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Current Agenda
Day One: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Tim Reilly, Clariant Plastics & Coatings USA: Morning Session Moderator
9:00 am General Session
  Margaret Baumann, PINFA NA/FRX Polymers: Opening Remarks: PINFA NA
9:05 am SAMPE, SPE, SAMPE, SPE Automotive Division: Opening Remarks, Co-Sponsor Organizations: SAMPE, SPE Automotive Division
9:15 am Jeffrey Helms, PhD, Celanese, Keynote #1: "Evolution of Automotive Standards for Flammability, Odor and Emissions”
10:05 am Alex Morgan, PhD, University of Dayton Research Institute Primer: "Fire Science, FR Chemistry, FR Materials, and Testing"
11:05 am Morning Break/Networking
11:30 am Alex Morgan, PhD, University of Dayton Research Institute Part II: Flame Retardant (FR) Materials Primer: "Fire Science, FR Chemistry, FR Materials, and Testing"
12:00 pm Adrian Beard, PhD, PINFA/Clariant Germany: "Review of Global Regulatory Developments Impacting Flame Retardants"
12:30 pm Lunch
  Robert Weiler, Amfine Chemical: Afternoon Session Moderator
1:30 pm Susan Mack, Delphi Automotive: "Increasing Use of Electronics in Automotive"
2:00 pm

Robert Crescenzo, Lancer Insurance: "Fire Safety: Motor Coach Industry"

2:30 pm

Roger Avakian, PolyOne Fellow, PolyOne Corporation: "Supply of FR Advanced Materials to the Transportation Industry: A Technical Perspective on Past, Present and Future Requirements"

3:00 pm Afternoon Break/Networking
3:25 pm Hoa Pham, Freudenberg Performance Materials LP: Case Study on FR Nonwoven
3:55 pm Nabarun Roy, Ph.D., BASF: TPU Innovations for Future Trends in Automotive Industry
4:25 pm Professor Dr. Hatsuo Ishida, Case Western Reserve University: Advanced Fire Institute - Case Western Reserve University
4:55 pm Richard Barone, TPR2 (Thermal Product Research): Extreme Duty Fire/Smoke Race Technologies with Surface Transportation Applications
  Margaret Baumann, FRX Polymers: Panel Discussion Moderator
5:10 pm Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion: Day #1 Speakers, Martin Bigras (Bombardier) & Invited Subject Matter Experts
5:30 pm End of Conference Day One
5:45 pm Speaker & Attendee Networking Reception (Dearborn Inn)
Day Two: Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:15 pm General Session


Roger Avakian, PolyOne Fellow, PolyOne Corporation: Morning Session Moderator

8:30 am

Shashank Modi, Center for Automotive Research, Keynote #2: “Impact of Automated, Connected, Electrified & Shared Mobility (ACES)

9:15 am

Jason Huczek, Southwest Research Institute: U.S. NHTSA Project Work: Motor Coach Fire Saftey Study 2015 & Rcent Efforts for Evaluating Flammability of Interior Materials

9:45 am Cindy Liu, Clariant China: "Recent Developments in Chinese Automotive and Bus Market Concerning FR Materials"

10:15 am

Ritch Koeth,  A. Schulman: Flame Retardants 101: A Guide for the Automotive Industry

10:45 am

Morning Break/Networking

11:15 am

Eric Bates, General Cable: Fire Safety Trends in Wire & Cable for Ground Transportation

11:45 am

Alex Morgan, PhD, University of Dayton Research Institute: "Changing Fire Risk Scenarios for Automotive: Materials, Power Systems, and New Technology"


Keith Sorrell, Huber Engineered Materials: Panel Discussion ModeratoR

12:15 pm

Panel Discussion: Day #2 Speakers & Invited Subject Matter Experts

12:35 pm

Kerry Smith, Nabaltec: Closing/Final Remarks


End of Technical Program

Optional: Ford Tour

12:45 pm

Hotel Bus, carpool or walk from Dearborn Inn to Henry Ford Museum (0.7 miles distance)

1:00 pm

Lunch (on your own) at Henry Ford Museum

1:45 pm

Bus from Henry Ford Museum to  Ford Motor Company Rouge Assembly Plant - F150 Truck plant (group tour)

3:15 pm

Return to Henry Ford Museum

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Tour Henry Ford Museum (on your own)   Note: Henry Ford Museum within walking distance from Dearborn Inn)



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