AMI, Bristol, 5th February 2012 – The programme has been announced for the AMI’s Masterbatch 2013 conference, which will take place from 3-5 June 2013. The event has become well established as the regular international forum for the global masterbatch industry attracting over 200 attendees every year.
The conference is being held at the prestigious Marriott Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany with headline sponsorship being provided by BASF. Other sponsors include Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH, Clariant, 3M, Plasmec S.r.l. and Columbian Chemicals Europa GmbH. AMI’s Masterbatch conference has always been at the forefront of presenting new ideas for the industry and this year’s event will once again offer the masterbatch industry the opportunity to not only learn about some of the innovative, added-value products being developed, but also hear directly from customers about the trends in their industry with speakers from Coca-Cola, Danone, Nokia and Johnson & Johnson.
A series of presentations will look at the latest trends in colorants, special effect pigments and functional additives to give fresh insight into how to add value to products. The pigments session will include papers from Clariant, BASF Schweiz AG and Dupont de Nemours, while the materials session will look at developments in resins and functional additives with papers from BASF Schweiz AG, 3M and Great Lakes Solutions, a Chemtura Business. This session will also include a keynote presentation from Danone about additives as enhancer. The conference will also include updates on machinery with papers from Farrel Pomini Mixing Group, Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH and Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability.
The event will close with a business forum looking at design, colour trends in consumer products, enhancing brands with colour and what that will mean for the use of masterbatch. Speakers from Nokia, Johnson & Johnson, Polymer Asia and A. Schulman Europe will consider these issues. The conference will also provide a detailed analysis of the current European masterbatch market and AMI’s Research Director, Andrew Reynolds, will be presenting the role and future of the masterbatch industry. In addition to delivering quality papers, Masterbatch 2013 also offers superb and cost-effective networking opportunities with its extensive table top exhibition area.