications

13:20 – 14:00

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Based Carbon Composite Laminates for Automotive Applications- A Disruptive Technology
Sat Nistala,
Technical Service Manager, Lubrizol Advanced Material

• Describes a novel one-step method of forming stacked CFRP in which thermoplastic polyurethane films (TPU), especially Estane® TPU films applied and/or impregnated to eliminate the use of UV coatings & clear coatings to impart properties such as weathering, scratch, and abrasion, improve esthetics, water-proof, and corrosion resistance.
• Several trials have been completed at the OEMs and viewed the invention as ‘disruptive’ and predicting an impact on the CFRP market growth.

14:00 – 15:30

OPEN LUNCH

15:30 – 16:10

Stacking the unstackable, versatility, highly automated systems and processes
Luca Oliverio,
Sales Director, WM Thermoforming Machines

• 3rd generation 3 axes Robot
• Stacking speed VS stacking height and products shape
• System rigidity: Driving at high speed does not make sense if we do not prevent machine vibration.
• High speed stacking: Limit on Robot stacker speed.
• Twist series breaking the 50 cycle barrier: Machine concept and speed result

16:10 – 16:50

How to Choose ABS and ABS/PC for Best Chrome Plating Results
Tom Chu,
Business Development and Technology Manager, ELIX Polymers

• Learn the fast growing design trends of chrome plated plastic trims in automotive and consumer products
• Learn the mechanism of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) plating for highly aesthetics parts
• Learn how plating scrap rate can have major financial impact on molders/platers
• Learn how a series of innovative high heat ABS and PC-modified ABS can replace PC/ABS and reduce plating scrap rate
• Understand the special polymer manufacturing processes to achieve highest purity, best surface quality and microstructure of ABS for best plating results

16:50 – 17:30

Functional loads – Substituting traditional loads through innovation and technology
Aldimir Torres,
Grupo ATSA

• A commercially available technology using connected structured loads instead of traditional loads does not exist in Mexico
• Increased product properties for manufacturers through the use of connected loads
• Maintaining the physical-chemical properties of compounds to be processed with significantly reduced costs

17:30 – 18:30

KEYNOTE

NAFTA Update – Participation of the plastics industry

Manuel Herrera Vega,
President, CONCAMIN

 ACCESS FREE

Program subject to change

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Hall Valparaiso – Exhibitor Floor

12:00 – 12:40

INDUSTRY 4.0

Industry 4.0
Walter Johann Jungwirth,
Managing Director, Engel de México

• What is Industry 4.0 and what is not
• Smart Factory
• Closing the GAP with Inject 4.0
• Necessities for today’s injection molding company

12:40 – 13:20

TBD

13:20 – 14:00

The impact of IoT on the molding factory of the future
Oliver Lindenberg,
Vice President Sales and Marketing, Mold-Masters/Milacron

• Called the IIoT [Industrial Internet of Things] or Industry 4.0, these new technologies are working their way into every piece of equipment in your factory. The question on everyone’s mind is how do these devices make me more profit? Bi-lateral communications between equipment, enhanced intelligence, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and process optimization innovation examples will show how “Smart” equipment could create new value for molders

14:00 – 15:30

LUNCH BREAK

15:30 – 16:10

Barrier films – from application to the correct extrusion process
Dipl.-Ing. Robert Sliepen,
Sales Manager Latin America Mexico, Windmöller and Hölscher

• Extrusion Technologies
• Cast
• Blown
• Water quenching
• Comparison of film properties (e.g. thermoforming films)
• Process flexibility
• Product development (e.g. edible oil packaging)
• Asymmetric structures and curling

16:10 – 16:50

Plastics 4.0- Real solution for your production
Jochen Mitzler,
Head of Strategic Product Management, KraussMaffei Group

16:50 – 17:30

Tecnology 4.0
Rudolf Pichler,
Wittmann Battenfeld Mexico

17:30 – 18:30

KEYNOTE

 ACCESS FREE

Program is subject to changes

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Hall Valparaiso – Exhibitor Floor

9:00 – 12:00

PLASTICS PROCESSES – TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS

Workshop: Assocomaplast

12:40 – 13:20

A CIRCULAR FUTURE WITH PLASTICS

State of the art in sensing and sorting – New technology allows to sort black plastics
Hendrik Beel,
Managing Director, RTT Steinert GmbH

• Basics about optical sorting
• UniSort Family : NIR-technology developed
• NIR-technology with Hyper Spectral Imaging
• Application “high lights” in the last years

13:20 – 14:00

A circular future with plastics

Juan Martínez, Director of Sustainability for Latin America, Dow

• Major global challenges – How to face them
• Sustainability – Global Challenges
• Examples

14:00 – 15:30

LUNCH BREAK

15:30 – 16:10

Complete solutions for the recycling of plastics, agricultural and post-consumer material
Dario Previero,
General Manager, Sorema Div. of Previero

• Projects in plastics recycling are moving to larger scale with high-END applications.
• Market requires full turnkey project with management support during first 1 or 2 years of production.

16:10 – 16:50

Improving the energy efficiency of the pipe extrusion process
Massimiliano Vailati,
Sales Manager, TECNOMATIC’s

• Smart solutions about energy saving
• These solutions both grant money saving to the manufacturer and care towards the environment.

16:50 – 17:30

Iniciativa GEMI

Program is subject to changes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Hall Valparaiso – Exhibitor Floor

12:00 – 14:00

TALLER DE INYECCIÓN y/o TALLER CIATEQ

Workshop: TBD

Program is subject to changes

Main topics for the Program:

Industry 4.0 for plastics processors:

Industry 4.0: The current trend of what is referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution highlights the growing interaction of cybernetics, digitalization and cooperative coordination for all the economy’s productive units. Present the benefits of Industry 4.0 in the plastic processes.

Smart plastics and additives:

Plastic polymers continue to develop, with major investment in time and money helping to improve their physical, mechanical, optical, organoleptic, and chemical properties, among others. Thanks to this development we can now design better packaging, containers, and various articles for daily use through the creation of smart plastics. The world market has developed new technologies in polymer and additive formulations that allow the manufacture of innovative plastics products. These new plastics products are also recyclable, reusable and friendly to human health.

A circular future with plastics:

Nature provides us with everything and we give hardly anything back. Today scientific research focuses on the development of polymers, additives, machinery, tools, and sustainable designs oriented towards a circular economy. How can this be done? We do our best to join this trend applying science and technology for the better use of plastic polymers, while presenting the most important topics affecting the plastic materials transformation sector today, such as the circular economy, care for the environment, reuse and recycling policies or standards and regulations.

Plastics Processes – Technical Workshops

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