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RAPRA Conference at Interplas Set to Deliver ‘More Profit from Plastics’

RAPRA Conference at Interplas Set to Deliver ‘More Profit from Plastics’

  • Tuesday, 26th August 2014
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How to get ‘more profit from plastics’ will be revealed at Interplas 2014, via a line-up of speakers in the ‘RAPRA’ conference session.

According to Rapid News Communications Group, Interplas Organisers, the RAPRA technical session is set to include some of the plastics industry’s most experienced speakers delivering information on technological developments, process improvements and human resource enhancement opportunities that will help visitors, cost effectively, make ‘profit from plastics’.

This year’s outing will run for three days from September 30th to October 2nd at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, with some of the biggest names in plastics and composites exhibiting and presenting at the triennial event.

Rapid News expect visitor numbers to exceed 12,000 and there are more than 400 exhibitors taking their place on the expanded show floor, which is nearly one-third larger than in 2011 and will feature the likes of Arburg, Engel, Demag, NetComposites, Summit Systems, Romi Sandretto, Ferromatik, Milacron Extrusion and Boy.

The recently-announced line up includes keynote, Simon Canfer, Composites Group Leader at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), who will deliver a paper detailing how plastic materials provide solutions for the challenges of ‘Big Science’ and how the plastics industry can help.

In addition, Gary Howe, Founder and Managing Director of iPolyTech, will present on ‘Predicting failure and designing for long term performance’; Beth Dean, Fire Scientist, Exova Warringtonfire Europe will look at ‘New Reaction to Fire Testing Requirements for Materials on Trains’; and John Goff, CEO, G&A Moulding Technology will advise visitors on ‘Improving reliability and performance of the human resource (the true “competitive advantage”)’.

Steve Shaw, Executive Director at RAPRA, said “Gaining, and more importantly, keeping your commercial advantage in a tough global market requires an ongoing, significant investment of time, effort and of course, money. This series of presentations will help you do that most effectively.”

Duncan Wood, COO and Event Director, commented “Visitors to Interplas 2014 will benefit from a comprehensive programme of seminars covering a wealth of key industry topics over the course of the three-day show. The calibre of speakers in the RAPRA seminar session is second to none and the chosen theme is a case in point that this year’s seminar sessions will not only be of great interest to visitors, but great use too.”

The RAPRA session, which is completely free of charge for visitors to attend, is taking place on Tuesday 30th September at 1.30pm in Theatre One.

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