TECHNICAL MEETINGS, COURSES & SEMINARS

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The following is a list of technical meetings, courses and seminars of interest to the plastics industry. This feature is updated and published once a month.

March

March 19-20 — Vinyl Extrusion Technology in Cleveland, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

March 25-26 — Fundamentals of Extrusion in Newton, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.

March 21 — Ion Conducting Polymers and their Application, in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. Contact (216) 368-3596.

April

April 2-3—Color and Color Control — In Paint, Coatings and Plastics in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. Contact (414) 227- 3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

April 4 — Polymer Fluid Dynamics and Kinetic Theory in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. Contact (216) 368-3596.

April 7-11 — Polyurethanes Technology and Applications in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. Contact (717) 291-5609.

April 8-11 — Plastic and Rubber Extrusion in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin. Contact (414) 227-3200 or fax (414) 227-3146.

April 10-11 — Infrared Thermography in Boucherville, Quebec, sponsored by the National Research Council Canada. Contact (514) 641-5143.

April 11—Use of Kinetic Theory Models in Simulations of Complex Polymer Flows in Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University. Contact (216) 368-3596.

April 14-17 — Griff Extrusion Seminars in Cincinnati. Contact Edison Technical Services at (301) 654-1515.

April 15-16 — Achieving ISO 9000 in Lansing, Mich. Contact the School of Packaging at Michigan State University at (517) 355-9580.

April 23-25 — Plastics, Packaging and Recycling Symposium in San Luis Obispo, Calif., at Cal Poly State University. Contact (805) 756-2119.

April 28-30 — TiO2 97 — A View to 2000 in Vancouver, British Columbia, sponsored by Intertech Corp. Contact Melanie Searle at (207) 781-9800.

April 29-May 2 — Composite Damage Assessment & Repair Course in Columbia, S.C., sponsored by Midlands Technical College. Contact (803) 345- 5199.

April 30-May 2 — Design of Plastic Gears in Milwaukee, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

May

May 13-15 — Advances in Rotational Molding in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.

May 14-15 — Introduction to Plastics Processing and Manufacturing workshop in Williamsport, Pa., sponsored by the Industrial Modernization Center with the Pennsylvania College of Technology's Plastics Manufacturing Center. Contact Lauri Moon at (717) 368-8361 or e-mail info@imcpa.com.

May 14-16 — Polymer Melt Rheology and Processing in Boucherville, Quebec, sponsored by the Industrial Materials Institute. Contact (514) 641-5143.

Regional

Datacolor International of Charlotte, N.C., will conduct its color seminar Getting Color Right March 18-19 in Los Angeles; April 8-9 and July 15-16 in Lawrenceville, N.J.; May 7-8 in Toronto; June 4-5 in Chicago; Aug. 6-7 in Charlotte, N.C.; Aug. 28-29 in Columbus, Ohio; Oct. 9-10 in Boston; and Nov. 6-7 in Dallas. Contact (704) 329-0400.

Excel Partnership Inc. has announced its schedule of QS9000 and ISO 14000 training courses for 1997. Contact (800) 374-3818.

International Association of Plastics Distributors will hold educational table top exhibits May 7 in Chicago; June 3 in Wilmington, Del.; and July 23 in Seattle. Contact (913) 345-1005 or e-mail iapd@iapd.org.

Macbeth Division of Kollmorgen Instruments Corp. will hold Fundamentals of Color seminars March 18-19 in Schiller Park, Ill.; April 8-9 in Grand Rapids, Mich.; April 22-23 in Cherry Hill, N.J.; May 6-7 in Mahwah, N.J.; May 20-21 in Portland, Ore.; and June 3-4 in Newton, Mass. Contact (914) 565-7660.

Precise Technology Inc.'s St. Petersburg, Fla., division will conduct three-day mold-manufacturing seminars. Contact (412) 823-2100.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers will conduct a number of seminars at various locations on topics such as fundamentals of injection molding, troubleshooting blown film, insert molding and vinyl extrusion. Contact (313) 271-1500.

Stat-A-Matrix Institute will hold Overview to the Tooling and Equipment Supplement April 22-23 in Chicago and May 22-23 in Cleveland. Contact (810) 680-4673.

North Carolina State University's Polymers Extension Program is offering introduction to polymeric materials and processes May 13-14; chemistry of polymers for nonchemists June 5-6; and design of plastic parts with emphasis on recyclability April 24-25. Contact (704) 547-3993.

Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. will sponsor a number of polymer science and plastics technology seminars in April and May in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.; Boston; Secaucus, N.J.; and Atlanta. For details, contact (717) 291- 5609 or fax (717) 295-4538.