Tuesday, June 17
Session I, Room S401BCD
Innovations in Technology for Plastics Auxiliary Equipment
Chairman Don Rainville, Universal Dynamics Inc.; Co-Chairman Larry Bowman, AEC Inc.
``New Solutions in Material Handling Equipment'' — Doug Brewster, Conair Group.
``The Benefits of Gravimetric Blending'' — Ron Bankos, Universal Dynamics Inc.
``High-Performance Desiccant Drying'' — Gregory C. Lewis, Matsui America Inc.
``Measuring Payback of Automation and Robot Drives and Controls'' — Jim Schmitz, AEC/ Application Automation.
``Zero Maintenance Granulators'' — Edward Winiarski, Granutec Inc.
``Improved Productivity Through Innovative Fluid Heat Transfer'' — Dave Young, Budzar Industries Inc.
Session II, Room S402AB
When Should Big Parts Be Blow Molded?
Chairwoman Jan Schut, Plastics World; Co-Chairman David G. Bank, Papago Plastics Inc.
``New Horizons in Big Part Blow Molding'' — Oddbjoern Groennevik, OBG Design.
``Large-Part Blow Molding in Asia'' — Andrew Hobson, Hobson Mould Works; Mike Masuya, Placo Co. Ltd.
``Blow Molded Automotive Fuel Tanks'' — Robert H. Beck Jr., Solvay Automotive Inc.; Jim Thompson, Solvay Automotive.
``Blow Molding Large Interior Trim Components'' — Nancy MacBrien, Carlisle Engineered Products Inc.
``Development of Large and Small Applications for Foamed Blow Molding'' — Rolf Spiekermann, Boehringer Ingelheim KG; Dennis Keane, B.I. Chemicals Inc.
Session III, Room S403AB
European Plastics Developments and Applications (Injection Molding)
Chairman Peter Mapleston, Modern Plastics International; Co-Chairman Joseph Grande, Modern Plastics.
``Latest Energy-Saving Measures'' — Bob Grundmann, Boy Machines Inc.
``Optimizing the Moulding Process Using the `Ecologica' Machine'' — Franco Inverardi, MIR SpA.
``The Future of Injection Molding With All-Electric Machines'' — Christoph Jaroschek, Ferromatik Milacron GmbH.
``System Approach — Automatic Start-Up and Process Optimizing'' — Christian Stettler, Netstal-Machinery Ltd.
``A Cross Section Through Advanced Automotive Applications From a European Perspective'' — Franz Strohmaier, Engel Canada Inc.
``Integrated Surface Enhancement — Developments in Modern Processing Open New Markets'' — Erwin Beurkle, Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH.
``Connection of Different Components — Multicomponent Molding'' — Ansgar Jaeger, Mannesmann Demag Kunststofftechnik.
Session IV, Room S404ABC
Coinjection — Technology Advancements (for Equipment, Materials and Processing)
Chairman Peter Bemis, Bemis Manufacturing Co.; Co-Chairman Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
``Latest Developments in Coinjection Molding'' — Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld Injection Molding Technology.
``Revising Injection Machine Paradigms With New Coinjection Strategies'' — Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
``Engineering Materials for Coinjection Processing'' — Jim Fassett, GE Plastics.
``Coinjection: Re-engineered for Today's Demanding Applications'' — Peter Bemis, Bemis Manufacturing Co.
Tuesday, June 17
Session V, Room S401BCD
Rotational Molding — The Unique Plastic Process
Chairman Marilyn Wade, Rochester Rotational Molding Inc.; Co-Chairman Thomas Niland, Niland Co.
``Rotational Molding — An Overview'' — Steve Osborn, Trilogy Plastics Inc.
``Types of Equipment Used'' — Harry Covington, Ferry Industries Inc.
``The Types of Molds Used in the Rotational Molding Process'' — Julie Stout, Wheeler Boyce Co.
``Resins Used in Rotational Molding'' — Phil Dodge, Millennium Petrochemicals Inc.
``Stretching the Limits of Rotationally Molding PVC'' — David Braeunig, Hedstrom Corp.
``Rotational Molding — Just How Things Turn Out'' — John Cali, Bonar Plastics.
Session VI, Room S402AB
Training for Plastics Processing: How to Improve Your Workers' Skills and Capabilities on the Production Floor
Chairman Matt Naitove, Plastics Technology; Co-Chairman Don Paulson, Paulson Training Programs Inc.
``How Great is the Need for Training: A Survey of Plastic Processing Knowledge in Injection Molding Plants'' — Craig Paulson, Paulson Training Programs Inc.
