Addcon World: Venue: Crowne Plaza City Centre Hotel,Amsterdam,The Netherlands,28-29 September 2004

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iSmithers Rapra Publishing, 2004 - Plastics - 256 pages
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Addcon World is the leading Additives, Modifiers and Compounding Conference. It has run for the last nine years. The conference focused on the technical advances and issues facing the plastics additives and modifiers industry. Papers at this year's event discussed the latest developments and the future of the additives business. Addcon conferences are two-day meetings for people who are interested in knowing something about all the major ingredients of a modern plastics product, and not just the one they currently research, manufacture or sell. In this respect they are different from meetings where the focus is on a single type of additive, and where recent developments in related fields can easily be overlooked. Since additives can interact with each other, and even neutralise each other's effects (as anyone combining certain light stabilisers with certain flame retardants knows) a conference that updates your appreciation of the wider technical scene is well worth considering. Additives today play an essential role in enabling plastics to continue to compete with other materials such as wood, metals, paper and glass. several years, and there is still scope for further expansion, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, but this trend cannot simply be taken for granted. The industry faces challenging problems, including a steady increase in European regulatory directives, and the need to compete with low cost manufacturers in Asia and elsewhere. Several large producers in Western Europe have been struggling to maintain their position in the face of difficult market conditions. Improved additives will be needed to produce end products economically, so that they comply with present and future regulations, and in sufficiently high quality to satisfy increasingly demanding customers.
 

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Contents

FOOD CONTACT AND MEDICAL REGULATIONS ANALYTICAL METHODS
5
New developments in additive analysis
19
A NEW MARKET WOOD PLASTIC COMPOSITES
27
PROCESS AIDS
31
A wood plastic composite for indoor applications
39
BIOCIDES
51
FLAME RETARDANTS
60
Nanocomposites a new nanotechnology concept for flame retardant
69
A novel product conceptsilicone gum pellets as additives
123
Innovation in antisticking process aid for
131
PROCESSING EQUIPMENT AND METHODS
141
Pelletising of compounds technical and economic aspects of process
157
Planetary roller extruder for compounding today and tomorrow
177
IMPACT MODIFIERS
195
Aromatic diamines as cooperative compatibilisers and impact modifiers
213
OTHER INNOVATIONS IN ADDITIVES
221

Flame retardant solutions for the electrical and electronic sector
79
fire safety and environmental
87
Polymeric flame retardant systems for more performance and
99
Expandable graphite as a flame retardant for polymers
109
Microencapsules for technical applications
237
Graphite as a conductive additive for polymers
253
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