Plastics & Composites

Sub-Category: Film Extrusion | Injection Molding

May 2022

Troubleshooting Visual Defects in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 27 May 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0336
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 167 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Visual Defects in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 27 May 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0336
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 167 US$
Group (5-Pax): 400 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Cooling and Stability in Plastics Film Extrusion
Date: 30 May 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0337
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Cooling and Stability in Plastics Film Extrusion
Date: 30 May 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0337
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Roll Geometry in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 31 May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0338
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Roll Geometry in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 31 May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0338
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

June 2022

Troubleshooting Gauge Variation in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 01 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0339
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Troubleshooting Gauge Variation in Plastic Film and Sheet
Date: 01 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
ID: KH0339
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description:
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding
Date: 02 June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0366
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Whether you are new to Injection Molding or have years of experience this webinar is the cornerstone to building molding cycles designed to optimize product quality and maximize profit. In this webinar, we will first define the variables associated with the Injection Molding process. We will then discuss, in detail, how to use decoupled molding to control these molding cycle variables and use them to construct a data driven cycle that will reduce process variation, reduce cycle time, and improve profitability. All problem solving and process optimization is built on this data driven cycle development methodology. The webinar content includes: 1. Would two molders with different amount of experience build the same cycle?; 2. Would two molders in different locations build the same cycle?; 3. Would this data driven approach to cycle development help us communicate quality problems to our customers?; 4. Will this approach to cycle development settle arguments on the best way to build a molding cycle?; 5. How do I get the step-by-step details on building a robust molding cycle?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding
Date: 02 June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0366
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Whether you are new to Injection Molding or have years of experience this webinar is the cornerstone to building molding cycles designed to optimize product quality and maximize profit. In this webinar, we will first define the variables associated with the Injection Molding process. We will then discuss, in detail, how to use decoupled molding to control these molding cycle variables and use them to construct a data driven cycle that will reduce process variation, reduce cycle time, and improve profitability. All problem solving and process optimization is built on this data driven cycle development methodology. The webinar content includes: 1. Would two molders with different amount of experience build the same cycle?; 2. Would two molders in different locations build the same cycle?; 3. Would this data driven approach to cycle development help us communicate quality problems to our customers?; 4. Will this approach to cycle development settle arguments on the best way to build a molding cycle?; 5. How do I get the step-by-step details on building a robust molding cycle?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Troubleshooting of Plastics Injection Molding: Part Defects
Date: 03 June 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0367
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Shorts, Flash, Burns, Voids, Sinks, Warp, Weld Lines, Splay, Jetting, Flow Marks, Reduction in Mechanical Properties, and Residual Internal Stress. These common molding attribute problems and others will be the focus of this webinar. We will look at the root cause for each of these attribute issues and discuss how to address the root cause as a way of controlling the defect. This webinar will not only address the symptom but will look at the science behind the cure. To get the most out of this webinar attendees should have completed the webinar “Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding” or have a mastery of decoupled molding theory. This webinar includes: 1. We have problems with voids or trapped air. How do we tell which defect we are dealing with?; 2. We routinely have random flow marks on our parts. What causes these flow marks?; 3. Our parts warp but not a consistent amount. What is happening and how do we control the warp?; 4. We have shorts (no fills) in the corner of our parts that pressure cannot pack out. Why?; 5. There are cosmetically unacceptable weld lines in our parts. How can we eliminate them?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Troubleshooting of Plastics Injection Molding: Part Defects
Date: 03 June 2022 (Friday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0367
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Shorts, Flash, Burns, Voids, Sinks, Warp, Weld Lines, Splay, Jetting, Flow Marks, Reduction in Mechanical Properties, and Residual Internal Stress. These common molding attribute problems and others will be the focus of this webinar. We will look at the root cause for each of these attribute issues and discuss how to address the root cause as a way of controlling the defect. This webinar will not only address the symptom but will look at the science behind the cure. To get the most out of this webinar attendees should have completed the webinar “Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding” or have a mastery of decoupled molding theory. This webinar includes: 1. We have problems with voids or trapped air. How do we tell which defect we are dealing with?; 2. We routinely have random flow marks on our parts. What causes these flow marks?; 3. Our parts warp but not a consistent amount. What is happening and how do we control the warp?; 4. We have shorts (no fills) in the corner of our parts that pressure cannot pack out. Why?; 5. There are cosmetically unacceptable weld lines in our parts. How can we eliminate them?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Optimizing Part Dimensions in Plastics Injection Molding
Date: 06 June 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0368
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: The biggest day to day issue facing most molders is “Can I mold parts that fit my customer’s specifications and tolerances”. The plan for how to make the Injection Molding process more capable of meeting these specifications and tolerances will be divided into two parts. The webinar will begin with a discussion of how we can quantify our dimensional quality target. We will then proceed to details of how to control and adjust the process to make it more consistently hit the bull’s eye on that target. To get the most out of this webinar attendees should have completed the webinar “Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding” or have a mastery of decoupled molding theory. This webinar includes: 1. Is there a way to reduce the amount of product we lose because of out of spec dimensional issues?; 2. Is there a way to measure how well are molding today compared to how we molded last year?; 3. We recently purchased a new molding machine. How will we know if it improved the quality of the parts we mold?; 4. The parts we mold always run on the high side of our customer’s tolerances. Are there any adjustments we can make to the molding process before we make steel adjustments?; 5. How can we overcome process variations like lot-to-lot material variability?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Optimizing Part Dimensions in Plastics Injection Molding
Date: 06 June 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Tim Weston
Language: English
ID: KH0368
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: The biggest day to day issue facing most molders is “Can I mold parts that fit my customer’s specifications and tolerances”. The plan for how to make the Injection Molding process more capable of meeting these specifications and tolerances will be divided into two parts. The webinar will begin with a discussion of how we can quantify our dimensional quality target. We will then proceed to details of how to control and adjust the process to make it more consistently hit the bull’s eye on that target. To get the most out of this webinar attendees should have completed the webinar “Data Driven Cycle Development in Plastics Injection Molding” or have a mastery of decoupled molding theory. This webinar includes: 1. Is there a way to reduce the amount of product we lose because of out of spec dimensional issues?; 2. Is there a way to measure how well are molding today compared to how we molded last year?; 3. We recently purchased a new molding machine. How will we know if it improved the quality of the parts we mold?; 4. The parts we mold always run on the high side of our customer’s tolerances. Are there any adjustments we can make to the molding process before we make steel adjustments?; 5. How can we overcome process variations like lot-to-lot material variability?
Expert: Tim Weston is Professor Emeritus of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate. He is the recipient of the 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers Fred E. Schwab International Education Award. Prior to founding the Plastics program at Penn College, Tim led the Process Engineering group and Materials Testing Labs for West Pharmaceuticals Plastics Division. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Lock Haven University and earned a Master of Science in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Tim also founded the Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC) at Penn College and served as the Principal Investigator for the NSF Plastics Resources for Educators Program (PREP). In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Penn College, Tim served as Department Chair for over 30 years and has taught hundreds of industry seminars and workshops.

