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.
Sept. 9 — Sources and Solutions Expo, showcase for new developments in plastics manufacturing, will be held in in Tampa, Fla., organized by the Society of Plastic Engineers Central Florida Section and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 159. Contact Dave Mustain at (813) 544-5050, ext. 2658.
Sept. 10-11 — Workshop on electron beam curing of composites in Oak Ridge, Tenn., hosted by the Center for Composites Manufacturing Technology. Contact Dave Howell at (423) 576-8283.
Sept. 14-17 — World Chemical Congress in Newport Beach, Calif., organized by the Chemical Management & Resources Association and the Business Development and Management Division of the American Chemical Society. Contact (718) 876-8800 or e-mail [email protected]
Sept. 15 — Plastic Part Design for Economical Injection Molding Seminar in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775-0471.
Sept. 15-18 — Four seminars on finishing automotive plastics and automotive powder coating in Troy, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 369.
Sept. 15-19 — Three Plastics Failure Analysis and Prevention Courses in Chicago, hosted by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775-0471.
Sept. 16-17 — Fundamentals of Blow Molding in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 384.
Sept. 17 — Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Midwest Section benchmarking program on coinjection molding in Auburn Hills, Mich., hosted by Battenfeld of America and D&S Plastics. Contact Angela Durborow at (773) 380-0808.
Sept. 22 — Blow Molding Package Design and Engineering: Concept to Customer seminar in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (703) 318-8970.
Sept. 22-24 — Adhesion & Coupling Agent Technology 97 in Boston, organized by Intertech Conferences. Contact (207) 781-9800 or e-mail [email protected] tertechusa.com.
Sept. 22-25 — Modified Atmosphere Packaging in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. For details contact (703) 318-8970.
Sept. 22-25 — Technical Conference on Composites in Corrosion and Construction in Las Vegas, sponsored by the Western Composites Institute of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Contact (714) 261-6979.
Sept. 22-26 — Injection Molding Fundamentals and Mold Design in Southfield, Mich., sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing Engineering Education. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Sept. 23 — Blow Molding Package Design and Engineering: Concept to Customer Seminar in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775- 0471.
Sept. 23-25 — Workshop on Robotic Solutions for Packaging and Palletizing in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by the Robotic Industries Association. Contact (313) 994-6088 or e-mail [email protected]
Sept. 25-26 — Practical Applications for Melt Rheology in Polymer Processing Workshop in Fairfield, N.J., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775-0471.
Oct. 1-2 — Decorating and Joining for Injection Molding in Troy, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271- 1500, ext. 367.
Oct. 3 — Designing Plastic Joints for Manufacturing in Troy, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 367.
AmCon American Contract Manufacturers Show will be held Sept. 9-11 in South Bend, Ind.; Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in St. Louis; Oct. 21-23 in Minneapolis; Nov. 11-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; March 24-26, 1998, in Orlando, Fla.; April 21-23 in Arlington, Texas; May 5-7 in Cleveland; May 19-21 in Milwaukee; June 9-11 in Richmond Va.; Sept. 29- Oct. 1 in Minneapolis; and Oct. 13-15 in Pittsburgh. Contact (508) 744-7680.
American Society for Testing and Materials will hold Introduction to Major Testing Techniques for Plastics Sept. 23-25 in Baltimore and Nov. 5-7 in San Diego. Contact (610) 832-9686 or e-mail [email protected]
GretagMacbeth Fundamentals of Color seminars will be held in City of Industry, Calif., Sept. 16-17; Etobicoke, Ontario, Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Indianapolis Oct. 7-8; Cincinnati Oct. 28-29; Atlanta Nov. 12-13; and King of Prussia, Pa., Dec. 9-10. Contact Wanda Smith at (914) 565-7660, ext. 573.
Griff Extrusion seminars will be held in Oct. 14-16 in Toronto; Nov. 17-19 in Chicago; and Dec. 1-3 in Atlanta. Contact (301) 654-1515.
Logic Corp. will present seminars on the patent-pending process I.C.E. (incremental cavity ejection) Sept. 8 in Monroeville, Pa.; Sept. 9 in Erie, Pa.; Sept. 10 in Amherst, N.Y.; Sept. 11 in Rochester, N.Y.; Sept. 12 in Syracuse, N.Y.; Sept. 15 in White River Junction, Vt.; Sept. 16 in Leominster, Mass.; Sept. 17 in Mansfield, Mass.; Sept. 18 in Waterbury, Conn.; Sept. 19 in Holyoke, Mass.; Sept. 22 in Baltimore; Sept. 23 in Richmond, Va.; Sept. 24 in Parkersburg, W.Va.; Sept. 25 in Frederick, Md.; and Sept. 26 in Harrisburg, Pa. Contact (800) 325-6442.
Polyurethane Foam Association technical programs will be held in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 9-10; Arlington, Va., May 14-15, 1998; Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 22-23, 1998; and Arlington, Va., May 13-14, 1999. Contact (973) 633-9044.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers will hold Fundamentals of Injection Molding Sept. 10-11 in Nashville, Tenn.; Oct. 23-24 in San Antonio; and Nov. 13-14 in Detroit. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Society of Plastics Engineers Seminar Series, topics include fundamentals of plastic materials and processes, injection molding theory and practice, mold design, introduction to extrusion, and more, Sept. 8-11 in Enfield, Conn.; Oct. 20-23 in Detroit. Contact (203) 775-0471.
UV-cured and water-based seminar, organized by Enercon Industries Corp., will be held in Appleton, Wis., on Sept. 11 and in San Francisco on Oct. 16. Additional seminars are being planned. Contact (414) 255-6070 or e-mail [email protected]
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. will conduct a number of seminars through its Continuing Education for Business and Industry department. Topics, dates, and locations vary. For details, contact (847) 272-8800 or e- mail [email protected]
University of Akron (Ohio) Polymer Training Center has announced a number of courses. Topics include compounding and extrusion, materials and testing, color, quality training and injection molding. Classes are held on campus with a number of dates scheduled. Contact Nancy Clem at (330) 972-8625.
Wilson Composite Group Inc. will hold four forums in 1998 on the existing and potential applications of composite materials in the infrastructure. Scheduled dates and locations are Feb. 9-10 in Santa Ana, Calif.; April 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia; June 25-26 in Lexington, Ky.; and Nov. 9-10 in Alexandria, Va. For details contact (916) 989-4812 or e-mail norma_anders/wcgi/[email protected]