History of Events for: 2015-2016

Mar 14

Plastics in Solar Power Generation: 
Presentation and Tour
by Professor Roger French

 

Schedule:

 

4:30 p.m. Registration. Please be ready to start the tours promptly at 5:00.  It may not be possible to accommodate late arrivals.  Please allow for rush hour traffic.
5:00 p.m. Guided tours of SDLE labs and Sun Farm.  A shuttle bus from Nord Hall to the Sun Farm will be provided.  The attendees will be split into groups alternating between the two tours.  Please do not drive to the Sun Farm because there is no public parking there.
7:00 p.m. Self-serve dinner buffet in Nord 356.
 7:30 p.m. Presentation in Nord 356

Cost:

Members/Guests – $25
Retired – $20
Student – $5

Reservations:
Reservation and payment must be received in the mail no later than Thursday March 10, 2016.
Please send a check made out to SPE Cleveland Section to

Dan Crist
PO Box 845
Brunswick, OH 44212

Reservations can also be made by e-mail at mail@cmd-tip.com or by phone at 440-227-5424, but there will be a $5 surcharge for payment not received by the March 10 deadline.
Because of limited capacity, attendance cannot be guaranteed for late reservations.

Location:
Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension (SDLE) Center
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
Nord Hall, Room 356
Parking in:

Veale Parking Tower
2158 Adelbert Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106

CWRU-Veale

Nord Hall is a short walk from Veale Parking Tower.
Click Here (or map below) for CWRU Campus Map, marked for Nord Hall.

CWRU-Nord


About The Presenter:

french-rogerRoger H. French is the F. Alex Nason Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Case School of Engineering, with secondary appointments in Macro-molecular Science and Physics at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland Ohio, since August 2010.

He is director of the Solar-Durability and Lifetime Extension center, focused on lifetime and degradation science of long-lifetime environmentally exposed technolgies such as solar energy, energy-efficient lighting, and building envelopes.  He is the faculty director of the new CWRU Undergraduate Minor in Applied Data Science.

He received his B. S. in Materials Science from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Prof. R. L. Coble.

French is a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. He is a member of Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee of Basic Energy Sciences, United States Department of Energy. He is a participant in Task 13 on Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems of the Intl. Energy Agency, PVPS.


Monday, Nov 9

New Method for Characterizing the Injection Moldability of Plastic Melts Presented by John Beaumont President and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and the American Injection Molding Institute

 

Schedule:

 

4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. Social/Networking
6:00 p.m. Dinner
  Program immediately follows dinner

Cost: Members/Guests – $25 Retired – $20 Student – $5

Reservations: Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, Nov. 6 and can be made to Dan Crist at mail@cmd-tip.comor 330-225-8080. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee and any dietary restrictions.

Location: Hilton Akron/Fairlawn3180 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44333 [click on link above or map at right for directions]

About the Program: This presentation reveals the first method for mapping the actual injection molding characteristics of a polymer melt. The novel multi-variant approach captures the complex interactions between plastic materials, process and mold/part design. The accompanying software processes the data and allows the user to evaluate and graphically display the molding characteristics of a single material, or simultaneously contrast multiple competing materials. The new method bridges the gap between commonly used isothermal extrusion based test methods (MFI & rheometers) and injection molding simulation. This data can be used for material selection, to accelerate new polymer and polymer compound development, process optimization as well as plastic part design. About the Speaker: John Beaumont President and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and the American Injection Molding Institute John Beaumont is President and CEO of Beaumont Technologies and the American Injection Molding Institute. He has authored several books on Injection Molding and is a 2015 inductee to the Plastics Hall of Fame. John is also a professor emeritus at Penn State University where he helped develop and chaired the Plastics Engineering Technology Program at Penn State Erie. His earlier industrial credits include positions as Technical Manager for Moldflow's US operations and Engineering Manager for Ciba Vision Corp. He was also the founder and director of the Plastics CAE Center at Penn State, past Chair of the Injection Molding Division's Board of Directors and is currently a member of the Plastics Pioneers and an SPE Fellow. Beaumont Technologies is the pioneer and world leader of in-mold rheological control technologies.


