Latex & Synthetic Polymer Dispersions 2012
7th International Conference
13-14 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Important Announcement 29.2.12
Due to an unprecedented increase in the number of delegates registering for this conference, we will be relocating to a larger conference venue. As a result, those registered at the 'one day rate' will be offered the chance to register for the whole conference and the local delegate discount will continue to apply for all previously and newly registered attendees.
The conference will now take place at the
Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Malaysia
iSmithers’ seventh international conference for the latex and emulsion industry is coming to Kuala Lumpur in March 2012. From coatings to carpets to condoms, this conference will provide the essential update on the latest trends and developments in natural rubber latex, aqueous synthetic polymer latices, processing chemicals and additives, latex-based products and relevant legislation.
Natural and synthetic polymer latices are still at the heart of a wide range of applications. Although traditionally dominated by disposable gloves for medical applications, the market has seen marked changes in recent years, driven chiefly by the emerging economies of China and India. Recent steep rises in the cost of natural rubber latex have forced manufacturers to evaluate alternative materials and confront all of the problems associated with a major change in product properties. Legislation governing the use of volatile solvents has further opened up the sector with water-based dispersions and latices increasingly used as substitutes for solvent-based systems such as adhesives, sealants and coatings.
There are, however, several challenges which lie ahead. The perennial quest for zero allergy elastomers will remain a key focus for the industry, as will the increasing pressure of legislation and the continuing need to identify emerging opportunities within this business sector.
This conference provides an effective forum to discuss the latest market, technology and materials news. Topics to be addressed will include new materials, machinery and equipment developments, application methods, latex-based products, standards and regulatory requirements, materials testing, quality control and market trends.
For further information about the conference please contact Alexandra Reeves, email: email@example.com or tel: +44 (0)1939 250383.
A limited number of table-tops are available and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information about marketing and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bill Allen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +44 (0)1372 802086.
Programme update as of 6.2.12:
We are delighted to announce that Dr Abi Santhosh Aprem, HLL Lifecare Ltd, will be presenting a paper on "Nanofillers in latex condoms".
Unfortunately Rolf Irnich, ASEAN, China has had to withdraw from speaking at the event due to internal company issues.
Companies sending one or two delegates $950 per delegate before 9 January 2012 $1100 per delegate after 9 January 2012 Companies sending three or more delegates $850 per delegate before 9 January 2012 $1000 per delegate after 9 January 2012 Discounted rate for local delegates $500 for delegates from wholly Asian-owned companies
Companies sending one or two delegates
$950 per delegate before 9 January 2012
$1100 per delegate after 9 January 2012
Companies sending three or more delegates
$850 per delegate before 9 January 2012
$1000 per delegate after 9 January 2012
Discounted rate for local delegates
$500 for delegates from wholly Asian-owned companies
The price stated includes a full copy of the conference proceedings, lunch and refreshment breaks and free attendance of the drinks reception during the evening of 13th March.
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