SPE Precision Extrusion Topcon

Don’t miss the extrusion event of 2022!

SPE Precision Extrusion Topcon

June 21–23, 2022, Nashville, TN USA

We suggest you register now, as space at this event is limited

The SPE Precision Extrusion Topcon was conceived with a unique format that will include:

  • ½ Day Fundamentals of extrusion session (single and twin screw)
  • 20+ technical presentations by world leading industry experts
  • A great venue to mix and meet with colleagues & extrusion experts

For more information or to register see this link:  https://www.4spe.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=7269


June 21, 2022 — Fundamentals of Extrusion Session (Optional)

12:00 pm — Opening Remarks

Rheology in Polymer Processing — Eldridge Mount, EMMount Technologies, LLC

Single Screw Extruders: Screw Design Practicalities — Tim Womer, TWWomer and Associates, LLC

Twin Screw Extruders: Co-rotating and Counterrotating Theory, Tips and Test Results — Charlie Martin, Leistritz Extrusion

Fundamentals:  Blown and Cast Film Dies — Karen Xiao, Macro Engineering & Olivier Catherine, Cloeren Inc.

Fundamentals: Profile Extrusion — Steve Schick, Teel Plastics

Design of Experiments (DOE) – “A Tutorial”- John Wagner

05:00 pm — Adjourn

June 22, 2022 — TopCon Day 1

08:30 am — Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE: Extrusion Process Analytics — From Reactive to Proactive– Robert Armstrong, Kuraray America

Screw Designs to Minimize Gel Formation — Mark Spalding, Dow Chemical Company

Improving Extrusion System Productivity Using Digital Technology — John Christiano, Davis Standard

Application of Simulation Towards Extrusion Process Troubleshooting — John Perdikoulias, Compuplast NA

Using Self Service Industrial Analytics for Inline Monitoring Improving Extrusion Processes — Nick Petrosyan, TrendMiner

The Smart Factory: Making Your Existing Factory More Intelligent — Shane O’Callahan, TSM Control Systems

Key Considerations for Selecting a Blending and Material Handling System — Paul Carter, Advanced Blending Solutions

New Concept for Melting in Single Screw Extruders — Jeff Myers, Barr Inc.

Development in Film Extrusion Technologies — Mark Wodrich, Macro Engineering

Key Factors for Successfully Integrating Twin-screw Compounding with the Extrusion Process — Paul Andersen, Coperion

The Application of Digital Technology Related to Quality Analysis- Counterrotating Twin Screw Extruders – Mike Puhalla, Milacron

Reception: Mix and meet with industry experts!

June 23, 2022 — TopCon Day 2

08:30 am — Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE: Extrusion Opportunities for Polymer-Graphene Composites — Tom Nosker, Rutgers University

Simulation of Cooling, Shrinkage and Distortion in Profile Extrusion — Mahesh Gupta, Plastic Flow

Virtual Pressure Measurement for Medical nano-scale Extruders — Kevin Slusarz, US Extruders

PVC Profile Extrusion Nuances Techniques — Dan Cykana, Extrusion Solutions, LLC

Advancements for Online Process Measurement and Control for Films and Coatings — Ted Schnackertz, NDC Technologies

A Biobased, Biodegradable and Barrier Solution for Sustainable Packaging — Kevin Laux, Kuraray America

New Technologies in Extrusion Gear Pumps —Pablo Vaca, MAAG

Energy Efficiency Considerations for Extrusion– Joe Dziedzic, ACS

Multi-screw extruders: why your extruder needs more than two screws — Adam Dreiblatt, CPM Century Extrusion

Counter-rotating twin screw extruders for PVC pipe processes – Haikun Xu, Krauss Maffei

Devolatilizing Extruder MRS as an Alternative for PET Recycling Applications — Bill Lewis, Gneuss

05:00 pm — Adjourn

Cost to attend for SPE members:

Fundamentals session   $200

Conference session        $600

Both sessions                    $700

There are a limited # of corporate sponsorships are still available on a 1st come basis for $1200, which includes a tabletop display and 1 conference registration.  The # of tabletops are capped at 20.

For more information contact:  Charlie Martin, Leistritz Extrusion, P: 908-685-2333 x616 or cmartin@leistritz-extrusion.com

We look forward to seeing you at this high tech event!