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Exponent Wins 2009 Best Paper Award at ANTEC Conference


June 24, 2009

MICROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF CPVC FAILURE MODES by Jennifer Hoffman, Maureen Reitman, Suresh Donthu, Paul Ledwith and Dave Wills has received the 2009 Best Paper Award from the Failure Analysis and Prevention special interest group of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Dr. Jennifer Hoffman presented the work at ANTEC (the Annual Technical Conference) on Monday, June 22nd in Chicago, where she accepted the award on behealf of her colleagues. The paper reflects some of the research, analysis and insights gained by the authors’ work with CPVC sprinkler pipe, a subject of growing interest in the fire protection, plastic pipe and failure analysis communities.

Exponent’s polymer’s staff presented two papers at Society of Plastic Engineer’s ANTEC 2009 Conference.

Hoffman J, Reitman M, Donthu S, Ledwith P, Wills D. Microscopic Characterization of CPVC Failure Modes. Monday, June 22.

Liu D, Sue H-J. Toughening of Epoxy Using PEP-PEO Block Copolymer Nanoparticles. Tuesday, June 23.

Exponent  also presented case studies as part of the Failure Analysis and Prevention Tutorial on Tuesday afternoon.