Monday, June 19 1:30-5 p.m.
Injection Molding — Machine Selection (Part 1), Room S402
"How to Select an Injection Molding Machine" — Donald Allen, Phillips Chemical Co.
Extrusion — Machine Selection (Part 1), Room S403
"How to Select an Extruder" — Glenn Anderson, Milacron Inc.
Tuesday, June 20
Injection Molding — Gas-Assist/Co-Injection, Room S405
Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America Inc.
"Application Case Study: Thin-Wall, Gas-Assisted Molding" — Charles Mansfield, Delphi Packard Electric Systems
"Two/Multimaterial Molding — the Mold Builder's Perspective" — Peter Elford, Hallmark Technologies Inc.
"Multimaterial Molding: Making the Right Choice" — Claude Bodeving, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
"Co-Injection and Multimaterial Molding" — Helmut Eckardt, Battenfeld GmbH, Injection Molding Technology Division
Processing — Advances in Thermoforming, Room S401
Moderator: John Griep, Portage Casting & Mold Inc.
"Different Ways to Decorate Plastics" — Robert Janco, Meyercord Co.; Jodie Laughlin, ITW Decorating Cos.
"Today's Castings in Thermoform Tooling" — Kenneth Griep and Patrick Fox, Portage Casting & Mold Inc.
"Features & Benefits of Quick-Change Options" — Richard Roe and James Allen, Brown Machinery LLC
"Process Monitoring: Controlling Our Process in the 21st Century" — Gary Bendix, Syscon Industries
"Thermoforming Behavior of Olefin Instrument Panel Skins — Thomas Yu, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Materials — New Thermoplastics, Room S402
Moderator: James Klein, 3M Co.
"Technical and Business Overview of BP Amoco's Polyphthalamide (PPA) Engineering Thermoplastic" — W. Christie Crowe, BP Amoco Corp.
"Liquid Crystal Polymers" — Overview of Technology and Applications" — H. Clay Linstid, Ticona
"Poly(lactic acid): Performance Materials from Renewable Resources" — Michael Mang, Cargill Dow Polymers LLC
Extrusion — New Technology Advances, Room S403
Moderator: Timothy Womer, processing and design consultant
"An Advanced Profile Extrusion Process for Manufacture of Wood-Fiber/Polyolefin Composites" — Steven Jackson, Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.
"Experiences with a True High-Speed Torque Mega TSE at a Toll Compounder" — Arash Kiani, Compound Extrusion Solutions Inc.
"Advances in the Commercialization of Microcellular Extrusion" — Richard Straff, Trexel Inc.
"Groove Feed Extrusion for Polyolefins" — Jerry Carter, Milacron Inc.
"Advanced Design for Barrier Screws" — John Christiano, Davis-Standard Corp.
Tuesday, June 20
Extrusion — Question & Answer Machine Selection (Part 2), Room S403
Moderator: Glenn Anderson, Milacron Inc.
"Round-table Discussion: A panel of extruder manufacturers will answer questions and discuss concerns about machine selection.
Automotive" — Productivity Through Design, Room S401
Moderator: Bonnie Bennyhoff, Advanced Elastomer Systems LP
"Advances in Automotive Plastics Applications" — Suresh Shah, Delphi Automotive Systems
"Higher Levels of Integration for Interior Systems" — Ed Riehl, Visteon Automotive Systems
"Up to `Carrying the Message' — Then You Can Become a Role Model Supplier!" — Edward Martin, DaimlerChrysler Corp.
"Vision of Invention and Innovation for Customer Value" — Gary Lawrey, Dow Automotive
Marketing & Management — E-Commerce, Room S405
Moderator: Donna Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"A Different Way of Doing Business" — Amir Raza, Mascon
"Expanding E-Commerce Beyond Order Taking" — Tim Stojka, Commerx Inc.
"Data Mining" — Bret Smith, Leo Wright, SAS Institute Inc.
"Success Stories" — Jason Rubel, GE Polymerland
Injection Molding — Question & Answer Machine Selection (Part 2), Room S402
Moderator: Donald Allen, Phillips Chemical Co
"Round-table Discussion: A panel of injection molding manufacturers will answer questions and discuss concerns about machine selection.
Wednesday, June 21
Injection Molding — New Technology Advances, Room S405
Moderator: Paul Mastro, Xerox Corp.
"Injection Molding — A Vision of the Future" — John Avery, General Electric Co.
"Magnesium Thixomolding — Injection Molding in the New Millennium" — Al Ridilla, Accumetal; Steve Erickson, Noranda Magnesium Inc.; Tim Creasy, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
"MuCell Micro-Cell Foam Molding Technology" — David Pierick and Daniel Szczurko, Trexel Inc.
