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Free Plastics Processing Seminar

May 14, 2014

A free, one-day plastics processing seminar will be held June 5, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in Woodlands, TX.

This seminar offers plastics processors detailed information on key topics in the plastics industry. The seminar is ideal for general managers, production engineers, purchasing managers, and anyone involved in the selection and operation of manufacturing equipment and raw materials for their plastics operations. Attendees will learn about exciting advances in these process technologies for today’s demanding plastics processing applications:

•    Continuous Feeding & Proportioning Systems
•    Pneumatic Conveying Systems and Applications
•    Compounders/Extruders & Mixers
•    Gear Pumps, Screen Changers & Filtration Units
•    Raw Materials & Mineral Fillers
•    Pelletizing Systems

Participants will have an opportunity to listen to experts in each of the fields and ask questions about how to improve their current operations utilizing new, cost-saving technologies.

Sponsored presentations include:

“Cost Reduction Opportunities with Superior Calcium Carbonate” (Omya)
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of chemical products. The company‘s major markets are the paper, plastics, paint/coatings/adhesives industries, as well as construction, environment, agriculture, food, and pharmaceutical. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya now has a global presence extending to more than 100 locations in over 50 countries and 7000 employees.

“Vistamaxx : An Innovation for the Masterbatch Industry“ (ExxonMobil Chemical)
From the world’s premier petrochemical company, Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomer offers new possibilities for compounding quality masterbatch. Engineered to accept high filler loading with better dispersion, Vistamaxx is compatible with polypropylene, polyethylene, and other polymers, simplifies the manufacturing process, and provides excellent organoleptic performance for food contact applications.

“Minimizing Costs by Selecting the Optimal Feeder“ (Coperion K-Tron)
A world leader in providing process automation equipment, systems, and solutions for bulk material handling, Coperion K-Tron makes the feeders and pneumatic conveying components, supervisory controls, and digital scales that go into its material handling systems. This presentation covers the main elements of a gravimetric feeder, their major role in achieving and maintaining compounding precision, and how more accurate feeding presents new opportunities for significant ongoing ingredients cost savings.

“Compounding of Filled Polymers with the Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder ZSK” and “How Pneumatic Conveying can Optimize Your Compounding Process“  (Coperion)
Coperion is the global market and technology leader in compounding and extrusion, materials handling, and support integration. In close partnership with its customers, Coperion applies its comprehensive systems and process expertise to implement fully integrated solutions for compounding technology and bulk materials handling, encompassing the full added- value chain from initial consultation to commissioning and ongoing support services.

“Components Used in the Optimization of Your Compounding System“ (Maag)
Regardless of temperature, pressure, or viscosity, Maag offers quality gear pumps, screen changer, and filtration solutions. Maag provides efficient, high-quality equipment, driven by a customer-centric product development philosophy, and backed by worldwide network of service and support organizations.

“Pelletizing Process and Equipment Selection for Highly Filled Thermoplastics“ (Automatik)
A world leader in pelletizing technology, Automatik Plastics Machinery offers six decades of experience and an installed base of more than 8000 pelletizing systems. As the only global provider to offer all production technologies for all pellet shapes, Automatik Plastics Machinery provided technical and business support plastics processors throughout the world required for maximum operational profitability.

Seminar Program:

9:00 - Registration
9:15 - Welcome & Introduction
9:30 - “Cost Reduction Opportunities with Superior Calcium Carbonate”; Gil Morieras, director marketing polymers, Omya
10:10 - “Vistamaxx : An Innovation for the Masterbatch Industry“; B.H. Leong, Masterbatch market manager, ExxonMobil Chemical  
10:50 - Coffee Break
11:10 - “How Pneumatic Conveying Can Optimize Your Compounding Line“; Bob Reischl, manager, process technology, Coperion Materials Handling
materials handling
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 – “Minimizing Costs by Selecting the Optimal Feeder“ ; Jaime A. Gómez, PhD, global business development manager: chemicals & plastics, Coperion K-Tron
1:40 - “Compounding of Filled Polymers with the Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder ZSK“; Eberhard Dietrich, business unit manager, Coperion
2:20 - Coffee Break          
2:40 - “Components Used in the Optimization of Your Compounding System“;  Jorge Guzman, international sales manager, Maag Pump Systems
3:20 - “Pelletizing Process and Equipment Selection for High Filled Thermoplastics“; Jurg Hassler, senior sales manager, Automatik Plastics Machinery
4:00 - Questions and Answers
4:30 - Adjourn

Register online at: www.coperionktron.com/APPS
 

Coperion K-Tron