Expanded SPE FastTrack Training Program Offers Plastics Professionals Intensive Training Options

Holland, Ohio (August 31, 2011) —A new Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) FastTrack training program has just been announced.  The topics have been designed to enhance injection molding, extrusion molding, blow molding and thermoforming knowledge levels regardless of tenure as a plastics industry professional.

Produced by industry thought-leader Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), the SPE FastTrack training program will be held on October 31 – November 3, 2011 at the Chicago Hilton/Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, Ill.  Participants can elect to sign up for the full four days or choose from an “ala carte course menu” to better suit their area(s) of interest.

“The course material has been designed so that it is of value to veterans, industry newcomers and anyone in between.  The instructors have built teaching modules around both ‘principles’ and ‘fundamentals’ in relevant topics areas.  For the veterans, we view this as an excellent refresher.  For the newcomers, the information will help add to their knowledge base,” said Scott Steele, vice president, PTI.

Course options include: mold design and building; plastic materials and processing; extrusion of engineered plastics; reheat stretch blow molding; injection molding troubleshooting; plastic component failure analysis; thermoplastic elastomers, thermoforming process technology, plastic part purchasing and quoting; screw design; snap/press fits and plastics welding; blow mold tooling and part design; rheology, biopolymers and other new technology.

“The course material will be presented by subject matter experts.  Instructors will not only be discussing current technologies, but they will also be offering their considerable insight on what they expect to be happening in the future,” Steele said. “Additionally, the small class size facilitates interaction and enhances the learning experience.”

Fees range from $795 for a single day to $2,870 for participation in a full four-day track.  Discounts are available for groups of three or more. Fees include materials, lunches, networking breaks and transportation to/from O’Hare airport. To register, or for more information: www.ptifasttrack.com or call 419 867-5413.


About SPE

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for more than 60 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org.

About Plastic Technologies

Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is recognized worldwide as the preferred source for preform and package design, package development, rapid prototyping, pre-production prototyping, and material evaluation engineering for the plastic packaging industry. For more info: www.plastictechnologies.com.