Who Should Attend & Why ?
This course is ideal for professionals involved in Analytical Services and new Technology development.
As an Analytical professional, you will learn interpretive skills & tips to help you provide world class services and consultation to your internal customers.
If responsible for Product/Process/Technology development programs, you will realize that most often the modifications, if effective, appear in the thermal-rheology data which can then help guide the projects, more effectively. What is more interesting is that such analytical data reveal time/temperature/mechanical/production history and sometimes even, present unexpected (accidental) information, that can form the basis of new technologies.
When Marketing technology to manufacturing based customers, relatively inexpensive but fairly common thermal-rheology techniques, are often brought in to discussions and so, can prove to be very powerful in communicating product/process improvements.
So join us and explore the hidden powers of thermal, mechanical, rheological & complimentary techniques !
*Please note, events may be cancelled due to commercial or organisational reasons. In this case Research and Markets will refund all registration fees which have already been paid. Research and Markets will not refund any charges arising from the participant having to cancel or re-book transportation or accommodation which he or she has arranged.
DAY - 1
Mastering the Family of Thermal - Mechanical Techniques: Learning What They Can Do for Your Company
Critical Knowledge for Mastering Polymeric Materials
Molecular architect of polymers in the solid and molten states, concept of amorphous vs crystalline states and their dependence on structure & processing, as well as impact on properties, modification of polymers via copolymers, blends or alloys, role of transitions such as Glass (Tg) and Melting (Tm) in polymer characterization and understanding polymer flow & fabrication. Emphasis on controlling What/Why/How in order to achieve the desired Performance from a polymer.
Extracting Information Buried in Thermal-Mechanical Analysis Data
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), modulated DSC (MDSC), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Role of transitions such as Glass (Tg), Melting (Tm), solid and molten-state Crystallization (Tch and Tcc) in polymer characterization. Measurements in simple and complex systems with confidence, quantification & separation of the various competing physical-chemical factors; theme being "Getting the Most out of Thermal-Mechanical Techniques", presentation of "Tricks & Tips of the Trade"
Applications of Thermal/Mechanical Techniques Across the Polymer Industry
Breadth of technological information from thermal/mechanical techniques for specific polymer products. Thermoplastics (identification, branching, cross-link density, molecular weight effects, crystallinity). Thermosets (network structures, time-temperature dependence and characterization of gelation & curing). Composites (characterization of matrix/reinforcement, detection and quantification of anisotropy). Elastomers (characterization and deformation ). Copolymers (types, separation of physical effects to reveal composition). Blends & Alloys (compatibility vs miscibility, exchange reactions, interpretation of subtle changes).
Polyolefins: Structure-Property-Processing Probed via Transition Phenomenon
Molecular relaxations/transitions in various polyethylenes (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, Copolymers, Ionomers, Waxes) and polypropylene. Crystallization rates of PP vs Nucleating agents studied by DSC and compared to more sensitive rheological technique.
Applications to Oriented/Unoriented Systems: FIBER & Plastic FILM Industries
Applicability of thermal/mechanical techniques in Fiber and Film industries. FILMS (finest differentiation of multilayer components vs complementary techniques such as IR, IR-OM and GC, measurement & control of crystallinity & its role in thermoforming, relationships between nucleation and processing rates and achieving high clarity at high crystallinities, differentiation of fractional draw-ratios and balanced vs unbalanced orientation processes, determining orientational and dimensional heat stabilization histories. FIBERS (orientation, extent, and production history, drying/annealing/ mechanical history).
Applications in Polymer ADDITIVES Industries: BEST PRACTICES
Best practices in selecting the additives for thermal & thermo-oxidative stabilization, flame retardancy, crystallization rate enhancement & morphology control via nucleation, simulation & control of melt viscosity.
Life-Time Prediction of Materials Using Thermal based Kinetics
Benefits vs pitfalls of predictions. Improving the reliability of predictions. 5 Case-Histories include, prediction of material life due to time dependent diffusion, time-temperature effects on the processes affecting material performance such as crystallization, decomposition, and gelation.
Brainstorm Your Problems for a Private/Group Discussion
DAY - 2
Case Histories of Industrial Problem Solving: Thermal-Mechanical-Rheological Techniques
Rheology Techniques: Theory, Principle, & Molecular Architecture for Polymer Fluids
Science of rheology, characteristics of various fluids, origin and manifestation of viscoelasticity in polymer melts, discussion of rheology measurement techniques - oscillatory, steady state shear, and elongational flow, information on physico-chemical structural features, relevance to polymer processing, and key applications
Rheology of Moisture, Heat, and Shear Sensitive Polymers
Most effective strategies for handling Nylons, Polyesters, EVOH, PVC, and the presentation of "Tricks & Tips of the Trade"
How to Identify Opportunities in Thermal-Mechanical-Rheological Data?
Impact on Science/Technology/ Business Development
7 Case-Histories will be presented wherein opportunities for problem solving and innovative concepts were identified during the course of routine thermal-mechanical-rheological characterization. Strategies will be discussed on creating such opportunities more frequently.
Industrial Problem Solving with Thermal-Mechanical-Rheological Techniques
15-20 Case-Histories will be presented where Thermal-Mechanical-Rheological Techniques played a key role in resolving customer issues.
Thermal Analysis & Rheology Instrumentation: Latest Developments
Brainstorm Your Problems for a Private/Group Discussion
Dr Yash P. Khanna,
Dr. Yash P. Khanna, recipient of two international awards in the areas of Plastics and Analytical Sciences, has over 40 years of highly diversified industrial experience. His career is credited with over 120 research publications, 25 U.S. patents, Society of Plastics Engineer’s International “Engineering/Technology” Award (2001) and North American Thermal Analysis Society’s Fellowship (1988) and its highest honor, the International Mettler Award (1997). A highpoint of Dr. Khanna’s career has been to identify several new phenomena in common polymers, already in existence for 40-60 years.
His industrial affiliations include Chief Technology Officer at Applied Minerals (2013-2015), Senior Technology Fellow / Director of Technology at Imerys (2005-2009), a $5B minerals company and Manager of Reinforced Engineering Thermoplastics Program at Rayonier (2001-2004), a $3B forest products company. The great majority of his career was at Honeywell (1975-2001) formerly AlliedSignal, a $40B conglomerate company at its Corporate Research & Technology Center as a Research Group Leader / Senior Principal Scientist.
During 1990-2001, he also held positions as Business Unit Liaison to Specialty Films and key technologist for Packaging Resins, where scientific fundamentals formed the basis of new product / process development as well as technology marketing in North America and Europe. These significant business contributions were recognized through 5 Special Recognition awards and 3 business awards (“Growth,” “Sale of the Year,” and “Save of the Year”). Now at InnoPlast Solutions, Dr. Khanna’s technology driven business experience is playing a key role in offering “Value-Driven” conferences and courses.
Venue to be announced shortly.