BROOKFIELD, CONN. — A new Society of Plastics Engineers rotational molding group wants to tap uncharted rotomolding territory—polymer engineers, designers and end users.
SPE has created the Rotational Molding Special Interest Group, chaired by designer Glenn Beall. Eventually, Beall hopes the group will become a full division of SPE, a professional organization in Brookfield.
The group's mailing list includes about 400 people.
Beall, who owns Glenn Beall Plastics Ltd. of Libertyville, Ill., said the SPE rotomolding group will not compete directly with the industry's main trade group, the Association of Rotational Molders in Oak Brook, Ill.
ARM caters to people at rotomolding factories, and ``ARM does a good job with them,'' Beall said. SPE's goal is to teach rotomolding to people outside of the industry, he said.
Beall said SPE tried to form a rotomolding group about 20 years ago, but failed. The society has organized rotomolding technical-paper sessions during SPE's last two Antecs.
The rotomolding group plans to hold a regional technical conference in June of 1999 in the Cleveland area.
For information on the Rotational Molding Special Interest Group, call Beall at (847) 549-9970.