You have less than a week left to save $100 on your registration fee to Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference by taking advantage of the early-bird discount.
The event will be held in just a few weeks: Dec. 6-8 in Charlotte, N.C. at the Sheraton-Le Méridien. Our first extrusion conference last year pulled in more than 350 folks; these year’s event figures to be larger so we contracted for bigger digs.
What’s this conference all about? All things extrusion. Over two-and-a-half days, you’ll get exposure to more than 80 different technical talks, organized as follows:
General Extrusion: Regardless of what comes out of your die and what you have to do to it downstream, there are certain technical issues that all extrusion processors are concerned about: Extruder and screw design; drying (if you happen to be running hygroscopic resins); controls; filtration; conveying; purging; troubleshooting; reclaim; maintenance; and more. These and other topics are covered in what we’re calling our General Extrusion sessions, which will be held the afternoon of Dec. 6 and the mornings of Dec. 7 and 8.
In the afternoons of Dec. 7 and 8, we’ve organized four concurrent break-out sessions as follows:
Compounding: Topics in this breakout session include feeding, pelletizing, energy management, devolatilization, process optimization, and more. All told: 14 different presentations over two afternoons.
Film: This breakout session will cover both blown and cast. Among the topics covered will be die and feedblock design, new materials, coextrusion, troubleshooting, retrofitting, new output boosting equipment, gauge control and more. Again, 14 different presentations held over two afternoons.
Pipe, Profile, Tubing: Learn more in this session about die design, process troubleshooting, quick-change tooling, and new developments downstream.
Sheet: At last year’s conference, film and sheet were combined in one track session. We’ve separated them this year. Learn more in this session about drying best practices for PLA and PET, no-dry PET technology, foaming, heaving gauge sheet, high-speed extrusion for thin-gauge packaging sheet, and new coextrusion techniques. There will be 13 presentations total in these two afternoon sessions.
What’s more, on the afternoon of Dec. 7 we’ll have a luncheon presentation covering an issue all extrusion processors worry about: resin pricing.
In addition to the technical program packed with the world’s foremost authorities on extrusion, at Plastics Technology’s Extrusion 2016 Conference you’ll be able to network with more than 50 exhibitors and sponsors in our sold-out table top area.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte.