Event preview for PVC Formulation 2022 | Bangkok, Thailand
AMI’s first edition of the PVC Formulation event in Asia is taking place on 8-9 December 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. Below is a preview of what to expect at the event.
PVC Formulation builds on the success of AMI’s long-running events in Europe and the USA, providing a new meeting place to discuss technical developments in PVC formulations specific to the Asian market. The primary focus is on the latest advancements in additives for vinyl functionality including plasticisers, stabilisers and antimicrobials for a range of flexible and rigid applications.
The two-day event offers an opportunity to gain insights into market drivers, discuss trends in the region and engage with international experts in additive production and compounding. There are also extensive opportunities to network with industry professionals from across the global vinyl supply chain. The targeted, high-level agenda explores the latest market and technical developments to add value to vinyl, optimise performance and improve processing.
PVC Formulation would not be possible without the support of the event’s founding sponsors: Baerlocher, Holland Colours, Sun Ace Australia, Arxada, Tronox, Songwon, HeiQ Life and Kisuma Asia Singapore. Due to their support, delegates from companies who are compounders and processors of PVC products can attend the event at a discounted rate of $195. More information on how to book your place can be found on the event website: www.ami.ltd/book-PVC-Asia.
Here is a closer look at the event and the line-up of expert speakers.
Market trends and drivers
The opening session of PVC Formulation kicks off with a presentation by Paisan Lorpongpaiboon, General Manager at the ASEAN Vinyl Council Association and Assistant Professor Dr. Manit Nithitanakul, Deputy Dean of the Petroleum and Petrochemical College at Chulalongkorn University. They will discuss recent vinyl sustainability initiatives and new developments in PVC recyclate in the ASEAN region. This is followed by a presentation from a representative of Tronox in Australia, who look at changes to classification of titanium dioxide, an important pigment for external vinyl applications and the impact on the PVC industry.
Advances in PVC functionality
Mark Edwards, B&C Key Account Manager at Holland Colours in the Netherlands, opens the event’s second session with a presentation on optimising the process of colouring PVC for building and construction materials. This is followed by a talk from Helena Kim, Business Manager, Plastics & Textiles at Arxada in the US, who explores formulation considerations for biocides in PVC as well as what to consider when exporting products that contain biocides to regulated regions. The third presentation in the session focusses on global trends in stabiliser systems for PVC and is given by Ahmad Yasyri Bin Ahmad Mahaiyuddin, Technical Service & Development Manager PVC Additives, Songwon Industrial in Singapore.
After a break for lunch, the session continues with a presentation from Dr. Michael Schiller, Owner and Founder of HMS Concept in Austria, who is talking about the influence of plasticiser, filler and stabiliser on the performance of plasticised PVC products. Then, Barrie Clemo, Sales Director at HeiQ Life in Thailand discusses bio-based plant extracts that can be used as antimicrobial protection in PVC, following a general movement to natural approaches in the industry. A paper on electron-beam sterilisation and its performance in PVC is then explored by Dr. Jezz Lim, Principal Engineer at Teknor Apex in Singapore.
Vinyl trends in Asia
The final session of the day features Goh Meng Kiat, Account Manager (SEA), Lubrizol in Singapore, who talks about the benefits of CPVC resin in a variety of end use applications in demanding climates. This is followed by a panel discussion on trends in vinyl compounds and applications in Southeast Asia. The discussion will feature Mohsin Iqbal, Manager Technical Services at Engro Polymer & Chemicals in Pakistan, with more panellists to be announced.
Day two of PVC Formulation is opened by Qing Yang, CEO of Shenzhen Aimsea Industrial in China, who looks at recent trends in the Chinese stabiliser market and the challenges today. This is followed by an overview of the lead stabiliser replacement programme in Australia from John Chan, Group Technical Manager at Sun Ace Australia. Dr. Stefan Fokken, Head of Research and Development at Baerlocher in Germany, then reports on the regulations, trends, and implications of tin stabilisation for PVC applications. The final presentation of this session is an investigation into the advances of hydrotalcite technology as a PVC heat stabiliser, given by Nguyen Thi Quy, Technical Center, Evaluation and Solution Team at Kyowa Chemical Industry in Japan.
Developments in PVC
Patrick Morel, Innovation & Research Director, Kem One in France, opens the last session of the event with a presentation on developments in emulsion PVC and its sustainable development. Dr. Wantinee Viratyaporn, Application Development Engineer, SCG Chemicals in Thailand will close the event with a talk on PVC copolymer resins and the enhanced processability and material performance they provide.
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