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Welcome and Opening Comments- Division Chair, Len Nunnery, VP Sales Quadion, LLC


“Industry Challenges and Opportunities for Thermoset Materials in AdvancedComposites”

Dale Brosius, Chief Commercialization Officer, Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)


“Differences and Benefits of Carbon Fibers and Glass Fibers”

Kevin Miller, Market Manager, Plastics Product Manager, Non-Carbon Inside Sales Manager- Asbury Carbons


“Automotive Light-Weighting Using Chopped and Continuous Compression Molded Carbon Fiber Materials”

Matt Kaczmarcyk, Market Manager Aerospace / Defense & High Performance Automotive,- A. Schulman


“The Role of Thermosets in Mass Produced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites”

Alex Walk, Manager, New Products and Technology, SGL,Group - The Carbon Company


“S-2 Glass, A Designer’s Toolbox for Lightweight Parts”

Iain Montgomery, Director of New Business Development - AGY Holding Company


“An Overview of Engineered Braided Fabrics Designed To Increase Performance While Reducing Weight and Cycle-Time”

Billy Wood, Program Manager- A&P Technology


“Non-Crimp Fabrics As Reinforcement for SMC and Thermoplastics”

Stephen Misencik- Saeertex USA, LLC


“Deeply Understanding Glass Fiber Reinforcements-Drive Performance And Efficiency in Composites Manufacturing for Maximum Profitability”

Daryl Wernette, Product Development R&D Leader- Owens Corning Composite Solutions


“Development of Polyurethane Sheet Molding Compound”

Dr. Daniel Park (Presenter), R. Maertens2, M. Connolly3, K. Gleich4, V. Ugresic1, F. Henning2- Fraunhofer Project Center, Department of Polymer Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Germany


“BMC: Variation in Compounding Contributes to the Potential for Molding Idiosyncrasies”

Len Nunnery, Vice President of Sales and Marketing- Minnesota Rubber and Plastics/Quadion, LLC


“Title TBA”

TBA- Mar-Bal, Incorporated


“Fundamentals of Rubber Technology”

Tim Reski, Materials Technology Leader- Minnesota Rubber and Plastics/ Quadion, LLC


“Development of A Two-Stroke Thermoset Engine That Runs Air Cooled Without Oil”

Randy Lewis, Titan Advanced Composites



“Simulation of Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and

Compression Molding”

Brian Pelley, Technical Specialist- Autodesk


“”Get Your Cure On;” Practical Methods to Characterize the Thermoset Cure Process”

Jeffery Gotro, Ph.D., President and Founder- InnoCentrix, LLC