09 September 2005
09 September 2005
Bulk Moulding Compounds, Incorporated (BMCI), has announced the plastics industry’s first training seminar focused on Bulk Moulding Compound (BMC).
The course, ‘The Joy of BMC; A Gourmet Guide to Design and Moulding’, was created to illustrate proven tool/part design, moulding and troubleshooting techniques. This course will target material engineers, part designers and moulding specialists.
BMCI’s staff of instructors will be comprised of some of the most knowledgeable professionals specializing in the field of glass reinforced, polyester thermosets. The two day session will in-clude classroom instructionals and “hands-on” interactive exercises at BMCI’s applications labo-ratories. Tuition will include classroom materials, literature, lodging and meals for the two day course.
BMCI serves the automotive, electronic, electrical, consumer appliance, power tool and conductive plastic industries.
For further information on BMCI and reg-istration for the course, visit:
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