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Webinar: Adhesion Improvements with Bio-Content Polymers

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Rory Wolf, Enercon Industries Corporation, will present a webinar entitled, "Adhesion Improvements with Bio-Content Polymers" on March 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. CST.

Attention recently has become focused on the performance advantages of polymer nanocomposites, primarily for lightweighting initiatives. In the interest of sustainability, the specific use of bio-reinforced nanocomposite parts and nanostructured coatings within automotive, aerospace, construction, medical and packaging applications is accelerating.

These “green” nanocomposites can provide high mechanical strength at low density, low weight and low cost while generating low carbon dioxide emissions. However, there are interfacial surface adhesion challenges with these and other nanocomposites, in addition to particle distribution and stability issues, which can inhibit full realization of their mechanical performance advantages.

This webinar will profile polymeric nanocomposites and nanocoatings, as well as define surface modification protocols using atmospheric pressure plasma technologies to optimize interfacial adhesion to similar and dissimilar materials.

The cost to attend the webinar is $39 for SPE Members or $59 for non-Members. To register, visit www.plasticsdecorating.com.