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:

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

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Toronto, ON (near Pearson airport)
  • Wednesday, June 28, Cincinnati, OH (north city)
  • Monday, July 31, Southern California (Costa Mesa)

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

The technology changes, but people still want to learn the practical basics.

Cost to attend a live seminar is $US495 for one, $250 for each additional person from the same company, lunch included.

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

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

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

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

2. The Virtual Seminar -- NEW!

  • Until now, if you wanted to attend my live Introduction to Extrusion seminar, you had to go
  • to the host city on the day presented, or have it presented in-house. That's still the best way,
  • but now you can save the travel time and cost, and see it on your own schedule by having my 170-slide PowerPoint pack sent to you (with a Guide to the Slides).

Anyone who registers and pays the single-attendee seminar charge of $US495 will receive the slide pack and guide right away.

You may see it at a time of your own choosing, and if you are suitably informed and far enough away, you may choose not to attend the seminar at all!

However, you may still send me questions and comments (or even phone calls) afterward, which is the offer I make to all who attend my seminars in person.

For more information or to register for a Virtual Seminar, please call me at 301-758-7788 or email (algriff@griffex.com)

3. My Webinars

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

This series ended in 2014, but I presented paid webinars in the past two years for SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers).

I'll be doing them again now for www.plasticstoday.com, again free, first one (tentative) June 27, 2017, my Ten (11) Key Principles of Extrusion, given annually since 2009, updated a little each time. Details here on my website when available.

  • Past webinars include:
  • "Throw Almost Nothing Away" Thursday, January 5, 2017 -- the economic and technical aspects of recycling, in plant and out.

    "How to Read a Spec Sheet" Thursday, February 2, 2017 -- information from resin suppliers is useful, but isn't always complete or consistent. This hour will help you get the most value from them.

    "The Ten (11) Key Principles of Extrusion" -- the basics of extrusion: mechanical, thermal, speed, plastic is the coolant, conveying in the feed zone, save all resin, power cost, the vital signs, output, shear-thinning, and the barrel-motor balance.

    "Plastics Chemistry for Non-Chemists" -- an easy-to-understand cartoon-based explanation of how monomers become polymers.

    "Plastics in the Environment" -- major issues (bag ban, phthalates, BPA, more) and reasons for the massive misunderstandings.

    "Testing Incoming Raw Materials" -- why you should be testing and how to do it.

    The slides and some of the audios for these past webinars are still available. To access them, or for questions on content, call me at 301-758-7788 or email to algriff@griffex.com.

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