Dr. Throne was the invited lecturer at Two Indian Plastics Institute Programs in India in March 2005. He presented a plenary overview of thermoforming to more than 400 technologists at the IPI meetings in Mumbai (Bombay) on 25 March and in Delhi on 28 March. Jim began his several-hour presentation by summarizing the history of thermoforming. He then outlined new developments in materials, machinery, markets, mold and part design and controls. Reliance Industries Ltd., Supreme Petrochem Ltd., Irwin Research and Development Inc., and Wonderpack Industries PVT Ltd. sponsored his presentations. During his ten-day stay in India, he discussed thermoforming technology with more than a dozen thermoformers, machinery builders, and materials suppliers, many seeking cooperative efforts with North American companies.

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