August 9, 2010

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K-Tron Collaborating for Plastics Processing Seminar

K-Tron Process Group has formally announced its collaboration with Omya, Maag Pump Systems, Fine Organics, Coperion, and Automatik Plastics Machinery, presenting two complimentary technical seminars entitled, “Compounding of Filled Polymers”, that offer plastics processors detailed information on key topics of prime importance to the plastics industry.
Seminars are oriented to general managers, plant managers, technology managers, production engineers, purchasing managers, and all those involved in the operation and selection of manufacturing equipment and raw materials for their plastics compounding operations.

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 technologies. Technical seminars will cover the latest developments in continuous feeding, mixing, pneumatic conveying, gear pumps, and filtration units, and the supply of specialty fillers and pigments to the plastics industry.

Seminars will be offered at convenient locations in Ahmedabad and Mumbai to provide plastic compounders in those geographic areas a unique opportunity to listen to experts in each of their fields. 

These free one-day events will be held at two locations:

September 29, 2010, Courtyard by Marriott, Ramdevnagar Cross Roads, Satellite Near S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad – 380 015, India, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm

October 1, 2010, Hotel ITC Maratha, Sahar, Mumbai – 400 099, India, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm (followed by dinner, with bus departing at 10:00pm to Daman)

The seminars include continental breakfast, lunch, dinner (Mumbai event only), and a detailed course manual.

Presentation topics include:

* “Feeding of Mineral Fillers in Plastics Compounding Operations” - K-Tron Feeders

* “Boost your performance using Omyalite in PVC and Omyacarb in Polyolefines” - OMYA

* “Specialty Additives for Filled Compounds & Masterbatches” -  Fine Organics

* “From Raw Ingredients to Finished Goods – How Pneumatic Conveying can Optimize your Compounding Process” – K-Tron Premier

* “Compounding of Filled Polymers with the Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder” - Coperion

* “Components Used in the Optimization of Your Compounding System” – Maag Pump Systems

* “Pelletizing Process and Equipment Selection for High Filled Thermoplastics” – Automatik Plastics Machinery

Technical presentations by some of the top process experts in the industry including:

K-Tron Process Group
K-Tron Process Group is a global leader in the gravimetric feeder market and a single-source supplier for feeding, pneumatic conveying and systems engineering solutions. K-Tron Feeders have been used for more than 100 years in applications that require high-accuracy feeding and metering of powders and bulk materials. Product lines include loss-in-weight, volumetric, and weigh belt feeders. K-Tron Premier offers pneumatic conveying components and systems for the transport and handling of bulk materials. With over 60 years of experience in bulk material handling systems, K-Tron Premier’s products are specially designed for use with powders, pellets and friable materials in plastics processing applications.

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 6000 employees.

Fine Organics
Fine Organics is a leader in manufacturer of oleo-chemical derivatives with a broad product range and operates multiple production sites in Asia. In a rapidly changing market scenario and faced with a completely different dimensions of competition, Fine Organics has invested in state-of-the-art facilities to offer product solutions to a broad spectrum of customer base from a variety of industrial applications. Every facility of Fine Organics is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Maag Pump Systems
Maag Pump Systems is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of gear pumps, screen changers, and filtration units for applications in the chemical or polymer manufacturing processing industry. Maag Pump Systems offers highly efficient, high-quality equipment with long service life, backed up by an attentive, worldwide service organization. Maag Pumps System solutions operate at all temperatures, all pressures and all viscosities, delivering on its promise of technical innovation.

Coperion is the worldwide market and technology leader in compounding & extrusion, materials handling and service – and a reliable partner for global corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in the plastics, chemicals, food, and aluminum industries. Across the world we implement individual and turnkey solutions with the network of three Competence Centers Compounding & Extrusion, Materials Handling and Service to the benefit of customers.

Automatik Plastics Machinery
Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH (formerly Rieter Automatik GmbH) is a world leader in pelletizing technology. With six decades of experience and with an installed base of more than 8000 pelletizing systems, the company provides its customers with state-of-the-art pelletizer trains that yield high profitability.

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