HMC Presents at SPE Seminar

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HMC Polymers gave several keynote presentations at a recent seminar organized by SPE (The Society of Plastics Engineers, Australia-New Zealand) and held in Melbourne, Australia. Around 30 participants attended the seminar on Tuesday, March 7th at the conference facility of the well-known Woodlands Golf Club.

The Seminar focused on new developments in polymers and applications particularly in relation to the Australia and New Zealand markets. The two key subjects of the seminar were:

  • Developments in Packaging Materials Technology  
  • Rigid PP Innovative Packaging & Barrier Materials

In attendance were HMC President, Martyn Tickner and Dr. Andreas Neumann, HMC’s Senior Department Manager, Business Innovation & Technology to give keynote presentations.

The presentations made by HMC Polymers at the SPE seminar were:
  • Martyn Tickner: An introduction to HMC Polymers and its heritage with PTT, LyondellBasell and predecessor companies.
  • Andreas Neumann: Innovations in Rigid Packaging – unlocking the full potential of Polypropylene

The capabilities of the HMC polypropylene portfolio are constantly expanding and allowing HMC manufacturing customers to deliver products which are stronger, clearer, thinner and faster to produce. The SPE seminar provided an excellent opportunity for Khun Andreas to explain the current state-of-the-art for PP technology, the direction of research and development, the product portfolio for packaging applications and HMC product advancements currently in the pipeline.

The key topics of his presentation were:
  • Introduction to HMC
  • What is Spherizone Technology?
  • HMC Product Portfolio
    - HMC PP Grades for TWIM - HMC PP
    - Speciality Grades for Flexible Packaging - HMC PP
    - HMC Thermoforming Portfolio