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SESSION 3 - EQUIPMENT/TECHNOLOGY 2:40


Thermoplastic concentrate compounding: Scale-up pitfalls and how to avoid them Dr. Paul Andersen, Director, Process Technology, COPERION CORP., United States


3:10 - 3:40 Coffee break 3:40


4:10 4:40 5:00


Past, present and future of pelletization Dr. Philip S. Shoemaker, Executive Director, POLYMERS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, United States


Optimizing the performance of loss in weight feeders Mr. Walter Folkl, Sales Manager, BRABENDER TECHNOLOGIE, INC., Canada


Five things NOT to do when purchasing capital equipment Mr. Stan Broadhead, Senior Field Sales Engineer, FARREL POMINI, United States


Afternoon wrap up and questions Thursday, January 28, 2016


8:30 Welcome coffee 9:00


9:10 Opening announcements


Twin screw extrusion for concentrates: Advances, tips and test results Mr. Charlie Martin, President/General Manager, LEISTRITZ, United States


SESSION 4 - BUSINESS FORUM 9:40


Discussion of thermoplastic concentrates/additives and automotive interior applications Dr. Sam He, Technical Fellow & EGM of Advanced Materials and Materials Engineering, INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, United States


10:10 A 40 year perspective on the future of the thermoplastics concentrate industry Mr. John Manuck, CEO and Chairman, TECHMER PM, LLC, United States


10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break 11:10


Suppliers and customers: What really matters Speaker to be Announced


11:40 Change is the only constant for sustainable growth in a dynamic moulding business Mr. Kent Houser, President, COBRA PLASTICS INC., United States


12:10


The concentrate market in North America – what drives opportunity and growth Mr. Andrew Reynolds, Research Director, AMI CONSULTING, United States


12:40 - 12:50 Afternoon wrap up and questions 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch 2:00 Conference ends Conference bag sponsored by:


Conference lanyard sponsored by


AMI reserves the right to alter the program without notice. The latest program including any new speakers or changes to schedules can be viewed on our website www.amiplastics-na.com


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Applied Market Information LLC (AMI LLC) is the leading supplier of plastics consultancy and information services to the global plastics industry. Based in Wyomissing, PA, AMI LLC organizes a series of conferences providing an outstanding range of opportunities for business networking.


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GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY CRISTAL The scramble format golf tournament will begin on Tuesday at 8AM with a shotgun start. Teams of four will be assigned to maximize networking opportunities. Cost is $99 per golfer. This includes the greens fee, cart rental and continental breakfast. Clubs are available for an additional $40 if needed. Limited entry is available so register as soon as possible. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team and winners of on-course contests!


SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION SPACE AMI events are more than just arenas for listening and networking. They also represent highly-targeted opportunities to enhance your image and to promote your products and services to an international audience. Running in conjunction with the conference, the table top exhibition is an integral part of the event, providing the ideal setting to increase your company’s exposure. As you are considering your involvement with this conference, please keep in mind that many of our sponsorship options include a table top exhibition space. There are several different sponsorship options that you may consider. Please contact the Conference Coordinator to discuss which opportunity will provide you with the best ROI.


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