Conference programs released for AMI’s plastics industry expos in Cleveland, Ohio

The conference programs have been revealed for the four focused plastics industry expos taking place in Cleveland, Ohio on November 3-4, 2021. The Compounding World, Plastics Extrusion World, Plastics Recycling World and Polymer Testing World Expos will feature five free-to-attend conference theaters with more than 100 speakers across the two days.

The theaters will host a busy schedule of keynote presentations, technical papers, business debates and training seminars, alongside their relevant expos, which will feature more than 250 exhibitors in total. The previous event in 2019 attracted 4,375 visitors.

The programs have been selected by industry experts from the conference, editorial and consulting teams at AMI, which has more than 30 years’ experience of organizing plastics industry conferences around the world.

One of the two conference theaters in the Compounding World Expo will host a series of high-level industry debates alongside a series of technical talks. The four debates will focus on the future for technical, cable and PVC compounds and for concentrates. They will feature senior representatives from leading compounders, including RTP, Techmer PM, SACO AEI Polymers, Americhem, Chroma Color, Aurora Plastics, Westlake Chemicals and Teknor Apex.

The other theater at the Compounding World Expo will feature a series of training seminars on topics such as improving the productivity of twin-screw extruders, computer simulation, formulating with mineral fillers, and producing the perfect pellet.

The Plastics Recycling World conference will boast a series of panel discussions on hot topics such as regulations, plastics packaging, and circularity in the automotive industry. These will feature speakers from Nestlé, Renault, Amcor, the Association of Plastics Recyclers, and many other influential players. There will also be a practical workshop on designing plastic products for improved recyclability.

A series of debates in the conference theater at the Plastics Extrusion World Expo will focus on the latest trends and developments in film, pipe and profile extrusion. Plus, there will be keynote presentations from AMI’s market experts on trends and opportunities in flexible packaging and in film production.

A new addition to the Cleveland event this year will the Polymer Testing World Expo with its theater featuring talks on the latest techniques for testing and analyzing plastic materials and products. These presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including weather testing, pellet inspection, polymer characterization, and failure analysis.