``Training — What Works and What Doesn't'' — John Winzeler, Winzeler Gear Corp.; Jan Gish, Witt Plastics Inc.; David McWatters, Tech Group Inc.; Larry Eisenga, Blue Water Plastics Inc.; Enio Velazco, Nypro Inc.
``Benefits and Pitfalls of the Interactive Methods of Training in Industry'' — John McRandal, Owens Illinois Inc.
``The Steps to a Successful Training Program'' — Jay Cude, DeRoyal Plastics Group.
``National Employee Certification in Plastics: Creating a Standard for Productive Performance'' — Drew Fleming, Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
``Plastics Technologist Certification and Plastics Process Engineering Certification'' — Nancy Herdegen, Society of Plastics Engineers.
Session VII, Room S403AB
Rapid Part Prototyping Specific for Injection Molding
Chairman Merle Snyder, Modern Plastics
``The RapidTool Process: Accelerating Product Design With the Rapid Manufacture of Prototype Tooling'' — Peter Maruk, DTM Corp.
``Solid Ground Curing Technology'' — Curtis Peel, Cubital America Inc.
``Accelerating Product Development Using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)'' — Paul Blake, Stratasys Inc.
``Rapid Prototyping With Silicone-Aluminum Composite Molds'' — David Comeau, Albright Tooling.
``Bridging the Gap Between Rapid Prototyping and High-Volume Production'' — Jeroen A. Jonker, Axxicon Group NV.
``Rapid Aluminum Molds for the Injection Mold Process'' — David G. Bank, Papago Plastics Inc.
Session VIII, Room S404ABC
Your Business and the Economy: What Every Processor Should Know
Chairman Bill Wood, Plastics World
``Plastics Industry Outlook'' — Michael Paslawskyj, CIT Group Inc.
``Truth and Fiction in Resin Pricing'' — Laura Agrons, Plastic Market Monthly.
``Forward Markets and Price Risk Management in Commodity Plastics'' — Tim O'Neal, Enron Capital & Trade Resources.
``Customer Satisfaction: How Plastics Processors Evaluate Their Resin and Equipment Suppliers — Customer Delight as One Measure of Success vs. the Competition'' — Dick Mastio, Mastio & Co.
``Competing in the Global Economy: What Every Processor Should Know'' — J. Erik Fyrwald, DuPont Co.
Wednesday, June 18
Session IX, Room S401BCD
New Plastics for the 21st Century
Chairman Mike Berins, Plastics Focus; Co-Chairman William Kuhlke, Kuhlke & Associates.
``Aliphatic Polyketones: A New Family of Engineering Thermoplastics'' — Ellen McGowan, Shell Chemical Co.
``Questra Crystalline Polymers: `New to the World' Semicrystalline Resin Technology for Demanding Applications'' — Duane Naeger, Dow Chemical Co.; Tom Burns, Dow Chemical Co.
``Novel Attributes of Metallocene Polymers Lead to a Growing Number of Value-Added Applications'' — Fred Steininger, Exxon Chemical Co.
``Syndiotactic Propylene Polymers: Specialty Products for the 21st Century'' — Joseph M. Schardl Jr., Fina Oil and Chemical Co.
``Polypropylene — Leading the Way to the 21st Century'' — David McKeeman, Montell USA Inc.; Lawrence Logan, Montell North America.
``Cycloolefin Copolymers: A New Class of Engineering Resins'' — Helmut Eckhardt, Hoechst Celanese.
``Polyester Packaging for the 21st Century'' — Jim Caldwell, Eastman Chemical Co.
Session X, Room S402AB
Gas Assist (Injection Molding): The Fundamentals
Chairman Jack Avery, GE Plastics
``Essential Design Elements for Gas Assist'' — Steven VanHoeck, Aegis Technologies.
``Entering the Gas-Assist Injection Molding Arena: A Common-Sense Approach'' — Michael H. Caropreso, Caropreso Associates.
``Using Simulation to Optimize Moldability Through Design, Mold Construction and Production'' — Cori Brown, Moldflow Pty. Ltd.
``Tooling for Gas-Assist Injection Molding — What's Different?'' — Roger Klouda, MSI Moldbuilders.
``Guidelines for Designers and Operators on Equipment Installation'' — Thomas W. Betts, Battenfeld of America.
``Floxal On-site Nitrogen Generation System for Gas Assist Injection Molding'' — Tom Jarvis, Air Liquide.
``Gas Assist Molding Problem Solving and Marketing Tool'' — Jack Shedd, Mulay Plastics.
Session XI, Room S403AB
Injection Molding Analysis: Tips, Techniques and Experiences
Chairman Anne Bernhardt, Plastics & Computer Inc.; Co-Chairman Mark Wolverton, Montell USA Inc.
