TechConnect World 2020
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Sustainable Materials for Personal & Home Care

Symposium Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Johan PluyterJohan Pluyter
President and Founder
Pluyter Consulting, LLC

Samiul AminSamiul Amin
Associate Professor
Manhattan College

Key Speakers

Pankaj GuptaDow’s Sustainability Journey in Home and Personal Care
Pankaj Gupta
Senior R&D Director, Home and Personal Care, The Dow Chemical Company

Carlos BosquesCarlos Bosques
Vice President of R&D and Innovation
Evolved by Nature

YuanQiao RaoMaterials Science of Natural Material Based Hair Fixatives
YuanQiao Rao
Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Thomas Alan KwanGreen Chemistry & Engineering Challenges for Home and Personal Care Materials
Thomas Alan Kwan
Sustainability and Green Products Engineer, Unilever

The main focus of our 2020 symposium is sustainable materials: Innovations in packaging materials to allow recycling or include bio-based materials; and innovations in bio-based ingredients to support 'all natural' product claims and to support company sustainability goals.

We also invite you to submit abstracts on research and development work that can support the inclusion of more sustainable materials in consumer products - new insights into the performance and behavior of these complex materials, innovations in formulation, product testing and characterization.

 
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Symposium Sessions

Monday June 29

1:30Keynotes: Sustainable Materials for Personal & Home Care

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
10:30Polyolefins: synthesis, structure and properties
1:30Materials for more Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals
4:00Agriculture & Food: Materials & Innovations - Posters

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
10:30Bio-based Materials

Symposium Program

Monday June 29

1:30Keynotes: Sustainable Materials for Personal & Home Care
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, The Dow Chemical Company, US, Johan Pluyter, Pluyter Consulting, LLC
Dow’s Sustainability Journey in Home and Personal Care
P. Gupta, The Dow Chemical Company, US
Green Chemistry & Engineering Challenges for Home and Personal Care Materials
T.A. Kwan, Unilever, US
TBA
C. Bosques, Evolved by Nature, US
Materials Science of Natural Material Based Hair Fixatives
Y.Q. Rao, T. Lan, K. Joshi, The Dow Chemical Company, US

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
Sustainable Performance Materials
R.D. Maier, BASF Corporation, US
Design of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
H. Lentzakis, Kruger Biomaterials Inc., CA
Sustainable Packaging Solutions Using Low Density Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam; Technical Challenges, Recyclability and End-Of-Life Solutions.
S. Sopher, JSP, US
Designed to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
J. Sternberg, S. Pilla, Clemson University, US
10:30Polyolefins: synthesis, structure and properties
Session chair: Maksim Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
The Societal Impact of Polyolefins
P. Brant, Consultant, US
The Physics of Drawing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
N.J. Alvarez, Drexel University, US
Rheology and Flow Instabilities of Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPVs)
A. Doufas, K. Iyer, N. Ghahramani, S.G. Hatzikiriakos, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, US
Microstructure and properties of Poly (ethylene-acrylic acid)-cb-polypropylene hyper-branched comb block copolymers based on ESCORTM 5100.
M.E. Shivokhin, C.R. López-Barrón, P. Brant, ExxonMobil, US
KIER SponCat™ Technology for Production of Linear Olefins and Synthetic Waxes from Syngas
D.H. Chun, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
Selective Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Alkanes over Boron-Containing Catalysts
W.P. McDermott, J.M. Venegas, J.T. Grant, I. Hermans, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
1:30Materials for more Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals
Session chair: Maksim Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
Self-reinforced nanofibrillar polymer foams
A. Anstey, M.B. Mahmud, A. Tuccitto, C.B. Park, P.C. Lee, University of Toronto, CA
Processing of polypropylene by material extrusion additive manufacturing
J. Gonzalez-Gutierrez, M. Spoerk, C. Holze, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, AT
Performance and Recycling of Nanocomposites for Electronics Applications
J. Mead, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
Accelerating the Commercialization of Chemical and Materials Technologies
M. Heuft, Xerox, CA
Thermal-Resistant Plastic Composites for Industrial Applications: Processing and Properties
S. Zhong, M. Rutkevicius, C. Stoner, ABB US Corporate Research Center, US
Total Cray Valley Innovation spotlight
C. Richardson, TOTAL Petrochemicals and Refining USA, US
4:00Agriculture & Food: Materials & Innovations - Posters
Cultured meat: just around the corner?
M. Dent, IDTechEx Ltd, UK
Stability of curcumin loaded nanoparticles compared to nanoemulsions under thermal processing and storage conditions as a food additive
T. Chuacharoen, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, TH
Will vertical farming revolutionize global agriculture?
M. Dent, IDTechEx, Ltd., UK
Biodegradable, non-toxic, antimicrobial zein nanofibers produced by electrospinning for sustainable food packaging applications
Z. Aytac, R. Huang, N. Vaze, T. Xu, M.B. Chan-Park, K.K. Parker, P. Demokritou, Harvard University, US
Production of Water Soluble Carbon Nanotubes-added Biofertilizer: Superfertilizer
N.A. Kizilbash, Northern Border University, SA

Wednesday July 1

8:30Sustainable Materials Fireside Chat
Session chair: Fiona Case, TechConnect, US
10:30Bio-based Materials
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow, US
TBA
C. Dimmler, Checkerspot, Inc., US
Poly-γ-Glutamic Acid: A Green Alternative to Sodium Polyacrylate for Superabsorbents
C. Peng, Ecovia Renewables Inc., US
Integrated Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guar Gum
J.C. Quinn, H.M. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University, US
TBA
N. Rorrer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
Cellulose Based Eco-foam
P. Wang, X. Zhang, Washington State University, US
Vibration Assisted Injection Molding: An Innovative Energy Efficient Processing Technique for Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with Enhanced Properties
P. Gao, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Xing, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
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