Plastics Expo
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IAPD Plastics Expo Technical Sessions

Plastics Recycling Best Practices
(Presented by Cope Plastics, Inc.)Environmental
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Learn sorting tips and tricks, material identification, economies of baling, material value and more from the recycling experts at Cope Plastics, Inc.


Spectar Tips, Tricks and Tools
(Presented by Eastman Chemical Company)
Signs and Visual Merchandising 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learn about a variety of tips, tricks and tools available to you when working with copolyester. With an array of design possibilities, superior material capabilities and market applications ranging from retail fixtures and point of purchase displays to interior finish applications, copolyester helps bring products to market.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn about resources available to you
  • Increase your understanding and knowledge of the material capabilities
  • Get new ideas for project and design opportunities

Double Containment Piping Systems: A Fail-Safe, Leak-Proof and Environmentally Friendly Solution
(Presented by IPEX USA LLC)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Water/Waste WaterThis presentation will focus on why double containment piping is used, the different types of double containment piping systems that are available today, design considerations and installation techniques. The presentation will also address leak detection, including where it is required and how it is used in conjunction with double containment piping systems.

The Science Behind Solvent Welding of Thermoplastic Fluid Handling Systems
(Presented by Weld-On Adhesives, Inc.)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Welding is a scientific process. Solvent welding is a form of welding that uses chemicals rather than heat to produce a permanent, cost effective and reliable bond. We analyze the different options and functions of each component in solvent cements.

Material Handling Automation and TechnologyMaterial Handling
(Presented by Stiles Machinery, Inc.)
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Discover the considerations for material handling automation and technology, including: time, people, logistics, cost control and injury prevention. Find out when it is time to add material handling to your operations. Anyone in materials manufacturing will find this session informative.

Plastics in Prosthetics: An Award-Winning ApplicationMedical
(Presented by Nonspec)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Nonspec team from the University of Massachusetts Lowell is dedicated to creating a durable, affordable telescoping prosthetic arm designed to grow with the user. Designed to be a viable option for children in developing nations, this device will help ensure normal spine development, plus help kids be kids. Durable enough to stand up to the toughest treatment, thanks to plastics, this device is designed to change lives.

Extraordinary Low Friction Solutions for the Conveyor Industry
(Presented by Röchling Engineering Plastics)
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn about new innovative plastic materials being used within the food and beverage industries. Plastics play a key role in mixing, cooking, packaging and the transportation of all types of food. Food preparation equipment made with plastics can be frequently disinfected and sterilized without fear of degradation. Bearing or load surfaces made from plastics can be used without introducing dangerous shavings into the food source and require no lubrication.

Joe Aleszczyk has been a veteran of the plastics industry for more than a decade with the last three years at Röchling Engineering Plastics. As a business development specialist, Joe works directly with major conveyor and food processing OEMs and is experienced in bringing new technologies to these industries.