Sixth International Seminar on the Technology of Inherently Conductive Polymers
September 26-29, 1999, Sheridan Park, Toronto, Canada
A comprehensive update of the latest developments.
Present Technology and Commercial Status.

Presented by:
Advanced Polymer Courses
14200 Carlson Circle
Tampa, FL 33626, USA
Tel: 813-854-4332, fax: 813-854-5596


A large number of application areas using  inherently conductive polymers have been developed and tested. Each is based on properties that are specific to these materials. Due to the recent development of several air-stable highly conductive polymers, and the fast entry of  these products into the marketplace, several applications have already been possible, and numerous others are going to be easily realized.
The unique properties of inherently conductive polymers stem from (i) the possibility of fine-tuning the conductivity by adjusting the amount of dopant incorporated within the polymer, (ii)  doping/undoping reversibility, and (iii) the optical absorption characteristics in the uv, visible and near infrared as well as its electromagnetic absorption characteristics.

Several polymers have been tested and proved to work in a variety of applications including batteries, capacitors, smart windows, light emitting diodes, transistors, photovoltaics, micro lithography, corrosion control, conductive adhesives and inks, static dissipation, EMI shielding, radar/microwave absorption, direct plating, electrostatic powder coating, clean room applications, sensors, and drug delivery systems. The status of commercial products and devices will be given during the seminar.

Seminar Objectives:

The seminar is designed to answer questions such  as: 

What are the structures of inherently conductive polymers? 
What are the advantages of these polymers compared to conventional semiconductors and conductive materials technologies? 

What are the innovative applications of these materials? 

What is the availability of inherently conductive  polymers?

Who should attend:

The seminar is intended for engineers, scientists, managers and technicians working in:

Conductive materials fabrication (composites, textiles, plating, coating and films.) Antistatic/ESD, EMI/RFI shielding, microwave and radar absorption Corrosion Control, Batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, smart windows, etc. Electronic industry. Aerospace and automotive industries.

Program: The List of Speakers will be updated on a regular basis.

Sunday, Sept. 26: Tutorial Lectures, Dr. M. Aldissi

7:30-8:30 am: Registration

8:30-10.00: Introduction

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-12:00: Properties of Conductive Polymers

12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-3:00: Processing and Stability of Conductive  Polymers

3:00-3:30: Coffee Break

3:30-5:00: Applications of Conductive Polymers

Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 27-29:

Dr. J. Avlyanov, Eeonyx Corp. and Dr. S. Dahman, RTP Co.,  "Heat Process able Conductive Polymer nanocomposites as Tunable Additives for Plastics and Thermo sets"

Dr. D. Belanger, Univ. du Quebec, Montreal, "Applications of Conducting Polymers in Power Sources: Lightweight Batteries and Super capacitors"

C. Bruens, DSM, "Conquest: "Conductive Polymer Based Core Shell Particles"

Dr. L. Chigirinskaya, Polytechnique Univ., "Conductive Polymers as Corrosion Protection Coatings: Fact or Fiction"

Dr. D. Finello, Eglin Air Force Base,  "Potential Photovoltaic and IR Detection Applications of Conductive  Polymers"

Dr. R. Gregory, School of Textiles, Clemson Univ., "Effect of Morphology and Microstructure on Electronic  Properties of Conductive Polymers"

Dr. A. Guiseppi-Elie, Abtech Scientific Inc.,  "Biotechnical Applications of Conductive

Dr. S. Hold croft, Simon Fraser Univ., "Conjugated Polymers in Micro lithography Applications"

Dr. A. Holmes, Cambridge Displays and Univ. of Cambridge, England, "Conducting Polymers in LEDs and Transistor Applications"

Dr. Mario Leclerc, Univ. Laval, Quebec, "Chromic Phenomena in Polythiophene Derivatives"

Joseph Morrison, Bayer A.G., "Bayer's  Technology: Present and Potential Uses of Polythiophenes"
Dr. V. G. Kulkarni, Americhem Inc., "Practical and Emerging Applications of Conductive  Polymers"

Dr. H. Kuhn, Milliken Research Corp.,  "Adsorption at the Solid/Liquid Interface:
Conductive Textiles based on Polypyrrole"

Dr. P. Lessner, Kemet Electronics Corp.,"Conductive Polymers in Capacitor Applications"

Dr. K. Levon, Polytechnique Univ.,  "Structure Formation in Conducting Polymers - from Fundamentals to Applications"

Dr. A. MacDiarmid, Univ. of Pennsylvania, "Polyanilines and Polypyrrole: Selected Applications"

Dr. B. Mattes, Santa Fe Science & Technology, Inc.,  "Applications of Conductive Fibers for Electrochemical Actuators"

Dr. L. Olmedo, CEA, France, "EMI Shielding and Microwave Properties of Conducting Polymers"

Dr. T. F. Otero, Basque Univ., San Sebatian, Spain, "Conducting Polymers as Multifunctional and Biomimetic Materials and Devices"

Prof. J. Stoffer, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla,  "Corrosion Inhibition by Conductive Polymers"

Dr. Wayne Wang, Carleton Univ. Ottawa, "Electroactive and Photoactive Materials"

Dr. F. Yamagishi, Hughes Research Labs., "Conducting Polymers-Based Transducers as
Vapor Phase Detectors"

Monday Sept. 26, 7:00 pm: Social Hour followed by a Catered  Dinner

Location and Accommodation:

The seminar will be held at the Sheridan Conference Center, Mississauga, ON. A block of rooms
has been reserved for the meeting dates and for early arrival for the seminar participants at a rate
of Can $92 (approx. US$65) plus taxes , breakfast included (single or double occupancy).
Reservations should be made directly with the hotel (please mention the Xerox group when
making the reservation to get the special rate) at the following address:

Holiday Inn, 2125 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON L5K 1A3
Tel: 1-800-HOLIDAY or (905) 855-2000, Fax: (905) 855-1433.

Directions: From Airport take 427 south to Q.E.W. west then take exit 126.
A local map will be provided at a later date.

The participants are responsible for their own accommodations and reservations. Check-in time is
4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am.

Registration and Fees:

The completed registration form must be mailed or faxed to:

Advanced Polymer Courses, 14200 Carlson Circle, Tampa, FL 33626, USA

Tel: 813-854-4332, Fax: 813-854-5596,

Fee: U.S. $1,050. The fee covers registration, text, beverage breaks and a catered dinner on the
first day. A reduced fee of U.S. $750 is applicable for each additional participant from the same
company. Payment may be made payable by check drawn on a U.S. bank to Advanced Polymer
Courses (Credit Cards are not accepted). Applicants may cancel up to two weeks before the
seminar for a full refund (subject to $25 fee). After that, the individual will be held responsible for
the full fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute.

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Sixth International Seminar on the Technology of Inherently Conductive Polymers

September 26-27, 1999, Sheridan Park Conference Center, Mississauga, ON, Canada

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