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.
Oct. 17-18-High Performance Blow Molding Conference in Cleveland at the Stouffers Tower City Plaza Hotel, co-sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Cleveland Section and Blow Molding Division. Contact Bruce Thompson, Dow Chemical Canada, at (519) 339-3906.
Oct. 17-19-Polymer Additives For Injection Molding Applications, co-sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Lehigh Valley Section and Polymer Modifier & Additives Division, will be held at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, Pa. Contact Joe Williams, Lonza Inc. of Annandale, N.J., at (908) 730-1577.
Oct. 19-Plastics Fundamentals: Identification, Characteristics and Applications will be held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. Contact the Plastics Manufacturing Center at (717) 321-5533 or fax at (717) 327-4529 for more information.
Oct. 19-20-Polymer Alloys and Blends in Montreal at the Hotel Delta, sponsored by the SPE Quebec Section. Contact Michel Dumoulin at the National Research Council Canada at (514) 641-5181.
Oct. 23-24-Technical Advancements - Process Handling New Materials in Toronto at the Hilton Hotel, co-sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Ontario Section and Injection Molding Division. Contact David Cobb, General Polymers in Mississauga, Ontario, at (905) 823-7975.
Oct. 24-25-What's New in PVC, co-sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Palisades Section and Vinyl Plastics Division, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J. Contact Bill Casey at Akcros Chemicals America of New Brunswick at (908) 220-6895 or fax at (908) 247-2287.
Oct. 24-25-Medical Tubing Technology at the Hilton at Dedham Place in Dedham, Mass. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Dearborn, Mich., at (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 1-Designing Parts for Blow Molding will be held at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 2-3-Fundamentals of Blow Molding will be held at SME headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 1-2-Thermoplastic Elastomers will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Nov. 2-Polyolefins Enhance Fabrics round table forum will be held at Stouffer Pine Isle Resort in Lake La-nier, Ga., by the American Polyolefin Association Inc. Contact APA in Ardentown, Del., at (302) 475-1450.
Nov. 2-3-Plastics Recycling Retec, co-sponsored by the SPE Akron Section and the Plastics Recycling Division, at the Akron, Ohio, Quaker Hilton. Contact Michael Gallagher, Bayer Corp., at (216) 873-3218.
Nov. 6-7-Basics of Thermoforming will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Brookfield, Wis., by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Nov. 7-8-Tool Management Course -For the Factory Environment at the Embassy Suites in Nashville, Tenn. Contact SME at (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 8-9-Advances in Thermoforming will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Brookfield, Wis., by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Nov. 8-9-Celebrating 100 Years of the Automobile at the Marriott Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich., co-sponsored by the SPE Detroit Section and Automotive Division. Contact Walter Herzig Jr. at Novacor Chemicals Inc., at (313) 454-9800.
Nov. 14-15-Foodservice & Packaging Institute Inc. Product and Facility Compliance Conference in Arlington, Va., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Contact FPI at (703) 527-7505.
Nov. 14-15-Coating and Printing on Plastics - Design and Application will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Nov. 16-17-Joining Plastics and Composites - Assembly, Design and Application will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Center for Continuing Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Nov. 16-17-Management's Role in Benchmarking will be held in Atlanta. The course is sponsored by the American Management Association. Contact (800) 262-9699 or fax at (518) 891-0368.
Dec. 6-Fundamentals of Rapid Prototyping and Applications in Manufacturing in Detroit. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Dearborn, Mich., at (313) 271-1500.
AutoCAD Helpline-AutoCAD Release 13 Productivity Tips On the Road will be held in Washington on Nov. 14, Boston on Nov. 16, Detroit on Nov. 28, Philadelphia on Nov. 30, Seattle on Dec. 12, and Chicago on Dec. 14. The class costs $148 and teaches dimensioning techniques, PaperSpace tricks, customization for AutoCAD DOS and Windows, how to use multiline text and general construction and editing tips. Contact AutoCAD Helpline at (800) 373-3284.
Polytek Development Corp. has announced its 1995-1996 schedule of classes. All courses will be held at Polytek's new Easton, Pa., location. The courses are general mold making and casting on Nov. 2-3, and in 1996 on Feb. 29-March 1, April 25-26, June 27-28 and Nov. 21-22; mold making with concrete emphasis, March 21-22 and May 16-17; advanced fine arts sculptural mold making with Joe Carolfi, May 29-31; and prototypes and industrial tooling on Sept. 26-27. Contact (610) 559-8620.
QS 9000 Implementation will be held at various locations by Perry Johnson Inc.: Oct. 16-20 in Boston, Cincinnati and Monterrey, Mexico; and Oct. 23-27 in Chicago. Contact (810) 356-4410.
The Society of Plastics Engineers will hold a number of seminars Nov. 6-10 at the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus. Topics include fundamental of plastic materials and processing, applications engineering review of plastic materials and processes, injection molding manufacturing techniques, thermoforming technology for industrial applications, and more. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471 for more information.
Training As An Investment-Fall seminar series teaches injection molders on-going employee training for maintaining a competitive edge. Scheduled seminars include Providence, R.I., on Oct. 24 (Plastics Fair), Lansing, Mich., on Nov. 12, and Atlanta on Dec. 5 Contact Paulson Training Programs at (203) 526-3099 or fax at (203) 526-3454.