Dan Harris, partner, Harris & Moure PLLC and co-author of the “China Law Blog.”
Chip Starnes, President, Asia, for Specialty Medical Supplies.
China has been manufacturing's go-to country for cheap, efficient production. It can produce, but can it originate innovation of its own that has staying power? Macro-economic factors and cultural mores are affecting what China makes and how it makes anything. Join this Plastics News editorial webcast to engage with two experts who will weigh in on the changing manufacturing landscape there.
Who Should Attend:
This live presentation will be important for anyone who wants to understand the implications of establishing a manufacturing operation in China or doing business with companies that originate from China. It will be especially important for company officials responsible for supply chain management, procurement and research and development. The culture for doing business in China is changing as economic variables change, including the price of labor and ability to maintain critical technology. This editorial webcast will help you stay on top of those changes.
Dr. Robin Kent, Founder & MD Tangram Technology Ltd., Tangram Technology Ltd.
This webcast covers best practices in operating your plant, including processing operations from set-up to shut-down, improving process control, and facility lighting, heating and air conditioning.View details »
This webcast helps you create an action plan for energy savings with the main processing methods -- injection molding, extrusion, injection and extrusion blow molding, thermoforming, rotational molding and EPS foam molding.View details »
This webcast covers energy efficiency in all the important services that are used in plastics processing. The main emphasis is on common services, such as power, motors, compressed air and cooling water, as well as polymer drying and vacuum.View details »
This one-hour webcast, the first in a four-part series, offers an introduction to energy management and sets out the gains that are to be made and the basic methods for monitoring and targeting so that companies can get an idea of how they are doing, based on internal data.View details »
This webcast reveals how some companies are effectively applying aluminum tooling to high-volume injection molding applications, to include real-world lessons from the automotive industry.View details »
John Bozzelli, Scientific Injection Molding Expert, Nexeo Solutions.
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Betty Liu, Healthcare Marketing Manager, Nexeo Solutions, Nexeo Solutions. | View bio
Nexeo Solutions and Scientific Injection Molding expert John Bozzelli discuss the key components necessary to successfully produce caps and closures. There are multiple steps involved in the production of caps and closures, Bozzelli elaborates on topics such as: how to catch issues in part design, balancing of the runner system, fundamentals of plastic flow/viscosity and performance testing. The webinar is divided into five key sections: part design, resin selection & handling, mold design & construction, processing and testing.
Get insight into the best practices for improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives and coatings to plastics and conductive surfaces with plasma and flame surface treating. Find out how these in-line technologies are helping companies in the automotive, medical, packaging, wire, cable, aerospace, decorating, assembly and other industries improve adhesion, quality control and output.
Our application experts will provide a practical guide to surface treating and answer commonly asked surface treating questions including:
1. Why do inks, coatings and adhesives not always bond to surfaces?
2. How does plasma & flame technology improve adhesion?
3. Who uses these technologies?
4. What are best practices for field integration & operation?
5. How can I tell if it is working and how long does treatment last?
Join Enercon's Ryan Schuelke and Sarah Bauer for this informative webinar. All registrants will also be entered to win a hard cover book "Plastic Surface Modification: Surface Treatment and Adhesion."
Adam Nelson, Laser Business Manager for R&D/Leverage
As an advanced manufacturing technology Laser Ablation expands on traditional manufacturing technologies allowing design, engineering and converting firms to expand their portfolio of capabilities. With this step up in technology current users in the marketplace are seeing numerous means of increasing product value while simultaneously decreasing production lead time and cost. If interested in learning more, join the experts at R&D/Leverage, a leading supplier of molds for rigid packaging with years of experience utilizing this “micro-machining” technology. The 60 minute webinar will include detailed instruction on how the technology works, where in the manufacturing process it is most effectively implemented and the concept of using Laser Ablation as a complimentary process to traditional manufacturing technologies of milling, EDM and possibly chemical etching. In addition to this technology outline in-depth case studies of past projects will be reviewed as baseline data to aid in understanding key process metrics such as, lead time and processing cycle comparatively to traditional manufacturing processes.View details »
John Pizzo, Technical Service and Development Engineer for Sun Plastech Inc. (Asahi Kasei Group)
As a processor, you're probably no stranger to the typical purging applications such as color and material changes. You're also well-aware of the benefits of using a good purging compound. Or are you? Are you using your purging compound to its fullest potential? Is your purge saving your company time and money on every application possible? This webinar takes a slightly different approach to addressing processing issues that can be resolved by purging. It explains how adopting a "Preventative Maintenance" program using periodic purging can further help save on changeover time, resin and purge material and ultimately money.View details »
Rory Wolf, VP- Atmospheric Plasma Technology Manager for Enercon Industries Corp.
This webinar will provide an in-depth understanding of the mechanical and chemical requirements for successful adhesion and how atmospheric plasma surface treatment is enabling adhesion on engineered surfaces.View details »
Rory Wolf, VP- Atmospheric Plasma Technology Manager for Enercon Industries Corp.
In this dynamic webinar Rory Wolf, author of Plasma Surface Modification: Surface Treatment and Adhesion, unlocks the secrets of using a wide range of atmospheric plasma and flame plasma surface treating technologies to improve adhesion, functionalize surfaces and improve productivity. The webinar features live video feeds of various atmospheric plasma systems in action and is ideal for any engineer or production manager looking to improve surface cleaning, adhesion and functionality without the use of hazardous chemicals or primers.View details »
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This is a two part presentation. Part 1 covers design techniques to consider for improving your existing conveying system or to plan a new system. The focus will be on Velocity, Vacuum and System Hardware Components. In Part 2, actual viewer applications and questions will be addressed live, and we invite all registrants to submit their topics in advance for a free evaluation and possible inclusion the presentation.View details »
The key to drying PET efficiently is to minimize heat and airflow while meeting moisture and IV requirements...automatically. Processors are not inclined to put an operational dryer on the trash heap in order to get a new, energy-efficient model. On the other hand, when a new line is being added, the whole drying system has to be reviewed - from the system layout to the dryer including the usefulness of the control and options like gas-fired process heaters. Maximizing energy savings makes good sense in the long term as well as the short term.View details »
Installing a resin conveying system based on design principles developed 30-40 years ago could saddle your company with unnecessary inefficiencies, high maintenance and inflexible conveying parameters for years to come. This webinar will discuss innovative, cost-effective concepts and designs for in-plant conveying applications for extrusion, injection molders and blow molders. A number of new, innovative technologies will be presented.View details »
Rory Wolf, VP- Business Development for Enercon Industries Corp.
This webinar is ideal for any engineer or production manager looking to improve surface cleaning, adhesion and functionality without the use of hazardous chemicals or primersView details »