Dr. Pal Arjunan
EUREKA - GlobChem Consultants
14518 Mountain Cliff Lane, Houston, TX 77044
Erin B. Murphy, Ph.D
Kraton Polymers LLC
16400 Park Row
Houston, TX 77084
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7202
This is the first of its kind by Poly Div, focusing on advanced
polymer materials that meet the specific needs of selected industries –
Energy/Petrochemical, Additive Manufacturing, Light Weighting, and Coatings.
These industries are faced with not just an evolutionary or incremental
change in the demands on existing polymer-based materials, but in fact are
in the midst of a substantial or revolutionary change in material property
requirements. Where elastomers may have served in the past, thermoplastics
are likely to be required in the future; where thermoplastics may not meet
demanding conditions, application-specific composites may be called for. The
future of materials science and technology providers is a bright yet
demanding one as the rate of demand for new materials grows and perhaps
exceeds the pace at which new solutions can be developed.
This workshop will highlight the current innovation, technology/materials/product developments, and qualification of materials to enable the industry to march into the highly demanding current environments and meet the emerging challenges in future. Designed to the specific industry needs, the conference will provide a forum for speakers to showcase, and delegates to learn about new materials and converting technologies to improve current products/applications performance and as well open the door to improve or replace existing material selections.