Event Date/Time: Feb 20, 2006 End Date/Time: Feb 22, 2006
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Manufacturers in western countries are faced with relentless competition from emerging markets with low-priced labor. To endure and succeed, western industry must adopt novel business strategies and implement innovative manufacturing technologies. The theme of Molding 2006 is 'Vital Technologies for Business Success in Changing Global Market.' The 16th annual International Conference & Exhibit will focus on important innovations in manufacturing technologies to enable astute molders and manufacturers to stay ahead and prosper.

The general topics are selected to provide business executives and professionals a valuable update on the latest developments in various injection molding processes (multi-materials, micro-molding, in-mold assembly and finishing, etc.) injection molding machine hardware, controls and automation, and Manufacturing Cell for improved productivity, better quality and reduced cost. These conferences are widely recognized by the injection molders, manufacturers, and plastics suppliers as the most important forum for technical information and business connections.

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MOLDING 2006 — Vital Technologies for Business Success in Changing Global Market February 20-22, 2006 (Mardi Gras) Omni Royal Orleans New Orleans, Lousiana ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Manufacturers in western countries are faced with relentless competition from emerging markets with low-priced labor. To endure and succeed, western industry must adopt novel business strategies and implement innovative manufacturing technologies. The theme of Molding 2006 is 'Vital Technologies for Business Success in Changing Global Market.' The 16th annual International Conference & Exhibit will focus on important innovations in manufacturing technologies to enable astute molders and manufacturers to stay ahead and prosper. The general topics are selected to provide business executives and professionals a valuable update on the latest developments in various injection molding processes (multi-materials, micro-molding, in-mold assembly and finishing, etc.) injection molding machine hardware, controls and automation, and Manufacturing Cell for improved productivity, better quality and reduced cost. These conferences are widely recognized by the injection molders, manufacturers, and plastics suppliers as the most important forum for technical information and business connections. CONFERENCE TOPICS Multi-Material Molding and In-Mold Assembly Moderator: Tom Betts, Battenfeld of America, betts.t@vus.battenfeld.com New Opportunities in In-Mold Labeling Moderator: Rick Shaffer, Netstal Machinery, RShaffer@netstal-usa.com Advances in Super-Precision and Micro- Molding Moderator: Tim Erwin, Pitney Bowes, tim.erwin@pb.com Emerging Molding Technologies and Novel Hardware Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research, amosgolovoy@comcast.net Manufacturing Cells: Adding Value to Injection Molding Services Moderator: Hermann Plank, Gram Technology, hp@gramtechnology.com SPECIAL WORKSHOP: New Opportunities in LSR Molding Moderators: Tom Betts, Battenfeld, Kurt Manigatter, Elmet, and Ed Laperriere, Wacker Silicones