Engineered Fine Particle Applications Conference Announced for May, 2005

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New conference focusing on commercialization issues, successes and opportunities for engineered fine particles being held May 23-25, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and sponsored by Information Management Institute.

– New conference focusing on commercialization issues, successes and opportunities for engineered fine particles being held May 23-25, 2005 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and sponsored by Information Management Institute.

This first of its kind program is dedicated to exploring the technology developments, market needs, future trends and application opportunities for engineered fine particles with speakers from key technology and market segments. Conference speakers include Lawrence Bock-Nanosys, Dr. Karen J. Buechler-ALD NanoSolutions, Clinton W. Bybee-Arch Venture Partners, Dr. Judy Chung-Clorox, Dr. Jeffrey T. Depinto-Air Products & Chemicals, Jon DiLoretto-American Chemical Council, Dr. Emory A. Ford-Materials Technology Institute, Dr. Guoyi Fu-Millennium Chemical, George Ghenciu-Nantero, Dr. Rajeev Gorowara & Dr. Daniel A. Green-DuPont, Tim Harper-CMP Cientifica, Dr. Amit M. Kulkarni-GE Global Research Center, Dr. James S. Murday-Naval Research Laboratory, Dr. Balakrishnan G. Nair-Ceramatec, Dr. Matthew Neville-Consultant, Søren Pehrson-Haldor Topsøe A/S, Geoffrey Varga-Degussa, Dr. Fred von Gottberg-Cabot Corporation and Dr. Charles F. Zukoski-Univ. of Illinois

Conference General Chairman Miodrag Oljaca of Cabot Corporation comments, "Rapidly growing commercial applications for engineered fine particles exist today in electronics, personal care, catalysis, energy, pharmaceutical, and other markets. These speakers are technical and market leaders from industry, government, academia and the investment community who will provide insight into future trends, challenges and opportunities for engineered fine particles."

According to IMI President Al Keene, "This conference is designed to be the one yearly event where particle producers, equipment developers, materials developers, processing experts and end users, i.e. all industry sectors with commercial interest in the advancement of engineered fine particle technology, come together in one location. This conference will allow presenters, attendees and exhibitors to meet, learn and promote their technologies, opportunities, products and services."

IMI’s Engineered Fine Particle Applications Conference format comprises four single-track sessions with a total of 19 speakers, covering topics such as markets and trends, particles and processing technologies, commercial successes, and development, commercialization and implementation issues.

About Information Management Institute, Inc.

IMI’s newly formed Materials Technology Division is designed to assist the materials technology industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. Its unique conference approach offer an unprecedented opportunity for materials technology developers, manufacturers, processors and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of future developments in the materials industry.    

Conference programs are designed to address the real world commercialization impact of technology, application and market developments. They are not academic or sales oriented, but rather focus on the business and commercial aspects faced daily by materials technology companies and organizations that are charged with creating and maintaining profitable materials technology based businesses.

IMI’s Digital Printing Division was founded in 1988 and has held over 250 programs with annual attendance of over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel.

The impetus to launch IMI’s Materials Technology Division resulted from IMI’s programs which have covered materials technologies advancements in the digital printing industry and in diverging materials technology application areas over the past several years including:

3rd Printable Electronics & Displays Conference – November, 2004

Printing & Materials Technologies for Printable Electronics Course – November, 2004

Ink Jet Deposition of Materials Course – July, 2003 & July, 2004

Paper-Like Displays Conference – April, 2004 & February, 2005

Toner & Imaging Chemicals Conference – February, 2005 & 7 prior years

Chemically Prepared Toner Seminar – February, 2004 & February 2005

Paper-Like Displays Course – July, 2003 & November, 2003

Electronic Materials Deposition Conference – October 2002 & October, 2003

Digital Dispensing, Dosing & Metering Briefing – October, 2003

RFID Conference – March, 2002

IMI’s Materials Technology Division’s conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI Materials Technology Division conference enables attendees to meet with the material industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.


Alvin Keene, President


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Carrabassett Valley, Maine, 04947 USA


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