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Plastics SourceNet Schedules Symposium at Penn College

Plastics SourceNet will bring together key leaders, stakeholders and supporters of Pennsylvania’s plastics industry during its Symposium 2010, scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The event, “A Decade of New Opportunities,” includes two specialized tracks: Sustainability or Industry and University Collaboration. Sessions in the sustainability track are titled “Comingled Plastics: An Option,” “Sustainability” and “Global Trade Opportunities.” Presentations in the Industry and University Collaboration track are planned by representatives from McClarin Plastics, Penn State the Behrend Campus and Lehigh University.

The event features a keynote address by Peter J. Mooney, of Plastics Custom Research Services, titled “Plastics in the Reset Economy.” It also includes panel discussions on sustainability and new developments in plastics processing, as well as a networking reception and vendor displays.

For more information or to register, visit online .

Established and financed by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Plastics SourceNet is a full-service resource supporting Pennsylvania’s manufacturing competitiveness in the plastics industry.

The resources of Plastics SourceNet consist of a network of consultants, universities, colleges, and other independent resources coordinated through the efforts of the Plastics Manufacturing Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology, and the Plastics Technology Center at Penn State University’s Behrend campus.

For more information about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact the Grants and Contracts Office at ext. 7562 or through its Web portal.

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