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Conference in 2003
6th Annual UNESCO / IUPAC Conference on Polymer Properties with a special session on Characterization of Polyolefins 14-17 April 2003 (Conference) Kruger National Park,
Berg-en-Dal Restcamp, South Africa
Prof RD Sanderson
Univ of Stellenbosch, SA

Conference Organizers

Prof RD Sanderson: Conference Chair
Tel: +27(21) 808-3172
E-mail: rds@sun.ac.za

Prof Goerg Michler: Conference Co-Chairman
Tel: +0345 5589
E-mail: goerg.michler@physik.uni-halle.de

Prof Harald Pasch: Conference Co-Chairman
Tel: +27(21) 8083172
E-mail: hpasch@sun.ac.za

Dr AJ van Reenen
Tel: +27(21) 808-3168
E-mail: ajvr@sun.ac.za

Aneli Fourie: Conference Secretary
Tel: +27(21) 808-3174
E-mail: aef2@sun.ac.za

Johan Bonthuys
Tel: +27(21) 808-3172
E-mail: jbon@sun.ac.za


UNESCO (France)
Contact: Dr Alex Prokovsky, Division of Mathematics, Physical & Chemical Sciences, UNESCO, Cedex, France
Tel: +(33) 0933-1-45 68 41 45, E-mail: An.Pokrovsky@unesco.org

Contact: Dr CF Reinecke, PO Box 1, Sasolburg 1947 South Africa
Tel: +27(016) 960 9111, E-mail: Chris.Reinecke@sasol.com

Contact: Dr Ioan Tincul, PO Box 1, Sasolburg 9570 South Africa
E-mail: Ioan.Tincul@sasol.com

Contact: Dr G Loubser, Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
E-mail: gloubser@sfw.co.za

Contact: Mr S Varty, Perkin Elmer SA (Pty) Ltd, Life and Analytical Services, Johannesburg 2000 South Africa
Tel: +(011) 471 0760, E-mail: Stephen@perkinelmersa.co.za

Contact: Joanne Peterson, 15 Franklin Street, Observatory 7925
E-mail: khokela@netdial.co.za

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Programme Schedule
Session Chairman: Ron Sanderson
08:45 - 09:00

Opening Remarks

Prof Ron Sanderson
IUPAC Representative

09:00 - 09:35

Plenary Speaker: Prof G Wegner
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Multifunctional materials through nanostructuring

09:35 - 10:10

Plenary Speaker: Prof GJ Vancso
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Extending the frontiers of manipulating soft matter towards single molecules

10:10 - 10:35

Prof C Ortiz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Ultrastructure and nanomechanics of biological tissues: Cartilage and bone

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: Harald Pasch
11:00 - 12:25

Dr GP Hellman
Deutsches Kunststoff Institute, Germany

New nanostructures for high-impact thermoplastics

11:25 - 11:50

Dr V Abetz
Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Superlattices in block copolymer blends

11:50 - 12:15

Prof M Stamm
Institut für Polymerforschung, Germany

Nanostructures and functionalities in polymer thin films

12:15 - 12:40

Prof RD Sanderson
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Surfmers, what they can offer to functional polymers

12:40 - 13:05

Prof Y Dzenis
University of Nebraska-Lincolm, USA

High-performance polymer nanofibres for next generation supernanocomposites

13:05 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Session Chairman: Goerg Michler
14:00 - 14:35



14:35 - 14:55

Prof I Chodak
Polymer Institute, Slovakia

Interface tailoring in polyolefin-matrix-based composites in blends

14:55 - 15:20

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: FJ Balta-Calleja/G Hellmann
15:20 - 15:55

Prof DC Bassett
University of Reading, United Kingdom

Polymer morphology: A guide to macromolecular self-organization

15:55 - 16:20

Dr W Heckmann
BASF AG, Germany

Structure-property relationships in rubber modified styrenic-polymers

16:20 - 16:40

Prof B Pukanszky
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest

Morphology and properties of particulate filled polymers

16:40 - 17:00

Prof T Sukhanova
Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Russia

Morphology and properties of poly(oxymethylene) engineering plastics

18:00 - 20:00

Poster Evening: Berg-en-Dal Conference Hall

Session Chairman: Goerg Michler
08:30 - 09:05

Plenary Speaker: Prof HH Kausch
Swiss Federation Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Crazing and fracture in polymers: Micro-mechanics and effect of molecular variables

09:05 - 09:40

Plenary Speaker: Prof BJ Balta-Calleja
Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Spain

Advanced in microhardness-structure and correlations of polymers, block copolymers and blends

09:40 - 10:00

Dr C Creton
Laboratoire PCSM-ESPI, France

Linear viscosity and non-linear elasticity of block copolymer blends

10:00 - 10:20

S Henning
Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Micromechanical mechanisms for toughness enhancement in ß-modified isotactic polymers