Monday, Oct 12

Xtreme and Extreme Sincro, Sipa's Revolutionary Preform Manufacturing Technology & Design

Presented by Antonio Orru, Key Account Director

Schedule:

 

4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. Social/Networking
6:00 p.m. Dinner
  Program immediately follows dinner

Cost: Members/Guests – $25 Retired – $20 Student – $5

Reservations: Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, Oct. 9, with Gary Taylor at akronspe1@gmail.com or 330-419-4380. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee and any dietary restrictions.

Location: Hilton Akron/Fairlawn3180 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44333 [click on link above or map at right for directions]

About the Program: This innovative technology based on a Rotary Injection Compression Molding System allows the manufacturing of light PET preform with outstanding characteristics in terms of Quality, Light Weight, Length to Thickness/Stretch Ratio and Top Load Performances. Xtreme becomes Extreme Sincro when integrated with a SIPA Sincro Bloc (Blow/Fill and Cap), making it a very compact and efficient system that makes the preforms, blow the bottles also filling and capping them all in the same platform. About the Speaker: Antonio Orru – Key Account Director, Sipa North America Antonio Orru is an accomplished, senior-level Sales Manager with a broad scope of experience, encompassing sales, marketing, revenue enhancement, and identifying and capturing new business opportunities in the Packaging Industry. His expertise also includes creating and implementing strategic sales goals and business development. During his career, Antonio has demonstrated his international management expertise, with notable achievements in complex product launches and aggressive market penetration, as well as fluency in four languages. He initially joined SIPA North America in 2012 as Sales Manager and was instrumental in achieving sales growth and new market developments in the Beverage Industry in addition to consolidating the SIPA presence in the Plastic Converting Companies Market. In this role, he provided leadership and direction for the sales process. He consistently captured new business opportunities and built solid alliances to generate future sales. January 2015 he was promoted Key Account Director. Prior to his role at SIPA North America, Antonio was Director of Sales of Lanfranchi North America, Regional and National Sales Manager at Aetna Group USA, where he successfully expanded the customers and sales. He also met or exceeded corporate sales budgets year-over-year. His education includes a Sales and International Marketing Certificate; a Bachelor of Political Science and International Affairs and Diploma of Bookkeeper and Finance. Since July 2006 he has been living in Atlanta, GA with his wife Alessandra.


Monday, Sept 14

Biomimicry – Leveraging 3.8 Billion Years of Innovation

Presented by Emily Kennedy, Biomimicry Fellow, University of Akron

 

Schedule:

 

4:30 p.m. Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. Social/Networking
6:00 p.m. Dinner
  Program immediately follows dinner

Cost: Members/Guests – $25 Retired – $20 Student – $5

Reservations: Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, Sep. 11 with Bob Wegelin at robert.wegelin@att.net or 330-414-1498. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee and any dietary restrictions.

Location: Hilton Akron/Fairlawn3180 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44333 [click on link above or map at right for directions]

About the Program: Life first appeared on our planet 3.8 billion years ago. Since then, evolutionary processes have been vetting survival strategies. Failures are fossils and successes are represented by the 10+ million species inhabiting Earth today. In essence, nature is a huge pool of free R&D. Biomimicry -sustainable innovation through emulation of biological forms, processes, patterns, and systems -is based on this idea. Think Velcro, a non-toxic, glue-less adhesive inspired by how burrs stick to animal fur. Emily Kennedy, representing the first cohort of Biomimicry Fellows at the University of Akron, will share how some of nature's best ideas have been repurposed to solve human challenges, and how Northeast Ohio is rapidly becoming a hub for biomimetic innovation thanks in large part to the efforts of Great Lakes Biomimicry Collaborative. About the Speaker: Emily Kennedy – Biomimicry Fellow, University of Akron Emily has a BA in International Relations (Minor: Environmental Studies) from Colgate University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Integrated Biosciences at the University of Akron as a member of the university's first cohort of Biomimicry Fellows. Emily's graduate studies are sponsored by GOJO, Industries, Inc., and she spends two days a week embedded in GOJO's R&D department supporting sustainable product innovation inspired by nature. She's been an active contributor on numerous innovation projects including development of energy-efficient soap and sanitizer dispensing systems and topical treatments for use in long term care settings. For her dissertation, she is generating and testing theory about best practices for biomimetic innovation; with a particular focus on what works in business contexts. Emily believes a procedural template will channel the biomimetic innovation process in a manner that boosts outcome value.