Plastics Expo: Technical Sessions
Plastics in Orthodics and Prosthetics: Process, Quality Considerations
and Trends (Presented by Airlite Plastics)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Airlite Plastics will discuss the use of Polyolefins in orthotics and prosthetics. Discussion will entail applications in the O&P industry, which plastics are chosen, and why? Focus will center on processes used in the industry and the Quality aspects involved with processing the materials. Trends in O&P and future forecast for plastics will also be discussed.
Proven Durability: Plastics in Water and Waste Water Applications
(Presented by Harrington Industrial Plastics)
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Water and Wastewater treatment plants consist of highly corrosive atmospheres that are created by the nature of the treatment being performed as well as the chemicals that are used to do the various types of treatment necessary. Many different types of thermoplastic materials and products are being used in these applications. The options in material and how these materials perform will be the subject of my presentation.
Plastics in Chemical Process and Environmental Piping Applications
(Presented by Asahi/America)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Asahi/America will present an informative session about PE-RC, a thermoplastic piping system developed for sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for use in water disinfection. This PE-RC resin piping system is becoming popular for chemical process and environmental piping applications. In this session, you will learn:
- The difference between HDPE polymers
- About PE4710, PE3408, PE80, PE100 and more
- The fusion method for joining polyethylene piping products
Bulk Material Flow: Plastics Used in Linings Applications
(Presented by Cope Plastics, Inc.)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn how installing an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW) liner in a chute or hopper aides in the flow of bulk materials in a variety of applications and industries.
Understanding Minimum Extrusion Runs
(Presented by Caledonia Plastics Inc.)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Distributors, end users and manufactures face a daily quandary. Distributors, end users and their staff are frustrated by what they perceive as excess minimum extrusion runs and the associated cost and time required for specialty, new or unique plastic products. Manufacturers, on the other hand, have to repeatedly explain the many reasons why minimum runs and expense are required. By illustrating the various reasons why minimum runs are necessary, an improved understanding by all will minimize frustration and misunderstanding by all participants and result in a more seamless quoting and ordering process. As a result of the presentation, participants should gain:
- A mental picture of the actual physical production layout and dimensions involved for rod and also tube/pipe
- An appreciation for minimum resin volume requirements and cost
- An understanding the various times required, from material drying and set-up to start-up, calibration and re-calibration and re-start up an actual extrusion and post extrusion processes
Laminates in Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Power Plants
and Semiconductor Applications (Presented by Atlas Fibre Company)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Atlas Fibre Company will discuss how laminate materials such as FR4/G-10, G-11, and phenolics (paper, canvas and linen) are actively being used in major industries today and why they are used.
By Land or Sea: PE 100 Understood
(Presented by SIMONA AMERICA, Inc.)
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SIMONA AMERICA Inc. will discuss the general applications for PE100 differentiation from stand HDPE in demanding environments, such as boats and tanks.
In this sesson, you will learn:
- That not all polyethylene is the same
- Ideas for new applications
- Means of fabrication
Compressed Gas Thermoplastic Piping Systems
(Presented by IPEX USA, LLC)
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IPEX USA, LLC will discuss the advantages of using thermoplastic products in compressed gas distribution, including resistance to corrosion, pitting, scaling and leaks. Material options, properties and selection will be reviewed as well as general design considerations for thermoplastic piping systems.
In this sesson, you will learn:
- Proper material selection
- Advantages of thermoplastics in compressed gas systems
- Design considerations
Unique Applications in the Image Market: Spectar PETG
(Presented by Eastman Chemical Company)
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
See a variety of eye-catching applications for PETG in displays, retail and image use. Find out about the design possibilities of copolyester.
In this sesson, you will:
- Identify opportunities in your customer base
- Increase your understanding and knowledge of the material capabilities
- Get new ideas for project and design opportunities
Stick around after the presentation for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the famous PETG prize wheel!