Plastics Technology Magazine is bringing the world of extrusion together in one place, at one time, once more, at The Extrusion 2016 Conference—submit your paper by May 25.

During this unique two-and-a-half-day event, business owners, plant managers, process engineers, and manufacturing personnel will all be brought up to speed on technology developments, best practices, tips and techniques, and troubleshooting impacting all types of extrusion operations. The event will take place Dec. 6-8 at the Le Méridien/Sheraton Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.

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Extrusion 2016 Conference: Call for Papers

Last year’s event—the first-ever such conference produced by Plastics Technology—drew more than 350 people. As a result, we have contracted with a larger hotel, added a half-day to the program, and moved the conference a month later to take into account that many of you and your customers will be attending the K Show in October.

Here is a link with a few more details on the event. Click here for information on sponsorship opportunities.

The program will start the afternoon of Dec. 6 with presentations of interest to extrusion processors in general. These will include, but are not limited to, presentations on issues such as screw design; new materials and additives; high-speed extrusion; energy efficiency; changeovers; purging; controls; foaming; and important auxiliary equipment such as conveying, blending, filtration, melt pumps, size reduction, and much more.

The mornings of Dec. 7-8 will follow the same format. Then, in the afternoon of those two days, there will be four concurrent breakout sessions that drill down to the specific process: Film; Sheet; Pipe/Profile/Tubing; and Compounding.

To submit a topic for consideration, click here to send me a paper title and an abstract of 100 words or fewer by May 25. Or you can email me directly at Please try to minimize any overly commercial topics. Attendees last year indicated a strong preference to learn ways to maximize their existing assets and improve efficiencies, and by presenting you can establish yourself as a thought leader to help them to do just that.


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