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Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future
webinar Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future
There has been a lot of talk in the manufacturing world over the last few years about Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). In this webinar you will learn about what Industry 4.0 is and why it matters to you and we will look at some real world examples of the Internet of Things (IoT). There will be a focus on the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and how these devices and concepts can potentially help improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance quality in your manufacturing plants through the use of a Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
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Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future in Spanish
webinar Industry 4.0 and Factory of the Future in Spanish
Durante los últimos años, se ha comentado mucho en el área de manufactura sobre Industria 4.0 e Internet Industrial de Cosas (por sus siglas en inglés, IIoT). En este seminario web, exploraremos lo que es Industria 4.0 y la importancia que tiene para usted. Además, veremos algunos ejemplos reales de la Internet Industrial de Cosas (IIoT). Nos concentraremos en la Internet Industrial de Cosas (IIoT) y en Cyber-Sistemas Físicos (por sus siglas en inglés, CPS) y cómo estos dispositivos y conceptos pueden mejorar potencialmente la eficiencia, reducir los costos y realzar la calidad en sus plantas de fabricación por medio de un Sistema de Ejecución de Manufactura (por sus siglas en inglés MES).   
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Post Consumer Plastic Recycling - Turning Waste into Value
webinar Post Consumer Plastic Recycling - Turning Waste into Value
The entire plastics industry value chain is challenged to move towards a more sustainable material management model.

Especially dealing with post-consumer waste plastics has challenged the North American Recycling Market. By China changing their import rules for such materials, our industry has to re-think its approach.

The technology to produce high quality recycled pellets from post-consumer plastics is available and can be used to either export such or put them back into products right here at home.
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Turn your injection molding machine cells into LSR capable units
webinar Turn your injection molding machine cells into LSR capable units
Milacron’s Mold-Masters E-Multi converts existing injection molding machine equipment to enable multi-shot and multi-material molding, expanding your operations potential. The proven E-Multi technology is now available with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) processing capabilities. The E-Multi platform is fully compatible with any injection molding machine and the ideal solution for precision LSR molding applications in any industry. Driven by high precision servo control, this solution can achieve critical shot weight accuracy in micro-molding applications to within 0.004 grams and offers unbeatable repeatability and reliability. Our portable, all electric units are energy efficient and suitable for clean room applications. E-Multi is thermoplastic compatible, easily converted for processing thermoset or thermoplastic materials and can expand your molding capabilities. A dedicated, fully featured unit ensures complete process control and flexibility. The system is capable of integrating additional functionality to centralize and simplify various mold functions.
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Fireside Chat #6: Disruptors & New Opportunities from Medical Device Tech
Live Stream Fireside Chat #6: Disruptors & New Opportunities from Medical Device Tech
The future of plastics in healthcare is now. In this Fireside Chat, Josh Blackmore, global healthcare manager for the M. Holland Company and Benjamin Bouchard vice president, international business development and managing director - China of GW Plastics, Inc. will dive into the technology-driven advancements early adaptors need to know. They will cover the progress being made in medical device development, materials and molding.
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Changeovers Don’t Have to Be Torture: Easy Fixes for Painless Changeovers
webinar Changeovers Don’t Have to Be Torture: Easy Fixes for Painless Changeovers
Learn simple solutions to overcome some of the most common headaches associated with color & material changes. This presentation will include tips & preventative steps from Asaclean’s efficiency experts to help you reduce scrap and downtime.
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Fireside Chat #5: Leading Developments in Flexible Packaging
Live Stream Fireside Chat #5: Leading Developments in Flexible Packaging
Join Rudy Bourgeois, vice-president film development at the M. Holland Company as he explores the latest innovations in flexible packaging with Dan Falla, technical services specialist at NOVA Chemicals and Joel Longstreth, marketing manager at Brentwood Plastics, Inc. Together, they will discuss major developments in extrusion, food packaging, resin growth and technology, including metallocene.
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 Fireside Chat #4: Acting Digital Changes Everything
Live Stream Fireside Chat #4: Acting Digital Changes Everything
Join Neil Goodrich of the M. Holland Company and Eric Rehl of Rockwell Automation as they discuss how embracing digital has changed everything from organizational structure to delivering value. They will discuss their companies’ digital journeys – the moment that started them, how they have progressed, and where they stand today – as well as any surprising discoveries they have made along the way.
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Fireside Chat #3: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Growth:  Promises and Pitfalls
Live Stream Fireside Chat #3: Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Growth: Promises and Pitfalls
M&A activity continues to move the needle in the plastics industry, where companies are being sold at high multiples and new ownership has meant company growth and change. In the latest Fireside Chat, Dwight Morgan, director of corporate development for M. Holland and special guest Jeff Mengel, National Practice Leader, Plastics - Plante Moran, will share their insights.
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Advances in Prediction of Weld Line Strength Failures for Plastic Parts
webinar Advances in Prediction of Weld Line Strength Failures for Plastic Parts
Weld lines are important to plastic part design as they produce areas that are aesthetically unappealing or have significantly reduced material properties compared to the bulk material. In this presentation, a workflow will be presented in which as-manufactured results from Autodesk Moldflow Insight software are taken into account for a nonlinear finite element analysis using Helius PFA software.

In this webcast, attendees will learn:

•The significant effect weld lines have on material strength with material example results (filled and un-filled)
• What variables are used and needed for predicting weld surface strength
• A simple workflow with interoperable Autodesk solutions that will increase the accuracy of structural simulation of plastic parts
•How to use Helius PFA and structural simulation to predict material nonlinearity due to plastic deformation and matrix cracking
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Fireside Chat #2: Polyethylene Trends in Mexico & Beyond
Live Stream Fireside Chat #2: Polyethylene Trends in Mexico & Beyond
Note to readers: Spanish subtitles are available directly below the video as you switch on "CC" or closed captioning. Xavier Lebrija, Director General for M. Holland Latinoamerica, welcomes one of Mexico’s most recognized personalities in the plastics industry: Jorge Barreda, Commercial Director for Braskem IDESA. The two will share an insightful conversation on the Mexican polyethylene industry, growth and perspectives
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Fireside Chat #1: Automotive Trends: Interior Design and Material Selection
Live Stream Fireside Chat #1: Automotive Trends: Interior Design and Material Selection
John Zessin, Managing Director of M. Holland Automotive and Renae Pippel, Director of Strategic Research, Yanfeng, Automotive Interiors, will discuss the effect of future disruptive automotive technology on future vehicle interior design and material choice. Electronic Vehicles, Autonomous driving, ride services, car sharing and a host of new automotive players are certain to change the automotive landscape and the interior space of the vehicle and the material selection process for those interiors.
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Innovating for Market Trend Solutions
webinar Innovating for Market Trend Solutions
Global megatrends like sustainability, health and wellness, and aging population are driving accelerated innovation in all aspects of the beverage industry. This acceleration of timely innovation and robust solutions requires a collaborative multi-functional process of analytical science, sensory science, product and material design and end-use failure analysis using both experimental and simulation tools.  This webinar examines those tools and examples of how a collaborative process is possible as they relate to beverage closures and can be leveraged throughout the value chain.
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