From managing a multigenerational workforce to learning how 3D printing may offer a 'giant step' for short run injection molds, the lineup for the Business of Plastics Conference at NPE2015 (March 23-27; Orlando, FL) is looking strong.
The Business of Plastics Conference, also produced by SPI, will be held during the first three days of the exposition. NPE2015 attendees can now register for the conference as part of the process of registering for the show.
The Business of Plastics Conference will consist of 37 presentations. Session topics will include:
● Cyber Security, focusing on protecting business sites.
● Substrate Enhancement Effects, including surface treating, decorating and integrated electronic functionality.
● Legal & Regulatory affairs such as tax and compliances issues.
● NPE3D, technical presentations complementing SPI's NPE3D exhibition on 3D printing located on the NPE exhibit floor.
● Outside Market Forces such as the public image of plastics, workforce issues, and global business and technical trends.
● Material Sciences, presentations ranging from sustainability issues to developments in composite vessels, thin-walled connectors, and TPEs.
● Accelerated Product Development, covering diverse techniques for shortening time to market.
● Advanced Manufacturing, with topics ranging from thick-wall lenses to new composite processes to energy management.
● Sustainability as a Part of the Business Case for Thermoplastic Composites (hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association [ACMA]), focusing on emerging technologies, case studies, material innovations, and opportunities in a market driven by the sustainability-conscious customer.