24 PIGMENT AND RESIN TECHNOLOGY March 1991 ICSF91 Conference various artificial weathering pro Many ideas for new or improved The programme for the ICSF91 cedures which are important today products will be presented in rapid- Conference to be organised by the and the progress being made towards fire at this seminar. Technical per the establishment of a generalised IMF at the Palace Hotel, Torquay, sonnel who attend with specific 24-26 April 1991, has just been European standard for surface product line goals will be given published. coatings. ample information to justify atten dance. This year's technical conference, Examples wil l be presented of the application of artificial weathering with over 50 presentations, will New product areas given special techniques to a range of polymeric cover three full days with multiple emphasis are: thermoplastic poly- sessions. materials including PVC, wood and urethane elastomers, cast poly- various types of surface coatings. urethane elastomers, multi-com In keeping with the IMF tradition, ponent IPN elastomers and foams, this conference will present the best Presentations will include speakers technical papers from many coun from the following organisations: polyurethane/epoxy alloys-based tries. IPN's for mechanical and acoustical Building Research Establishment, energy absorbing abilities, biomedical Particular emphasis will be given Directorate of Quality Assurance to the following fields: surface engin (MOD), Dow Chemicals, Swiss Fed polyurethane-based IPN coatings, eering, electronic films and pro eral Testing Institute and Zurich and polyurethane ionomers. cesses, electroless coatings, alu Tioxide (UK). The seminar speakers are Dr. Kurt minium finishing, thermochemical It is also hoped that leading C. Frisch, Director, Polymer Tech treatments, vapour deposits, thermal equipment manufacturers wil l be in nologies, Inc., University of Detroit, spraying processes and products, attendance to discuss latest develop U.S.A. and Dr. Daniel Klempner, engineering performance including ments in artificial weathering equip Associate Director, Polymer Tech tribological, mechanical and corro ment. nologies, Inc., University of Detroit, sion processes, transportation appli Details: Chris Pacey-Day (Tel: 081 U.S.A. Both speakers wil l be available cations. 908 1086, Fax: 081 908 1219). for individual consultation. Further details are available from Details: Technomic Publishing AG, the Conference Secretary, The In Seventeenth International Programme Division, Missionss- stitute of Metal Finishing, Exeter Conference Organic Coatings trasse 44 , CH-4055 BASEL, Switzer House, 48 Hollway Head, Birming Science & Technology land. Tel: 061/4 3 52 26. ham. B1 1NQ. Tel: 021 -622 7387. Wil be held on July 8-12, 1991, at Athens, Greece. Fifth International Conference Progress in artificial weathering The Organizing Committee now Crosslinked Polymers of polymeric materials invites offers of contributions. A Will be held on June 5-7, 1991, at This symposium will be held at the major feature of the meeting will be Luzern, Switzerland. The Organizing Building Research Establishment, the presentation of the majority of Committee now invites offers of Watford, on 9 May, 1991. papers via the poster sessions. contributions. A major feature of the The durability of polymeric These will be introduced by rap meeting will be the presentation of materials during weathering is likely porteurs who will highlight major the majority of papers via the poster themes from the posters, and will be sessions. These will be introduced to assume increasing importance with the growth in environmental followed by plenary discussion by rapporteurs who will highlight concern and the need to conserve session led by specialists in the major themes from the posters, and materials. subject areas. In addition, there will will be followed by plenary discussion be a limited number of invited and session led by specialists in the Natural weathering trials are how contributed oral papers. subject areas. In addition, there will ever, excessively long term in nature be a limited number of invited and and artificial procedures wil l accord Potential authors to submit titles contributed oral papers. ingly continue to play an essential and on page abstract by April 1, role in the development of more 1991. Potential authors to submit titles stable materials, and in specifications and on page abstract by April 1, Abstracts to be mailed to Professor for both the prediction of performance Angelos V. Patsis, Director, Institute 1991. and quality assurance. in Materials Science, CSB 209, Abstracts to be mailed to Professor A wide range of artificial weather State University of New York at New Angelos V. Patsis, Director, Institute ing techniques and equipment are Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561 USA. in Materials Science, CSB 209, available, most of them involving a State University of New York at New combination of an intensified light Seminar to cover advances in Paltz, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561 USA. source and water spray in a cyclic polyurethanes and process intended to simulate natural urethane-based IPN elastomers weathering. Correlation of results and coatings with natural exposure is a source of Technomic Publishing AG, Pro general difficulty and there remains gramme Division, will present a two- a need for a universal method which day seminar, Advances in Polyure reproduces and accelerates the de thanes and Urethane-Based IPN gradation processes occurring in Elastomers and Coatings, at the natural conditions. Basel Hilton, Basel, Switzerland, on 22-23 May 1991. The Symposium will consider the
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Published: Mar 1, 1991
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