Product Training Webinar: Decoding Tubing Material Solutions

Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Decoding Tubing Material Solutions for Food & Beverage Dispensing

Short description:
Acknowledging that choosing an appropriate food and beverage dispensing tubing solution is a critical step to safeguard the quality, consistency and safety of a product and that materials must be carefully selected based on criteria specific to an application, the webinar “Decoding Tubing Material Solutions for Food and Beverage Dispensing” breaks down tubing materials and their key attributes to help ensure the right food and beverage tubing is used for the right dispensing application.

Audience takeaways:
  • An understanding of material types – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin-based formulations, Silicone Rubber, Fluoropolymers, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) – and the benefits of each in relation to particular dispensing applications;
  • Information on Saint-Gobain’s expertise in selecting appropriate materials and comprehensive manufacturing capabilities.
Target audience:
Food & Beverage Dispensing Equipment Manufacturers; Dispensing Equipment Manufacturers

Iuliana Nita, Global Marketing Manager, Food and Beverages, Process Systems Business Unit at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Ms. Nita holds a PhD in Polymer Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. She has over seventeen years of experience in marketing and business development, primarily in the polymer industry. As a Global Marketing Manager, Ms. Nita helps to connect processes, operations and products with what matters most to the industry: safety, performance and brand assurance.

She can be contacted at

Mark Colton, Product Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Mr. Colton has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Akron. He has been with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics since 1993 and has more than 35 years of experience in polymerization, compounding and extrusion of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials and has held positions in manufacturing supervision, manufacturing and engineering management, and R&D product/process development. Mr. Colton’s current development responsibilities include products for medical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, laboratory and industrial markets. His employment history also includes BFGoodrich Chemical and Furon and he holds multiple patents as a co-inventor of multi-layer tubing products for various applications.

Mr. Colton can be contacted at
5/9/2017 - 5/20/2017

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