PHOENIX - The Molders and Moldmakers divisions of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. will sponsor ``Alliances for Customer Satisfaction,'' this year's annual conference. The event will be held Feb. 22-25 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Sessions include continuous process improvement for injection molding, high-speed milling of hardened steels for molds and dies, competing in the global marketplace, getting technical support for resin distributors, and establishing a paperless manufacturing environment.
Also featured is a problem-solving workshop for molders and mold makers. Results of this brainstorming session will be reported to attendees.
Cost for SPI members is $420, nonmembers pay $525. The fee for spouses and guests is $175.
Tel. (202) 371-1022.
Polyolefins seminar planned for Houston
HOUSTON - The South Texas Section and Thermoplastic Materials and Foam Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers will hold Polyolefins IX International Conference Feb. 26-March 1 at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel in Houston.
More than 50 papers are to be presented. Many will address recent advances in metallocene and single-site catalysts. Topics also will include industry trends, fillers and modifiers, film and fiber uses, additives, and regulatory and environmental issues.
Advance tickets are $300 for SPE members, $350 for nonmembers. On-site registration costs $350 for members, $400 for non-members; or a one-day fee of $270 for members, $320 for nonmembers.
For more information, contact Terry Vermass at (816) 561-9050.
Rotational molders will meet in Ariz.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. - ``Sales and Marketing - Production and Technology Make the Difference,'' the Association of Rotational Molders' annual spring meeting, is scheduled for April 2-5 at the Red Lion's LaPosada Resort in Scottsdale.
The purpose of the conference is to show the importance of sales and marketing and production and technology.
Presentations include one on sales force management and training, and an overview of the polyethylene market concerning the supply and demand for the ethylene feedstock, linear low density PE, and rotational molding markets.
Several workshops also are scheduled. Topics include stress-crack resistance in rotational molding, Teflon-coated molding, color perception and new color effects, and polyurethane foams in rotationally molded parts.
Cost for members is $585-$650. Nonmembers must register no later than March 13 for a one-meeting-only fee of $800.
Tel. (708) 571-0611.
Mold builders plan meeting in Bahamas
NASSAU, BAHAMAS - High attendance is expected at the American Mold Builders Association's 1995 convention, scheduled for Feb. 26-March 3 in Nassau.
The meeting will be at the Paradise Island Resort and Casino on Paradise Island.
Jeanette Bradley, association executive director, said registration already is running slightly ahead of a year ago.
Seminars will include one on mold buying, by William J. Tobin, president of WJT Associates of Louisville, Colo.
In another seminar, Lauren Harper Haden of Hoffman Estates, Ill., will discuss tools for building long-term business.
The program also includes a seminar on computer-aided design data by John Gildea of Model Die & Mold in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Cost for members and nonmembers is $1,375. For information, contact AMBA in Medinah, Ill., at tel. (708) 980-7667.