K-Tron in Collaboration with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Farrel, and Maag Pump Systems to Present Technical Seminar,"Advances in Plastics Processing" - July 22, 2011, Charlotte, NC

PITMAN, NJ USA (April 19, 2011) - K-Tron formally announces its collaboration with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Farrel, and Maag Pump Systems, 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.

Technical seminar will be held:

July 22, 2011
Location: Polymers Center of Excellence
University Research Park
8900 Research Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262

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
  • Pelletizing Systems
  • Extrusion Technology

*Seminar includes continental breakfast, lunch and detailed course manual.

To register visit www.ktron.com/seminar 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 is a member of the Maag group - 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.

Farrel – In 2010, HF MIXING GROUP was formed by the integration of the leading suppliers to the global processing industry – Harburg-Freudenberger, Farrel Corporation and Pomini Rubber & Plastics Srl.  The Farrel base of technology has proven performance processing polyolefin based compounds with high levels of mineral fillers, additives and color masterbatches, polymer-elastomer blends and applications requiring high intensity mixing while maintaining low processing temperatures. HF MIXING GROUP Continuous Mixers, the FCM™ Farrel Continuous Mixer and the Pomini LCM, Long Continuous Mixer process over 50% of the white and black masterbatch produced globally.  Other key product lines include the CP Series II™ Compact Processor, INTERMIX®, BANBURY® Mixer, Convex™ Twin Screw Dump Extruder and Advise™ Mixing Room Automation System as well as pelletizers, gear pumps and mills.  The company also provides repair, remanufacturing, machinery upgrade and installation services.

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.

To register visit www.ktron.com/seminars