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October 2019

Vinyltech

October 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W Market St
Akron, OH 44333 United States
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SPE Student Section Event at Case Western University

October 11, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Guest speaker Todd Waddle, MHolland, "3D Open Source Movement - a Catalyst for Growth"

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Plant Tour : Tymex Plastics

October 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tymex Plastics Inc., 5300 Harvard Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105 United States
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The October program will be a plant tour hosted by Tymex Plastics in Cleveland.  They are located at 5300 Harvard Ave, Cleveland OH.  (see note below regarding construction at Harvard Rd) The tour will be conducted by the owners of Tymex Plastics - Eric Yarabenetz, Mark Simonitis and Michael Turkovich.  --- Tymex Plastics is a privately held company that was established in 2001 to primarily serve the rotational molding industry with state-of-the-art compounding and pulverizing capabilities.  While pursuing this market, many opportunities arose that set the stage…

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November 2019

Entec Ravago Americas Plant Tour

November 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Entec Ravago Americas, 5192 Lake Rd
Medina, OH 44256 United States
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Tour of Entec Ravago Americas new polymer distribution, recycling and compounding building in Medina, Ohio. The 500,000 square foot building includes a large warehouse, plant and office space. The new sixteen by sixty feet high silos provide storage for the plastic pellets that will be shipped around the world to meet their client’s demands. Ravago Manufacturing produces a wide range of plastic and rubber materials from high performance engineered resins to recycled post-consumer materials. The facility will include pulverizing equipment…

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January 2020

Technical Recruiting Roundtable / ACESS

January 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W Market St
Akron, OH 44333 United States
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Technical Recruiting Roundtable The event will be centered around where the technical jobs and industries are trending and what will be required, or what has changed in the job search process. This event should be especially beneficial to students and adults in the technical fields that fall under the ACESS umbrella of scientific and engineering societies. Mike Gerst Management Recruiters of Akron Mike has been recruiting professionals for over 19 years in the polymer processing arena. During his tenure, Mike…

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February 2020

Detectable Plastic and Rubber, Food Contamination Control

February 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive
Twinsburg, OH United States
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Our next program will be Monday evening February 10, 2020 and will be hosted by the Cleveland Section.  The program will be a presentation by John Collins, Product Manager, Eriez Magnetics PolyMag. Mr. Collins joined Eriez Magnetics in 2005 as Manager of the PolyMag business and he was the Plastics & Rubber Industry Market Manager. He is now focused solely on PolyMag Additives which impart Metal Detectability, Magnetic Susceptibility and X-Ray contrast into polymers, used by food processors worldwide, to prevent plastic contaminated foods from entering…

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March 2020

NASA Presentation

March 9, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W Market St
Akron, OH 44333 United States
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Bryan K. Smith Director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate Bryan K. Smith is director of the Space Flight Systems Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He assumed this position in 2011 and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the space missions assigned to the center with an annual budget of approximately $425 million. Glenn is engaged in research, technology and flight systems development in support of the nation’s space propulsion,…

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February 2021

Speaker: Michael Durina, Md Plastics, Inc.

February 22 @ 5:30 am - March 18 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Hosted by Cleveland In order to make improvements to any process one must fully understand the deficiencies of the existing state of the art, in our case there are major deficiencies of the 70 year old reciprocating screw process used on 95% of Injection Molding machines utilized in the world. Melt Monitoring includes reading plastic melt temperature measured directly from the nozzle, applying advanced models to calculate the thermodynamic (P-V) work for development of a thermal viscosity template. Melt Preparation…

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March 2021

Speaker: Jeff Hoffman, Entrepreneur

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Meeting details TBA.

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April 2021

Speaker: Conor Carlin, Managing Director; Intl SPE- VP of Sustainability

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Meeting

Meeting details TBA.

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