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Plastics & Plastics Fabrication
October 6, 2010

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11:30 AM - 6:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT)
Plastics & Plastics Fabrication Open
  • Visit the many booths in the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives, learn about new products, and more.
  • Visit the Networking Lounge and interact with other event attendees.
  • Visit the Resource Center and download all materials of interest.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT)
Thanks to "just-right" property profiles, polymers and plastic materials are outperforming metals and other non-plastic materials in many of today's high-tech applications. Advanced fabrication processes such as tandem molding or high-speed, high-energy twin screw extrusion facilitate this trend towards newfound functionality. Learn More
Jim Brennan, News Anchor, GlobalSpec

This presentation offers an overview of 3M™ Glass Bubble technology including grades, density, strength, composition, and particle size. Customer applications will highlight the processing and dimensional benefits of 3M Glass Bubbles in plastic and rubber composites. Learn More
Steve Amos, Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M EAMD
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT)
High performance polymers enable many engineering benefits including weight reduction, increased performance, part consolidation, and cost improvements. Complementing these benefits are innovative fabrication technologies to positively impact application development in the energy, transportation, aerospace, and electronics industries. This presentation will highlight PEEK fabrication techniques that are changing today's engineering. Learn More
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Tandem molding allows molders to double productivity and save as much as 40% of the production costs. Tandem molding is similar to Stack molding except the process runs two molds back-to-back with alternating cycles. The two independent cycles overlap, permitting production of two completely different parts in the same machine. Learn More
Peter Kuchar, Sales and Marketing Manager, Technoject Machinery Corp.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT)

NETWORKING LOUNGE SCHEDULED CHAT: Hosted by Kevin Edwards, Lauren Manufacturing
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT)
In this presentation, attendees will gain a better understanding of twin screw extrusion theory and design for high-speed/high-energy input twin screw extruders. Applications and techniques for compounding, reactive extrusion, and de-volatilization will be discussed. Learn More
Charles Martin, General Manager, American Leistritz Extruder Corporation
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT)
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