Molding 2016 Announces Return to New Orleans, Emphasis on Having the Right Tools to Compete in Today's Injection Molding Market

Annual conference will include expanded technical sessions, professional networking opportunities and sponsor displays focused on injection molding business solutions

Cincinnati, OH December 03, 2015 -- Molding 2016 today announced that next years conference will take place March 29-31, 2016, at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place in New Orleans, LA.


Presented by Plastics Technology, the 26th annual Molding conference offers plastics processing professionals a forum to share best practices, new technologies and business opportunities. The events centerpiece is a technical program expanded this year to include a balance of practical applications-based content with next generation product and process innovations.

"The Molding Conference has always been a venue to discuss the latest developments in injection molding equipment and applications. This year will be no different. At the same time, were expanding the focus to include more content related to tooling, materials, auxiliary equipment, and secondary operations," explained Molding Conference Co-Chair and Plastics Technology Executive Editor, Matt Naitove.

Added Tony Deligio, Conference Co-Chair and PT Senior Editor,"New this year, Molding 2016 will offer focused breakout sessions catering to automotive and medical molders. In addition to being two of the most dynamic injection molding markets, automotive and medical offer the best canvases for exploring the balance between application and innovation."

Specific topics will include:

* Establishing/monitoring/maintaining a robust process
* Materials Developments
* Automation
* Tooling
* Materials Drying/Handling
* Additive Manufacturings role in traditional molding

The full conference program will be announced in December 2015, but the event has already procured commitments from experts at top manufacturers like Nypro, Proto Labs and Extreme Molding; leading equipment suppliers Arburg, Engel, KraussMaffei, Milacron, Wittmann Battenfeld, Novatec, Universal Dynamics, and ReThink Robotics; materials suppliers PolyOne, Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science), Momentive Performance Materials and industry consultants Blaige & Company.

In addition to the technical program, Molding 2016 will take full advantage of one the nations leading event and tourist destinations to create networking opportunities for attendees and sponsors to share business opportunities and technology solutions.

For complete Molding 2016 details, please visit http://www.moldingconference.com

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