Western New England Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers        www.4spe.org


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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William Stanley Business Park 
55 Merrill Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Carl Olson 
Western NE Section, Society of Plastics Engineers 

Plastics Plant Tours: Sabic Innovative Plastics'  Polymer Processing Development Center & the Berkshire Innovation Center for Technology

The Western NE Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers is hosting a Technology Event and Plant Tour of Sabic Innovative Plastics' Polymer Processing Development Center (PPDC) and the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) Technology Incubator Building at the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield MA.

Schedule of Events

12:00 PM             Arrival, registration & lunch at Sabic PPDC, 55 Merrill Road Pittsfield

1:00 PM               Tour and Program at PPDC

5:30 PM               Tour of Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Ave. Pittsfield

6:30 PM               Dinner at the Rainbow Restaurant, 109 First Street Pittsfield

The first event is a tour of Sabic's Polymer Processing Development Center demonstrating large-scale Additive Manufacturing and Thermoplastic Composites, followed by two 45 minute lectures related to advanced thermoplastic materials. Each participant will receive a certificate for three CEUs.  Topics include:

  • New materials for Medical, Electronic and Aerospace applications
  • Regulatory Agency Requirements for Plastics
Program begins at 12:00 PM with registration and lunch, compliments of Sabic Innovative Plastics.


The second event  at 5:30 PM is a tour of the nearby Berkshire Innovation Center,  a nearly completed 20,000 sf laboratory, classroom and manufacturing space for tech companies and entrepreneurs located at 45 Woodlawn Ave.  Funded by Mass Life Sciences Center in partnership with area businesses and the City of Pittsfield, the BIC will contain specialized equipment and work space for R&D across many disciplines.  

The mission of the BIC is to assist small to medium size companies in the Berkshire region in their efforts to innovate products and processes.  Services will include metrology, wet lab space, interactive technology classrooms & training, and an incubator accelerator space.    https://berkshireinnovationcenter.com

 Tour begins at 5:30 PM followed by dinner at the Rainbow Restaurant, 109 First St. Pittsfield

Join us for dinner & networking at 6:30 PM at the Rainbow Restaurant