Seminar Progress in Plastics : The impact and safety of nanofillers in polymers

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07 | 10

Seminar Progress in Plastics : The impact and safety of nanofillers in polymers
07 | 10
13:30 - 18:00
Innovatie-en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Leuven

This seminar is an organization of Leuven.Inc and part of the project 'Progress in Plastics' of VUB CROSSTALKS.  In a well defined series of directed workshops and from different disciplinary perspectives   the project 'Progress in Plastics' wants to zoom in on production and recycling issues, and consider regional and global regulations and best practices with regard to environmental and health safety. This workshop focuses on ‘the impact and safety of nanofillers in polymers. What are the advantages and challenges for the plastics industry and for future research ? What is their effect on recycling ? 

Programme 7th October 2013 :
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-resisiting 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 or Engineering Plastics: and Industrial Perspective 
17.30-18.00: Closing discussion
Location: Innovatie- en Incubatiecentrum, Kapeldreef 60, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee)
Participation fee: € 80 (VAT excl.): all participants / € 30 (VAT incl.): Master and PhD students - please send an e-mail to for registration.
Registrations before Monday 30 September, 2013
For the online registration see link.

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Michèle CELIS

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