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Session
Duration
Cost
8:00 AM
  • Workshop Registration

    For those that have booked and paid to attend the optional workshop, you will be able to register at this time. 

    30 mins
8:30 AM
  • Quality Rotomoulding Workshop with Dru Laws

    Dru Laws is one of our most highly rated presenters over the years and once again he is joining us from the US for our optional workshop.  Dru will go through rotomoulding best practices covering quality control and testing, warpage and venting, mould release and other commonly experienced problems.  He will also include a full case study on using robots to finish rotomoulded parts, using Rock Lake robotics.

    Dru Laws

    Dru Laws graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and then from QUB in Polymer Engineering.... More

    4 hours
    $330.00
12:30 PM
  • Delegate Registration & Lunch

    Registration will be held in the Conference Area along with Lunch in the Table Top Displays.

    1 hour
1:30 PM
  • Conference Opening

    The ARMA President, Graeme Hall will officially open Rotomould 2020.

    15 mins
1:45 PM
  • From Concept, Design, Testing & Release of Complex Products.

    Garth will provide two dvery different case studies on products that have been developed at Galloway International in New Zealand.  The first is the "Scout Cutter".  This prducts required them to recreate a Icon the Navy Cutter designed originally in early 1900s and turn it into a very well performing sailing and rowing Cutter using Galloway's extensive knowledge with new technology learnt by supplying Disney over 13 years.  They need to keep the overall look and ensure the boat was still cost effective for Scouting.  It included extensive design time communicating with many countries as well as testing, gathering feedback until receiving CECertification and finally selling Internationally.

    The second product is the "Safety Sled" where Galloway's worked with an American Company from original concept, with their Design Engineers working closely with the US Navy. From creating test models, having them tested to destruction and virtually redesigning again using feedback from the testing. Then building new models and testing again and receiving approval to manufacture. This Sled will be used in many countries for disaster rescues as well.

    Garth Galloway

    Garth Galloway formed Galloway Holdings Ltd in 1975 and designed and developed Amusement Rides... More

    45 mins
2:30 PM
  • Moving Factory – Is The Rotomoulding Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence AND The Perfect Business Management Software

    Melro recently moved into a purpose built new facility – Tim will share how the move was accomplished without leaving customers in the lurch.  Secondly, Steve and Tim will give an update to a presentation originally made some years ago regarding the Melro search for a “better” software package to manage accounts, stock, production/despatch scheduling and everything else.

    Tim Leed & Steven Kyval

    Tim and Steve have been busily growing Melbourne Rotomould from a standing start into a... More

    30 mins
3:00 PM
  • Coffee Break
    30 mins
3:30 PM
  • The Crazy Rotomoulded Cooler Fad

    More to come....

    Dru Laws

    Dru Laws graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and then from QUB in Polymer Engineering.... More

    30 mins
4:00 PM
  • 60 Minutes in Roto / What has made the biggest difference in 2019 ?

    In this popular session, Leisa Donlan will interview a group of conference attendees about what innovations, changes, problems or realisations have made the most difference in their business over the past twelve months including the lessons learned and what you need to know about the outcomes to embrace the opportunities or avoid the mistakes!

    1 hour
6:00 PM
  • New Member & First Time Attendee Meet the ARMA Board

    All of the first time attendees to the Rotomould Conference and new members to ARMA are invited to join the ARMA Board for a get together before departing for the welcome dinner.

    30 mins
6:30 PM
  • Price Plastics Welcome Dinner

    Everyone will meet in the hotel foyer to take the coach out to the very well known Willie Smiths Apple Shed.  Here we will enjoy food, cider and drinks with a few stories and a tasting or two thrown in.  We will be dining in a large rustic barn surrounded by green pastures and old wooden outbuildings.  There will be heaters and a fire but be sure to still dress warmly!

    Situated on 115 acres, the farm is 35 minutes south of Hobart in the Huon Valley, a once thriving apple-growing region that exported apples all over the globe and earned Tasmania the title of the ‘Apple Isle’.  The farm went organic in 1997, thanks to the innovation of current orchardist, Andrew Smith. It was a bold move, transforming the orchard to organic, and involved a lot of new techniques and training to achieve. With a new focus on organic farming and the use of the apples in our cider, Willie Smiths hope to bring back the glory of the ‘Apple Isle’ days once more.

    3 hours
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8:30 AM
  • Arrival Coffee

    Come along and enjoy a coffee and visit some of the exhibitors before sessions start at 9.00am.