Rheology of Thermosets
Date: 07 June 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0538
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Thermoset polymers form the matrix in filled plastics and fiber-reinforced composites used in a diversity of products. These range from consumer items and auto body panels to advanced composites for printed circuit boards, aerospace structural components, and expensive, high-performance sports equipment. Rheological measurements have become the most important characterization technique because of their sensitivity to small changes in structure and the ease to monitor these structural changes. For the thermoset polymers, rheology (including dynamic mechanical analysis) provides details of structural changes, the gel point, and also processing parameters such as viscosity as a function of time. The advantage of the rheological technique is that it allows probing of the sample during the reaction with a small oscillatory deformation, which can generate viscoelastic material properties, such as the storage modulus, the loss modulus, and the tan delta all of which are characteristic of the changes of the material’s structure during cure. The KnowHow Webinar will demonstrate the various applications of the rheological characterization technique in the thermosetting polymer to predict its process behavior and how to evaluating its product performance.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Rheology of Thermosets
Date: 07 June 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0538
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Thermoset polymers form the matrix in filled plastics and fiber-reinforced composites used in a diversity of products. These range from consumer items and auto body panels to advanced composites for printed circuit boards, aerospace structural components, and expensive, high-performance sports equipment. Rheological measurements have become the most important characterization technique because of their sensitivity to small changes in structure and the ease to monitor these structural changes. For the thermoset polymers, rheology (including dynamic mechanical analysis) provides details of structural changes, the gel point, and also processing parameters such as viscosity as a function of time. The advantage of the rheological technique is that it allows probing of the sample during the reaction with a small oscillatory deformation, which can generate viscoelastic material properties, such as the storage modulus, the loss modulus, and the tan delta all of which are characteristic of the changes of the material’s structure during cure. The KnowHow Webinar will demonstrate the various applications of the rheological characterization technique in the thermosetting polymer to predict its process behavior and how to evaluating its product performance.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 08 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0537
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 08 June 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0537
Registration Fee: Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Quality Molded Plastic Parts - Design Guidance & Failure Analysis [Brochure]
Date: 15-16 Jun 2022
Time: 9am-5pm (EST)
Expert:
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
MasterClass
ID: KH0621
Registration Fee: Member: 550 US$
Non-Member: 750 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1800 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Keyword: Injection Molding
Description:
Expert:

