Engineered Plastics Workshop: Monterrey, Mexico

You and your colleagues are invited to join RTP Company for a one-day, no cost Engineered Plastics Workshop where our experts will teach you about thermoplastic compounds and provide you with valuable information regarding material selection.





Date: April 28, 2020
Location: Crowne Plaza Monterrey Aeropuerto

Blvd. Aeropuerto: 171
Parque Industrial Nexxus
Apodaca Nuevo Leon 66600 Mexico
+52 81 8196 1500

Workshop Schedule

9:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
Introduction to RTP Company
Julio Sauceda, Sales Manager – Latin America
Julio will start the day with a brief overview of RTP Company – who we are, where we are, and how we can help you!
Introduction to Engineered Thermoplastics
Steve Maki, Vice President of Technology
Steve will explain how to use resin morphology, temperature performance, and cost to choose the right polymer, followed by a discussion on additives and how they can overcome some polymer deficiencies. Steve’s case studies will test your knowledge.
Structural Compounds
Karl Hoppe, Senior Product Development Engineer
Karl will give an overview of additive technologies that can be used to change mechanical properties in thermoplastics. Topics include alloying and impact modification as well as various reinforcement technologies.
Thermoplastic Elastomer Compounds
Brian Gumbko, TPE Market Manager
Brian will provide a brief overview of Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) technologies and then discuss how RTP Company uses these technologies to offer a variety of TPE solutions for challenging applications.
Complimentary Lunch
Wear Resistant Compounds
Ben Gerjets, Product Development Engineer
Ben will help you make sense of wear and friction principles that affect plastics. He’ll cover the common additive solutions beyond traditional PTFE, review test methods, and share information about products to meet demanding wear conditions.
Conductive and Antistatic Compounds
David Gregerson, Product Development Engineer
David will bring you up to speed on exciting ways to use thermoplastics for managing electricity and heat! Discover the advantages these high performance materials have over traditional conductors.
Colored Compounds and Light Diffusion
Hannah Fiore, Color Engineer
Hannah will share the basics of color perception and measurement with an emphasis on common color spaces and practical production tolerances for the plastics industry. She will conclude her presentation by providing an overview of how RTP Company modifies materials intended for light diffusion applications.
Flame Retardant Compounds and Industrial Markets
Jesse Dulek, Product Development Engineerr
Jesse will provide an overview of the mechanics for making flame retardant compounds and the process for obtaining a UL listing. He will also cover how these ratings apply to the Industrial/HVAC Market.
Thank You and Closing Remarks

Meet the Presenters

Julio Sauceda
Julio Sauceda
Sales Manager – Latin America
Steve Maki
Vice President of Technology
Karl Hoppe
Senior Product Development Engineer
Brian Gumpko
TPE Market Manager
Ben Gerjets
Product Development Engineer
David Gregerson
Product Development Engineer
Hannah Fiore
Color Engineer
Jesse Dulek
Product Development Engineer