The following is a list of technical meetings, courses and seminars of interest to the plastics industry. This feature is updated and published once a month.
April 24-26-Water Soluble Polymers will be held at the Fort Magruder Inn in Williamsburg, Va. Topics include increased business opportunities from solvent replacement in coatings, adhesives and cosmetics, and legislative bans on phosphates; new pre-treated and co-spray hydrocolloids and the emerging market for neutraceuticals. Contact Intertech Conferences in Portland, Maine, at (207) 781-9800.
April 25-Training as an Investment for injection molders will be held in Chicago. The Paulson Training Programs Inc.-sponsored event will examine case studies of how training impacts the bottom line. Contact (203) 526-3099.
April 25-27-Fundamentals of Injection Molding at the Dallas Convention Center. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Dearborn, Mich., at (313) 271-1500.
April 25-27-Progressive Dies at the Novi Hilton in Novi, Mich., near Detroit. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at (313) 271-1500.
May 1-3-Understanding Presses and Press Operations will be at the Schaumburg Hilton in Schaumburg, Ill. Topics cover mechanical and hydraulic presses, troubleshooting, some metal-stamping presses. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at (313) 271-1500.
May 1-3-Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '95 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. Includes plant tours, tutorials, technical papers and a trade show. Contact Society of Manufacturing Engineers at (313) 271-1500.
May 1-4-Composite Airframe Structures will be held at the Extension Building at the University of California Los Angeles Extension Department of Engineering, Information Systems and Technical Management. Contact (310) 825-1901.
May 2-3-Two courses, ISO 9000 and Plastics in Brief, May 2 or 3 during Plast-Ex '95 in Toronto. Contact the Canadian Plastics Institute at (416) 441-3222.
May 8-Technology Reviews: Environmental Management will be held at Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Ill. Contact (708) 491-3365.
May 8-10-Enercomp 95, International Conference on Composite Materials and Energy, with more than 175 technical papers examining markets such as electrical energy, oil, gas, solar and wind power, will be held at the Montreal Bonaventure Hilton. Contact the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials at (514) 641-5139.
May 9-10-Designing and Managing the Supply Chain will be held at Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Ill. Contact (708) 491-3365.
May 15-16-Prototyping and Tooling for Rapid Product Development will be held at Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Ill. Contact (708) 491-3365.
May 15-18-Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Seminars at the University of Akron's Polymer Processing Center in Akron, Ohio. Topics include product design, process optimization, recycling and packaging. Contact sponsor Nord Advanced Technologies Center at (800) 995-5222 ext. 4005.
May 16-17-Engineering Applications of Polymeric Composites at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. The course is offered by the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
May 17-19-Worldwide Metallocene Conference/MetCon '95 at the Doubletree Hotel at Post Oak in Houston. Contact the sponsor, Catalyst Consultants Inc. of Spring House, Pa., at (215) 628-4447.
May 18-19-Fundamentals of Injection Molding, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, will be held at the Novi Hilton in Novi, Mich., near Detroit. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 21-25-National Fire Protection Association's Annual Meeting and Fire Safety Exhibit at Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Sessions include test performance of extra-wide-orifice sprinklers in plastics rack storage in warehouse-type retail occupancies. Contact NFPA in Quincy, Mass., at (617) 984-7310.
May 22-23-Advances in Rotational Molding will be held at the University of Wisconsin Civic Center Campus in Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
May 22-24-Paints, Plastics and Adhesives for Automotive Usage at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Contact (313) 764-8490.
May 23-Plastics Compounding Seminar at the University of Akron (Ohio). Includes demonstration at Pomini Inc. laboratory in Brecksville, Ohio. Contact Pomini at (216) 838-0500.
May 24-25-Manufacturing Quality, Reliability & Maintainability En-hancement will be held at Northwestern University's campus in Evanston, Ill. Contact (708) 491-3365.
May 30-Introduction to Plastics Technology at the Board of Trade will be held in Etobicoke, Ontario. Contact the Canadian Plastics Institute at (414) 441-3222.