Sustainable Manufacturing – make a date for the Total Exhibition, NEC Birmingham June 4-6

09 April, 2013

I am delighted to confirm that Ceramicx and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) will be making a joint presentation together at the prestigious Total Processing and Packaging exhibition in Birmingham UK on June 4. Myself and Dr Tony Robinson are looking forward to talking to a processing and packaging audience about the cost-saving role of effective Infrared heatwork. The exhibition visitors will be given material with special reference to Infrared-based tools and principles with examples drawn from the processing and plastics thermoforming sector of the packaging industry.  Much of this seminar content will be brand new – ahead of the influential K 2013 plastics show in Dusseldorf this October. IR based heat technology really helps companies walk the talk in relation to energy saving and sustainable manufacturing. Our presentation will aim to open up some of the fundamentals of that world for Total attending companies and practitioners in processing and packaging. Dr Tony and I will give detailed opportunities for increased production control, accuracy and cost savings through effective IR heatwork; its correct application and the understanding of energy content per part. We will also lay out and explain the fundamental ‘trinity’ of Infrared heating values; namely Absorption, Transmission and Reflection. Bearing in mind our exhibition surroundings, the bulk of our applied examples will draw on international case studies for fast cycling packaging/thermoforming operations and also in the production of cut plastics sheet. Dr Tony will also unveil what he can on new research on the net influence of infrared heating on target bodies; including key performance metrics such as temperature homogeneity as well as the net target efficiencies. This IR research is actually essential for industry and our sustainable future since it precisely maps the energy required to perform the required heating of the target body compared with the energy required to produce the heat at the source. In all walks of life these days an essential War on Waste continues – and no less so than for matters of heating or energy waste. When concluded, this ground-breaking joint work will enable Ceramicx to form a predictive science and method for IR heat measurement and application. These new efficiency techniques will be also be applied by Ceramicx in the further design of its products, components for instance thermoforming line efficiency and IR systems engineering as supplied to process and packaging companies worldwide. Do come and see us at this exhibition make a date for the UK’s Total Exhibition and Seminar programme. Our presentation will give you the first findings and implications of this IR heat research work. We also have a number of time slots for one-to-one heat work consultancy at company level. Please contact me directly at Ceramicx for details. Many thanks again Cathal Wilson

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