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Blow Molding Journal

First Quarter 2017 Volume 01, Number 01
Second Quarter 2017 Volume 01, Number 02

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Archived Newsletters

Blow Molding Quarterly 2017
Volume 1 Number 1

The inaugural issue of BLOW MOLDING QUARTERLY launched February 24, 2017. The Division will produce four issues per year with the first and third quarters in print which will be mailed to all members of the Blow Molding Division, and in digital format which can be viewed at blowmoldingdivision.org

Newsletter Volume 2016 Ed 4

In this final edition of the Division newsletter, you'll find details on our successful, 32nd Annual Blow Molding Conference in Atlanta, Blow Molded Parts Competition winners, and much more.

Newsletter Volume 2016 Ed 3

In this newsletter find details on: The divisions Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, 32nd Annual Blow Molding Conference in Atlanta, Full agenda and registration information, The Blow Molded parts competition details for ABC 2016, The divisions scholarship and design competition winners, BOD meeting minutes and of course our awesome division sponsors.

Newsletter Volume 2016 Ed 2

In this newsletter find details on the 32nd Annual Blow Molding Conference in Atlanta, Full agenda and registration information, the Blow Molded parts competition details for ABC 2016, BOD meeting minutes and of course our awesome division sponsors

Newsletter Volume 2016 Ed 1

In this newsletter find details on: 32nd Annual Blow Molding Conference in Atlanta, Parts competition winners from ANTEC, Blow Molded parts competition details for ABC 2016, BOD meeting minutes and of course our awesome division sponsors.

Newsletter Volume 2015 Ed 4

In this newsletter, find details on: The successful, 31st Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh, ABC 2016 in Atlanta, Scholarship winners, Tax article, Blow Molded parts competition winners and much more.

Newsletter Volume 2015 Ed 3

ABC 2015 information and registration, tax updates for blow molders, parts competition applications and much more!

Newsletter Volume 2015 Ed 2

ABC 2015 Conference updates, our Plastics Hall of Fame inducteee, PE pricing report, and much more.

Newsletter Volume 2015 Ed 1

In this newsletter, find details information on the 30th Annual Blow Molding Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, Division sponsor highlights, and the a Blow Molding course offering, and more.

Newsletter Volume 2015 Ed 3

ABC 2015 information and registration, tax updates for blow molders, parts competition applications and much more!

Newsletter Vol2014 Edition 4

30th Annual Blow Molding Conference in Chicago, IL, Blow Molding Division awards to packaging innovations like triangular bottles, flask containers for Jack Daniels, an industrial products line, a game table and a giant ice cooler. The Blow Molding Division educational program with Calhoun Community College’s Workforce Solutions division to conduct blow molding technical training. BOD meeting minutes.

Newsletter Vol2014 Edition 3

ABC 2014 information and registration, Resin pricing updates, BOD meeting minutes, Chairs message . Lifetime achievement award winner. Parts competition applications.

Newsletter Vol2014 Edition 2

ABC 2014 information and registration, Resin pricing updates, BOD meeting minutes, Chairs message.

Newsletter Volume 2014 Edition 1

ABC 2014 information and registration, Resin pricing updates, BOD meeting minutes, Chairs message.

Past Newsletters

Newsletter Volume 2013 Edition 4

ABC 2013 wrap-up, 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Carl D. Ring. Carl Ring is Chairman of Ring Container Technologies and Rapac LLC. BLOW MOLDING DIVISION LAUNCHES TECHNICIAN TRAINING,SPOT MONOMER PRICES FIND COMFORT ZONE; RESINS SEE SMALL GAINS.

Newsletter Volume 2013 Edition 3

The SPE Blow Molding Division hosts its first ever Blow Molded Parts Competition. Look for the application and guidelines on pages 22-23. Entry Deadline is Sept. 25, 2013. Read about some of our sponsors in Sponsor Highlights (pgs. 7-8). See feature article on launch of training module in concert with Calhoun College (pg. 13).

