The year after the K show traditionally is a very busy one on the plastics industry's events calendar, and 2011 is shaping up to be one of the busier in recent memory. Here is a brief update on five events-one in the U.S., two in Europe and two in your very own office- that we've attended in the past and can vouch for their worth.
First up on the calendar is TAPPI's PLACE event in Brogans, Austria. TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries; it's 13th European PLACE (Polymers Laminations Adhesives Coatings Extrusions markets) event in Europe this year is held in May 30-June 1 in the Festspielhaus und Kongresshaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria. The program has a lot to offer processors of plastic film; updated information on the program is available here.
Another excellent event takes place June 13-15 at the 3rd Injection Molding Conference at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in Erie, PA. This year's conference will focus on some of the hottest topics in the injection molding industry: medical molding, LSR molding, and sustainability. There will be morning technical presentations given by industry experts, followed by afternoon sessions that will offer hands-on tutorials by the Penn State faculty in their plastics research and instructional labs....