K-Tron Process Group in Collaboration with Omya, Maag Pump Systems, Fine Organics, Coperion and Automatik Plastics Machinery to Present Complimentary Seminar: “Compounding of Filled Polymers” – Sept 29, Ahmedabad, India and Oct 1, Mumbai, India


Niederlenz, Switzerland (August 6, 2010) - K-Tron ;Process Group formally announces its collaboration with Omya, Maag Pump Systems, Fine Organics, Coperion and Automatik Plastics Machinery, presenting two complimentary technical seminars entitled, “Compounding of Filled Polymers”, that offer plastics processors detailed information on key topics of prime importance to the plastics industry.

Seminars are 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 seminars will cover the latest developments in continuous feeding, mixing, pneumatic conveying, gear pumps and filtration units, and the supply of specialty fillers and pigments to the plastics industry.

Seminars will be offered at convenient locations in Ahmedabad and Mumbai to provide plastic compounders in those geographic areas a unique opportunity to listen to experts in each of their fields.

These free one-day events will be held at two locations:

September 29, 2010
Courtyard by Marriott
Ramdevnagar Cross Roads
Satellite Near S.G. Highway
Ahmedabad – 380 015 , India
9:30 am- :00 pm        

October 1, 2010
Hotel ITC Maratha
Sahar, Mumbai – 400 099, India
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
followed by cocktails & dinner, with bus departing at 10:00 pm to Daman

*seminar includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner (Mumbai event only), and detailed course manual.

For free registration please visit: www.ktron.com/seminar.  

Presentation topics include:

• “Feeding of Mineral Fillers in Plastics Compounding Operations”  - K-TRON FEEDERS
• “Boost your performance using Omyalite® in PVC and Omyacarb® in Polyolefines” - OMYA
• “Specialty Additives for Filled Compounds & Masterbatches” -  FINE ORGANICS
• “From Raw Ingredients to Finished Goods – How Pneumatic Conveying can Optimize your Compounding Process” – K-TRON PREMIER
• “Compounding of Filled Polymers with the Co-rotating Twin Screw Extruder” - COPERION
• “Components Used in the Optimization of Your Compounding System” – MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS
• “Pelletizing Process and Equipment Selection for High Filled Thermoplastics” – AUTOMATIK PLASTICS MACHINERY
Technical presentations by some of the top process experts in the industry including:

K-Tron Process Group is a global leader in the gravimetric feeder market and a single-source supplier for feeding, pneumatic conveying and systems engineering solutions. K-Tron Feeders have been used for more than 100 years in applications that require high accuracy feeding and metering of powders and bulk materials. Product lines include loss-in-weight, volumetric, and weigh belt feeders. K-Tron Premier offers pneumatic conveying components and systems for the transport and handling of bulk materials. With over 60 years of experience in bulk material handling systems, K-Tron Premier’s products are specially designed for use with powders, pellets and friable materials in plastics processing applications.

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 6000 employees.

Fine Organics is today a leader in manufacturer of Oleo-Chemical derivatives with a broad product range and operates multiple production sites in Asia. In a rapidly changing market scenario and faced with a completely different dimensions of competition, Fine Organics has invested in Stat-Of the-Art facilities to offer product solutions to a broad spectrum of customer base from a variety of industrial applications. Every facility of Fine Organics is ISO 9001:2000 certifies.

Maag Pump Systems is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of gear pumps, screen changers and filtration units for applications in the chemical or polymer manufacturing processing industry. Maag Pump Systems offers
highly efficient, high quality and reliable equipment with long service life, backed up by an attentive, worldwide service organization. Maag Pumps System solutions operate at all temperatures, all pressures and all viscosities, delivering on its promise of technical innovation.

Coperion is the worldwide market and technology leader in compounding & extrusion, materials handling and service – and a reliable partner for global corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in the plastics, chemicals, food and aluminum industries. Across the world we implement individual and turnkey solutions with the network of our three Competence Centers Compounding & Extrusion, Materials Handling and Service to the benefit of our customers.

Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH – formerly Rieter Automatik GmbH – is the world’s leading name in pelletizing technology. With six decades of experience and with an installed base of more than 8000 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.

Register online at: www.ktron.com/seminar.