Response to Coronavirus Emergency Leaves Venue, Agenda, and Speakers Unchanged
York, PA, U.S.A., March 18, 2020: Graham Engineering Corporation has moved forward to September the dates of its American Kuhne Spotlight™ medical extrusion and secondary operations conference in Ireland. The venue, agenda, and speakers will be the same as for the May dates that were originally announced.
The event will now take place September 1-2, 2020 at the Clayton Hotel in Galway, Ireland. Information on the agenda, presenters, and registration is available at https://www.grahamengineering.com/resources/pdf/2020/2020-05-medical-spotlight.pdf.
Presentations by ten medical manufacturing experts will cover advances in polymer compounds, die design, gel minimization, tipping and welding, low-profile delivery systems, process monitoring and control, in-line surface inspection, quality and traceability, micro-extrusion, and balloon catheter applications. Specialists from Boston Scientific, Teleflex Medical, Vascular Technologies, and Vante will offer medical OEMs’ perspectives, and the manager of the research consortium Applied Polymer Technologies will discuss Irish polymer industry research trends.
The keynote presentation, by Dr. David White, founder and president of ExtruPharm LLC, will be “Extrusion of Drug Eluting Implants,” detailing innovations and trends shaping the future of medical extrusion.
“Our decision to return to Ireland for the latest conference reflects our customers’ wishes and the global importance of Ireland’s medical technology sector,” said David Madar, Strategic Market Manager - Medical.
The Graham Group acquired majority interest in American Kuhne in 2012, followed by Graham Engineering Corporation’s acquisition of Welex in June 2013. Together, Graham Engineering, American Kuhne, and Welex create a convergence of leading technologies, people, and capabilities in extrusion. Graham is a privately held company headquartered in York, Pennsylvania, USA.
Graham Engineering is the global standard in wheel and industrial extrusion blow molding solutions, with 400 installations in 20 countries. Graham Engineering offers package design, product development and processing expertise, along with monolayer, multilayer, and barrier extrusion blow molding equipment and technology upgrades. Visit www.grahamengineering.com.
American Kuhne is the preferred provider of engineered solutions for plastics, rubber, and silicone extrusion. American Kuhne solutions comprise standard and custom single screw extruders, feed screws, extrusion systems, and specialized turnkey systems for laboratory, medical tubing, narrow web, wire and cable, pipe, tubing, and profile applications. Visit www.americankuhne.com.
Welex is the global standard in high performance sheet extrusion solutions, with over four decades of leadership. Welex solutions are installed in more than 3,000 customer locations in 69 countries. The company’s innovations include co-extrusion and multi-layer methods that lead the industry as well as dozens of barrier lines installed globally. Visit www.welex.com.
Robert J. Martino
Martino Communications Inc.