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Two-Day Plastics Symposium Held at Penn College

Peter J. Mooney offers a keynote talk on 'Plastics in a Reset Economy' Students were well-represented among Symposium 2010 attendees Sustainability was a focus of both sessions and industry exhibits The Penn College student chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers was represented among the exhibitsPlastics SourceNet hosted its 2010 Symposium on the Penn College campus Oct. 14-15. Keynote speaker Peter J. Mooney, founder and president of Plastics Custom Research Services, opened Friday morning sessions with a talk on “Plastics in the Reset Economy.” The event also included sessions and panel discussions on sustainability, sessions on industry and university collaboration, panel discussions on advances in plastics processing, as well as industry and educational exhibits. Established and financed by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Plastics SourceNet supports Pennsylvania’s manufacturing competitiveness in the plastics industry. Its resources consist of a network of consultants, universities, colleges, and other independent resources coordinated through the efforts of the Plastics Manufacturing Center at Penn College and the Plastics Technology Center at Penn State University’s Behrend campus.