ERIE, Pa. — More than 150 plastics industry professionals from 40-plus companies are expected on the Penn State Behrend campus when the Innovation and Emerging Plastics Technologies Conference returns to the college June 8-9.
Attendees of the two-day conference will hear presentations by industry experts and take part in hands-on tutorials. Many of the tutorials will be held in Behrend’s 10,500-square-foot plastics processing lab, the largest, most comprehensive plastics training lab in the country.
Don Loepp, editor of Plastics News, will deliver the keynote address, discussing challenges and changes that emerged in the plastics industry during the pandemic and subsequent supply chain disruptions.
“The conference will focus on some of the trends we’re seeing in the plastics industry, and will also offer more technical opportunities, including sessions on additive manufacturing, processing, material analysis, product development and tooling,” said Brad Johnson, lecturer in engineering and conference chair.
To see the conference agenda, or to register, visit the conference website.