07/10/2013 - Progress in Plastics: The impact and safety of nanofillers in polymers


7 Oct 2013

Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum K.U.Leuven, Campus Arenberg, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Heverlee

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Nano fillers and nano additives have a high significance in the plastics industry. This rapidly expanding field is generating many new materials with novel properties for a wide range of applications. This workshop gives a state-of-the-art of nanocomposites. What are the advantages and challenges for the plastics industry and for future research? What is their effect on recycling?


Session Chair: Karel Van Acker (KULeuven, Plan C)

13:30-14:00 – Registration, coffee & welcome
14:00-14:30 – Prof. ir. Peter Van Puyvelde (KULeuven, Dept. of Chemical Engineering): Bio nano composites: state of the art – challenges & innovation
14:30-15:00 – Prof. ir. Hubert Rahier (VUB, Faculty of Engineering Dept.): Fire-resisting applications in fabrics
15:00-15:30 – Jean-Marie Dewanckele (FISCH): Increased competitiveness and accelerated product development through open innovation
15:30-16:00 – Open discussion

16:00-16:30 – Coffee & Tea Break

16:30-17:00 – M. Sc. Li Shen (Utrecht University): The environmental impact assessment of polymer nano composites
17:00-17:30 – Fr. Dr. Hye-Jin Park (BASF - Advanced Materials & Systems Research): Graphene for
Engineering Plastics: an Industrial Perspective
17:30-18:00 – Closing discussion