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‘CONSULTANTS’ CORNER’ WILL ENABLE ATTENDEES AT SPE ANTEC® 2011 TO OBTAIN FREE TECHNICAL ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A., April 11, 2011: A program at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2011 conference will give attendees an opportunity to consult with an expert—for free—on the challenges they face in specific technical areas.

Attendees can register for the appointments-only program, called “Consultants’ Corner,” at the ANTEC website, www.antec.ws. Each appointment will last 30 minutes.

“The Consultants' Corner provides a fast and convenient way to discuss current issues with industry experts, who will provide candid opinions on topics such as troubleshooting, equipment options, and best practices,” said Mark Spalding, ANTEC 2012 Technical Program Committee Chair.

ANTEC 2011, the world’s largest plastics technical conference, will take place May 1-5 in Boston, MA. The Consultants’ Corner schedule, with topics and industry experts, is as follows:

MONDAY, May 2: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Blown Film: Gregory Campbell, Castle Research Associates
Single-Screw Extrusion: Mark Spalding, The Dow Chemical Company
Single-Screw Extrusion: Tim Womer, TWWomer Associates
Injection Molding: Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, University of Wisconsin-Madison

TUESDAY, May 3: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Blown Film: Gregory Campbell, Castle Research Associates
Failure Analysis & Prevention: Paul Gramann, The Madison Group
Coextrusion: Eldridge Mount, Emmount Technologies, LLC
Single-Screw Extrusion: Mark Spalding, The Dow Chemical Company
Single-Screw Extrusion: Tim Womer, TWWomer Associates
Thermoforming: Roger Kipp, McClarin Plastics

TUESDAY, May 3: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Blow Molding: Lew Ferguson, Parisons
Coextrusion: Eldridge Mount, Emmount Technologies, LLC
Single-Screw Extrusion: Tim Womer, TWWomer Associates
Thermoplastic Materials & Foams: Hani Naguib, University of Toronto
Thermoforming: Roger Kipp, McClarin Plastics

WEDNESDAY, May 4: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Blow Molding: Lew Ferguson, Parisons
Coextrusion: Eldridge Mount, Emmount Technologies, LLC
Failure Analysis and Material Selection: Jeffrey Jansen, The Madison Group
Single-Screw Extrusion: Mark Spalding, The Dow Chemical Company
Thermoforming: Roger Kipp, McClarin Plastics

More information on the SPE-ANTEC Consultants’ Corner is available at www.antec.ws, or by calling Lesley Kyle, CMP, at +1 203-740-5452; lskyle@4spe.org.

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THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 60 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org.