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
April 17-Thermoforming Applications and Innovations at the Embassy Suites in Schaumburg, Ill., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
April 19-World Wide Web seminar and hands-on clinic will be held at Composites Technology Center at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. Contact (310) 860-2451, ext. 2927.
April 26-Canadian Plastics Institute Workshop on Extrusion Die Design in Toronto. Contact sponsor Polydynam-ics Inc. of Hamilton, Ontario, at (905) 570-0200.
April 29-30-How to Apply Failure Mode and Effects Analysis to Injection Molding at the Holiday Inn Fairlane in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 7-10-Packaging Basics will be held at the School of Packaging on the East Lansing, Mich., campus of Michigan State University. Contact (517) 355-3603.
May 20-21-Effective Quotes for Plastic Parts at the Springfield Marriott in Springfield, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 20-23-Elastomers Technology will be held at the Center for Professional Advancement's Academic Center in East Brunswick, N.J. Contact (908) 613-4535.
May 21-22-Package Innovation & Development at the Kellogg Confer-ence Center in East Lansing, Mich. Contact Robert LaMoreaux at Michi-gan State University's School of Pack-aging at (517) 355-9580.
May 22-23-Fundamentals of Injection Molding at the Springfield Marriott in Springfield, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 30-31-Systematic Injection Mold-ing & Process Control I will be held in Traverse City, N.J., at the Grand Traverse Resort, sponsored by RJG Associates Inc. Contact (616) 946- 3111.
June 3-7-Basics of Thermoforming and Advances in Thermoforming in Schaumburg, Ill., at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3200.
June 3-7-Water Based Polymers in Chicago, sponsored by the Center for Professional Advancement of East Brunswick, N.J. Contact (908) 613- 4535.
June 10-13-Coextrusion Technology in East Brunswick, N.J., at the Center for Professional Advancement's Academic Center. Contact (908) 613-4535.
June 18-19-American Polyolefin Asso-ciation Inc.'s annual meeting and roundtable at the Verdae Green resort in Greenville, S.C. Contact (302) 475-1450.
June 26-28-Flexpo 96, seminar geared to marketing and technical representatives from the flexible polymer industry as well as those in the government and academia, at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center in Houston, sponsored by Chemical Market Resources Inc. Contact (713) 333-3313.
July 7-12 - Professor Training Course for Geosynthetics at Auburn Univer-sity in Auburn, Ala., sponsored by the PVC Geomembrane Institute. Contact David Elton at (334) 844-6285.
Sept. 18-Polyolefin Growth in Textile Markets at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. The university has teamed up with the American Polyolefin Association Inc. to sponsor the event. Contact the APA at (302) 475-1450.
Sept. 24-27-International Intensive Short Course on Polymer Rheology and Extrusion in Burlington, Ontario, sponsored by Polydynamics Inc. Contact (905) 570-0200.
Oct. 15-16-Vinyl Retec '96 at Draw-bridge Estate in Fort Mitchell, Ky., sponsored by the Miami Valley Section and Vinyl Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact George Thacker at (513) 561-0661.
Oct. 21-22-Wilson Forum-East on Ex-isting & Potential Applications of Composite Materials in the Infra-structure in Alexandria, Va. Contact sponsor Wilson Composite Group Inc. of Folsom, Calif., at (916) 989-4812.
Nov. 6-7-Automotive Systems & Elastomer Application Expectation Symposium In Troy, Mich., at the Marriott hotel sponsored by the Detroit Rubber Group Inc. Contact Harry Robbins by fax at (313) 227-5581.
John Klees Enterprise Inc. of Candler, N.C., is offering courses on injection mold design and technolog and hot runner molds and design for moldability at locations in St. Paul, Minn., and Arden, N.C., in June, November and December. Contact John Klees Enter-prise Inc. at (704) 667-0580 for details.
The Society of Manufacturing Engin-eers will hold Set-Up Time Reduction for Injection Molding on May 16-17 in Detroit and Sept. 17-18 in Cherry Hill, N.J.; Design of Experiments for Injec-tion Molding will be April 23-24 in Boston and May 29-30 in Chicago; Fundamentals of Plastic Conversion Processes: ``Alternatives to Injection Molding'' on May 21 in Dearborn, Mich., and May 24 in Springfield, Mass. This event is designed for those responsible for bringing new industrial products to the marketplace. Contact (313) 271- 1500.