The International Silicone Conference Returns this Spring
Planning is well underway for the 2014 International Silicone Conference, organized once again by Rubber & Plastics News jointly with Wacker Silicones, a division of Wacker Chemical Corp. and Shin-Etsu Silicones. The conference will include presentations of strategic solutions to the issues manufacturers, suppliers and fabricators face, plus the chance to learn more about the latest advancements in technology, manufacturing and materials from the exhibitors. You won't want to miss this important biennial industry event.
More than 180 silicone industry professionals attended the last conference in 2012. Here's what they had to say:
"The conference showed the newest trends and technologies. It was a complete and valuable program. Congratulations"
Polymers Manager, Brenntag Mexico
"Our company's focus is on extrusion molding and assembly, within regulated guidelines and many touched on these subjects.
Process Engineering Manager, Point Medical
"I think overall you did a good job. Very impressed with how well the sponsors sponsored various aspects of the conference."
Senior Staff Chemist, Freudenberg - NOK
"The conference was to the point. I give it a 10"
Product Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
"Everybody talked about silicones."
"This is a great collection of silicone industry participants - good cross section of interests and expertise. Attendance was excellent as was pre-conference advertising."
Process Chemist, Momentive Performance Materials
"I enjoyed all aspects of the conference"
President, PTG Silicones, Inc.
The International Silicone Conference will have as strong a technical program as in past years. The keynote speaker will be Kent Furst, Senior Analyst in Polymers for The Freedonia Group. Mr. Furst has written nearly 50 industry studies since joining The Freedonia Group in 2005. He has been cited in an array of publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and has written such titles as Silicones, World Silicones, World Bioplastics, World Thermoplastic Elastomers and Adhesives & Sealants. Mr. Furst will present "The World Silicone Market: Overview & Forecasts."
Kent Furst, The Freedonia Group
Matt Proske, Vice President at SIGMA Plastic Services, Inc. will also be part of the program. He will be presenting a paper on the computer simulation of LIMS Molding. R.D. Abbott's Technical Manager, Rick Ziebell, is giving a presentation on LSR dynamic flow properties.
New programs include one from the CEO of ViscoTec America, Gerald Pfeiler, who is presenting a paper called "Precise Dosing of 1K/2K Silicones without the Risk of Contamination by Air," while Jeff Salamon from QSR is covering "The Use of FEA Tools in the Development Process." Jason Holbrook from Krauss Maffei will present "Advanced Injection Machine Technologies for Silicones." See the complete listing under Event Schedule, or go to Technical Program for more information on the presentations and speakers.
Many more insightful programs are in the works, check back for details soon.
A CD of the Conference Papers is still available for $350. Please contact Lori DiFrancesco at firstname.lastname@example.org for an order form.