Fall Cooling Seminar Planned

PTI announces fall FastTrack program with first-ever injection molding conformal cooling seminar, plus medical design/processing module.

Plastics industry professionals seeking the latest packaging and processing knowledge will now be able to take part in a new FastTrack training program on September 4th and 5th, near Toledo, Ohio.

Sponsored by Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a globally-respected plastics engineering and package development firm, two full-day training sessions will be offered at its Holland, Ohio headquarters facility.  PTI has more than three decades of experience in creating client and industry-driven training programs which have enhanced the knowledge of thousands of plastics industry professionals.

This latest program, which is being taught under the PTI’s FastTrack training brand, will feature two modules— Conformal Cooling for Injection Molding (September 4th) and Medical Plastics Design and Processing (September 5th).  

“At PTI, we continuously strive to develop best-of-class training programs taught by the industry’s leading professionals.  We also pride ourselves in developing ‘first-ever’ courses such as the Conformal Cooling for Injection Molding class being offered this fall,” said Ron Puvak, director of business development and marketing, PTI.  “In our experience, the most successful companies do not view training as an expense, but rather, as a valuable investment which pays dividends down the road.”

Robert Beard P.E. will be the instructor for the Conformal Cooling for Injection Molding course, while Len Czuba will teach Medical Plastics Design and Processing.

Beard is president of Robert A. Beard & Associates Inc., which offers product design and development consulting services. He is a licensed professional engineer with more than 40 years of plastics industry experience.  He has taught thermodynamics, plastics, kinematics, engineering drawing and advanced machine design at the University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University and New York State University as adjunct instructor.  Beard also has significant industry experience having been a general manager for a custom injection molder, 10 years in engineering management for Abbott Laboratories and plastic coextrusion R&D manager at National Can.

Czuba is president of Czuba Enterprises, Inc., a product development firm which helps clients go from concept to market. He has more than 30 years experience in polymer synthesis, compounding and material development for medical device applications.  He had a multi-decade tenure at Baxter Healthcare Corp., where he was involved in device engineering, blood/IV container and product development. He holds 15 U.S. patents and has helped commercialize a variety of medical devices. In 2004, Czuba was named one of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry’s 100 Notable Persons.

Course fees are $895 for a single day and $1,590 for both courses. Discounts are available for groups of three or more. Fees include materials, lunch and beverage breaks. To register, click here.

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:

Please forward inquiries to:
Ron Puvak
Plastic Technologies, Inc.
1440 Timberwolf Drive, P.O. Box 964
Holland, OH 43528-0964
Phone:    (419) 725-5613    
Email:    r.puvak@plastictechnologies.com