Advances in Plastics Processing

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K-Tron in Collaboration with

Automatik Plastics Machinery, Leistritz, Maag Pump Systems, and Omya

to present Technical Seminar,

”Advances in Plastics Processing”

July 19, 2011, Mexico City, Mexico

Pitman, NJ USA (April 19, 2011) - K-Tron formally announces its collaboration with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Leistritz, Maag Pump Systems, and Omya presenting a complimentary technical seminar, “Advances in Plastics Processing,” offering plastics processors detailed information on the advances in process technologies as related to today’s demanding plastic processing applications.

This Technical Seminar will be held:

July 19, 2011

Location: Sevilla Palace Hotel

Avenida Paseo de Las Reforma 105 – Colonia

Tabacalera, Mexico City 06030

Seminar is oriented to general managers, plant managers, technology managers, production engineers, purchasing managers and all those involved in the operation and selection of manufacturing equipment and raw materials for their plastics compounding operations. Participants will have an opportunity to listen to experts in each of the fields and ask questions about how to improve their current operations utilizing new technologies.

Technical seminar will cover latest process developments including:

• Continuous Feeding & Proportioning in Polymers

• Applications in Pneumatic Conveying & Systems Automation

• Compounders & Mixers

• Gear Pumps, Screen Changers & Filtration Units

• Minerals & Fillers in Plastics Processing

• Pelletizing Systems

• Extrusion Technology

Seminar includes continental breakfast, lunch and detailed course manual.

To register visit and fill out online form.

Seminar will be presented by leading experts in the field, including:

K-Tron is a global leader in the design, installation and maintenance of process feeders and pneumatic conveying systems for the handling of bulk solids. K-Tron is an industry expert in designing systems to convey hard to handle materials. Specialized in high accuracy feeding and metering of powders and bulk materials, K-Tron develops, manufactures and oversees every aspect of its equipment, thus ensuring the greatest accuracy, consistency and long-term value. K-Tron holds numerous patents for weighing, mechanical and control technologies and their application to bulk solids handling.

Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH - member of the Maag group - is the world’s leading name in pelletizing technology. With six decades of experience and with an installed base of more than 8,000 pelletizing systems, the company provides its customers with state-of-the-art pelletizer trains which yield the highest profitability. As the only equipment provider on the global market to offer all production technologies for all pellet shapes, Automatik Plastics Machinery is in an unrivaled position to provide balanced technical and business advice without bias to one particular technology. Its worldwide sales and service network ensures that the company always stays close to its customers, starting with intensive consultations before the purchase decision, through installation and start-up, and following with excellent after-sales service and rapid spare parts supply. The company also offers its existing and prospective customers the benefit of a pelletizing laboratory where plastics can be tested under production conditions and solutions devised for specific pelletizing requirements.

Leistritz manufactures modular, high speed, energy input (HSEI) twin screw extruders and systems. Areas of specialization include compounding, reactive extrusion and devolatilization for masterbatches, engineering resins, adhesives,*foamed and medical/pharmaceutical products as part of pelletizing systems, as well as direct extrusion of sheet, film, fibers, and profiles. A full range of technical services are available, including process optimization, inspections, on-site training, workshops, and a complete twin screw extrusion process laboratory.

Maag Pump Systems AG - member of the Maag Group - is the world’s leading manufacturer of gear pumps, screen changers and filtration units, which are used in applications most of the suppliers can only dream of. A glance at the portfolio shows: the more demanding, the better. Maag Pump Systems has built its leadership position on its reputation as a manufacturer of efficient, high qualitative and reliable products with a long service life, backed up by an attentive, worldwide service organization. No matter whether a chemical environment, or polymer manufacturing and processing plants Maag offers reliable solutions that operate at all temperatures, all pressures and all viscosities. Delivering on its promise of technical innovation, Maag Pump Systems is creating new processing solutions with its responsive, customer-driven development techniques. The final results

of this dedication are pace-setting tools designed to help customers improve the quality of their products.

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of chemical products. The company‘s major markets are the paper, plastics, paint/coatings/adhesives industries as well as construction, environment, agriculture, food and pharmaceutical. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya now has a global presence extending to more than 100 locations in over 50 countries and 7000 employees.

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