Oct
14
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Meeting - Tymex

The October program will be a plant tour hosted by Tymex Plastics in Cleveland. They are located at 3500 Harvard Ave, Cleveland OH. The tour will be conducted by the three Tymex Plastics owners - Eric Yarabenetz, Mark Simonitis and Michael Turkovich. The tour will be followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Agenda:
5:30 pm - arrival at Tymex Plastics
6:00 pm - plant tours start
approx 7:30 pm - dinner to start at Slyman's tavern

Costs: $15 non-members / $10 members & emeritus / $5 students / $0 for first time visitors
Dinner will follow the tour at Slyman's Tavern at 6901 Rockside Rd, Independence OH.  Each attendee will be responsible for their own meal costs. See below for detailed driving instructions due to construction in the area.

Reservations are due to Craig Potter at SPECLEComm@gmail.com or 440-725-5214 by noon Wednesday 9, 2019.
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Tymex Plastics is a privately held company that was established in 2001 to primarily serve the rotational molding industry with state-of-the-art compounding and pulverizing capabilities.  While pursuing this market, many opportunities arose that set the stage for the full-service plastic compounder and recycler they have now become.

Directions to Tymex Plastics due to closure of the Harvard Ave bridge over I-77:

Heading north on I-77, exit on Harvard and head east to E 53rd St and Tymex
Heading south on I-77, you cannot exit at Harvard but there are 2 alternate routes:
Exit on Fleet Ave, east on Fleet to E-55th, south on E-55th, then west to 5300 Harvard, or
Exit on Grant Ave, east to E-71st St, north on E-71st and finally west to 5300 Harvard.

Directions Slyman’s Tavern due to closure of the Harvard Ave bridge over I-77:
Head east on Harvard Ave until E-71st street, then south on E-71st until Grant Ave, then west on Grant, back to I-77 south, then take the next exit for Hwy 21/Brecksville Road south. Stay on 21/Brecksville. The turn right (west) on Rockside Rd and then turn right at Plaza Dr. You’ll see Slyman’s past the Starbucks.

Be aware that road closures may change prior to Oct 14.

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Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Meeting - NOVA

Doug Biela, Market Manager, Rotational Molding from NOVA Chemicals will provide the presentation and the evening is hosted by the Akron Section.

 The presentation by NOVA Chemicals will include an overview of the production of polyethylene from raw materials through conversion and will cover how NOVA Chemicals is leveraging their resources to promote sustainability and support the plastics circular economy. The company recently announced enhanced long-term sustainability commitments, furthering their mission to be the leader in innovation that enables its customers to deliver plastic products that make everyday life healthier, easier and safer.

Please submit your reservation by noon on Friday, Sept. 6 to akronspe1@gmail.com or call Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380.  Be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

Meeting Information: Professional $30 Retired $25 Student $10 New Member - first meeting Free Social / Networking / Bar 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Program Following dinner

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TPE Topcon
Sep
18
to Sep 20

TPE Topcon

The Akron Section of Society of Plastics Engineers, along with the TPE Special Interest Group of the SPE will be hosting the 13th Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Akron, OH, September 18-20.

This conference is highly oriented to the theme "innovation" as it will feature presentations that involve use of Bio-Renewable Materials, Wearable Technology, and of course, Materials, Modification and Development. Processing and scale-up will also be addressed.

A half-day primer on TPE basics, taught by industry experts, will take place on the afternoon of September 18 as a prequel to the main conference. Click here for more information.

There will be 2 keynote addresses. Quizar Hassonjee (President, Hass Tech Associates) will share information about Smart Textiles. Christine Hockman (Co-Director, Great Lakes Biomimicry) will address the subject of Biomimicry.

There will be exhibitor booths and two evening networking socials. 

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May Awards Night
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

May Awards Night

It's the final gathering of the season - a time to reminisce and honor those deserving of various awards and scholarships.  Please join us at Firestone Country Club on Monday, May 21 to celebrate.  Dr. Eric J. Amis, Dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron, will be the keynote speaker.  More information can be found in the newsletter.

Social/networking/bar will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program following dinner.  Pricing for this session will be $30 for member/guest, $25 for retiree and $10 for students.  New members will enjoy their first meeting at no charge.

Please submit your reservation by noon on Friday, May 18 akronspe1@gmail.com or call Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380.  Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

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Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

April Meeting - Plastics Education

SPE Member Meeting Hosted By the Akron Section

SPE Foundation’s Educational Initiatives, Including the PlastiVan Program
Eve Vitale, Director of the SPE Foundation

Meeting Information
Member and/or guest $25, Retired $20, Student $5
New Member - first meeting Free
Networking / Bar 5:30 p.m. , Dinner 6:00 p.m., Program Following Dinner
Reservations must be in by noon on Friday, April 6 and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or akronspe1@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

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