TECHNICAL MEETINGS, COURSES & SEMINARS

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The following is a list of technical meetings, courses and seminars. This feature is updated and published once a month.

April

April 22 — ISO 9000 for the Plastics Industry, half-day seminar focusing on the issues surrounding ISO and QS compliance and third-party registration, in Phoenix, sponsored by P&Y Associates Inc. Contact (406) 756- 0458.

April 23-24 — Mold Making and Tooling Seminar in San Diego, sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

April 24 — SPI Midwest Section Wisconsin Industry Roundtable in Brookfield, Wis. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. section at (773) 380-0808.

April 24 — California Film Extruders & Converters Association Northern California Meeting in Oakland, Calif. Contact (714) 644-7659 or e-mail normafox@aol.com.

April 29-30 — Heavy Vehicle Opportunities for Advanced Composite Materials in Crystal City, Va., sponsored by the Suppliers of Advanced Composite Materials Association. Contact (703) 841-1556.

April 30-May 1 — Transportation Division Seminar, in Bowling Green, Ky., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

May

May 1-2 — Fundamentals of Composites Technology, in Bowling Green, Ky., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

May 5-6 — Tube & Pipe Making Technology in Memphis, Tenn., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (800) 733-4763.

May 7 — Women in Packaging's SouthPack Networking Reception in Atlanta. Contact WIC at (770) 924-3563 or e-mail packwm@aol.com.

May 7-9 — Advanced Dynamics and Electronic Packaging in East Lansing, Mich., sponsored by the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Contact (517) 355-3603.

May 12-13 — Catalysis of Polyurethane Systems: Selecting Catalysts to Achieve Desired Porperties and Processing in Atlanta, sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. Contact (717) 291-5609.

May 13-15 — Advances in Rotational Molding in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin's College of Engineering & Applied Science. Contact (414) 227-3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

May 13-16 — Packaging Basics in East Lansing, Mich., held by the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Contact (517) 355-3603.

May 14-15 — Fiberglass Shop Technology, in Vancouver, British Columbia, sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

May 14-15 — Plastics Processing and Manufacturing Workshop in Williamsport, Pa., sponsored by Pennsylvania College of Technology. Contact (717) 321-5533.

May 15 — Ashtech '97, a demonstration of a Cincinnati Milacron Roboshot injection molding machine outfitted with process monitoring equipment, will be held in Troy, Mich., hosted by Ashland Chemical Co.'s General Polymers Division. Contact Beverly Byrne at (800) 482-2969.

May 15-16 — Fire Retarded Polymer Applications, developments in Europe and the United States, in Baltimore, sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. Contact (717) 291-5609.

May 19-22 — Fundamentals of Injection Molding, Designing Plastic Injection Molds and Effective Quotes for Plastic Parts in Springfield, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (800) 733-4763.

May 19-21 — Hydrogels: Specialty Plastics for Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. Contact (717) 291-5609.

May 20-22 — Twin Screw Processing for Pharmaceutical and Medical Products in Somerville, N.J., by American Leistritz Extruder Corp. Contact (908) 685-2333.

May 28-30 — Plastic Injection Mold Design Basics in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Contact (414) 227-3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

May 28-30 — Paints, Plastics and Adhesives for Automotive Usage in Ann Arbor, Mich., sponsored by the Center for Professional Development at the Universtiy of Michigan. Contact (313) 647-7200.

May 28-30 — Polyester Packaging: The Critical Path Ahead in Newark, N.J., sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220 or e-mail meetings@packstrat.com

May 29-30 — Western Composites Conference in Reno, Nev., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

June

June 2-4 — Diagnosing Problems in Injection Molded Parts in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

June 2-4—Thin-Gage Thermoforming in Rosemont, Ill., held by the University of Wisconsin. Contact (414) 227-3152 or e-mail tlynch@csd.uwm.edu.

Regional

American Chemical Society's Department of Continuing Education will hold a number of courses in Blacksburg, Va.: Polymer Characterization: Thermal, Mechanical and Structural, June 1-6; Polymer Synthesis: Fundamentals and Techniques, June 15-20; Polymer Chemistry: Principles and Practice, Aug. 17-22 and Dec. 7-12; Applied Rheology and Polymer Processing, Sept. 7-12; and Introduction to Polymeric Adhesives and Composites, Sept. 21-26. Contact (202) 872-4508.

Atlas Electric Devices Co. will conduct Fundamentals of Weathering, a seminar on material durability testing, May 20 in Beachwood, Ohio; May 22 in Baltimore; June 24 in Parsippany, N.J.; June 26 in Westborough, Mass.; Sept. 9 in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Sept. 23 in Bloomington, Minn.; Sept. 25 in Rosemont, Ill.; Oct. 7 in Houston; Oct. 9 in Anaheim, Calif.; Oct. 21 in Toronto; Oct. 23 in Novi, Mich.; Oct. 29 in Charlotte, N.C. Contact (773) 327-4520.

Enron Capital & Trade Resources will hold Innovations in Price Technology, techniques and applications for managing resin price risk, April 28 in Chicago; April 29 in Cleveland; May 1 in Detroit; and May 14 in Princeton, N.J. Contact (800) 444-4796.

Institute of Packaging Professionals will offer a number of sessions during the SouthPack conference in Atlanta May 5: How to Analyze and Improve Packaging Line Performance; Simulation Testing: Getting Focused; Fundamentals of Plastics Packaging; and courses on modified atmosphere packaging, electronic article surveillance, ISO 14000, and barcoding. Contact (703) 318-8970.

Midlands Technical College will conduct its Composite Damage Assessment & Repair Course April 29-May 2 in Columbia, S.C.; May 6-9 in St. Louis; and June 3-6, Aug. 19-22 and Sept. 23-26 in Great Lakes, Ill. Contact (803) 732-0432 for the Columbia course, (847) 473-9371 for other locations.

The Society of Plastics Engineers will conduct Thermoforming Technology for Industrial Applications, Pressure & Twin Sheet Forming and Thermoforming Tooling April 29-May 2 in Toronto and June 17-20 in Chicago; the thermoforming technology and pressure and twin sheet courses also will be held Oct. 20-22 in Detroit. Contact Diane Leaman (203) 775-0471.