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K-Tron Collaborating for Plastics Processing Seminars in Mexico City, Charlotte, NC

K-Tron will collaborate with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Leistritz, and Maag Pump Systems to present a complimentary technical seminar, “Advances in Plastics Processing,” offering plastics processors detailed information on the advances in process technologies as related to today’s demanding plastic processing applications.

The technical seminars will be held July 19, 2011 at the Sevilla Palace Hotel in Mexico City, and July 22, 2011 at the Polymers Center of Excellence in Charlotte, NC.

Register online at www.ktron.com/seminars.

The seminar is 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.

The technical seminar will cover latest process developments including:

* continuous feeding and proportioning in polymers
* applications in pneumatic conveying and systems automation
* compounders and mixers
* gear pumps, screen changers, and filtration units
* pelletizing systems
* extrusion technology

The seminar includes continental breakfast, lunch, and detailed course manual.

The seminar will be presented by leading experts in the field, including:

K-Tron – a global leader in the design, installation, and maintenance of process feeders and pneumatic conveying systems for the handling of bulk solids. K-Tron is an industry expert in designing systems to convey hard-to-handle materials. Specialized in high-accuracy feeding and metering of powders and bulk materials, K-Tron develops, manufactures, and oversees every aspect of its equipment, ensuring the greatest accuracy, consistency, and long-term value. K-Tron holds numerous patents for weighing, mechanical and control technologies and their application to bulk solids handling.

Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH – a member of the Maag group, 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.

Leistritz – a manufacturer of modular, high-speed, energy input (HSEI) twin screw extruders and systems. Areas of specialization include compounding, reactive extrusion and devolatilization for masterbatches, engineering resins, adhesives, foamed and medical/pharmaceutical products as part of pelletizing systems, as well as direct extrusion of sheet, film, fibers, and profiles.

Maag Pump Systems AG - member of the Maag Group - is a leading manufacturer of gear pumps, screen changers, and filtration units.

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