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WEDNESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY ▼ Plasঞcs Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee Donald Graham: Business Leader and Innovator in Blow Molding Started in the basement of a rented farmhouse in Dover, Pennsylvania, with virtually no capital and one employee, Donald Graham's Graham Engineering is now a global power in plasঞcs. By Marí a Natalia Ortega Leyva Plascs Technology México Donald Graham founded Graham Engineer- ing Corporaঞon, a world leader in the manu- facture and sale of high-speed plasঞcs pro- cessing machinery. He invented the rotary wheel line for extrusion blow molding of plasঞc containers, and his companies have grown extensively through mergers and ac- quisiঞons to become a mulঞ-billion-dollar enterprise. He graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a B.S. degree in Mechani- cal Engineering in 1955 and an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Man- agement in 1956. In 1960 he started Graham Engineering in the basement of a rented farmhouse in Dover, Pennsylvania, with virtu- ally no capital and only one employee. From this humble start, Graham Engineering be- came the technological engine that enabled the development and helped drive the growth of plasঞcs in packaging, machinery, recycling and building products. As for the future of blow molding and the plasঞcs industry, he sees a drive for greater output pushing the sector forward. "Blow molding conঞnues to expand with significant recapitalizaঞon demands in North America, Western Europe, and other well-industrial- ized naঞons," Graham says. "The demand for higher outputs, greater efficiency, and in- creasing flexibility helps drive this opportuni- ty. Light-weighঞng and conঞnued conver- sions from other materials such as glass and metal are also contributors. Emerging growth markets create significant demand as well, with rising disposable income and growing populaঞons leading to greater consumpঞon of plasঞc products." ▼ Plasঞcs Hall of Fame 2018 Inductee Donna Davis: Innovator, Researcher and Educator Donna Davis, whose long career with ExxonMobil Chemical included work on the first commercial metallocene-catalyzed polymers, is only the third woman to be inducted into the Plasঞcs Hall of Fame. By María Natalia Ortega Leyva Plascs Technology México Donna Davis has devoted her career to work- ing in process design and the development of polyolefin products, from early gas-phase technology through metallocene catalyzed polymers at ExxonMobil Chemical (Room W204ABC). A[er receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees from The University of Tennessee, Donna joined Exxon Research and Engineering Company where she began her career in Refinery Cata- lyst and Process Development. Following ad- diঞonal studies at Louisiana State University, she joined Exxon Chemical Company where she worked in Polymers Technology. There, she worked with the process design team on their earliest gas-phase polyethylene plants and subsequently moved to product technology where she managed the differenঞ- ated polyethylene copolymers group and the first commercial metallocene-catalyzed poly- mers—EXACT plastomers. As president of the Society of Plasঞcs Engi- neers (SPE) from 2003-2004, she has been involved in many strategic acঞviঞes that have impacted the industry and was the driving force behind the creaঞon of the perennially world-class Polyolefins Conference. FPO Plasঞcs Technology and the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon Introduce New Industry Resource By Kim Hoodin Gardner Business Media Plascs Technology, a Gardner Business Media brand, and the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS) have announced that they are launching a partnership in the fall of 2018—PLASTICS 365. PLASTICS 365, "The Resource for the Plasঞcs Industry Sup- ply Chain," is a one- stop sourcing shop for plasঞcs proces- sors searching for suppliers. This guide, built on the easy-to-navigate Map Your Show plaorm, harnesses the reach and acঞvity of acঞve buyers from NPE, exisঞng traffic to the PLASTICS database and the editorial ex- perঞse of the Plascs Technology Handbook and online suppliers database. Robust adverঞsing opportuniঞes are available to suppliers looking to reach the tar- geted and vast joint audience of PLASTICS and Plascs Technology. "We are excited to launch PLASTICS 365, an interacঞve directory that connects members of the enঞre plasঞcs industry supply chain together, bridging the gap between NPE years," said Bill Carteaux, president and CEO of PLASTICS. "Beyond the meaningful connecঞons that at- tendees make at NPE, we want to give them a resource that connects buyers and sellers virtu- ally, which is why we're launching PLASTICS 365." Gardner Business Media President, Rick Kline, Jr. added, "Bringing together the strength and commitment of the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon's membership and the industry reach, expo- sure and technical experঞse of Plascs Technology to form PLASTICS 365 is a natural conclu- sion. All parঞcipants in the plasঞcs processing industry supply chain will benefit from the depth and ease of use of PLASTICS 365." Rick Kline, Jr., president of Gardner Business Media, the publisher of Plascs Technology, announces the launch of PLASTICS 365 in partnership with the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon. 4 Barrier PET Containers Highlighted at Husky Booth Husky is emphasizing co-injected barrier PET preform molding. By Mahew H. Naitove Plascs Technology If you're interested in advanced PET barrier packaging, head over to the Mulঞ-Layer Experience Center at Booth W1303, where Husky Injecঞon Molding Systems is prepared to dazzle visitors with concepts for light, oxygen and carbon dioxide barrier containers, as well as PET bo•les with ex- ciঞng new design and funcঞonal treatments that dramaঞcally en- hance shelf appeal. Originally intro- duced at NPE2015, Husky's mulঞ-layer co-injected preform technology is said to offer enhanced security of barrier performance while reducing total cost. Since 2015, more than 30 of these systems have been sold around the world for applicaঞons including carbonated so[ drinks, juice, sparkling water, tea, dairy, food, and personal care. "We are able to support our customers' ability to design and deliver packaging that responds to the demands of a rapidly changing society. That includes the need for flexible soluঞons that are more sustainable," says Dave Morton, v.p. of mulঞ-layer technology. "Our mulঞ-layer technology, paired with new recyclable barrier materials, delivers on this need by providing a funcঞonal pack- age that protects the product more efficiently from both a material and total cost perspecঞve." The centerpiece of Husky's booth is its fully integrated HyPET 225 preform molding system, running an 11-g preform in 48 caviঞes with an 8.2-sec cycle ঞme. Again, the key words are flexi- bility and producঞvity. Today, the company is looking beyond just offering more efficient process- ing equipment and towards the total end-to-end lifecycle of the equipment and molded parts. Husky's touchstone is "flexible and adapঞve manufacturing soluঞons" for the rapidly changing world that Morton cited. Husky will discuss tooling technologies and OEM spare parts and ser- vices that opঞmize producঞon processes while extending the life of manufacturing equipment and reducing total part costs. "Over the last several years, we have invested significantly to further advance our already state-of-the-art equipment. We will always invest in research and development and in building partnerships to be the innovaঞon leader. It's simply how we define ourselves," says John Galt, Husky's president and CEO. Results of that R&D effort are presented in the Bo•le Zone Technical Forum, new this year at NPE, in talks by Husky subject-ma•er experts throughout the duraঞon of the show. Another area to look for new developments is in Husky's valve-gate hot-runner technology, which the company says is providing "incredible gate quality over millions of cycles with reduced cost of ownership."

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