``Spend a Little Now or Pay a Lot Later: The Effective Use of Engineering Analysis'' — Howard Schwartz, Abbott Labs.
``What Every Project Manager Should Know About Filling Analysis'' — Mark Rosen, Corex Design Group Inc.
``Mold Analysis: A Mold Maker's Perspective'' — Bob Morton, Industrial Molds.
``Molding Filling Analysis Do's and Don'ts'' — Peter Fukuyama, Color & Composite Technologies Inc.
``Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan'' — Peter Weisel, Craftech Corp.
``Mold Cooling Technologies: Practical Application and General Guidelines'' — Keith Schauer, CAE Services Corp.
``A Better Approach to Plastic Flow Analysis'' — Frank Suli, Automatic Switch Co.
``How to Win in Injection Molding With Process Analysis'' — Mark Wolverton, Montell USA Inc.
Session XII, Room S404ABC
Trends and Guidelines in Devolatilization and Reactive Extrusion
Chairman Charles Martin, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.; Co-Chairman Adam Dreiblatt, Extrusioneering International Inc.
``Single-Screw Compounding: Improving Effectiveness'' — Thomas Black, Polymer Processing Services Inc.
``Classical and New Approaches to Twin-Screw Extruder Compounders, Devolatilizers and Reactors'' — William Thiele, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.
``The Impact of Devolitalization on the Reactive Extrusion Process'' — Paul Andersen, Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.; Favius Brauer, Werner & Pfleiderer.
``Grafting Reactions and Polymerization in Twin-Screw Extruders and Computer Simulation of the Process'' — James L. White, University of Akron.
``The Modular Extruder System as a Practical Tool for Today's Melt Devolatilization Applications'' — Martin Mack, Berstorff Corp.
``Extruder Devolatilization of Low Solids Solutions'' — Carl Hagberg, Welding Engineers Inc.; Thomas Bash, Welding Engineers Inc.
Wednesday, June 18
Session XIII, Room S401BCD
Processing New-Generation and Metallocene Polyolefins
Chairman Bob Leaversuch, Modern Plastics
``Engineered Metallocene Blends vs. Conventional Linear Blends'' — Jeffrey Brandenburg, New England Extrusion.
``Film Extrusion Issues With Metallocene-Based Polymers'' —David Nunes, Alpine American.
``Advances in Thin-Wall Injection Molding With Rim Gating and Advanced Materials'' — Jordan Robertson, Husky Injection Molding Systems.
``Enhancing Physical Properties of Metallocene Foams With Silane Grafting'' — Scott Smith, Sentinel Products Corp.
``Metallocene Polyolefin Opportunities and Processing Challenges in the Medical Market'' —Lee Woo, Baxter Healthcare.
``A European Perspective on Metallocene Applications and Processing'' — Horst Maack, Maack Business Associates.
Session XIV, Room S402AB
How to Improve Quality and Productivity in Injection Molding
Chairman Doug Smock, Plastics World; Co-Chairman Scott Collins, Olivieri Communication Inc.
``Injection Molding Machinery: A Technology in Transition'' — Harold Faig and Barr Klaus, Cincinnati Milacron Inc.
``An Approach to Intelligent Production System by Fusion of Flow Simulation and On-Line Monitoring'' — Masahiro Fujii, Ube Industries Ltd.
``Improvements in Injection Molding Equipment Design'' — Mike Urquhart, Husky Injection Molding Systems.
``Injection Mold Materials for Highly Abrasive and Corrosive Plastics: A Case Study of the Electronics Industry'' — Patrick Roche, Uddeholm.
Session XV, Room S403A
Chairman Jon Collister, Edison Polymer Innovation Corp.; Co-Chairman David Clavadetscher, Premix Inc.
``Advanced Composites Research & Development for Air Force Applications'' — Charles Browning, WL/MLB.
``There's More Than One Way to Skin a Car ... And Build Strong Bones'' — Erin Millerschin, SPI SMCAA.
``Design of Composites for Construction Applications'' — Scott Calvert, Product Design Center.
``Application of Composites in Public Transit Vehicles'' — Bruce Preble, TMA International.
``FRP Composites for Civil Infrastructure Applications'' — John P. Busel, Composites Institute.
``Overview of Nanocomposites'' — Jon Collister, Edison Polymer Innovation Corp.
Session XVI, Room S403B
Success in Durables Recycling
Chairwoman Jan Schut, Plastics World; Co-Chairman Diane Mensinger, Monmouth Plastics Recycling.
