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The World of Rotomolding is Here

This year ARM is conducting an online Annual Meeting that is free to members. The meeting includes 10+ hours of online rotomolding education, a virtual exhibit hall, and opportunities to schedule private meetings with our exhibitors. We will bring you the industry knowledge, new products, and innovations you expect from our Annual Meeting. The meeting will help rotomolders address challenges as a result of COVID-19 and provide the problem-solving benefits that come from our members putting their heads together. The online format allows us to reach rotomolders who don’t typically attend the Annual Meeting. Scroll through the virtual exhibit hall below, learn about our 50+ exhibitors, and register for the free education sessions.

Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. The timings are approximate. All times are Central Time Zone.

Monday, September 21

9:00am

State of ARM
ARM Staff

9:10am

Polyethylene Market Dynamics Update
Chris Gick, NOVA Chemicals

The presentation will provide an overall view of the US and Canadian economies, and their affect on the polyethylene markets including the rotational molding market.

9:40am

Rotomolding: The Next 10 Years
Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent will draw upon Roy Crawford's early 2000s presentation called RotoVision 2020. Paul will reflect upon Roy's vision and see what we have or have not achieved. He will also share thoughts on the way forward for rotomolding in the next ten years.

10:00am

SWOT Analysis of Rotomolding Industry
Rick Carlsen, Solar Plastics LLC

Tuesday, September 22

9:00am

RotoLoPerm™ solution for low emission fuel tanks
Dan Grimes, Centro Inc.

9:20am

Challenges and Approaches in using Post-Consumer Recycled in Rotomolding
Henry Hay, NOVA Chemicals

The presentation will discuss: Sources of commercially-supplied PCR, Typical grades of PCR, Safety considerations of using PCR material, Physical properties of a commercially sourced PCR, and virgin/PCR blends.

9:40am

Kymera Body Board Case Study
Mario Poma, Rotational Molding Inc.

9:55am

Powder to Packaging - The progression of Industry 4.0 principles for Rotational Molding
Rob Miller, RotoLoad

There is an impression that benefits of powder automation can only be experienced by large molders running millions of pounds of resin. Even molders running several colors, and very small runs can benefit from the automation of their resin process and implementation of Industry 4.0 principles. This presentation will include case studies for rotomolders of all sizes.

Wednesday, September 23

9:00am

Introduction to Long Term Material Properties
Nick Henwood, Rotomotive

9:30am

UV Stability & Heat Aging
Thomas Steele, Solvay

10:00am

Fade Resistance of Pigments
Mike Haubert, Mosaic Roto – Div of Mosaic Color & Additives

10:30am

Creep Resistance
Eric Maziers and Eric Lainé, Total and Institut P'

11:00am

Fracture Mechanics for Rotational Molding
Sachin Waigaonkar, BITS Pilani

Thursday, September 24

9:00am

Leveraging New Resins - Collaborating with your Material Supplier to Elevate your Business
Carmine D'Agostino and Hassan Riaz, NOVA Chemicals

This presentation describes how material selection can affect these business drivers and has been leveraged with NOVA’s new TRx rotomolding resins to benefit customers. Data from real-world rotational molding trials confirm opportunities to increase productivity, manufacturing flexibility and product quality. The work demonstrates the value of customer collaboration to best take advantage of new materials.

9:20am

Foam Technology
Queen's University Belfast

9:40am

Material Property Q&A
Moderated by Nick Henwood, Rotomotive

10:10am

What's Your Problem - COVID Qs
Moderated by Ron Cooke and Sandy Scaccia, ExxonMobil Chemical Canada and Norstar Aluminum Molds

Friday, September 25

9:00am

Welding 101
Kevin McTavish, Drader Injectiweld

9:25am

The Use of Virtual Reality to Optimise the Design and Build a new Rotomoulding factory
Queen's University Belfast

9:45am

Plant Tour
Mario Poma, Rotational Molding Inc.

9:50am

Plant Tour
Matt Webber, RotoMold USA

9:55am

Plant Tour
Matt Bushman, Plasticraft

Schedule is subject to change.

FAQ

Who can attend the meeting?

All ARM members can attend the meeting for free. ARM memberships are company-based so all of your employees are members. This is a unique opportunity to allow people to attend that may not be able to travel to in-person meetings. If your company is a member of an ARMO-affiliate organization in the country in which you're headquartered, you can attend for free as well.

What is the cost?

There is no charge for members attending the meeting. We know the current climate makes doing business difficult and as an association, we want to do everything we can to make your investment in ARM valuable.

What's the schedule?

Education sessions will be held mornings the week of September 21.

View schedule

Do I need to register?

Yes. Registration is easy. Click here.

Can I attend some sessions but not others?

Yes. We will be using GoToWebinar as we do for all of our online education. You can come and go as you please.

How do I log in for the meeting?

Registrants will be sent connection information for each day. Just click on the connection link and join the GoToWebinar meeting.

Do I have to attend every day?

No. You can attend as much or as little as you like.

How does the online exhibit hall work?

ARM staff will create an agenda of 15-minute Zoom calls between attendee companies and exhibitor companies all scheduled on the afternoons of September 21-25.

Get In Touch

Association of Rotational Molders
3400 W Stonegate Blvd, Suite 2315
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 USA

Phone & Fax: 630.942.6589
Email: info@rotomolding.org