PlasticsToday and Injection Molding Announce Keynote on Energy Efficiency and its Impact on the Plastics Industry

PlasticsToday and Injection Molding, the plastics industry's source for business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights, today announced that Dr. Neal Elliott, an energy policy, market, and technology thought-leader will present a keynote address entitled, "The Outlook for Manufacturing: Optimism with a Dose of Caution," for the upcoming online conference and tradeshow: Continuous Improvement in Injection Molding on September 8, 2011.

Dr. Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and an internationally recognized expert and author on energy efficiency and electric motor systems, will provide a high-level view of where energy efficiency technology and policy is now and where it is headed. Dr. Elliott will also provide a clear-cut cost/benefit analysis to help molders decide which steps will carry the biggest payback for their operations.

Dr. Elliott coordinates the overall research efforts of the ACEEE, but his nearly 20 years in Washington D.C. advocating on behalf of energy efficiency, particularly in industry, give him a unique insight into the efforts of manufacturers to reduce power usage and how the intersection of public technology and public policy affect those efforts.

"We are very excited to have Dr. Elliott as the keynote for our first online conference and tradeshow. He has a wealth of insight to offer molders in energy efficiency, as well as an extensive background in energy policy, electric motor systems, combined heat and power, and energy markets," stated Matt Defosse, Editorial Director, PlasticsToday. "Attendees can easily access his webcast simply by registering and logging into the free event with the added opportunity to ask questions after the presentation."

This conference features a series of webcasts that will have specific content covering the path of continuous improvement for injection molders and plastics processing professionals. The keynote will be followed by speaking sessions and panels that include discussions around: Energy Efficiency, Building Better Molds, and Cleanroom Injection Molding. Live Q&A will follow each session.

Registration is free and attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win an iPad2.

In addition to a series of webcasts, attendees can visit online tradeshow booths staffed by suppliers, consultants, and others able to offer energy-saving equipment and services to the injection molding industry. These spaces will be equipped with white papers, videos, brochures, among other resources, and live-chat capabilities for conversations between attendees and suppliers.

Signature Sponsors for the virtual event include: ENGEL, Milacron LLC, and TMC of America, Inc, and Wittmann Battenfield.

For more information or to register, visit: https://presentations.inxpo.com/Shows/UBM/UBMCanon/PlasticsToday/Microsite/registration.htm

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