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: M Terano
10:50 - 11:10

Prof B Lotz
CNRS - Institute Charles Sadron, France

Frustrated packings of polymers

11:10 - 11:30

Prof G Groeninckx
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Deformation and recovery mechanisms of reactively compatibilized and dynamically crosslinked polyamide6/EPDM blends with high rubber content (TPVs)

11:30 - 11:50

Dr S Graef
Sasol Polymers, South Africa

Chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis of metallocene synthesized ethylene/MMA block copolymers

11:50 - 12:10

Prof M Matsuo
Nara Women's University, Japan

Ultradrawing of blend films of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer prepared by gelation/crystallization from solutions

12:10 - 12:30

Prof M Hikosaka
Hiroshima University, Japan

Effect of topological nature of polymer chains on crystallization and morphology

12:30 - 12:55

Prof M Terano
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

New approaches for the development of highly stably polypropylene

12:55 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Session Chairman: H Kausch
14:00 - 14:35

Plenary Speaker: Prof V Altstaedt
Lehrstuhl für Polymere Werkstoffe, Germany

Environmental stress cracking for polymers monitored by fatigue crack growth experiments

14:35 - 15:00



15:00 - 15:25

Prof G Strobl
Universität Freiburg, Germany

Strain-controlled tensile deformation behaviour of isotactic poly(1-butene) and its ethylene copolymers

15:25 - 16:00

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: B Lotz
16:00 - 16:20

Prof J Steidl
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Supermolecular structure and failure of polyolefins

16:20 - 16:40

Prof A Bobovitch
Syfan Saad (99) Ltd, Israel

Technology and stress relaxation of oriented coextruded polyolefin shrink films

16:40 - 17:00

Prof A Galeski
Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Poland

Orientation, strength and crystallographic changes in polyolefin rolled with side constraints


Tuesday Night Drive

Session Chairmen: D Reneker / PE Mallon
08:00 - 08:35

Plenary Speaker: Prof J Wendorff
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Polymer nanofibres, nanotubes, nanocables: Preparation, properties, applications

08:35 - 09:10

Plenary Speaker: Prof D Reneker
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Polymer nanofibres produced by electrospinning

09:10 - 09:30

Prof K Schulte
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Carbon nanotube reinforced polymer composites

09:30 - 09:50

Dr G Simon
School of Physics and Materials Engineering, Australia

Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy of polymers

09:50 - 10:10

Dr PE Mallon
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Corona surface treatment of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based compounds used as high voltage insulators studied by the depth profiling positron beam technique

10:10 - 10:30

Prof K-H Nitta
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Failure envelope curve of polyethylene solids

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: V Abetz
11:00 - 11:20



11:20 - 11:40

Prof L Matisova-Rychla
Polymer Institute, Slovak Republic

Chemiluminescence - a sensitive tool for investigation of the effect of some additives on the thermo-oxidative stability of polyolefins and polyamides

11:40 - 12:00

Dr J Pionteck
Institute for Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

Influence of reactive compatibilization on the morphology of polypropylene/polystyrene blends

12:00 - 12:20

Prof S-C Kim
Centre for Advanced Functional Polymers, Korea

Side chain extension of polypropylene by aliphatic diamine

12:20 - 12:40

Dr L Myasnikova
Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

The influence of catalytic systems on morphology of UHMWPE reactor powders, their processability and the properties of the end products

12:40 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Session Chairmen: ER Sadiku / AJ van Reenen
14:00 - 14:20

Dr I Tincul
Sastech (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

New approaches in the degradation of Fischer Tropsch derive polyolefins

14:20 - 14:40

Dr R Brüll
Deutsches Kuststoff-Institute, Germany

Degradation of polypropylene and propene-1-pentene copolymers

14:40 - 15:00

Dr Niall Marshall
Sasol Wax: Polymer Additives, South Africa

The importance of antioxidant mobility on stabilizing efficiency

15:00 - 15:20

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: Ron Sanderson
15:20 - 15:40

Prof A Abe
Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Japan

Spatial configuration and thermodynamic role of flexible chains incorporated in polymeric liquid crystals

15:40 - 16:00

Prof T Pakula
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Structure, dynamics and properties of materials with polymers having complex architectures

16:00 - 16:20

Prov V Marikhin
Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Morphology and temperature phase transition in diols with different chain length

16:20 - 16:40

Dr C Ferguson
Key Centre for Polymer Colloids, Australia

Characterizing particle size and molecular weight distributions of latexes created using RAFT polymerization

16:40 - 17:00

Dr MP Tonge
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Investigations of the mechanism of RAFT polymerisation using cumyl dithiobenzoate

17:00 - 17:20

Dr S Mehdipour-Ataei
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Iran

Synthesis, characterization and properties of novel poly(ester-amide-urethane)s


Boma Braai / Traditional Dancers

Session Chairman: Vincent Mathot
08:30 - 09:05

Plenary Speaker: Prof G Michler
Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Mechanical properties of nanostructured amorphous and semicrystalline polymers

