Sponsored by the SPE Extrusion Division, and SPE Milwaukee/Chicago Sections

Mark your calendars! Don’t miss the SPE Shape Extrusion Topcon….the event where you’ll learn the theory and tricks of the trade to make high-precision extruded products.

March 29, 2016 – Optional fundamentals session:

  • Olivier Catherine, Cloeren – Rheology Measurements and Principles for Extrusion
  • Kevin Slusarz, Cable Components – Fundamentals of Single Screw Design
  • Greg Campbell, Castle Associates – Calculation of Fluid Mechanics in the Metering Section
  • John Perdikoulias, Compuplast – Fundamentals of Extrusion Die Engineering
  • Dan Cykana, Extrusion Solutions LLC – Fundamentals of Profile Extrusion

March 30, 2016:
Keynote: Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard – Technology and Trends in the Extrusion Industry

  • Scott Marks, DuPont – Materials Selection for Coextrusion
  • Perry Vadhar, Sealed Air – Barrier Film Applications in Food Packaging
  • Mahesh Gupta, Michigan Tech – Optimization of Extrusion Dies Using Simulations
  • Steve Schick, Teel Plastics – Tooling Design and Development: What Works Best for Various Polymer Families
  • Edgard Chow, Kuraray – High Barrier Film Innovations with EVAL EVOH
  • Steve Maxson, Graham Engineering – Extrusion of Bioresorbable Stent Scaffold Tubing
  • Alex Utracki, Coperion – Principles and Practices of Compounding on Twin-Screw Extruders
  • Jorina Verhoog, Merck – Controlled Release Pharmaceutical Formulations Using Coextrusion: Rings and Rods
  • Mark Wodrich, Macro Engineering – Innovations in Blown Film Die Designs
  • Olivier Catherine, Cloeren – Recent Developments in Cast Barrier Film Extrusion Technology
  • Charlie Martin, Leistritz – When, Why and How to Extrude Precision Parts from a Twin Screw Compounding Extruder
  • Mike Rasner, ABS Blending – The Economics of Blending

March 31, 2016:
Keynote: Tim Osswald, University of Wisconsin – Impact of Rheology on Extrusion

  • Eldridge Mount, Mount Technologies – The Science and Technology of Biaxial Film Orientation
  • Lori Kardos, Dow Chemical – New High Performance AGILITYTM LDPEs for Blends with LLDPE in Blown Film Industrial and Food Packaging
  • Greg Campbell, Castle Associates – A Review of Some Important Mixing Processes for Single Screw Extruders
  • Bob Bessemer, Conair – An In-depth Discussion on Methods and Equipment Used in Attaining Extremely Tight Cut-to-length Tolerances of Profiles and Tubes In-line
  • Calvin Miller, DSM – Akulon XS, a New PA6 Material
  • Gary Oliver, Polymer Processing Technologies – Tooling/Mechanical Design for Cast Film and Sheet Dies/Feedblocks
  • John Perdikoulias, Compuplast – Solving Layer Instability Problems in Co-extrusion Flows
  • Steve Post, Davis-Standard – Cast Film Overview: Major Markets, Latest Trends and Key Driving Forces
  • Nick Nigro, W&H – Compare Conventional Blown Versus Water Quench Processes
  • Dan Smith, Maag – Developments in Gear Pump and Screen Changer Technologies
  • Joe Dziedzic, ACS Group – Auxiliary Equipment for Extrusion

Note: Agenda is subject to change without notice

See this link for the latest program details and to register: http://tinyurl.com/marchextrusiontopcon   

Early registration before March 2, 2016. Registration fees include handout materials, reception on Day 1, and lunch on Day 1 & 2.

– $525 Full Conference – Non Member (includes SPE membership)
– $425 Full Conference – Member
– $100 Tutorial only

After March 2, 2016:

– $575 Full Conference – Non Member (includes SPE membership)
– $475 Full Conference – Member
– $200 Tutorial only

The following companies are corporate sponsors for this event:

Main sponsor:

Axiall: Manufacturer of integrated chlorovinyls.
See http://www.axiall.com

Exhibiting sponsors:

AET/Advanced Extruder Technologies: Extrusion equipment and process engineering.
See www.aetextruder.com

The Cary Company: Raw materials, packaging, absorbents and filtration products.
See www.thecarycompany.com

Davis-Standard: Single screw extruders and systems.
See www.davis-standard.com

Gneuss: Filtration, measurement and processing equipment.
See www.gneuss.com

Graham Engineering: Blow molding and extrusion systems.
See www.grahamengineering.com

JSW: Feeders, extruders, pelletizers and control equipment.
See www.jswcompounding-usa.com

Leistritz:  Twin screw extruders and systems.
See www.leistritz-extrusion.com

PSI Polymer Systems: Screen changers, extrusion gear pumps and static mixers for the extrusion.
See www.psi-polymersystems.com

PTi Extruders: Sheet extrusion machinery, plastic extrusion, control systems, and roll systems.
See www.ptiextruders.com

Teel Plastics: Specializing in custom extruded plastic tubing and plastic profiles.
See www.teel.com

Witte Pumps & Technologies: Gear pumps and dynamic mixers.
See www.witte-pumps.us

Tabletops/corporate sponsorships: A limited number of sponsorships are still available for only $1000, if interested contact Charlie Martin/Leistritz ph: 908/685-2333 or via e-mail: cmartin@leistritz-extrusion.com

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

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