Rubber Hose Technology [Brochure]
Date: 15 Jun 2022
Time: 9am-6pm CET
Expert: UK Prasad
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
MasterClass
ID: KH0534
Registration Fee: Member: 450 US$
Non-Member: 650 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1800 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Module 1: Introduction to Rubber Hoses
Module 2: Rubber Compound Development for Hoses
Module 3: Hose Manufacturing Process & Control
Module 4: Rubber Hose - Design & Construction
Module 5: Rubber Hose - Testing & Quality Control
Module 6: Hose Selection & Installation
Expert: UK Prasad is a well-experienced rubber technologist with 39 years of experience with specialization in Product, Process & Material Development in Rubber Hoses, Wire & Cables and Belts & Rubber to Metal Bonded Products. His professional experience includes: 24 years at Gates India (Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses); 7 Years at NICCO Corporation (Wires & Cables); 5 Years at Dunlop (Hose, Belts & Rubber to Metal bonded Product); 4 Years at JK Fenner (Hydraulic & Industrial Hoses). His educational qualifications include: B.Tech (Polymer Technology); B.Sc (Chemistry) & MBA (Operation Research).

Plastic Film Extrusion [Brochure]
Date: 28-30 June 2022
Time: 9am-6pm (EST)
Expert: Paul Waller
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
MasterClass
ID: KH0562
Registration Fee: Member: 850 US$
Non-Member: 1150 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2500 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Module 1: Raw Materials for Plastic Films: Selection & Basic Properties
Module 2: Raw Material Conveying and Blending Technology for Film Extrusion
Module 3: Film Extruder Components and Setup Principles
Module 4: Film Extruder Die Components and Setup Principles
Module 5: Film/Sheet Cooling and Stabilization Principles
Module 6: Gauge Variation Randomization in Film Extrusion
Module 7: Post Film Extrusion Processes
Module 8: Quality Control Measurements in Film Extrusion
Module 9: Troubleshooting Visual Defects in Plastic Film and Sheet
Module 10: Troubleshooting Cooling and Stability in Plastics Film Extrusion
Module 11: Troubleshooting Roll Geometry in Plastic Film and Sheet
Module 12: Troubleshooting Gauge Variation in Plastic Film and Sheet
Expert: Paul Waller has been a renowned author and expert in film extrusion for more than 40 years. His clients include raw material suppliers, processors, end users, educational institutions and industry associations on 5 continents. Mr. Waller obtained his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at York University Schulich School of Business in Toronto. Mr. Waller started his career at Dow Chemical’s polyethylene technical services group before moving to Esso Chemical’s Vinyl division. Mr. Waller designed and presented the Film Technology program for the Canadian Plastics Training Centre in Toronto and SENAI in Brazil. He was co-chair of the Canadian Plastics Sector Council, which established occupational standards for film operators and was chair of the Flexible Packaging division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has provided intensive in-house training to more than 1,200 operators, technicians and engineers on five continents in the last 17 years.

October 2022

Roto-Moulding MasterClass : Rotational Moulding - Technology & Practice
Date: 18-19 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0690
Registration Fee: Member: 350 US$
Non-Member: 550 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Module 1 : Introduction to Rotational Moulding
Module 2 : Raw Materials for Rotomoulding
Module 3 : Design of Molds for RotoMoulding
Module 4 : Rotational Molding Machinery Technology
Module 5 : Product Design of RotoMoulded Products
Module 6 : Process Control & Troubleshooting of Rotational Molding Process
Module 7 : Decoration & Graphics of Roto Products
Module 8 : Cost Reduction Opportunities in Rotational Moulding
Module 9 : Process Automation in Rotational Moulding
Module 10 : Advanced Rotational Moulding Technology (Multi-Layer Molding)
Expert:

November 2022

Roto-Moulding MasterClass : Rotational Moulding - Technology & Practice
Date: 22-23 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0690
Registration Fee: Member: 350 US$
Non-Member: 550 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
To Register: Details & Register
Description: Module 1 : Introduction to Rotational Moulding
Module 2 : Raw Materials for Rotomoulding
Module 3 : Design of Molds for RotoMoulding
Module 4 : Rotational Molding Machinery Technology
Module 5 : Product Design of RotoMoulded Products
Module 6 : Process Control & Troubleshooting of Rotational Molding Process
Module 7 : Decoration & Graphics of Roto Products
Module 8 : Cost Reduction Opportunities in Rotational Moulding
Module 9 : Process Automation in Rotational Moulding
Module 10 : Advanced Rotational Moulding Technology (Multi-Layer Molding)
Expert: