GPIE is about Getting Business Done!
From raw ingredient to commercialized product; from machinery to packaging, from importing to exporting – the polymer value chain will be fully represented at GPIE. Network with your peers and current customers. Meet new clients with our on-line networking portal months before the event. Enjoy the convenience of pre-set, 1-to-1 appointments that help you to close the deal at GPIE.
GPIE 2012 will focus on six key growth areas:
• Conductive & Electronic Polymers
• Polymer Nanocomposites
• High Performance Polymers
• Bio-based Polymers & Feedstocks
• Degradable & Recyclable Polymers
• Direct Digital (Additive) Manufacturing
Innovation Expo, August 26-29, Columbus OH
News from exhibitors, speakers and partners
Global Polymer Innovation EXPO
(Speaker and Exhibitor)
Polyflow LLC and Ambassador Enterprises Join to Form RES Polyflow, An Energy Recovery Systems Manufacturer
Akron, Ohio/July 30, 2012 – Akron, Ohio based Polyflow LLC and private equity firm Ambassador Enterprises of Ft. Wayne Indiana announced today that they have completed an agreement to form Renewable Energy Solutions by Polyflow to commercialize Polyflow’s award winning energy recovery equipment and technology. The new firm will be known as RES Polyflow and will remain headquartered in Akron with current Polyflow CEO Jay Schabel leading the effort. www.respolyflow.com
David Mustine, Jobs Ohio, General Manager of Energy, Polymers, and Chemicals will be doing a ‘Welcome to Ohio’ introduction at the conference on Monday, August 27.
Akron Rubber Development Lab (Exhibitor)
ARDL is joining RAPRA in an effort to continue to expand and build on the collective body of knowledge in the global polymer industries. We look forward to assisting RAPRA’s subscribers by providing expert testing, development and problem solving as well utilizing RAPRA as a guide in recognizing industry trends and polymer user needs.
Topics ARDL may be able to discuss: Microbiology, Oil Industry Testing (RGD and HP/HT), Cold Immersion Testing and Plastics Testing
Bayer MaterialScience – Dr. Karl Haider (Speaker)
“Megatrends to materials – polymers enabling technology.”
Karl is currently a Research Fellow in the New Technologies group at Bayer Material Science in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role he works with universities and small companies to identify and develop emerging materials related technologies that may address the long term needs of Bayer’s Polycarbonates, Polyurethanes, and Coatings Adhesives and Specialties business units.
Nortech (Sponsor and Speaker)
Rebecca Bagley , President & CEO of NorTech is leading a panel at RAPRA on Innovation Clusters. The panel will consists of members of the Flexmatter™ cluster.
FlexMatters™ is a regional innovation cluster in Northeast Ohio emerging around the flexible electronics, a new science and manufacturing opportunity to produce ultra-thin electronic devices on flexible substrates. This cluster is rooted in the world-renown, breakthrough work of the Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) at Kent State University, the globally recognized advances in polymer science at The University of Akron, and a growing number of supply chain companies.
The cluster consists of an expanding core group of research and technology centers, manufacturing supply chain providers, large anchor companies, and workforce and economic development organizations that focus on low cost, scalable manufacturing of flexible electronics. Member organizations leverage their collective competencies to maximize the ability to find, compete for and capture new funding and business.
Makuta Technics (Exhibitor)
Makuta Technics, Inc. is a 100% US owned company that specializes in precision micro molding, and located 20 minutes east of Indianapolis in the town of Shelbyville, IN.
Ovation Polymers Dr. Asis Banerje (Speaker)
Product introductions: electrically conductive and thermally conductive compounds. Special properties of two product platforms – OpteSTAT™ and Nemcon™ H www.opteminc.com
PPLLC (Exhibitor) Qualified supplier to many Fortune 500 companies
A privately held company with 28 years of polymer processing expertise. PPLLC is headquartered in Northeast Ohio, with plant operations in Painesville, Ohio and Dumfries, Scotland. PPLLC holds both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2000 registrations.
PPLLC facilities offer a full range of polymer services, including custom compounding (twin screw technology), solid state polymerization, recycled processing, crystallization, drying, pelletizing, blending, dedusting, and packaging.
PPLLC can accommodate 38 rail cars (9 active) and maintain in excess of 2.5 million pounds of silo capacity. The US Operations facility footprint exceeds 400,000 square feet and is situated on 175+ acres.
Priamus System Technologies (Exhibitor)
Releasing: White paper Quantifying Cause and Effect in Cold Runner Molding written by Susan Montgomery, President of Priamus System Technologies, and Dana King of Kipe Molds, specialists in tooling for liquid silicone.
Quantifying Cause and Effect in Cold Runner Molding, educates molders about the variety of factors affecting fill balance when injecting liquid silicone, as well as shows correlations between fill balance and independent variables. The paper presents improved part quality results that were achieved using in-cavity sensing systems (temperature and pressure).
Priamus System Technologies will also present information on its latest generation of process monitoring and control hardware and software to visitors at GPIE. The BlueLine hardware and FILLCONTROL software offer injection molders a flexible, modular way to improve the quality of their plastic parts with a system that matches project requirements and budgets.
Susan Montgomery is President of PRIAMUS System Technologies, LLC, and is currently the Chair for the SPE Injection Molding Division Board of Directors
Q-Lab Corporation (Exhibitor)
Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated lightfastness and weathering test equipment, is pleased to announce that The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently named them one of the top 40 best small businesses to work for in northeast Ohio.
RP+M rapid prototying and manufacturing (Exhibitors and Presenter)
$3 Million Ohio Third Frontier Grant will utilize 3D Printing Technology
RAPID PROTOTYPE + MANUFACTURING (rp+m) LLC PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO CREATE HIGH-TECH JOBS IN OHIO
AVON LAKE, OH – August 1, 2012 – rp+m LLC will participate in a three-year collaboration project with university and industry experts to develop advanced materials and production parts using 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing.
Society of Plastics Engineers (Support, Presenter and Exhibitor)
SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux will address the dramatic transformation in bioplastics innovations now gaining recognition in a market dominated by petroleum-based products.
SPI’s Bioplastics Council recently released its 2012 Bioplastics Industry Overview Guide, which is relevant to this audience and a perfect prelude to Bill’s presentation. The guide provides the reader with key information about bioplastics including: trends and challenges; similarities and differences amongst different bioplastics; bioplastic types, applications and uses; companies in the industry; and industry production estimates and projected market growth. The guide is available for purchase on SPI’s Website as well as on Amazon.com
Zyvex Tecnologies (Exhibitor)
First nano technology company in United States established 1997. Moved from Texas to OHIO in 2007 to be part of the growing materials ecosystem. Since the move 5 years ago has added jobs, increased revenue, added new products and participated in Ohio’s Third Frontier Program.