SCHEDULE OF FREE SEMINARS AT NPE 1997

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Tuesday, June 17 8-11:30 a.m.

Session I, Room S401BCD

Innovations in Technology for Plastics Auxiliary Equipment

Chairman Don Rainville, Universal Dynamics Inc.; Co-Chairman Larry Bowman, AEC Inc.

``New Solutions in Material Handling Equipment'' — Doug Brewster, Conair Group.

``The Benefits of Gravimetric Blending'' — Ron Bankos, Universal Dynamics Inc.

``High-Performance Desiccant Drying'' — Gregory C. Lewis, Matsui America Inc.

``Measuring Payback of Automation and Robot Drives and Controls'' — Jim Schmitz, AEC/Application Automation.

``Zero Maintenance Granulators'' — Edward Winiarski, Granutec Inc.

``Improved Productivity Through Innovative Fluid Heat Transfer'' — Dave Young, Budzar Industries Inc.

Session II, Room S402AB

When Should Big Parts Be Blow Molded?

Chairwoman Jan Schut, Plastics World; Co-Chairman David G. Bank, Papago Plastics Inc.

``New Horizons in Big Part Blow Molding'' — Oddbjoern Groennevik, OBG Design.

``Large-Part Blow Molding in Asia'' — Andrew Hobson, Hobson Mould Works; Mike Masuya, Placo Co. Ltd.

``Blow Molded Automotive Fuel Tanks'' — Robert H. Beck Jr., Solvay Automotive Inc.; Jim Thompson, Solvay Automotive Inc.

``Blow Molding Large Interior Trim Components'' — Nancy MacBrien, Carlisle Engineered Products Inc.

``Development of Large and Small Applications for Foamed Blow Molding'' — Rolf Spiekermann, Boehringer Ingelheim KG; Dennis Keane, B.I. Chemicals Inc.

Session III, Room S403AB

European Plastics Developments and Applications (Injection Molding)

Chairman Peter Mapleston, Modern Plastics International; Co-Chairman Joseph Grande, Modern Plastics.

``Latest Energy-Saving Measures'' — Bob Grundmann, Boy Machines Inc.

``Optimizing the Moulding Process Using the `Ecologica' Machine'' — Franco Inverardi, MIR SpA.

``The Future of Injection Molding with All-Electric Machines'' — Christoph Jaroschek, Ferromatik Milacron GmbH.

``System Approach — Automatic Start-Up and Process Optimizing'' — Christian Stettler, Netstal-Machinery Ltd.

``A Cross Section Through Advanced Automotive Applications From a European Perspective'' — Franz Strohmaier, Engel Canada Inc.

``Integrated Surface Enhancement — Developments in Modern Processing Open New Markets'' — Erwin Beurkle, Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH.

``Connection of Different Components — Multicomponent Molding'' — Ansgar Jaeger, Mannesmann Demag Kunststofftechnik.

Session IV, Room S404ABC

Coinjection — Technology Advancements (for Equipment, Materials and Processing)

Chairman Peter Bemis, Bemis Manufacturing Co.; Co-Chairman Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.

``Latest Developments in Coinjection Molding'' — Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld Injection Molding Technology.

``Revising Injection Machine Paradigms with New Coinjection Strategies'' — Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.

``Engineering Materials for Coinjection Processing'' — Jim Fassett, GE Plastics.

``Coinjection: Re-engineered for Today's Demanding Applications'' — Peter Bemis, Bemis Manufacturing Co.

Tuesday, June 17

1:30-5 p.m.

Session V, Room S401BCD

Rotational Molding — The Unique Plastic Process

Chairman Marilyn Wade, Rochester Rotational Molding Inc.; Co-Chairman Thomas Niland, Niland Co.

``Rotational Molding — An Overview'' — Steve Osborn, Trilogy Plastics Inc.

``Types of Equipment Used'' — Harry Covington, Ferry Industries Inc.

``The Types of Molds Used in the Rotational Molding Process'' — Julie Stout, Wheeler Boyce Co.

``Resins Used in Rotational Molding'' — Phil Dodge, Millennium Petrochemicals Inc.

``Stretching the Limits of Rotationally Molding PVC'' — David Braeunig, Hedstrom Corp.

``Rotational Molding — Just How Things Turn Out'' — John Cali, Bonar Plastics.

Session VI, Room S402AB

Training for Plastics Processing: How to Improve Your Workers' Skills and Capabilities on the Production Floor

Chairman Matt Naitove, Plastics Technology; Co-Chairman Don Paulson, Paulson Training Programs Inc.

``How Great Is the Need for Training: A Survey of Plastic Processing Knowledge in Injection Molding Plants'' — Craig Paulson, Paulson Training Programs Inc.

``Training — What Works and What Doesn't'' — John Winzeler, Winzeler Gear Corp.; Jan Gish, Witt Plastics Inc.; David McWatters, Tech Group Inc.; Larry Eisenga, Blue Water Plastics Inc.; Enio Velazco, Nypro Inc.

``Benefits and Pitfalls of the Interactive Methods of Training in Industry'' — John McRandal, Owens Illinois Inc.

``The Steps to a Successful Training Program'' — Jay Cude, DeRoyal Plastics Group.

``National Employee Certification in Plastics: Creating a Standard for Productive Performance'' — Drew Fleming, Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.

``Plastics Technologist Certification and Plastics Process Engineering Certification'' — Nancy Herdegen, Society of Plastics Engineers.

Session VII, Room S403AB

Rapid Part Prototyping Specific for Injection Molding

Chairman Merle Snyder, Modern Plastics

``The RapidTool Process: Accelerating Product Design with the Rapid Manufacture of Prototype Tooling'' — Peter Maruk, DTM Corp.

``Solid Ground Curing Technology'' — Curtis Peel, Cubital America Inc.

``Accelerating Product Development Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)'' — Paul Blake, Stratasys Inc.

``Rapid Prototyping With Silicone-Aluminum Composite Molds'' —David Comeau, Albright Tooling.

``Bridging the Gap Between Rapid Prototyping and High-Volume Production'' — Jeroen A. Jonker, Axxicon Group NV.

``Rapid Aluminum Molds for the Injection Mold Process''—David G. Bank, Papago Plastics Inc.

Session VIII, Room S404ABC

Your Business and the Economy: What Every Processor Should Know

Chairman Bill Wood, Plastics World

``Plastics Industry Outlook'' — Michael Paslawskyj, CIT Group Inc.

``Truth and Fiction in Resin Pricing'' — Laura Agrons, Plastic Market Monthly.

``Forward Markets and Price Risk Management in Commodity Plastics'' — Tim O'Neal, Enron Capital & Trade Resources.

``Customer Satisfaction: How Plastics Processors Evaluate Their Resin and Equipment Suppliers — Customer Delight as One Measure of Success vs. the Competition''—Dick Mastio, Mastio & Co.

``Competing in the Global Economy: What Every Processor Should Know'' — J. Erik Fyrwald, DuPont Co.