    30 mins
9:00 AM
  • A different take on Scrap Rates

    John will provide a very different look on how the Urban Group reduced their reject rate from a nightmate 70% to an acceptable 2% on a very specific product line with tecniques all moulders can apply to increase the quality of their parts and the financial bottom line.  

    John Collier

    We will tell you all about John soon......

    30 mins
9:30 AM
  • Slow Crack Growth in Rotational Mouldings

    One of the major failure modes of Polyethylene rotational mouldings is the development of cracks over time. Garry presents the findings of a study of slow crack growth in PE rotomouldings. He explores the influence which base resin, colourants and processing have upon a moulding's resistance to the formation of cracks. Resistance to slow crack growth can greatly increase the life span of Polyethylene mouldings subjected to stress

    Garry Whitehand

    Garry Whitehand is a Senior Technical Service Specialist working in the Product Development... More

    30 mins
10:00 AM
  • The New 4766

    Long awaited, the new 4766 now includes above, below and partially buried tanks for chemicals, water, diesel and some provisions for septic. It is a comprehensive new guide for even more of the Rotomoulding sector and even for non tank manufacturers includes some new global innovations around post production tests that every moulder should be aware of. In this presentation, Leisa will cover what has changed from the old 4766, what’s new and what it all means to you in certification and compliance.

    Leisa Donlan

    Leisa Donlan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and is a Fellow & Life Member... More

    30 mins
10:30 AM
  • Coffee Break
    30 mins
11:00 AM
  • Sensors & Automation of Production

    Aaron will provide an overview of automated production cycles and sensors needed to create a fully autonomous rotomoulding production process.

    Aaron Lederhose

    Aaron Lederhose has a Certificate 4 in Polymer Processing in both composite materials and... More

    30 mins
11:30 AM
  • Matrix Polymers Presentation

    In the past we at Matrix Polymers like to provide innovative and important information to attendees not just on what we do, but on important topics that impact you every day. 2020 is no different and we are working hard on our presentation to lead into what is to come from the business luncheon following this today......so stay tuned.....

    Grant Palling

    A Mechanical Engineer by background, Grant has over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing,... More

    30 mins
12:00 PM
  • Matrix Polymers Business Luncheon

    Enjoy a delicious seated luncheon with Rob Edwards, who will provide an entertaining session to focus your people on looking after themselves first.

    What does the flight attendant say?

    Yes, we all know the answer: “Put the oxygen on ourselves before helping others.” In the pace of modern life it’s easy to forget to look after our most important asset – ourselves. While ‘It’s All About You’ is a ton of fun, people also leave with a swag of immediate actions to take care of themselves and to feel their best. Many improve their health and work/life balance and that’s great, but it’s more than that. Being resilient, being a leader, being a parent, being a partner, being a team member, being an environmental citizen, making a difference – it’s the consistent small day to day actions that make the biggest difference to our long-term performance and quality of life, personally and professionally.  That’s the big take away that has people talking. What’s important to you and your people?

     

    Rob Edwards

    Rob Edwards, has a Bachelor of Science with majors in Anatomy & Physiology. He has been a... More

    2.5 hours
2:30 PM
  • Product Case Study

    Info to come.....

    Dru Laws

    Dru Laws graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and then from QUB in Polymer Engineering.... More

    30 mins
3:00 PM
  • Coffee Break
    30 mins
3:30 PM
  • All About Safety - Working Group Update

    Over the past twelve months there have been several accidents in the industry. In this presentation the ARMA Safety Working Group will detail broadly what happened, what happened after that and what you need to know about the risks to your own safety culture. The group will also be reviewing some existing resources and authoring some important new guides for the sector which will be highlighted in their presentation.

    30 mins
4:00 PM
  • Safety In Rotomoulding

    Ian will explore some of the challenges of managing safety within small to medium sized businesses, with limited resources, while ensuring we meet the many and varied requirements of regulators. The presentation will focus on several real examples of challenges that have occurred, which will be relevant to many moulders today, and will make many of you think a second time about your own safety systems and safety culture at your workplace.

    30 mins
4:30 PM
  • Who? Me! The Ethics and Economics of Dealing with Mental Health in the Workplace

    Imagine. One of your staff comes into work.  Eyes blood shot. Clearly looking very tired.  If you are brave enough to ask ARE YOU OK?, they likely say something like “yup” or “I will be.” Very occasionally they might say something like “My wife and I are having trouble,” or some other revealing comment about their personal life. 

