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PFMAC to host 2007 Technical Seminar

The Plastic Film Manufacturers Association of Canada (PFMAC) will host the 2007 Technical Seminar in Vaughan, Ont. ...


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February 19, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

The Plastic Film Manufacturers Association of Canada (PFMAC) will host the 2007 Technical Seminar in Vaughan, Ont. on February 27, 2007. The blown film technical conference will take place at the Paramount Conference Event Venue, with registration and a light lunch set for 11:30 a.m.
The seminar will begin at 12:30 a.m., and feature presentations from seven leading industry experts.
Following introductions, Tom Norton of Absolute Engineering Solutions Inc. will be talking about relative legislative regulations and Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews (PHSRs). Doteco SRLs Gabriele Caccia will present a seminar entitled Yield and Gauge Control: Improve Quality, Improve the Bottom Line, and W&H Corporations David Beddus will lead a seminar called Improvements in Film Winder Technology to boost roll quality, reduce scrap and enhance safety. The Canadian Plastics Industry Associations technical consultant Fred Edgecombe will also consider degradable plastics from a Canadian perspective.
The second half of the seminar will feature BASFs Canadian market development manager Robert Armstrong, who will present a life cycle analysis comparing BASFs EcoFlex biodegradable polymers to the paper for yard waste bags. Dan Falla of the Dow Chemical Company will conduct a seminar entitled Processing Properties with the hot tack and heat seal properties. Attendants will also hear from Dr. John Perdikoulias of Compuplast Canada Inc. on the subject of die selection and optimization.
The approximately five-hour seminar will be followed by a reception and networking session. For information on registration forms and fees, or for directions to the venue, visit the event information site.