Empowered Processing

Jon Ratzlaff

Jon Ratzlaff

Technical Services, Polyethylene
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP

Standardized Processing


Standardized Processing is a methodology of injection molding process that delivers the following benefits.

  • Part to part consistency
  • Process / Part consistency across shifts – eliminate arguments
  • Move process from machine to machine
  • Optimized machine efficiency / cycle time
  • Allows for better trouble shooting for:
    • Material
    • Mold / Part design
    • Equipment
  • Reduce scrap
  • Eliminate false perceptions of processing

About the Speaker

Jon Ratzlaff has been involved in the plastics industry for near 34 years. He holds experience in numerous disciplines such as rotational molding, injection molding, compounding, extrusion, film, sheet, coatings and thermoforming. His alma mater is Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He has time well spent in management, manufacturing, quality, research and development, and technical service. He is currently a manager in technical services with focus on product, application and business development for polyethylene rotational molding and injection molding products for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.

Jon's industry involvement includes over a dozen industry papers, co-author of the “Injection Molding Toolbox” and co-author for the injection and rotational molding chapters in "Handbook of Industrial Polyethylene and Technology"”". He has been Past President of the Society of Plastics Engineers and he served on the SPE Executive Committee for 7 years. He is a past president and a current member of SPE, SPE Rotational Molding Division Board and long-standing member of SPE Injection Molding Division. He is the current Chair of the SPE Recycle Division. Jon has participated with the Association of Rotational Molding for the past 26 years as was recently elected into the ARM Hall of Fame. Jon is a board member of Plastics Industry association and a member of the Suppliers Division and Sustainability Division and Rigid Plastic Packaging Group. He is board member of the Plastic Shipping Container Institute, co-chair of Technology and a standing member for the past 18 years.


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