Upcoming Events

Advanced PVC Extrusion Training, February 2020

Build on your understanding of the PVC extrusion process by attending this intensive two-day course from a renowned US plastics extrusion expert.

Offered in NSW and Victoria in February 2020, this course is designed for production and extrusion plant managers, experienced operators, engineers and senior maintenance personnel to enhance existing knowledge and skills in PVC extrusion practice.

Course instructor: Dr Chris Rauwendaal, President, Rauwendaal Extrusion Engineering, Inc.

Course Outline
The two-day course will cover aspects such as:

  • Using a high-speed data acquisition system (HS-DAS) in troubleshooting
  • Determining the melt fracture behaviour of your polymer
  • Eliminating melt fracture and gels
  • Extrusion screw and die design
  • Optimising the extrusion process
  • Solving problems with polymer degradation, wear, voids in the extruded product
  • Avoiding warping and shrinkage

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PVC AUS 2020: Shared Horizons - 26-28 May 2020 on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. 

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The bi-ennial conference for the PVC industry value chain in Australia-New Zealand. Check our PVC AUS conference page for more information.

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Date: 7-8 November 2019

Location: Dockside Cockle Bay, Sydney

The Ozpipe XIX technical plastics pipe conference is the spin-off conference for the global plastics pipe conference PPXIX. Ozpipe XIX will be hosted by the local association, Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA), a member of the Vinyl Council of Australia.

Confirmed speakers are coming from the UK, USA, Belgium, China, Austria and Norway and will join Australasian experts to address a wide variety of topics related to plastics pipe materials, design, installation and performance.

The Vinyl Council of Australia is pleased to be sponsoring the iPad Award for the best PVC technical paper presented.



If you are interested in raising your company's profile within the vinyl industry as a supplier or service provider, then sponsor one of our well attended events.

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