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GPEC® 2013 Technical Program/Agenda

GPEC 2013 Technical Program/Agenda

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Wednesday Evening

6.00 – 7.30 pm

- Reception, Lagniappe and Waterbury Ballroom -

Thursday Morning

7.00 – 8.00 am

- Breakfast, Grand Ballroom DE -
OPENING REMARKS

   

Recycling
Grand Ballroom B

Sustainability
Grand Ballroom A

Processing
Grand Ballroom E

8.00 – 8.30 amR1 Rami Margalit, Netafim
Determination of Solid Contaminants in Recycled Polyethylene MaterialS1 Adam Pawloski, Interfacial Solutions
Recycled PLA Feedstocks by Hyperbranching 8.30 – 9.00 amR2 Seetha Coleman-Kammula, Simply Sustain
A Comparison of Four Technologies to Recycle Mixed and Dirty PlasticsS2 David Grewell, Iowa State University
Multifunctional Sustainable Plastics for Agricultural Applications 9.00 – 9.30 amR3 Warren Kim, Next Generation Recycling Machines
The Basics and Economics of Recycling Plastic ScrapS3 Carmen Rodriguez, Altuglas International
New Biopolymer alloys, Plexiglas® Rnew™ for Durable ApplicationsP1 Sushant Jain, PTi Extruders
Reclaim PET Flake into Sheet – Dryer-less Extrusion9.30 – 10.00 amR4 Shawna Lamoree, MicroGREEN Polymers
Recyclability of Solid-State Microcellular Expanded 50% PCR PET Food Packaging ProductsS4 John Fleischer, Universal Dynamics
BioResin Material Handling and Drying SystemsP2 John Farney, Cumberland Recycling
New Developments in Material Reclamation and Reprocessing Systems for Reclaim Extrusion10.00 – 10.30 am- Break and Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -10.30 – 11.00 am- Plenary Session, Grand Ballroom A -
Plenary AN OVERVIEW OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISION’S GREEN GUIDELINES
Speaker KELVIN OKAMOTO, Cereplast, Inc11.00 – 11.30 amR5 Erica Ocampo, Dow Chemical Company (through Michelle Patrick)
Packaging Design for Sustainability: Solutionism in ContextS5 Sam Deconinck, Organic Waste Systems
Standards, Regulations and Testing of Biodegradable Polymers 11.30 am – noonR6 Hailing Yang, Zynnovation
Recycled Polymers for Garden RoofsS6 Terry Cooper, ARGO Group International
World Bioplastics Markets and Future Developments 

Thursday Afternoon

noon – 1.15 pmLunch, Grand Ballroom DE -
Plenary THE GLOBAL STATE OF BIO-BASED PLASTICS
Speaker OLIVER PEOPLES, Metabolix
- Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C - 

Recycling
Grand Ballroom B

Sustainability
Grand Ballroom A

Processing
Grand Ballroom E

1.15 – 1.45 pmR7 Naeem Mady, Intertek
Regulatory Requirements for the use of Recycled Plastics in FDAS7 Marc Couturier, Toyota Tsusho Canada
BioPlastics - Beyond the Auto Sector 1.45 – 2.15 pmR8 Michael Stephens, Symphony Environmental
The Logical Solution to Plastic Waste: Intelligent MasterbatchesS8 Blake Teipel, Natural Composites Inc.
Bio-Recycled Structural Guard for Use in Exterior Automotive Applications 2.15 – 2.45 pmR9 Brianne Haven, Resource Recycling Systems
Increasing the Recovery of Flexible Film PackagingS9 Richard Bell, E.I. du Pont de Nemours
DuPont’s Renewably Sourced Engineering Polymers Offer a Green Alternative to the Automotive Segment 2.45 – 3.15 pm- Break and Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -  3.15 – 3.45 pmR10 Achim Schmiemann, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
Calculating the Properties of Polymeric RecyclatesS10 Bridget Confait Smith, Georgia Gulf Corp
PVC Containing Biobased Raw materials to Optimize Performance and Decrease Overall Carbon FootprintP3 John Capece, EREMA North America
Recycling, including processes which enable economic conversion of difficult to handle feedstocks, a new process incorporating twin screw compounding utilizing recycled feedstock3.45 – 4.15 pmR11 Paul Neidl, Starlinger
Importance of Recycling in the Plastic IndustryS11 Karl von Kries, LightManufacturing
Solar Thermal Plastic Molding - The Disruptive Promise and RealityP4 Jeff Courter, ACS Group Walton/Stout
Drying and Crystallizing Systems for Reclaim Extrusion4.15 – 4.45 pmR12 Marcus Eriksen, 5 Gyres and Michael Brown, Packaging 2.0
Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific Subtropical GyreS12 Nathalie Chapleau, National Research Council Canada
Processing and Properties of PLA-Based Nanocomposites 4.45 – 5.30 pm- Plenary Session, Grand Ballroom A -
Plenary TRENDS IN BIOBASED CHEMICALS
Speaker PATRICK SMITH, Michigan Molecular Institute  4.00 – 6.00 pm- Student Poster Session and Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -  6.00 – 7.00 pm- Reception and Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -  7.00 – 9.00 pm- GPEC Awards Dinner, Grand Ballroom DE –  

