Rubber & Plastics News' International Rubber Molding Conference has a new co-sponsor, different venue and revised format for next year.
Desma is the new co-sponsor and will provide the chairman for the molding conference, which is moving to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dearborn, Mich. The International Silicone Conference will be held simultaneously, with both taking place April 5-6, 2005.
The molding conference has generated a great deal of excitement in the industry, according to Bob Simmons, conference founder and publisher of Rubber & Plastics News and a Crain Communications Inc. vice president. ``And now with Desma's involvement, we expect the conference to grow and become even more of a world-class event,'' he said.
``The opportunities created by combining conferences of this magnitude are truly unique, not only for the information presented to the delegates in attendance but also for the numerous table-top technology providers who can increase their exposure to a larger audience,'' Simmons said.
Scott Early, president and CEO of Desma-KDE Sales and Services, said, ``We feel that the conference is instrumental in offering the real world information rubber product manufacturers need in regard to materials issues, processing techniques and process improvement issues as well as the trends affecting our industry. We want to show how even one new idea could save their company many times the conference cost.''
Robert Matola, project engineering department manager for Desma-KDE Sales and Services, will be the molding conference chairman and is responsible for developing the content. He is accepting papers for the 2005 program. Potential speakers should contact him by phone at 859-525-6610, Ext. 145, or e-mail [email protected]
Smithers Scientific Services Inc. previously was co-sponsor of the conference. ``I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the role Tom Dodson and Smithers Scientific Services had in helping make this conference a reality,'' Simmons said. ``Their guidance and experience during the past two years formed the nucleus from which we can expand upon for years to come.''