TechConnect World 2021
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Nanotech 2021

Materials for More Sustainable Polymers & Chemicals

Materials for More Sustainable Polymers and Chemicals

Symposium Chair

Maksim ShivokhinMaksim Shivokhin
Senior Research Scientist

Key Speakers (preliminary program)

Patrick BrantThe Societal Impact of Polyolefins
Patrick Brant

Patrick LeeSelf-reinforced nanofibrillar polymer foams
Patrick Lee
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Joamin Gonzalez-GutierrezProcessing of polypropylene by material extrusion additive manufacturing
Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez
Chair of Polymer Processing, University of Leoben, Austria, Austria

Helen LentzakisDesign of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
Helen Lentzakis
Product Manager, Kruger Biomaterials Inc.

Steven R. SopherSustainable Packaging Solutions Using Low Density Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam; Technical Challenges, Recyclability and End-Of-Life Solutions.
Steven R. Sopher
Technical Director, JSP

Srikanth PillaDesigned to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
Srikanth Pilla
Jenkins Endowed Professor, Clemson University

Nicolas AlvarezThe Physics of Drawing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
Nicolas Alvarez
Professor, Drexel University


Topics & Application Areas

  • Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable, and Reusable
  • Separation, Filtration & Absorption: Energy Efficient Processes in Production and Conversion
  • Catalysis
  • Advanced Structural Materials
  • Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Polyolefins
  • Nano- and Microcellular Polymers
  • Other
2019 Sponsors & Partners
2019 Sponsors & Partners