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www.4spe.org | OCTOBER 2011 | PLASTICS ENGINEERING | 3Plastics Engineering(ISSN 0091-9578) is published monthly, except bimonthly in July/August and November/December, by Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., aWiley Company, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA. The magazine is compiled and edited by the Society of Plastics Engineers, Editorial and BusinessOffice, 13 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. Telephone +1 203-775-0471, Fax +1 203-775-8490. SPE Home Page: www.4spe.org. Communicationsshould be sent to the Editor. Send address changes and undeliverable copies to the Circulation Manager at the SPE address given above. Send subscription ordersand claims for non-receipt to Wiley Subscription Services at the Wiley address given above. SPE members receive the magazine as a benefit of membership.Subscription rate for nonmembers is $142 for 1 year; add $100 per year for subscriptions outside North America. Single-issue price is $20.00. Plastics Engineeringisprinted byDartmouth Printing Co., a Sheridan Group Company. Periodical postage paid at Hoboken, NJ, and additional entry office. Accepted at special postalrates provided in P.M., Sec. 132 122. Copyright 2011by the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Plastics Engineering,13Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Plastics Engineeringis indexed byEngineering Information Inc.Neither Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., nor the Society of Plastics Engineers, nor Plastics Engineeringis responsible for opinions or statements of facts expressedby contributors or advertisers, either in the articles published in Plastics Engineeringor in the technical papers that are presented at themeetings of the Society. Editorials do not necessarily represent the official policy of Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., or the Society.Display and classified advertisements are included as an educational service to readers of Plastics Engineering. Advertising appearing inPlastics Engineeringis not to be taken as an endorsement, expressed or implied, of the respective company's processes, products, orservices represented in the ad.Industry Patents........................6By Dr. Roger CorneliussenNPE2012................................26Industry News and Notes......32Industry Events, Europe....................................44SPE NewsRoundup................46By Ken BraneyIndustry Events, North America........................48Market Place..........................54Advertiser Index....................56On the cover: MCR from Anton Paar USA.CONTENTS32