"Injection Molding Metals and Ceramics" — Remco van Weeren and Michael Werner, Honeywell Engineered Application & Solutions
Processing — Advances in Blow Molding, Room S401
Moderator: Norman Lee, Zarn Inc.
"Co-Extrusion Blow Molding in Plastic Fuel Systems — Michael Thielen, Krupp Kautex Machinery Inc.
"3D Blow Molding Applications — Hard-Soft-Hard Products" — Gerry Hobson, Hobson Mould Works Inc., Frank Schuller, Fischer-Muller Inc.
"Smart Data Collection in Blow Molding" — John McBride, Hunkar Laboratories Inc.
"Lights Out in Blow Molding: Profitability and Quality Without Labor" — Robert Jackson, Jackson Machinery Co. Inc.
Materials — New Thermosets and Composites, Room S402
Moderator: Edward A. Abbot, Neste
"New Opportunities for the Processing of Reinforced Polyurethane" — Glen Grosser, Krauss-Maffei Corp.
"The Value of Low-Pressure, Low-Temperature Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)" — William Dueck and Milan Alilovic, Jet Molding Compounds Inc.
"Long-Fiber Thermoplastic Composite Materials, Processing and Applications" — Robert Boland, C.A. Lawton Co.
"Composite Quality Control" — Brett Weber, Bulk Molding Compounds Inc.
Extrusion — Advances in Packaging, Room S403
Moderator: James Brackeen, ECOutlook
"Plastics Flexible Packaging Industry Overview" — James Brackeen, ECOutlook.com
"New Demands for Fresh Produce Packaging" — Darryl Suttoth, Dole Packaging
"Printing on Poly — The ABCs of Profitably Delighting Your Customers" — Bruce Underwood, Huntsman Packaging Corp.
"Better Bubble Management" — Robert Krycki, Future Design Inc.
"Industrial Packaging Applications with Stretch Film" — John Cook, Huntsman Packaging Corp.
Wednesday, June 21
Processing — Advances in Secondary Processes & Equipment, Room S402
Moderator: Craig Messerknecht, D-M-E Co.
"Cost Saving Approaches to Drying and Material Handling" — Charles Sears, Dri-Air Industries Inc.
"Molding System Automation-Diversity and Economic Impact" — Jim Forrester, CBW Automation Inc.
"Conveyor and Grinder Advancements" — Michael J. Anderson, Conair Group
"Rapid Mold Changes" — Michael Martin, Master Unit Die Products Inc.
Appliances — Productivity Through Innovation, Room S401
Moderator: Richard Babyak, Appliance Manufacturer magazine
"Opportunities Provided by TPEs" — Gayle Tomlinson and Daniel Knost, Advanced Elastomer Systems LP
"Delivering Performance & Aesthetics" — Bill Burgess, Eastman Chemical Co.
"Metallocene Polypropylene for Injection Molding" — Russ Spiller, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"Specialty Compounds for the Appliance Industry" — Steve Maki, RTP Co.
Marketing & Management — World Competition, Room S403
Moderator: Margaret Baumann, G.H. Associates
"The Challenges of Managing a Global Business" — Robert Schulz, LNP Engineering Plastics Inc.
"Rebirth of Automotive Competition" — Tony Bernardo, BASF Corp.
"Global Routes to Market in Transition" — Roger Jones, consultant
"The New Competitive Model for Plastics Success" — Brian Jones, Nypro Inc.
Marketing & Management — Site Selection, Room S404
Moderator: James Cummins, Site Selection magazine
"Fundamentals of Site Selection" — G. David Moore, Moore Associates Consulting Ltd.
"The Geography of Plastics — Timothy Venable, Site Selection magazine
"Dealing with Electric Utilities" — Robin R. Spratlin, Georgia Power
"The Community Environment" — Gene DePrez, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Thursday, June 22
Injection Molding — Productivity & Trouble-shooting, Room S405
Moderator: Jon Ratzlaff, Phillips Chemical Co.
"Root Cause Corrective Action for Injection Molding" — Bill Porter, M.A. Hanna Co.
"Injection Molding Trouble-shooting Logic" — Donald Allen, Phillips Chemical Co.; John Bozelli, IM Solutions
"Injection Molding Productivity Improvements: Innovations in Piezoelectric-Based Cavity Pressure Process Control Systems" — Christopherus Bader, Kistler Instrument Corp.
"Finding the Right Method for Optimizing the Injection Molding Process" — Peter Rucinski, Moldflow Corp.
