AMI's Polyolefin Additives 2008 Conference is the place to network with top professionals from the polyolefin industry. There are technical experts from major companies such as Borealis, Carmel Olefins, BASF, Cytec, Ciba, Rika, Albemarle, Rio Tinto Minerals, Timcal, Norner Innovation, DuPont, Wells Plastics, Songwon and Chemtura. This event provides a forum to debate how to select the best mix of ingredients for the requirements of key polyolefin applications from packaging to automotive.
New grades of polyolefins are offering enhanced performance. The right formulation can add value and give suppliers an edge in the market place. The conference looks at the range of additives available including nucleating and other processing aids to speed up production; stabilisation systems to slow down ageing and degradation on exposure to heat, light and oxidising agents; conductive materials; functional mineral fillers and others. There are many specialist additive systems available to meet the requirements of plastics processors and end users.
European legislation affects the whole chemical industry and additives are no exception. There will be a paper on the practical impact and preparations for the REACH regulations (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances). There will also be an update on approved food contact additives. There is new guidance on microbicidal materials and antimicrobials in polyolefins will be discussed at the conference.
Polyolefin Additives 2008 offers a meeting point for the industry to debate business trends and improvements in materials and properties. It provides a unique opportunity to network with the wide range of professionals who work with polyolefins.