Friday Morning

7.00 – 8.00 am- Breakfast, Grand Ballroom DE –   

Recycling
Grand Ballroom B

Sustainability
Grand Ballroom A

Processing
Grand Ballroom E

8.00 – 8.30 amR13 Susan Landry, Albemarle Corporation
Flame Retardants - Sustainability, Efficacy, and Global RegulationsS13 Katherine Dean, CSIRO
Interface Design in BioComposites 8.30 – 9.00 amR14 Trevor Spika, Spiral Logic
Recycling Using an Optimized Screw Design Increases Material LifecyclesS14 Kelvin Okamoto, Cereplast
Partially Bio-based Thermoplastic Elastomers 9.00 – 9.30 amR15 Todd McDonald, Thermoform Engineered Quality™
TEQethylene™: The Recyclable Solution for Medical PackagingS15 Michael Van Brunt, Covanta Energy Corp.
Energy Savings and Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Waste ManagementP5 Keith Larson, Colortronic North America
What’s New in Material Handling and Blending Systems for Reclaim Extrusion9.30 – 10.00 amR16 Gerald R Winslow, InfiChem Polymers
Process for a Sustainable Manufacturing of Polyurethane Polyol “InfiGreenTM Polyol” using post-industrial foam scrap from Unique FabricatingS16 Suraj Sharma, University of Georgia
Bioplastics and Thermoplastic Blends Made from Spirulina and Chlorella Microalgae SpeciesP6 Lee Sobocinski, ACS Group
AEC Process Cooling and Temperature Control Equipment for Reclaim Extrusion10.00 – 10.30 am- Break and Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -  10.30 – 11.00 amR17 Richard Thommeret, SolVin SA
VinyLoop: Physical Recycling Technology for composite PVC wasteS17 Tanmay Pathak, RheTech
Bio-waste Composites: A Comparative Study of Polypropylene Compounds Reinforced with waste Agricultural Residue. 11.00 – 11.30 amR18 Jean-Marc van Maren, Van Maren Systems
Recycled Pallet SystemS18 Katherine Dean, CSIRO
Biodegradable E-PLA Foaming Technology 11.30 – noonR19 Susan Ward, ITECS Innovative Consulting
Has the Investment in Clean Energy Paid Off?S19 Spencer Kim, Rochester Institute of Technology
Optimization of 3-D Printing Parameters for Development of Biodegradable Hybrid Materials 

Friday Afternoon

noon - 1.30 pm- Lunch, Grand Ballroom DE -
Plenary GENERAL MOTORS ZERO LANDFILL INITIATIVES AND PROGRESS
Speaker JOHN BRADBURN, General Motors
- Trade Show, Grand Ballroom C -  1.30 – 3.30 pm- Panel Discussion, Grand Ballroom A -
PANEL DISCUSSION MAXIMIZING PROFIT FROM PLASTIC POSTCONSUMER RECYCLING (PCR)
MODERATOR DENNIS DENTON, Denton Plastics
SPEAKERS
MIKE BIDDLE, President/Founder, MBA Polymers
TIM GOODMAN, Cradle-to-Cradle Manager, NatureWorks
TONY JOSEPH, VP of Marketing, NMS  4.00 pm- Conference Closes -  4.15 - 5.00 pm- PED Post-Conference Board Meeting, Southdown Board Room -