SPE Extrusion Minitec+

Sponsored by the Extrusion Division

May 1–2, 2019

Polymers Center, Charlotte, NC.


Attend Day 1 only, Day 2 only or both together for a great learning experience!



Day 1 — SPE Extrusion Minitec

8:00am Registration
  • ­Opening remarks: Phil Shoemaker, Polymer Center
  • Twin Screw Extruder Compounding and Metering Difficult Materials: Paul Andersen, Coperion
  • Selecting the Optimum Single Screw Extruder Screw Design: John Christiano, Davis-Standard
  • Mechanisms of Devolatilization in a Twin Screw Extruder: Paul Martin, JSW
  • What's in Your Single Screw Extruder Barrel?: John Perdikoulius, Compuplast
  • Die Design Parameters for Blown Film: Karen Xiao, Celgard
  • Processing of PET in Tube Configurations on a Single Screw Extruder: Steve Schick, Teel Plastics
  • Die Design Basis for Sheet and Cast Film: Olivier Catherine, Cloeren
  • Processing Heat and Shear Sensitive Formulations on a Twin Screw Extruder: Charlie Martin, Leistritz
  • Tour of Polymers Center and Extruder Demonstrations
  • Interactive Co-Rotating Twin Screw Design/Assembly Session

Breaks, lunch and handout materials are included.

5:00pm Reception: Mix and meet with speakers and sponsors.

Day 2 — PET and PLA Extrusion Technology

8:00am Registration
  • Opening Remarks: Phil Shoemaker, Polymer Center
  • Global View of R-PET: Tim Koppenrath, Technip Zimmer
  • New Single Screw Technologies for PLA and PET: Tim Womer, TWW Associates
  • Comparative Melt Rheology of PET and PLA: Eldridge Mount, Emmount Industries
  • Engineering Your Process for Optimum Output and Quality When Extruding PLA (Ingeo): Jim Nangeroni, Nature Works
  • Pumps and Filtration for PET and PLA: Pablo Vaca, Maag
  • Plant Integration: a 4.0 Perspective: Joe Dziedzic, AEC/ACS
  • Control of Transesterification and Transamidation Mechanisms in Condensation Polymers with Supramolecular Recognition: Joe Webster, Stabililization Technologies
  • Continuous Filtration for Sheet Production: Paul Hueter, Ettlinger
  • Processing undried PET and PLA using Gneuss Processing Technology: Monika Gneuss, Gneuss
  • Opportunities for Improved PET Processing and Performance through Direct Extrusion: Sabine Schoenfeld, Coperion
  • PET and the Circular Economy: Stefan Deiss, Technip Zimmer

Breaks, lunch and handout materials are included.

5:00pm Adjourn




Day 1 (May 1st) $300
Day 2 (May 2nd) $300
Both days (May 1-2) $500
Corporate Sponsorship (Limit 12)
Sponsorships are available on a 1st come basis for only $1000, which includes a 6 ft tabletop display and 1 no charge registration for the entire event.

Preliminary list of corporate sponsors: Davis-Standard, Leistritz, Gneuss, Thermo Fisher, Plastics Technology Magazine, Polymers Center, CW Brabender, Brabender Technologie, Schenck Process, Trendelkamp

To become a sponsor, contact: Charlie Martin at cmartin@leistritz-extrusion.com


A confirmation will be sent with logistical details.


Area Hotels


  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 8710 Research Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.548.0388
  • ­SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 8700 Research Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.503.4800
  • ­Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.547.7444
  • ­Holiday Inn, 8520 University Executive Park Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.547.0999
  • ­Courtyard by Marriott, 333 W W.T.Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.549.4888
  • ­Residence Inn by Marriott, 8503 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.547.1122
  • ­Hampton Inn Charlotte-University Place, 8419 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262, +1 704.548.0905


Conference Chair: Charlie Martin at cmartin@leistritz-extrusion.com


Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

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