Upcoming Engineered Plastics Workshops:
Montreal, QC and Toronto, ON

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: October 1, 2019 Upcoming Engineered Plastics Workshops:
Location: Centre De Congres De Saint-Hyacinthe
1325 rue Daniel-Johnson West
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2S 8S4

Preferred Hotel Rates

Call 450-250-5555 and ask for the RTP rate, 149.00 CAD by September 15, 2019.


Date: October 3, 2019 Upcoming Engineered Plastics Workshops:
Montreal, QC and Toronto, ONMISSISSAUGA, ON, CANADA
Location: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L3


Workshop Schedule:

7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Introduction to RTP Company
Jean Sirois, Sales Manager/General Manager Canada
Jean will start the day with a brief overview of RTP Company – who we are, where we are, and how we can help you!
8:30 a.m. 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.
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Tough or Strong? Short or Long? Dialing in Mechanical Performance
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.
10:30 a.m. Get Amped Up About Conductive Plastics
Eli Grant, Conductive Business Development Engineer
Eli 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.
11:15 a.m. Complimentary Lunch
12:30 p.m. Wear in the World of Plastics
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.
1:15 p.m. Color: More than Meets the Eye
Anna Kreofsky, Senior Color Engineer
Anna shares 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 moving beyond visible color into near-infrared applications.
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Answers to Your Burning Questions: Flame Retardants, UL, and Building Specifications
Derek LaRock, Business Manager, Flame Retardants
Derek 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 specific building applications.
3:00 p.m. Everything You Need to Know About TPEs
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.
3:45 –
4:00 p.m.
Thank You and Door Prize



Meet the Presenters:

Jean Sirois
Jean Sirois
Sales Manager/General Manager Canada
Steve Maki
Vice President of Technology
Karl Hoppe
Senior Product Development Engineer
Eli Grant
Conductive Business Development Engineer
Ben Gerjets
Product Development Engineer
Anna Kreofsky
Senior Color Engineer
Derek LaRock
Business Manager, Flame Retardants
Brian Gumpko
TPE Market Manager