John Sugden, Senior Research Scientist, Performance Packaging Dow Chemical Co.
Stephanie Kalil, Rigid Packaging Market Manager, North America Dow Chemical Co.
New innovations and market trends are driving the future of plastics caps and closures, a major growth segment of packaging that continues to take market share and affect plastics innovation at all levels. Dow Chemical Co., a market leader in materials for new plastics closure developments, will offer its concepts on major market trends in plastics closures and how to best collaborate to provide innovative solutions.
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Bill Wood of Mountaintop Economics & Research
Plastics continues its across-the-board growth across major markets and applications. Yet, identifying key markets and growth strategies has sometimes proved elusive. In this Webinar, noted economist Bill Wood of Mountaintop Economics & Research will offer a big-picture look identifying the major end markets that will generate the strongest growth in demand for plastics products in 2015.
Wood will also describe the business/investment cycle for these market sectors and forecast their growth rates for the remainder of 2014 and through the end of 2015.
Gain a further understanding of where plastics will find its greatest growth potential and where to invest over the next 12 months. For those companies considering expansion or developing strategies for business development, this is a must-attend event.
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BinMaster Mike Mossage 3DLevelScanner Product Manager 402-434-9102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carefully managing your inventory of expensive plastic resins can help to improve inventory turns, cash flow and profitability. However, with resins stored in silos – it’s difficult to know exactly how much inventory is on hand and what needs to be ordered. The good news is there are new 3D sensors that perform reliably and accurately, even where other types of sensors fall down on the job. The non-contact, acoustics technology is proven to work in all types of plastics, including PP and PE and even low dielectric resins. Software advancements allow for setting automated level alerts and monitoring silos at a single site or multiple sites across an entire organization. Users have access to real-time data for visibility of inventory levels for multiple silos, a real time saver for those crunch times like month-end inventory. The 3D inventory management system provides highly reliable data for production, purchasing, and financial management to help make your people more effective and your operation more profitable.View details »
Peter Schmitt, Managing Director of Montesino Associates LLC
Tom Langan, Risk Management Consultant, WTL Trading Inc.
This online event covers strategies for profit margin management while dealing with the reality of unpredictable and volatile resin prices.
Who Should Attend:
Any plastics industry official responsible for the resin buying strategies for their companies or business owners who want to know more about how to mitigate risk.
John Bozzelli, Scientific Injection Molding Expert, Nexeo Solutions.
Bob Williams, Marketing and Technical Service Manager, Nexeo Solutions. | View bio
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 »
Dan Harris, partner, Harris & Moure PLLC and co-author of the “China Law Blog.”
Chip Starnes, President, Asia, for Phoenix Healthcare Solutions LLC.
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. Watch this Plastics News editorial webcast to engage with two experts who will weigh in on the changing manufacturing landscape there.
Who Should Attend:
This 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 is 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 »