November 9-10, 2022

Cleveland, Ohio

The North American exhibition for the film, sheet, pipe and profile extrusion industry

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200+ exhibitors

100+ speakers

"Cleveland is at the heart of the plastics industry and I was really pleased with the local audience. I really like the set up of the floor, it's unique and has everything in one space."
Bruce Fawcett, Executive Director, Polymer Ohio
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The Plastics Extrusion World Expo will return to
Cleveland, Ohio

 

The Plastics Extrusion World Expo will return to the Huntington Convention Center in down town Cleveland. This event brings together professionals from across the plastics extrusion industry for two days of networking, knowledge sharing and innovation. The free-to-attend trade show will run alongside the Compounding World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo and Polymer Testing World Expo.

Your free ticket provides admission to the show floor which will have exhibits from leaders in the plastics extrusion industry and focused conference theaters with a busy two-day program of technical presentations, seminars and industry debates.



 

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Solvay develops industry-first specialized UV-C stabilizers for the protection of polyolefin surfaces

Solvay, a global market leader in specialty materials, has announced the development of an innovative new portfolio of UV-C stabilizers. They are designed for use in demanding hygiene applications, where polyolefin surfaces are treated with ultra-violet (UV) light of the UV-C spectrum (200-280 nm) to fight against COVID and hospital-acquired infections. The new proprietary stabilization technology represents an important milestone for the polyolefin industry, as it is the first to address the risk of polyolefin degradation, discoloration and micro-crack formation, which is caused by frequent exposure to UV-C irradiation. 

“Healthcare and other markets, such as aerospace and shared mobility, are increasingly using UV-C light to disinfect high-contact surfaces in an effort to combat pathogens, including coronaviruses,” says Sophie Poelmans, Global Marketing Manager for Polymer Additives at Solvay Materials. “Our new UV-C stabilization technology helps end users achieve effective UV-C disinfection levels on surfaces made from polyolefins without compromising the performance of the material.” 

UV-C radiation can deactivate microorganisms and has been scientifically proven to be effective against coronaviruses. However, the proven germicidal action of UV-C also exposes the treated surfaces to much higher ultraviolet energy than that covered by traditional UV-A and UV-B stabilizers, resulting in the potential for faster material degradation. Solvay, a member of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), has leveraged its extensive expertise in polymer additives to develop a technology that is purpose-engineered to enable the use of UV-C light as an anti-microbial disinfectant on polyolefin surfaces, while safely protecting them against UV-C induced degradation.  

Solvay’s new UV-C stabilization technology is targeted at a wide range of polyolefin applications, including medical equipment in operation and patient rooms, aircraft and shared vehicle interiors, and sporting venues.  

 


Solvay will be exhibiting at the Compounding World Expo Europe 2023.