Newsletter Volume 2013 Edition 2

A featured article “Plastics Futures Complete the Supply Chain, Now Fed by the Shale Frenzy”. Also in this edition are, the divisions presence at ANTEC 2013, some of the featured parts of the program for the 29th Annual Blow Molding Conference to be held in Atlanta GA. Announcement and entry form for the ABC 2013 Blow Molded Parts Competition. Read about a few of our sponsors, our new chairs message, as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2013 Edition 1

Highlights in this edition are, 28th Annual Blow Molding Conference was one for the record books, Presentations in packaging, medical and industrial applications, river cruise and great presentation for the lifetime achievement award. Exhibitor highlights, chairs message, as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2012 Edition 4

Highlights in this edition are, 28th Annual Blow Molding Conference was one for the record books, Presentations in packaging, medical and industrial applications, river cruise and great presentation for the lifetime achievement award. Exhibitor highlights, chairs message, as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2012 Edition 3

Highlights in this edition are, Blow Molding Lifetime Achievement Awardee – Donald Graham, The Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square will be the site of the 28th Annual Blow Molding Conference featuring technical presentations in packaging, medical and industrial applications. SPE PIT Section highlights, Exhibit Opportunities are available!, chairs message, Resin pricing, some of our industry sponsors are spotlighted …as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2012 Edition 2

Highlights in this edition is, The Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square will be the site of the 28th Annual Blow Molding Conference featuring technical presentations in packaging, medical and industrial applications. Exhibit Opportunities are available! Be part of the New Commercial Blow Molded Parts Display ABC 2012, chairs message, Resin pricing, How students create art for used bottles, Some of our industry sponsors are spotlighted …as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2012 Edition 1

Highlights in this edition is, The Pittsburgh Sheraton Station Square will be the site of the 28th Annual Blow Molding Conference featuring technical presentations in packaging, medical and industrial applications. Exhibit Opportunities are available! Be part of the New Commercial Blow Molded Parts Display ABC 2012, chairs message, Resin pricing, Some of our industry sponsors are spotlighted …as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2011 Edition 4

This edition of the newsletter contains ABC 2011 – Record Sponsor Support Confirms Conference Value of the 27th Annual Blow Molding Conference includes technical-business overviews; updates to industrial and automotive materials and applications, BOD meeting highlights and minutes, sponsors profiles, also announcement of next years Conference in Pittsburgh 2012

Newsletter Volume 2011 Edition 3

Highlighted in the this newsletter is the ABC 2011 event, Our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, chairs message, Resin pricing, the unique ½ day training opportunity on “Extrusion Blow Molding Technology” designed to enhance the participants knowledge, Some of our industry sponsors are spotlighted …as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2011 Edition 2

Highlighted in the this newsletter is the ABC 2011 event, BOD Minutes, Our new Chairman’s first message, Resin pricing, Syracuse University’snew websiteon Blow Molding History, Our industry sponsors are featured …as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2011 Edition 1

Highlighted in the this newsletter is the ABC 2011 event, BOD Minutes, Resin pricing, Our industry sponsors are featured with special stories on few of them, Blow Molding BOD minutes…as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2010 Edition 3

Highlighted in the this newsletter is the Successful ABC 201o, our lifetime achievement award winner, Brooks Heise, The SPE scholarship awardees. Our industry sponsors are featured with special stories on few of them, Blow Molding BOD minutes…as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2010 Edition 2

Highlighted in the this newsletter is the program and details on the upcoming ABC 2010, Our SPE scholarship awardees and the ABC 2010 parts display. Our industry sponsors are featured as well as the details on the Continuing Education scholarship supported by Graham Engineering, Blow Molding BOD agenda…as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Volume 2010 Edition 1

This newsletter contains all the information about our upcoming Annual Blowmolding conference (October 2010) and much more …

Newsletter Volume 2009 Edition 4

This newsletter contains the recap of the very successful Annual Blowmolding conference, The divisions Lifetime Achievement award winner, Memoriam for Sam Belcher, Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Blow Molding Division and much more!

Newsletter Volume 2009 Edition 3

This is the pre-conference edition of our newsletter.

Newsletter Volume 2009 Edition 2

This newsletter contains all the information for the ABC 2009 Conference.

Newsletter Volume 2009 Edition 1

This newsletter contains ANTEC announcement and plans for the blow molding division., Plasti-Van visits locals school, Memoriam of Michael Gigilloitti,, Minutes of the Board of Directors of the Blow Molding Division

Newsletter Volume 2008 Edition 4

In this edition you will find articles in: ABC 2008, PET, 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers, updated Chairpersons Message and much much more …

Newsletter Volume 2008 Edition 3

The pre-conference edition of the newsletter!

Newsletter Volume 2008 Edition 2

In this edition you will find articles on: Memorial Scholarship program award winners, PET and it impact on Sustainability, Annual Blow Molding Conference October 8 -9, 2008 Chevron-Phillips Technical Center Bartlesville, OK, The premier forum for the blowmolding industry! And much more….