09:05 - 09:30

Dr C Plummer
LIC-IMX-SII Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Micromechanical effects in heterogeneous polymers, revealed by SEM and TEM

09:30 - 09:55

Prof L Mathias
University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Variable temperature high resolution solid state. NMR characterization of ethylene/1-butene and 1-hexene copolymers

09:55 - 10:20

Prof H Pasch
German Plastics Institute, Germany

High-temperature interaciton chromatography for the analysis of polyolefins

10:20 - 10:45

Prof H Siesler
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

New developments in vibrational spectroscopy of polymers

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee / Tea Break

Session Chairman: Lon Mathias
11:00 - 11:20

H Assumption
Sasol Technology, South Africa

High resolution NMR characterization of co- and terpolymers of ethylene with branched and linear alpha-olefins

11:20 - 12:40

Dr U Wahner
Sasol Technology, South Africa

Microstructure of metallocene-catalyzed propene/1-pentene copolymers investigated by in depth 13C NMR analysis

12:40 - 12:00

Dr MC Garcia-Gutierrez
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France

Micromechanical behaviour in polymers under different deformation tests: X-ray microdiffraction studies

12:00 - 12:20

Prof V Mathot
DSM Research, The Netherlands

Crystallization of polyolefins as influenced by molecular architecture: Experiments and simulations

12:20 - 12:45

Prof M Hess
Gerhard-Mercator University, Germany

Self-diffusion of PEO modified pacliaxel in dilute aqueous solution


Closing Remarks

Ron Sanderson

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

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Poster Abstracts

R Adhikari*, TA Huy, S Henning, R Godehardt, W Lebek, GH Michler, ME Cagiao, FJ Balta-Calleja
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Micromechanical behaviour of styrene/butadiene block copolymer systems

Volker Altstädt*, Lars Fölster
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Hysteresis measurements on micro cellular foams

PGL Baker*, RD Sanderson, AM Crouch
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

AC impedance and cyclic voltammetric analysis of some novel mixed metal stannates

R Brull*, T Macko, H Pasch
German Institute for Polymeric Materials, Germany

Solubility-screening of polyolefins in mixed solvents

Elana de Goede*
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Development of a technique for the separation, identification and determination of thermal properties of components in polymer mixtures or blends

A de Vries*
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

The effect of various factors on the oligomerization of 1-decene

ZH Mbhele, GM Salemane, CGCE van Sittert, JM Nedeljkovic, V Djokovic*, AS Luyt
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

Influence of nanoparticle content on the physical properties of the PVA-Ag nanocomposites

K Garde* and CD Woolard
University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The effect of curative type and crosslink density on the properties of polyisoprene/polyethylene blends

Vina Thakally-Govender*, Lucia Tincul, Renee Snyman, Nicky Potgieter and Ronel Griffiths
Sasol Technology, South Africa

Analytical methods for quantification of antioxidants (AOX) in polyolefins

MJ Hato, V Djokovic and AS Luyt
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

Thermal and mechanical properties of uncross-linked LLDPE/LDPE/wax blends

Prof M Hess
Gerhard-Mercator-University, Germany

The use of pressure volume temperature measurements in polymer science

Nyambeni Luruli*, Arno Navelling, Valerie Grumel, Helgard G Raubenheimer, Albert J van Reenen
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Polymerization behaviour of carbene complexes derived from metallocenes

ME Malunka*, V Djokovic & AS Luyt
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

Preparation and characterization of polyolefin-sisal fibre composites

Shahram Mehdipour-Ataei*
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Iran

Novel arylene sulfone ether polyamides and polyamides

MA Mokoena*, V Djokovic & AS Luyt
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

The effects of peroxide treatment on the physical properties of sisal fibre-polyethylene composites

K Petrus* and CD Woolard
University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The mechanism of cure activation by amines in the presence of primary vulcanization accelerators

J Pionteck*, G Dlubek, G Pompe, A Janke, V Bondarenko & R Krause-Rehberg
Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany

Interdiffusion in polymer blends studied by DSC, PALS and AFM

Ewa Piorkowska*, Andrzej Pawlak
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Crystallization of poly(methylene oxide) in a temperature gradient

KJ Ramphele*, J Makawa-Mbewe, KE Thole & S de Goede
Sasol Polymers, South Africa

The analysis of additives in polymers. A comparison of in-situ and extraction techniques

MG Salemane*, V Djokovic & AS Luyt
University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

Synthesis and characterization of polymer nanocomposites

L Siphuma* & AJ van Reenen
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Functionalization and block copolymerization reactions of propylene oligomers

M Smit*, JC Chadwick & CE Koning
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Immobilization of single-centre catalysts for olefin polymerization: Effect of support system on polymer properties

M van der Horst*, WJ McGill & CD Woolard
University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Variable temperature physical property measurements of vulcanizates: Understandibng elastomer failure

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