El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA   Telephone: (301)758-7788   E-mail: algriff@griffex.com


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I am an extrusion consultant and educator, and have been working with plastics extrusion since 1955 -- first as a technical service engineer with Union Carbide Plastics, and then independently since 1961.  I now do three things:

PUBLIC ONE-DAY SEMINARS scheduled from time to time. -- see below, No.1

IN-HOUSE PRIVATE TRAINING SEMINARS, combined with problem-solving and other consulting if desired.

ONE-HOUR WEBINARS on extrusion and other topics, see below, No 2.

Please click the appropriate button to learn more about each of these things.

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1. Live Full-Day Seminars, Introduction to Extrusion

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Chicago, IL (near O'Hare airport)
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Toronto, ON (near Pearson airport)
  • Wednesday, June 28, Cincinnati, OH (north city)
  • This is my basic introductory course that I've taught to over 5000 people since its first session back in 1979.
  • The technology changes, but people still want to learn the practical basics.

    Cost to attend a seminar is $495 for one, $250 for each additional person from the same company, lunch included.

    Attendees can bring samples and questions (response in private if requested).

    For questions or to register, please call 301-758-7788 or email algriff@griffex.com

    This seminar is also available on an in-plant basis in 1- and 2-day formats -- please call or email for details.

    For content in more detail, click on Seminars button above.


    2. My Webinars

    Between 2010 and 2013, I presented 16 1-hour free webinars hosted by Modern Plastics Worldwide and www.plasticstoday.com.

    We had a typical registration of over 500 and in a few cases we went over 1000! 

    The series ended in 2014, but I'm now presenting them again hosted by SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers), $99 members, $150 others. The next ones will be:

    "Throw Almost Nothing Away" Thursday, January 5, 2017 -- the economic and technical aspects of recycling, in plant and out.

    Link to register: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/217468

    "How to Read a Spec Sheet" Thursday, February 2, 2017 -- information from resin suppliers is useful, but isn't always complete or consistent. This hour will help you get the most value from them.

    Link to register: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/217478

    Times for both webinars are 11 am California, 2 pm New York, 7 pm London. For those who can't make these times, a recorded version will be available.

    The following past webinars are still available -- contact me for details.

    "The Ten (11) Key Principles of Extrusion" -- the basics of extrusion: mechanical, thermal, speed, plastic is the coolant, conveying in the feed zone, save all resin, power cost, the vital signs, output, shear-thinning, and the barrel-motor balance.

    "Plastics Chemistry for Non-Chemists" -- an easy-to-understand cartoon-based explanation of how monomers become polymers.

    "Plastics in the Environment" -- major issues (bag ban, phthalates, BPA, more) and reasons for the massive misunderstandings.

    "Testing Incoming Raw Materials" -- why you should be testing and how to do it.

    Questions on content, call me at 301-758-7788 or reply by email to algriff@griffex.com.

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