Antec conference to run along with NPE

Brandi Shaffer

Published: March 16, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Injection Molding, Machinery, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (March 16, 12:55 p.m. ET) — Antec, a technical forum for the plastics industry sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers (Booth 13000), will be collocated with NPE2012 at the Orlando County Convention Center in Orlando.

Antec will run April 2-4.

The annual technical conference is underwritten by Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. and will include more than 500 original, peer-reviewed presentations divided into two tracks: technical and commercial.

Antec events will take place in various rooms in the South Hall on the third level.

The conference features three plenary speakers:

• On April 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Frank Doerner, vice president of materials, processes and structures technologies at Boeing Research & Technology, will speak on “Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications — Past, Present and Future.”

Doerner has been with Boeing Co. since 1983. His department develops and supports technologies involving materials and enabling manufacturing processes.

• On April 3, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Helmut Heinson, managing director of sales for Arburg GmbH + Co. KG of Lossburg, Germany, will speak on “Competitive Advantages Through Efficient Production - Reducing Unit Costs — A Holistic/Global View.”

The presentation will cover optimizing the entire molding process for better part quality, higher output, better cycle times and energy savings.

• On April 4, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Christopher Musso, a partner with Chicago-based consulting firm Mc­Kinsey & Co.’s Chemicals and Product Development practices, will speak on “The Path to Successful Commercialization of New Materials.”

The talk will cover pitfalls that delay commercialization of new materials, and will highlight practices that can help shorten commercialization time by as much as 50 percent.

For a full schedule of events including specific times and descriptions, and locations of speakers, forums and presentations, go to www.4spe.org.

Full conference registration includes admittance to more than 100 technical sessions, three plenary sessions, new technology forums, a fundamentals forum, the NPE expo and access to all technical papers.

The Antec welcome reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. April 2 in Room S330-S331.

Technology forum topics include “Polymers in Energy and Renewable Energy,” “Polymer Applications in Health” and “Emerging Green Technologies.” Young professionals and students can attend a panel discussion, speed interviews and the student awards luncheon for posters and papers.

Visitors can register online at www.npe.org/attend for $825 for SPE/SPI members, or on-site.


Comments

Antec conference to run along with NPE

Brandi Shaffer

Published: March 16, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Total picks new management following CEO's death in crash

October 23, 2014 11:03 am ET

Total SA has picked a new management team to oversee the company in the wake of a plane crash in Moscow that killed its chairman and CEO earlier this ...    More

Image

Report: Private equity companies may seek to buy Bayer MaterialScience

October 23, 2014 10:56 am ET

A number of investment groups are reported to be interested buying Bayer AG's MaterialScience operation, valued at around 10 billion euros ($12.6...    More

Image

Plastics lead Dow's quarterly growth

October 23, 2014 10:15 am ET

Dow Chemical Co. has announced its third quarter results for 2014 showing a 5 percent increase on the third quarter of 2013, rising to $14.4 billion...    More

Image

A. Schulman reports growth in sales and profit

October 22, 2014 7:58 pm ET

Executives with materials maker A. Schulman Inc. have to be smiling after seeing full results for the firm's 2014 fiscal year.    More

Image

PolyOne takes on LED lighting

October 22, 2014 4:23 pm ET

PolyOne Corp. is making inroads into LED lighting applications with its Therma-Tech-brand material technology.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events