``Success in Durables Recycling'' — Gary Estepp, Innovative Recycling Corp.
``Solid-State Shear Extrusion: The Route to Recycling Plastics From High-Volume Waste Streams'' — Klementina Khait, Northwestern University.
The Efficient Use and Re-use of Plastic Materials'' — Mark Lieberman, American Commodities Inc.
``Reclaiming Plasticized PVC From Wire Choppers' Residues'' — Jack Milgrom, Walden Research Inc.
``Recycling Polystyrene Economically — The IFS Method'' —Richard Ramer, International Foam Solutions Inc.
``Success in Recycling Durable Containers'' — Joseph Sadlier, Eco-Tech LP.
``Compounding Challenges for Polypropylene Recycling'' — Tom Tomaszek, Discas Inc.
Session XVII, Room S404ABC
Alternate Methods for Optimizing Performance/Cost of Plastic Parts
Chairman Victor Wigotsky, Plastics Engineering
``The Rationale for Structural Foam'' — Tom Simon, Consolidated Metco.
``Increasing Productivity With Gas-Assist Technologies'' — Michael H. Caropreso, Caropreso Associates.
``Rotational Molding as a Competitive Process'' — Paul Nugent, Remcon Plastics Inc.
``The Boundaries of the Blow Molding Process'' — Michael Moran, Lear Corp.
``Advantages and Limitations of Thermoforming'' — Arthur Buckel, McConnnell Co. Inc.
``Composite Material Systems for Large Structural Parts'' — Robert Brinkerhoff, GE Plastics.
Thursday, June 19
Session XVIII, Room S401BCD
Developments in Foam Extrusion
Chairman Jim Callari, Plastics World
``Cutting Foams In-line: New Rotary Knife Cutter and Blade Technology'' — Bob Bessemer, Conair Jetro/Gatto.
``Systems Design for Foamed Sheet Using Atmospheric Gases'' — Edward A. Colombo, New Paradigms Consulting Inc.
``The Application of a New Coated Pellet Technology as a Low-Temperature Transport Mechanism for Additives Used in Plastics'' — Steve Fox, Nitech Corp.
``Tooling, Die Considerations for Multilayer Foamed Extrusions'' — Roderick Hughes, Extrutech International.
``Extrusion of TPE Profiles Using Water as Physical Blowing Agent'' — Peter Hunziker, Berstorff Corp.
``Key Advantages of Silane-Grafted Metallocene Polyolefin Foams'' — Scott C. Smith, Sentinel Products Corp.
``Gauging of Foam Sheet'' — Ken Warnock, Battenfeld Gloucester
Session XIX, Room S402AB
How Resin and Procesing Dynamics Impact Packaging Performance
Chairman Bob Heitzman, Packaging Digest
``New Resin Technology — Impact on Packaging'' — Thierry Vanlancker, DuPont Co.
``Blown Film Machinery Considerations for Metallocenes'' — Andrew Wheeler, Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.
``Customizing Concentrates for the Changing Demands of Film and Coating Customers'' — Howard England, Ampacet Corp.
``Economics and Performance Regarding Multigate Coinjection of PET Containers'' — John N. Kermet, Kortec.
``Packaging Progress Report on NDC/PEN and Oxygen Scavenger Concentrates'' — Jeffrey M. Toth, Amoco Chemicals; Boh Tsai, Amoco Chemicals.
``Scrapless Melt Phase Forming — Thin Wall, Deep Draw'' — Randy Wright, QuesTech Packaging Inc.
Session XX, Room S403AB
Thermoforming: Fundamentals for the Future
Chairman Steve Murrill, Profile Plastics Corp.; Co-Chairman Joseph Pregont, Prent Corp.
``Thermoforming Advanced Composites — Proving It Can Be Done!'' — Manfred Jacob, Jacob Composite GmbH; Herbert Borger, Advanced Composite Systems GmbH.
``Safety in a Thin-Gauge Thermoforming and Sheet Extrusion Operation — A Case Study'' — Wayne DeCamp, Landmark Plastics.
``Molds for the 21st Century'' — John Griep, Portage Casting and Mold Inc.
``The Necessity of Creating a Sheet/Material Team for Profitable Thermoforming and Sheet Extrusion'' — Bill McConnell, McConnell Co. Inc.
``ISO 9000 Five Years Later: Is It Worth It?'' — Walt Walker, Prent Corp.
``The Current and Likely Future Economics of Plastics Recycling'' — Peter Mooney, Plastics Custom Research Services.
``Computers in Thermoforming — Partners in Profitability or Just Plug and Play?'' — James Throne, Sherwood Technologies Inc.