Processing — Advances in Rotational Molding, Room S404
Moderator: Paul Nugent, Remcon Plastics Inc.
"Introduction to Rotational Molding" — Glenn Beall, Glenn Beall Plastics Ltd.
"Rotational Molding Materials" — Barry Aubrey, Equistar Chemicals LP
"Rotational Molding Machinery" — Peter Friesen, FSP Machinery Co.
"Auxiliary Equipment for Rotational Molding" — Terry Gillian, Ferry Industries Inc.
"Molds for Rotational Molding" — Julie Stout, Wheeler Boyce Co.
Materials — Advances in Commodity Plastics, Room S402
Moderator: Donald E. Witenhafer, Donald E. Witenhafer PhD Inc.
"Status of the Polyethylene Business" — John Verity, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"Polypropylene Global Outlook — Future Opportunities and Facing Up to the Challenges in the Year 2000" — Charles Platz, Montell Polyolefins
"Dynamic Changes Under Way in the PVC Industry" — Barry Hendrix, Oxy Vinyls LP
"What's New in Styrenics" —Jesse Roeck, Dow Chemical Co.
Extrusion — Productivity and Trouble-shooting, Room S403
Moderator: Paul Anderson, Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.
"Undertaking High-Torque, High-RPM Screw Extrusion" — Paul Anderson, Krupp Werner & Pfleiderer Corp.
"Trouble-shooting the Extrusion Process" — James Nangeroni, J. Nangeroni Associates
"Trouble-shooting Single-Screw Extruders" — William Kramer, American Kuhne Corp.
"Trouble-shooting the Twin-Screw Compounding System: NonProcess Condition Problems" — Horst Oberst, plastics industry consultant
"Trouble-shooting Sheet Extrusion Lines" — Russell Gould, RG Associates
Thursday, June 22
Processing — New Tooling & Toolmaking for the New Millennium, Room S402
Moderator: John Harding, D-M-E Co.
"Mold Component Standardization for Improved Productivity" — Robert Salhaney, D-M-E Co.
"Maintenance for Today's High-Speed Injection Molds" — Angelo Morra, Tradesco Mold Ltd.
"Mold-Building Material Overview: How to Improve the Life of Your Mold" — Patricia Miller, Uddelholm
"Coatings for Molds — the Real Stories" — Ed Fabiszak, Micro Surface Corp.
New Tooling & Toolmaking for the New Millennium, Part 2
Moderator: Scott Peters, ProMold Inc.
"Mold Design for the Millennium" — Dan Marinac, Cimatron, Ltd.
"Hard Milling Techniques for Material Removal" — David Mann, Yasda Machine Tools
"A Model For Success In Reducing Mold-Building Cycle Times" — John Hahn, MGS Technology
"Taking Your Mold-Making International" — Robert Hart, Hasco America
Medical — Productivity Through Innovation, Room S405
Moderator: Robert Portnoy, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"Polymers in Advanced Medical Device and Biomaterial Applications" — Jon Katz, medical device and diagnostics industry
"PVC: Present Status and Outlook for Continued Application in Medical Devices" — Len Czuba, Herbst Lazar Bell Inc.
"An Update on Medical Device Sterilization: What's In, What's Out, What's Up and Coming" — William Young, Griffith Micro Science
"Current Medical Plastic Legal Issues: Regulation, Liability and More" — John Luedke, Covington Burling law firm
"Developments in Plastics Biocompatibility Testing and International Standards Compliance" — Paul Upman, North American Science Associates Inc.
Marketing & Management — World-Class Suppliers, Room S403
Moderator: Donna Davis, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
"Designing Products and Services" — Kurt Swogger, Dow Chemical Co.
"Marketing & Selling Products & Services" — Michael Urquhart, Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
"Strategic Planning: The Beginning of Leadership" — Rhonda Germany Ballantyne and Oliver Marie, Booz Allen & Hamilton
"Leadership in Supply Chain Management" — To be determined
Design — CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping, Room S404
Moderator: Kenneth Pawlak, Aksys Ltd.
"Advances in 3-D Modeling and How Small Companies Are Making Use of These Materials" — Tom Mueller, Pattern Express
"Advances in Selective Laser Sintering Process and New Materials" — David Leigh, Harvest Technologies Corp.
"Rapid Time to Market Using CAE Tools" — Chari Krishnamachari, Pioneer Technologies
"The Phenomena of Rapid Tooling — Issues and Answers for Small Plastic Processors" — Barbara Arnold-Feret, Prototyping and Rapid Tooling Services