JUNE 17-19, 2024

Polymers: sustainability, processes, applications & characterization

Materials for More Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals

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Symposium Co-Chairs

YuanQiao RaoYuanQiao Rao
Dow Chemical Company

Yuming LaiYuming Lai
Research Scientist
The Dow Chemical Company

Matt KweonMatt Kweon
Senior Product Development Engineer


Key Speakers

Kinetics of homogeneous nucleation in supercooled polymer melts
Andrew Anstey
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

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2023 Symposium Sessions

9:00Sustainable Polymers
4:00Polymers - Posters

2023 Symposium Program

Monday June 19

9:00Sustainable PolymersNational Harbor 8
Session chair: Yuming Lai, Dow Chemical, US & Maksim E. Shivokhin, ExxonMobil, US
9:00Transforming Plastic Waste for a Low Carbon, Circular Economy
J. Martin, M.J. Hogg, A. Coleman, D. Chatman-Moore, V. Shah, E. Ruiz, Dow Inc., US
9:25Rethinking Materials: From Molecular Recycling to Food Service
A. Detwiler, Eastman, US
9:50Recyclable-by-Design Plastics for the Future
C.J. Tassone, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and BOTTLE, US
10:25Multimodal Characterization of Degraded and Consumer Polyolefins Towards Quantitative Structure-Property Relationships in a Sustainable Plastics Economy
S. Orski, National Institute of Standards & Technology, US
10:50Generation and identification of microplastics under accelerated UV weathering
L-P Sung, S.S. Jhang, S. Rostampour, R. Cook, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:10Solvents-based Green Recycling Process of Polystyrene and Associated Copolymers
J-M. Pin, Polystyvert Inc., CA
11:35Rethinking Plastics – Approaches and Contributions from BASF Plastics Additives Group
L. Liu, BASF, US
12:00High Throughput Methods for The Development of Polymeric Stabilizers for The Mechanical Dispersion Process.
T.H. Kalantar, M. Ladika, G. Strandburg, A. Safir, S. Zong, Dow Chemical, US
4:00Polymers - PostersExpo Hall AB
Harvesting environmental water by hydroscopic hydrogels embedded in delinquent salt and ‎carbon nanotube
N. Hamidi, I. Williams, H. Hamidi, M. McKinney, E. Smalls, P.‎D. Ferguson, South Carolina State University, US
Understanding the Effect of Fabrication Technique on Plarn Properties
U. Ezimora, L.P. Davila, University of California Merced, US
Evaluation of PET degradation under accelerated weathering
S-S. Jhang, R. Cook, S. Rostampour, B.H. Liu,, L-P. Sung, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
Scalable Catalytic Deuteration of Polyolefins
G. Larsen, T. Guin, K. McDonald, C. Malone, J. Folkert, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
Topics & Application Areas
  • Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable, and Reusable
  • Separation, Filtration & Absorption
  • Catalysis
  • Advanced Structural Materials
  • Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Polyolefins
  • Nano- and Microcellular Polymers
  • Other

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