The technical program will be presented by industry experts, including many from the SPE Extrusion Board of Directors, and leaders from academia. A preliminary list of topics includes:

June 22, 2021 — (Optional) Fundamentals of Extrusion Session

1:00 pm Opening Remarks
  Rheology in Polymer Processing
Eldridge Mount, EMMount Technologies
  Tailoring Plastics via Reaction, Blending and Additives
Rob Jerman, Extrusion Technology & Innovations — member of The Extrusion Edge
  Single Screw Extruders: Screw Design Practicalities
Tim Womer, TWWomer and Assoc.
  Twin Screw Extruders: Theory, Tips and Test Results
Charlie Martin, Leistritz Extrusion
  Fundamentals: Blown and Cast Film Dies and Systems
Karen Xiao, Celgard & Olivier Catherine, Cloeren
  Tube and Profile Extrusion Theory and Techniques
Steve Schick, Teel Plastics

June 23, 2021 — SPE Shape Extrusion Topcon Day 1

8:30 am Opening Remarks
  KEYNOTE: Extrusion Process Analytics — From Reactive to Proactive
Robert Armstrong, Eval - Kuraray America
  Screw Designs to Minimize Gel Formation
Mark Spalding, Dow Chemical Company
  Improving Extrusion System Productivity Using Digital Technology
John Christiano, Davis Standard
  Comparison between melting rate, temperature and temperature setting and screw design on Machine Performance
Jeff Myers, Barr Inc.
  Application of Simulation Towards Extrusion Process Troubleshooting
John Perdikoulias, Compuplast NA
  Using Self-Service Industrial Analytics for Inline Monitoring Improving Extrusion Processes
Edwin van Dijk, TrendMiner
  The Smart Factory: Making Your Existing Factory More Intelligent
Shane O'Callahan, TSM Control Systems
  Key Considerations for Selecting a Blending and Material Handling System
Mark Jordan, Advanced Blending Systems
  Comparison of Screen Changer Designs for Precision, Tight Tolerance Extrudates
Justin Marriott, Parkinson Technologies
  New Technologies in Extrusion Gear Pumps
Dan Smith, MAAG
5:30 pm Reception: Mix and meet with industry experts!

June 24, 2021 — SPE Shape Extrusion Topcon Day 2

8:15 am Opening Remarks
  KEYNOTE: Extrusion Opportunities for Polymer-Graphene Composites
Tom Nosker, Rutgers University
  Simulation of Cooling, Shrinkage and Distortion in Tube and Profile Extrusion
Mahesh Gupta, Plastic Flow
  Virtual Pressure Measurement for Medical nano-scale Extruders
Kevin Slusarz, US Extruders
  PVC Profile Extrusion Nuances Techniques
Dan Cykana, Extrusion Solutions, LLC
  Downstream Puller and Cutter System Advancements for Precision Tubes and Profiles
Bob Bessemer, Novatec
  Key Factors for Successfully Integrating Twin-screw Compounding with the Extrusion Process
Paul Andersen, Coperion
  Individual Layer Foaming in Multilayer Co-ex Film and Sheet
Mark Woodrich, Macro Engineering
  Advancements for Online Process Measurement and Control for Films and Coatings
Ted Schnackertz, NDC Technologies
  Devolatilizing Extruder MRS as an Alternative for PET Recycling Applications
Monika Gneuss, Gneuss
  Auxiliary Equipment: The Glue in Any Extrusion System- Trends and 4.0
Joe Dzeidzic, AEC
  A Biobased, Biodegradable and Barrier Solution for Sustainable Packaging
Kevin Laux, Eval - Kuraray America
  A New Material Innovation to Make Bag Closures Sustainable
Gary Tong, Kwik Lok
  Leveraging Process Analytics with Operational Guidance
Josh Shupp, Northwest Analytics
5:00 pm Adjourn

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