SPE Carolinas Sponsors

PolyOne LogoA leading supplier of thermoplastics resin with 30 stocking locations and 10 repacking plants across the US, Canada & Mexico. Representing 21 different resin manufacturers/compounders and stock all types of resins from commodities to engineered materials. We can also support many of your engineering needs with either our local Technical Representatives / Technical Support & Design Service Center.

Michael Ellison
Michael.Ellison@polyone.com
Phone: 336-937-2141
http://www.polyone.com


fordhamFordham Plastics was established in 1999, marketing high quality equipment to the Plastics Industry, mission is to provide solutions which help plastics processors manufacture quality products at lower overall costs, we know to compete and succeed in the global plastics industry today, you require superior technology, excellent support and extensive product and process training. Fordham Plastics with the fortitude and commitment to provide Plastics Manufacturers the highest quality equipment, service and support, in the Southeast. Fordham represents many of the top equipment manufacturers in the industry: Gammaflux, UBE Industries, AEC, Harvard Factory Automation, Matsui America, Nissei America, RJG, Star Automation, Tecnomagnete and ZAG Equipment – Used Manufacturing Equipment.

Scott Zuber
Scott@FordhamPlastics.com
Phone: 919-302-2571
www.fordhamplastics.com


A leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins which are used in a variety of markets. The Company’s principal product lines consist of proprietary and custom-formulated engineered plastic compounds, color concentrates and additives that improve the appearance and performance of plastics in a number of specialized applications.>

Cole Bailey Jr
Cole.Bailey.Jr@aschulman.com
Phone: 980-214-8130
www.aschulman.com


aim-logoAIM has the expertise to design, manufacture and deliver plastic injection molded parts to your specifications on-time, every time. AIM’s molding machines vary in size from 50-ton 1oz to 500-ton and up to several pounds with High Speed Robotics available. Specialize in tight tolerance parts requiring very precise quality control measures to general plastic parts that need to be molded at a great price. Flexibility is what helps us to grow and to deliver high quality parts time after time. We offer a full design and CNC machining facility on site. We are ISO 9001:2008 and use UL as our registrar.

Marshall Eakes
Marshall@aimolding.com
Phone: 336-274-1131
www.aimmolding.com


A leading global supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins which are used in a variety of markets. The Company’s principal product lines consist of proprietary and custom-formulated engineered plastic compounds, color concentrates and additives that improve the appearance and performance of plastics in a number of specialized applications.>

Celena Lippard
clippard@osterman-co.com
Phone: 704-437-0938
www.osterman-co.com


Silotech is a global leader in technologically-advanced liquid injection molding solutions for the medical, healthcare, automotive, packaging, consumer electronics, consumer markets and solar industry. Core competency is providing turn-key solutions for simple to complex mass production liquid injection molding projects. Product Development and Prototyping: ISO 9001:2008, ISO13485:2003, ISO 14001:2004, TS16949:2009 and FDA 21 CFR 820 compliant registered company utilizing lean Six Sigma, GMP and Risk Assessment.

Isolde Boettger
IBoettger@silcotech.com
Phone: 803-818-8135
www.silcotech.com


JMMS LogoA second-generation, family-owned metalworking company, combining the traditional strengths of our craft—quality, reliability and service—with state-of-the-art technologies, local and global manufacturing resources, and best practices in business management. Our planning, operational and financial processes have evolved to meet the needs of the world’s leading OEMs. JMMS customers include BMW, Eaton Corporation, Honda, Michelin, VW, Nifco, BSH, Midmark Corporation, and the Orbis Corporation.

Rich Martin
rich.martin@jmmsinc.com
Phone: 864-608-5535
http://www.jmmsinc.com


Seaway Plastics Engineering: Jonathan Wilke (jwilke@seawayplastics.com – 843.472.6918) Specializes in prototype injection molding & low volume production. Capabilities include micro-molding, over-molding, ISO class 7 clean-room molding and in-house mold making. We offer very short lead-times for new molds that are built in-house. Our 31 injection molding machines range in size from 33-ton to 950-ton. Full-service decorating services include painting, EMI/RFI shielding, pad-printing, silk-screening and laser marking. We have two Florida locations, Port Richey and Brooksville, both north of Clearwater Beach, FL. ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 13485.

Jonathan Wilke
jwilke@seawayplastics.com
Phone: 843-472-6918
www.seawayplastics.com


A leading color concentrate producer for nearly a half-century, manufacture colorant for all plastic processes other than film and work with every major polymer system except urethane. Provide chemical analysis of products, including quantitative analysis of UV stabilizers, anti-oxidants, lubricants and fillers on both concentrates and parts. Services include: physical properties testing, impact strength and accelerated weather testing. ISO 9001:2000 certified and operate facilities in Salisbury, NC and Delaware, OH that can produce in excess of 25MM pounds annually.