Newsletter Volume 2008 Edition 1

This newsletter features the Upcoming Antec 2009…latest information announcing the ABC 2008 in Bartlesville, OK….
The entire manufacturing chain of petrochemicals and plastics……
A quiz “ how much do you know about plastics? ……as well as other pertinent information from our industry

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 4

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 4 – ABC 2007 Conference Edition

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 3 – Pre-Conference

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 3 – “Pre-Conference Issue”
This newsletter contains the latest trend information on resin pricing …ABC 2007 information, program and registration…Recognition of the Division sponsors….

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 2

Newsletter Volume 2007 Edition 2 – “Pre-Conference Issue”
This newsletter contains the latest trend information on resin pricing …ABC 2007 information, program and registration…Recognition of the Division sponsors…. This newsletter contains trend information on resin pricing …ABC 2007 information and registration…scholarship awardees for 2007….Blow molding back to future…as well as other pertinent information from our industry.

Newsletter Fall 2006

This issue we have details from the successful ABC 2006 Blow Molding Conference, Lifetime Achievement Winner – Martin Stark, Conference presentations and much more!!

Newsletter Spring 2006

Spring 2006 Newsletter, features information the ABC 2006 to be held October 10-12th in Troy Michigan, The true cost of lower priced imported EBM machinery, Bottle made with “all in a breathe”, Tax deduction information for SPE dues and much more.

Newsletter Fall 2005

This issue we have details from the ABC 2005, Lifetime Achievement Winner – Dr. Jabarin, Articles from the SPI, Resin compatibility, Antistats and much more!!

Newsletter Summer 2005

Welcome to the first electronically distributed divisions newsletter. Feature articles include our Annual Blow Molding Conference in Toledo, Ohio in October, Our scholarship and design competition winners, Feature article on the Quest for the Holy Grail of Color Concentrates.

Newsletter Winter 2004/2005

In this issue you will find…Technical article from Chevron Phillips and Davis Standard on OUTPUT RATE OF BROAD MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION POLYETHYLENES IN SINGLE SCREW EXTRUSION…Lennie Kogut Receives the 2004 Carrie Fox Solin Memorial Scholarship…New Electronic format of newsletter ….. .Details on the Annual Blow Molding Conference scheduled for October Oct 11-13th. Our venue will be the Convention Center in downtown Toledo, Ohio. Toledo?

Newsletter Summer 2004

As the Blow Molding Industry continues to evolve through innovation, Fremont Plastic Molds (FPM) is driving to bring technological prowess to the blow mold tooling and blow molding industries. This drive for technical expertise and advancement, in conjunction with the desire to surpass customer expectations, has lead to the development of their patented Hidden Pinch Technology (HPT).

Newsletter Winter 2003

Winter 2003 Issue includes the 2004 Blowmolding Calendar and the minutes from our last Board meeting.

Newsletter Spring 2003

Spring 2003 Issue ” In this issue you will find…. latest Plastic Hall of fame inductees , two from Blowmolding!…A technical paper detailing a new approach for the prediction of die swell….Details on the Annual Blow Molding Conference scheduled for October 14th and 15th in Troy Michigan.”

Newsletter Winter 2002

Introduction of industrial robots for the blow molded parts take-out is a well-known technology, particularly in automotive sector. The manufacturers of large industrial blow molded parts are still hesitant to introduce any automation in conjunction with the blow molding process.

Majority of the blow molders,particularly in the accumulator head machine sector, heavily rely on manual labor for their secondary operations after the parts have been retrieved from the mold by a machine take-out and dropped, usually, on the table.

Newsletter Fall 2002

Featured articles include; The Successful Annual Blow Molding Conference Details held in York, PA; A paper presented by Matthew Daly and James Haring, Penn State – Behrend on ‘Simulation study of Polymer Flow through an Extrusion Blow Molding Head’

Newsletter May 2002

Robert A. Slawska has been associated with the plastics industry for over 38 years in many numerous positions of importance and innovative assignments.

Starting in the mid 1960’s at Midland Ross/Hartig building all types of Blow Molding equipment, he knew this is where his career should be. Blow Molding was new, exciting and wide open for innovations and developments. There were no accounting restraints and everyone wanted to advance the “State of the Art” of Blow Molding. Many mistakes were made in these early days. However, there also was much more accomplished. All of us could do whatever we wanted even though it might have been above reason.

Newsletter December 2001

At the Hollow Parts Conference hosted by the SPE Chicago Section, SPE Blow Molding Division,

Thermoforming and Rotomolding Divisions, Partners In Plastic’s blow molded hard-sided suitcase won the award for The Best Blow Molded Product and The Best In Show of all the parts on display. The competition, including Vacuum Formed, Rotational Molded, and Blow Molded parts, featured 36 entries from various manufacturers.