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November 17, 2005 • Wyndham Greenspoint in Houston
12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060
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Advance registration $150 (on or before Nov. 3, 2005)
Later registration $175 (after Nov. 3rd and on-site)
Lunch and reception is included

A portion of the MINITEC proceeds will
be donated to the American Red Cross
Corporate sponsors:

These companies will staff tabletop displays to provide
the opportunity to meet and discuss the wide-ranging
extrusion technologies that they offer.

American Kuhne- Single screw extruders and systems
Berstorff- Single and twin screw extruders and systems
Brabender- Feeders and material handling equipment
Cloeren- Extrusion dies and feedblocks
Colortronic- Extrusion related auxiliary equipment
CW Brabender- Single/twin extrusion systems and
rheological testing equipment
Diamond America- Single screw extruders and systems
Dynisco- Auxiliary equipment for extrusion
Extrusion Dies Inc.- Extrusion dies and feedblocks
FACTS- Customized control and monitor systems
Gneuss- Polymer filtration systems
NDC Systems- On-line gauging equipment
Novatec- Dryers and materials handling equipment
Leistritz- Twin screw extruders and systems
Plastics Technology Magazine- Publication for
the plastics industry
Trendelkamp- Filtration devices and auxiliary equipment
Xaloy- Components (screws/barrels+) for plastics equipment

Registration – 8:00 AM • Opening Remarks- 8:30 AM

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Factors Involved with Designing Screws for
Single Screw Extruders
- Ed Steward, American Kuhne
What’s New in Auxiliary Equipment to Improve Your
Extrusion Process
- Keith Larson, Colortronic North America
Guidelines for Compounding on Twin Screw
- Paul Anderson, Coperion
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Design Considerations for Refilling and Venting Loss In
Weight Feeders -
Andy Kovats, Brabender
Extrusion Screws for Thermoplastic Composites
Tim Womer, Xaloy
A Design of Extrusion Experiment (DOEE)):
Does It Make Less Work?
John Wagner, Crescent Associates


Use of Statistics for Precision Profile Extrusion
Dan Cykana, Bemis
Improving Melt Quality in Extrusion Processes-
Developments in Rotary Filtration Technology-
Monika Gneuss, Gneuss Inc.
Product Development with a Compounding Partner
Tom Pugh, Advanced Compounding
Causes and Reduction of Shark Skinning for Extrusion
David Bigio, Univ. of Maryland
Troubleshooting the Extrusion Process
Mark Spaulding, Dow Chemical
Control Architectures for Extrusion Systems
Tim Fisher, FACTS
Direct Extrusion from Twin Screw Extruders for
Film/Sheet/Profile/Fibers -
Charlie Martin, Leistritz


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Hotel accommodations:
Wyndham Greenspoint in Houston
12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060

We have arranged for a block of hotel rooms at the
Wyndham Greenspoint in Houston. Discounted
rooms are available for $122/night. To reserve a
room contact the hotel directly at 281.875.2222.
Please mention the SPE “MINITEC 2005”.

HOUSTON-INTERCONTL, TX, USA, Distance: 7.8 miles
West on Terminal Rd. towards Airport Exit by turning left. Slight
left onto Terminal B. Slight left onto Terminal Rd.S. Right onto
JFK Blvd. Turn right onto Greens Rd. Left on Greenspoint Dr.

HOUSTON-HOBBY, TX, USA, Distance: 24.7 miles
North - Rental Car Return. Right -Airport Blvd. Left onto
Broadway. Turn right. Slight left on Gulf Freeway. Take I-45 N.
Take exit 61 marked Greens Road.
Make a right on Greenspoint Dr.

To register for SPE "MINITEC 2005" go to

Question? E-mail Charlie Martin at

Click here to download complete MINITEC 05 information in pdf format