Craig Brooks
BrooksC@carolinacolor.com
Phone: 704-607-7931
www.carolinacolor.com


Polymers Center of ExcellencePCE is a not-for-profit organization to assist the plastics industry in the following: Plastics Training: Classes in plastics selection & polymer properties, plastic part design, injection molding and extrusion. Plastics courses designed for engineers, technicians, and operators. Plastic Part Design & Troubleshooting: Assist with design & development Requirements. Plastic Material Property Testing: Offer a fully equipped material testing laboratory to test plastic properties and composition. Extrusion Compounding: Twin-Screw extrusion lines can compound research and pilot-plant quantities of specialty plastic compounds to your specifications. Injection Molding: Molding trials and small-quantity runs utilizing our all-electric IMM.

Dennis L. Hayford
Dennis L. Hayford
Phone: 704-602-4100
www.polymers-center.org


Valiant Tool & Mold provides full-service global tool and mold building capabilities. Through a fully integrated computerized management system, the entire process from part concept to mold is quality assured with attention to every detail. We supply various plastic injection molds, compression tooling, trim dies, rotational molds, stack molds, hydroform tooling, fixtures and gauges. We also provide design and manufacturing of crush core dies, layup mandrels and super plastic forming dies (SPFD) to our aerospace customers. We have produced molds for a variety of southeast processors and aerospace companies.

Tim Earley
Tim.earley@valiantmachine.com
Phone: 336-693-6466
www.valiantmachine.com


CE-TechnologiesCE-Technologies is comprised of industry consultants with over 35 years of international management experience in Chemical, Plastics and Rubber Technology, Product Development, Plastics Processing, Tooling Design and Construction and Procurement. Our Mission is to assist our clients in meeting their plastic material technology needs through innovative application of materials analysis, development; application of a proven procurement process for driving cost savings. CE-Technologies also provides Expert Witness Services for companies in the plastics industry.

Ken Morris
kmorris@ce-technologies.com
Phone: 704-644-3789
www.ce-technologies.com


A Niche distributor/broker that covers the East of the Mississippi River, we are also involved in making color concentrates and compounded colors as well as other filled type products using talc, calcium and glass fillers. We also handle compounding of products with other additives such as UV, slip, anti-static and FR packages. We handle everything from commodity resins to engineering resins and we work with customers whose needs range from 1 bag to truckload quantities.

John M. Champlin
jchamp@earthlink.net
Phone: 919-422-4249


Techmer Engineering SolutionsCustom compounder with global capabilities, local manufacturing and distribution servicing the Americas, Europe, and Asia. (NA mfg Knoxville, TN) Customer driven custom compounding covering all major engineering resins and additives. Our focus is on the functionality required, whether it’s lubricity, conductivity, structural, FR, custom color, etc.

Tom Drye
Tdrye@techmerES.com
Phone: 865-805-7325
http://www.techmeres.com/


GoettfertSince, 1962 Rheology was an unknown quantity, GOETTFERT delivered its first Melt Indexers and Capillary Rheometers. Today they are one of the leading manufacturers of rheological testing equipment for thermoplastic, thermosetting plastics and rubber.

Tim Haake
tim@gottfert.com
Phone: 803-324-3883
http://goettfert.com


hascoHASCO America, Inc. is celebrating 90 years of proven precision and quality this year in providing the mold making industry with high quality standard metric components for mold bases, precision metric mold bases, hot runner systems, and offers special machining services worldwide. Through craftsmanship, innovation and development the company is determined to remain at the cutting edge of the tool making technology. Extensive range of standard metric mold units with over 80,000 individual components & International services at over 35 locations standing 100% behind the products. HASCO America will have its 1st annual Customer Motorcycle Rally with Open house at its US Headquarters in Fletcher, NC on September 12-14, 2014. Sign up now info.america@hasco.com

Mark Dunn
info.america@hasco.com
Phone: 877-427-2662
www.hasco.com


rtp-logoRTP Company is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, we supply our specially modified thermoplastic compounds to injection molders and plastics processors in pelletized form. These customers then mold or shape our compounds into finished plastic parts for use in products spanning every major market segment. Engineered thermoplastic compounds from RTP Company provide conductive, structural, wear resistant, flame retardant, elastomeric, and color properties in over 60 engineering resins. HQ: Winona, Minnesota and operate 12 production plants in the United States, Europe, and Asia and have sales offices in major commerce centers around the world.

Gary Lane
glane@rtpcompany.com
Phone: 978-870-2190
www.rtpcompany.com


mholland logoM. Holland was founded in 1950 by Marvin Holland, as a compounder and evelved into a full service stocking distributor. Based on principles of integrity, honesty, commitment and service, M. Holland strives for excellence in all its endeavors.

Scott Hirsch
shirsch@m-holland.com Phone: 803-645-1750
www.m-holland.com


Keystone_logoWorking with and understanding color has always been our only business. We provide comprehensive technically based application and business solutions to turn the challenges of utilizing color into opportunities and revenue for our customers. Our solution based approach includes the coordinated logistics platform required to service customers and their markets on a global scale. Our palette includes over 150 dyes, pigments and special effects for all types of resins and polymer applications along with specialized intelligence to bring your products to their full potential.

Ken Clontz
kclontz@dyes.com
Phone: 312-543-6079
www.dyes.com