El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA   Telephone: (301)758-7788   E-mail: algriff@griffex.com


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I am an extrusion consultant and educator, and have been working with plastics extrusion since 1955 -- first as a technical service engineer with Union Carbide Plastics, and then independently since 1961.  I now do three things:

  1. Extrusion education
  2. PUBLIC ONE-DAY SEMINARS scheduled from time to time. -- see below, No.1

    IN-HOUSE PRIVATE TRAINING SEMINARS as arranged, combined with problem-solving and other consulting if desired.

    ONE-HOUR WEBINARS on extrusion and other topics, see below, No 2.

  3. Author and publisher of THE PLASTICS EXTRUSION OPERATING MANUAL, now in its 21st revised edition.
  4. Private consulting work, including help in getting started in extrusion, troubleshooting, On-Call Technical Service and legal assistance.

Please click the appropriate button to learn more about each of these things.

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1. Live Full-Day Seminars, Introduction to Extrusion

  • Los Angeles area (Costa Mesa), Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • San Jose, Costa Rica, Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • Destin (Pensacola area), Florida, Sunday, March 9, 2014
  • (2-hr condensed for recyclers)
  • Toronto, Canada, Thursday, April 10,2014

This is my basic introductory course that I've taught to over 5000 people since its first session back in 1979.

Cost for Los Angeles/Costa Mesa is $495 for one, $250 for each additional person from same company, lunch included.  Costa Rica, to be determined.  For the recyclers' session in Destin, cost is $99.  For Toronto, cost is $CDN 199.

For questions or to register, please call 301-758-7788 or email algriff@griffex.com

Attendees can bring samples and questions (response in private if requested).

For content in more detail, click on Seminars button above.

This seminar is also available on an in-plant basis in 1- and 2-day formats -- please call or email for details.

A Clinic will be held the day after the Los Angeles seminar (or prepaid Skype sessions scheduled) for private consulting and troubleshooting, at $75 per 25-min session or $150/50-mn hour.

2. What Happened to the Webinars?

Between 2010 and 2013, I presented 16 1-hour webinars hosted by Modern Plastics Worldwide and www.plasticstoday.com.

We had a typical registration of over 500 and in a few cases we went over 1000! 

However, for business reasons, these publications cannot support such webinars, so I have started to present them myself.  The first two have already taken place:

The Ten (11) Key Principles of Extrusion
Plastics in the Environment

Again for business reasons, they can no longer be free, so there is a charge of $99 per computer to attend or to receive a link to the archived version.

More topics will be presented in early 2014, and will be announced here on my website as well as by email when exact dates are determined.

All the features of my earlier webinars will be retained -- questions and comments can be sent during or after the session, and all will be answered by email soon afterward.

For questions or to sign up, please call me at 301-758-7788 or email algriff@griffex.com.

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