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Entec is excited to announce our new market specific webinar series offered exclusively to our customers. Each webinar will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by an open Q&A. Our intentions are to keep these short so that you can get back to your day. All attendees will receive the presentation following the webinar. Contact your Entec Account Manager for more information.

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PAST WEBINARS

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The Need for Chemically Resistant Plastics and Antimicrobial Additives in a Pandemic Environment

Date: June 9

Time: 2:00 PM EST

Speaker: Tim McGinnis | Medical Business Manager

With the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been renewed interest in ESCR (environmental stress cracking resistant) materials and antimicrobial additives for any durable plastic product. Once used only in clinical environments, today’s healthcare-grade chemical disinfectants, which kill viruses, bacteria and other microbes, are now being used pervasively on all types of plastic products, especially products and touch surfaces in public spaces. Unfortunately, these caustic chemical disinfectants attack molded-in stresses which result in cracking, crazing and premature product failure. There are also many questions regarding the available antimicrobial additives, their use, efficacy and associated marketing claims. In this session we will review critical material performance considerations, including ESCR by material type, and the different antimicrobial additive technologies which effectively kill microbes between cleanings and their compatibility with a variety of resins.

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Introduction to Polymers

Date: June 17

Time: 11:00 AM EST

Speaker: Jim Johnson | Director, Commercial Plastics Technology

Introduction to Polymers is a general introduction to the basics of thermoplastics and their properties and is designed for people new to the plastics industry or those with limited technical understanding of thermoplastics. Topics covered include what is a thermoplastic; amorphous vs semi-crystalline; thermal properties; molecular weight and molecular weight distribution; chemical properties; and additives and reinforcements.

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Global Automotive Market Update | Presented By Cleveland Research Company

Date: June 23

Time: 10:00 AM EST

Speaker: Evan Willmann | Cleveland Research Company

Hosted By: Eric Parrell & Alex Lukshaitis | Entec Automotive Business Managers

Please join Entec Polymers as we invite all customers to review the status of the Automotive Market in the US and abroad. This comprehensive review of the Automotive industry will provide better insight into the future as we support the remainder of 2020 and beyond. Entec provides full service material support from design to production. We are better when we work together!

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Additive Technology for Flexible Packaging

Date: July 2

Time: 11:00 AM EST

Speakers: Cody Lawrence & Ed Hindy | Packaging Business Managers

Additives used in flexible packaging add specific functions and value depending on many factors including processing performance of the polymers, the application and end market in which the packaging is designed for. This webinar will cover common additive technology and their functions for sheet and blown films used in flexible packaging.