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Research and Markets: Two Day Polymer Compounding Innovations Conference (Newark, New Jersey – 8-9 June, 2016)

October 28, 2015
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Polymer Compounding Innovations (Newark, New Jersey – 8-9 June, 2016)” conference to their offering.

Functional additives are key enablers in polymer formulations; they drive the performance and processing characteristics of polymeric compositions that are clearly not in line with their proportion in the formulation.

Since there are often multiple additives serving a desired function, molders / converters find it more convenient to use a Masterbatch / Concentrate rather than dealing with minor components. As a result, compounders are uniquely placed in the plastics industry value-chain to continue delivering innovations to the industry. The theme for this year’s 2-day conference on Polymer Compounding for Sustained Innovations in the Plastics Industry is to bring the participants up to speed on the newest trends and technical advances in developing & offering differentiated products to the marketplace.

Sources / Contributors

Dr. Yash P. Khanna, recipient of two international awards in the areas of Plastics and Analytical Sciences, has over 40 years of highly diversified industrial experience. His career is credited with over 120 research publications, 25 U.S. patents, Society of Plastics Engineer’s International Engineering/Technology Award (2001) and North American Thermal Analysis Society’s Fellowship (1988) and its highest honor, the International Mettler Award (1997). A highpoint of Dr. Khanna’s career has been to identify several new phenomena in common polymers, already in existence for 40-60 years.

His industrial affiliations include Chief Technology Officer at Applied Minerals (2013-2015), Senior Technology Fellow / Director of Technology at Imerys (2005-2009), a $5B minerals company and Manager of Reinforced Engineering Thermoplastics Program at Rayonier (2001-2004), a $3B forest products company. The great majority of his career was at Honeywell (1975-2001) formerly AlliedSignal, a $40B conglomerate company at its Corporate Research & Technology Center as a Research Group Leader / Senior Principal Scientist.

During 1990-2001, he also held positions as Business Unit Liaison to Specialty Films and key technologist for Packaging Resins, where scientific fundamentals formed the basis of new product / process development as well as technology marketing in North America and Europe. These significant business contributions were recognized through 5 Special Recognition awards and 3 business awards (Growth, Sale of the Year, and Save of the Year). Now at InnoPlast Solutions, Dr. Khanna’s technology driven business experience is playing a key role in offering Value-Driven conferences and courses.

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