Intertek Hosts 2018 Polymer Seminar: Introduction to Stabilization of Polymers, It’s Analytics and Some Regulations Aspects

June 19, 2018

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be hosting a one-day Polymer Seminar on November 27, 2018 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

Polymer materials, when deployed in a wide range of industries will be subjected to a wide range of variables in their daily use. These can range from extreme fluctuations in temperature, weather, gases, physical forces and stresses which may cause irreversible change to the properties of the material over time. However, with applied knowledge and testing procedures, and implementation of stabilization strategies, performance and regulatory compliance expectations will be achieved.

This seminar will discuss polymer industry challenges and will cover the below key topics:

  • Polymer Properties and Rheology
  • Polymer Heat and Light Stabilization Systems
  • Special Effect Additives
  • Analytics of Polymer Additives in Plastics & Failure Investigations
  • Food Regulations & NIAS Analysis

Participants are invited to engage with Intertek's scientific experts and specialists from BASF as they share their insights, experience, and ideas during the following sessions:

  • Opening Session and Intertek Expert Services Overview | 09:00 - 09:15
    Speaker: Rozenn Roche, Chairman, Intertek Schweiz AG
  • Polymer Properties, Processing and Rheology | 09:15 - 9:45
    Speaker: Andreas Thürmer, BASF Schweiz AG
  • Degradation and Stabilization of Plastic Materials: Process and Thermal Stabilization | 09:45 - 10:45
    Speaker: Ekaterina Troussard, BASF Schweiz AG
  • Analytics: Additive Analyses in Polymers | 11:15 - 12:00
    Speaker: Emmanuelle Brendle, Intertek Schweiz AG
  • Analytics: Failure Analyses of Plastics | 12:00 - 12:30
    Speaker: John Dale, Intertek UK
  • Degradation and Stabilization of Plastic Materials: Light Stabilization | 14:00 - 15:00
    Speaker: Raphaël Dabbous, BASF Schweiz AG
  • Special Effect Additives | 15:00 - 15:45
    Speaker: Andreas Thürmer, BASF Schweiz AG
  • Food Contact Regulations | 16:15 - 16:45
    Speaker: Sarah Saminadin Peter, Intertek Germany
  • Non-Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) | 16:45 - 17:15
    Speaker: Job Ridderbecks, Intertek The Netherlands

To register for the seminar, please visit:

To learn more about our polymer and plastics services within the larger Intertek organization, please visit:


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For Media Information:

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
T: +1 905 542 2900

For Technical Information:

Rozenn Roche
Consultant Polymers
T: +41 61 686 48 00