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Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2008


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Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2008
Author: Rapra Conferences
ISBN 978-1-84735-071-8

Published: 2008
Papers: 23

Price: $180.00 + S&H
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Now in its tenth year Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2008 has become firmly established in the plastics community as the meeting place for processors, material suppliers, academics and end users to exchange ideas and keep up to date with developments in this fast growing niche of the polymer sector.

Recent changes in the foam blowing industry have been largely driven by environmental legislation - whether concerns over consumer safety, atmospheric protection or solid waste disposal and recycling. In their primary applications in consumer products, (such as cushioning for furniture and automobiles, thermal insulation for construction and packaging) polymer foams are being continually enhanced to replace dense solid polymers, reducing weight and costs. Indeed strict energy regulations in most European countries have boosted the use of polymer foams in building and construction, automotive and aerospace sectors where foamed plastics are recognised for their performance and processing advantages as well as the obvious cost and weight savings. Nevertheless providing environmentally sound and cost effective foam solutions continues to be a constant challenge.

Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2008 was dedicated to the critical role of blowing agents in foamed plastics and rubber and included, amongst other things, commercial polymeric foams and their applications, their technologies and future industry trends.

SESSION 1 BLOWING AGENTS / BLOWING GASES AND SPECIALITIES

Paper 1 Foaming of biodegradable plastics in packaging applications
Jan Erik Wegner & Micro Gröseling, Clariant Masterbatches (Deutschland GmbH), Germany

Paper 2 Environmental advantages of pentane and NIK blends
Dennis Jones & John Murphy, The BOC Group Ltd, UK

Paper 3 Foaming of an immiscible blend system using organic liquids as blowing agents
Peter Gutmann, Klaus Hildebrandt, Volker Altstädt & Axel H E Müller, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Paper 4 Properties of thermoplastics foamed with EXPANCEL® expandable microspheres
Anna Gärd & Lena Jönsson, Eka Chemicals EXPANCEL, Sweden

SESSION 2 GASES AND POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Paper 5 Investigation of new low GWP blowing agents for rigid polyurethane foams
Dr Laurent Abbas, Arkema, France; Ben Chen, Joseph Costa, Philippe Bonnet & Maher Elsheik, Arkema Inc, USA

Paper 6 Update on the development of FEA-1100, a novel foam expansion agent for polyurethane foams
Dr Mark L Robin, Gary Loh & Joseph A Creazzo, DuPont Fluoroproducts, USA

SESSION 3 NEW STUDIES ON RESINS AND FOAMING PROCESSES

Paper 7 Trends in polymer foam research
Dr Holger Ruckdäschel, Roland Hingmann, Klaus Han, Jan K W Sandler, Erik Wassner & Timothy Francis, BASF SE, Germany

Paper 8 Sandwich structures with a functionally graded syntactic foam core: Free vibration analysis
Omid Rahmani & S M R Khalili, K N Toosi University of Technology, Iran

Paper 9 Compression molding of polyethylene foams under a temperature gradient: Morphology and properties
Prof Denis Rodrigue, Jiaolian Yao & Mohamad Reza Barzegari, Lavel University, Canada

SESSION 4 NANO-STRUCTURES - DIFFERENT ASPECTS

Paper 10 Use of the supercritical fluid technology to prepare efficient nanocomposite foams for environmental protection purpose
Laetitia Urbanczyk, Jean-M ichel Thomassin, Michael Alexandre, Christine Jérôme & Christophe Detrembleur, University of Liège, Belgium; Isabelle Huynen, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Paper 11 The fundamental issues about the effect of nano-particles on the foaming behavior of nanocomposites
Prof Chul B Park, Wentao Zhai, Siu N Leung, Lilac Wang & Takashi Kuboki, University of Toronto,Canada

Paper 12 The added value of high melt strength polyolefins in practice
Leon Nelissen, SABIC Europe, The Netherlands

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SESSION 5 FOAM INJECTION MOULDING TECHNOLOGY


Paper 13 Smooth foam and smooth surface - a contradiction?
Helmut Eckardt, Wittman Battenfeld GmbH & Co KG, Germany

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Paper 14 Large structural foam parts and multi-nozzle low pressure machines
Brian Read, Horizon Plastics Ltd, Canada

Paper 15 Influence of organic additives on foam morphology of injection-moulded i-polypropylene
Marieluise Stumpf, Andreas Spörrer, Hans-Werner Schmidt & Volker Alstädt, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Paper 16 Mechanical properties of structural LDPE foams compared with those of conventional nonstructural LDPE foams
J Escudero, M A Rodriguez-Perez, E Solórzano & J A de Saja, University Valladoid, Spain

Paper 17 Improving the impact behaviour of structural foams
Laura Flórez, Prof Dr Ing Dr Ing E h Walter Michaeli, Dominik Obeloer & Markus Brinkmann, RWTH Aachen University (IKV), Germany

Paper 18 A new process for the injection moulding of foamed parts with physical blowing agents
Prof Dr-Ing Dr-Ing E h Walter Michaeli & Dominik Obeloer, RWTH Aachen University (IKV), Germany

Paper 19 Implementation of the MuCell® process in commercial applications
Dr Hartmut Traut, Levi Kishbaugh & Uwe Kolshorn, Trexel, Germany

SESSION 6 EXTRUSION: NEW FINDINGS AND RESULTS

Paper 20 New high-melt-strength polypropylene by reactive extrusion
Dr Ir André H Hogt & Wim K Frijlink, AkzoNobel Polymer Chemicals, The Netherlands

SESSION 7 MICROCELLULAR FOAMS

Paper 21 Technyl®XCell; nylon grades offering best aesthetics and performances for microcellular processing (MuCell®).
Dr Gerard Bradley, Rhodia Research & Technologies, France

Paper 22 Fabrication and characterization of halogen-free flame retardant polyolefin foams with cell sizes in the microcellular range
Silvia Román-Lorza, J Sabadell & J J García-Ruiz, Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Miranda de Ebro (CTME), Spain; M A Rodriguez-Perez & J A de Saja Sáez, University of Valladolid, Spain

Paper 23 Influence of different blowing agents and injection moulding processing parameters on the properties of microcellular polycarbonate
Dipl-Ing Martin Rohleder, A K Bledzki & H Kirschling, University of Kassel, Germany

 

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