Among companies bringing industry services to NPE 2000, the emphasis is on the Internet and on training. Online databases and Web sites are proliferating, as are training programs, including worker certification testing conducted at the show by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington.
American Mold Builders Association (Booth N8339): New membership directory of 440 U.S. mold makers.
Automation Creations Inc. (Booth E13042): Demonstrating new search capabilities for its matweb.com online materials property database.
B.A.G. Corp. (Booth N6578): Improved FlexDrum and PelletPack containers and a new anti-static liner.
Bodycote Materials Testing Inc. (Booth E11461): Chemical, mechanical and rheological testing.
Business Facilities (Booth E10517): Site selection magazine.
Datacolor International (Booth N8713): New color information management system to create and specify precise color anywhere in the world, including through e-mail and over the Internet.
e-Plast.com (Booth E13350): Launch of new Web-based marketplace enabling global sourcing and distribution of thermoplastic materials.
Extrude Hone Corp. (Booth N6575): Introduces the Vector 2000 machine to remove electric discharge machining recast from die passages, and the Orbitex to polish mold cavities.
Fobplastics.com (Booth E14106): Launching automated e-procurement resource for buying resins, sheet, film and profiles.
Georgia Quick Start (Booth E10563): New training programs, including moldmaking apprenticeships, plastics technology, operator training, manager and supervisor development and certified manufacturing specialist.
Hanser Gardner Publications (E12217): Introducing several new books.
K 2001 (Booth N7017): Messe Dusseldorf North America offers details on the K show, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2001, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH (Booth E13609): Latest versions of Campus 4.5, which offers extension to film grades, TPEs and chemical resistance, and MCBase 4.2, which offers new interfaces to engineering software an application databases.
Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Booth E13040): Site selection, economic development and relocation services.
Paulson Training Programs Inc. (Booth N9312): New training platform for injection molding, and new courses, including injection molding, mold setting, extrusion and hot-runner molding.
Polymer Cleaning Technology (Booth N5982): Capability to disassemble and clean flashed hot halves and refurbish hot-runner systems.
Polymer Diagnostics Inc. (Booth S2419): Added finite element analysis to display stresses in a part in the design stage. Plus, additional staff for rheology.
PolySort and PolymerSite (Booths N6171 and E13200): Uniting PolySort and PolymerSite Web sites into one corporate identity.
Puritech Recycling Systems Inc. (Booth E12707): New service offering on-site industrial oil recycling.
A. Routsis Associates (Booth N8002): Interactive training on moldmaking and mold design.
Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (Booth in the Grand Concourse Lobby): Machine-operator testing for SPI's National Certification in Plastics program.
Specialized Technology Resources Inc. (Booth E14734): Announcing relationship with PlasticsNet.Com as its exclusive laboratory forum. Site will be operating at NPE. Expanded measuring of viscoelastic and rheological properties.
Sun Steel Treating Inc. (Booth N6473): Ion nitriding and salt-bath hardening for molds and tooling.
Supplybase.inc (Booth E12827): Supplybasesource.com Web site for finding custom manufacturers.
Technomic Publishing Co. Inc. (Booth E13412): New book on thermoplastic foaming and extrusion, Foam Extrusion: Principles and Practice.
Tempyrox Co. Inc. (Booth E13453): Pyro-Clean thermal cleaning system for small metal tooling.
TownsendTarnell Inc. (Booth N5675): World Wide Web-based report ordering system and a processor rating system with alpha-numeric indexes.
Vacuum Platers Inc. (Booth E11715): New formed film process for EMI/RFI shielding of plastic housings.
Worldwide WebLabs (Booth E12509): Launching www.plastics.com, a general information Web site that eventually will become an e-commerce site. Site will be demonstrated at the National Plastics Center & Museum booth.