    Now the spot light is on you to choose an appropriate response.  You must weigh up the information you have been given and decide.

    • Should your employee be at work today operating your machinery while they clearly are sleep deprived?
    • Can they operate in a manner that will keep them and your other staff safe today?
    • Should you ask any further question about your employee, his wife and his mental state?
    • Should you be supporting your employee and his wife? What is the likelihood that this situation will or will not affect your work place? 

    Often at this point you are tempted to think why me? Maybe even bury your head in the sand and let work go on with some degree of normality hoping that the kinks might just work themselves out.  As directors and managers perhaps the question we should be asking is WHO is responsible for this employee and their safety EVEN if the mental health issues have nothing to do with work?  The answer for each of you is ME! As this persons Director or manager I am responsible.

    Now what?

    Larissa Lloyd-Ward

    Larissa Lloyd-Ward is a member of the management team of Global Roto Moulding and has 15... More

    30 mins
7:00 PM
  • Qenos Gala Dinner

    The Qenos Dinner will be held in the very authentic Derwernt Room at the conference venue.  It will include sumptious local food and wine and the opportunity to network and talk to other delegates.

    3 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:30 AM
  • Arrival Coffee
    30 mins
9:00 AM
  • How can you reduce your environmental impact?

    Steve will provide a look at what we can all do to reduce our impact and ensure that we minimise our effect on our local environment.

    Steve Lewis

    Steve has worked in the plastics industry for 16 years and joined Vision Plastics as... More

    30 mins
9:30 AM
  • Rotomoulding and the Environment

    The ARMA Environment Sub-Committee is working on recycling, product stewardship, acknowledging the benefits of multi-use plastics and profiling how amazing roto is for the planet. Chris Glenn will discuss these projects are developing and delve deeper into the positive aspects of the freshly launched Operation Clean Sweep and the new ARMA Recycling Logo.

    Chris Glenn

    Chris Glenn is the Managing Director of Bushmans Group. Bushmans manufactures water and... More

    15 mins
9:45 AM
  • How to Implement Operation Clean Sweep

    Michelle will go through the steps involved in how to do a self-audit of your company for Operation Clean Sweep and how to do your part for the environment.

    Michelle Rose

    With a Degree in International Hotel Management as well as a Dual Diploma in Business and... More

    15 mins
10:00 AM
  • Gyro's year tackling waste, sustainability & the "loop"

    After being overwhelmingly paralysed by a plastic overload in the supermarket one day, I had to pull my head out of the sand and recognise that Gyro had a greater role to play in making a positive impact on our community and environment. Using recyclable plastic and managing waste responsibly was no longer enough. We had to make sustainability part of our companies everyday language to ensure Gyro was a business of choice into the future. 

    Trudi Duncan

    After failing to find a job as a post graduate, my now husband got tired of me riding horses for... More

    30 mins
10:30 AM
  • Coffee Break
    30 mins
11:00 AM
  • What are we Researching?

    Australia’s recent bushfires are likely to have an impact on the tank industry across our region, not only limited to those areas (or countries) affected. With proposed changes to building legislation it’s even more important for the industry to respond. In this presentation the ARMA Research Working Group will update you on Intumescent & Flame Retardants that we hope will help to solve this issue, new post production tests that we already have and some that we still need and finally give some details about what other areas and new markets this research work could help you enter in your own business.

    30 mins
11:30 AM
  • Steel mould advantages and technological reformation

    This presentation is mainly talk about steel moulds’ technical improvements.The current steel mould is completely different as the previous steel mould,it have a great differences on the quality, precision and automatic processing.As performance goes up, the reasonable price of steel mould is becoming a good choice to start new projects.

    Sharon Zhu

    Sharon Zhu is now the general manager assistant of Rising Sun rotomoulding machinery, and also... More

    15 mins
11:45 AM
  • Pursuing Integrity in our Industry

    The plastics industry is in the middle of some difficult times and now it’s even more important that we lead and show how important truth in advertising is, no matter which country a moulder is located. The ARMA Integrity Working Group has only just begun working out a new system to guide moulders about what they should and shouldn’t say to make a sale, what truth in hard advertising should look like and how careful handling of customer complaints can benefit the whole industry.

    30 mins
12:30 PM
  • Conference Close & Farewell Lunch
    1 hour