Collaborate with Our Technical Service Team in the Applications Hall

The applications hall is a comprehensive building that will contain industrial-sized, conversion machines for pipe, blow molding, injection molding, and blown film applications by reliable manufacturers. Converters will work hand-in-hand with our technical services team on our state-of-the-art equipment to brainstorm custom solutions.

Industry-leading pioneers such as Francisco Alvarez, Adriana Velasquez, Carl Baker, Dan Falla, Elliot Carnevale, and Michael Misco will work in the applications hall to partner with our customers to troubleshoot technical challenges.

Carl Baker, Senior Technical Service Engineer | Pipe

Carl Baker, Senior Technical Service Engineer | Pipe

Meet our Polymer Pioneer, Carl Baker. Carl is an industry veteran with a strong track record of helping customers unlock competitive advantage in pressure pipe applications.

Meet Carl
Dan Falla, Senior Technical Service Engineer | PE Film

Dan Falla, Senior Technical Service Engineer | PE Film

Meet our Polymer Pioneer, Dan Falla. Dan has spent more than 30 years helping film customers to innovate in new product and application development. His major focus was food packaging innovation, and he is a subject matter expert in barrier film.

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Francisco Alvarez, Senior Technical Service Engineer | Injection and Blow Molding

Francisco Alvarez, Senior Technical Service Engineer | Injection and Blow Molding

Meet our Polymer Pioneer, Francisco Alvarez. Francisco is an experienced polymers industry expert with more than 20 years of industry experience and a strong background in polymer processing and specialist experience in resin testing and design.

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Michael Misco, Technical Service Engineer | Blow Molding

Michael Misco, Technical Service Engineer | Blow Molding

Meet our Polymer Pro, Michael Misco. Michael has nearly 10 years of experience in the blow molding manufacturing industry and helping customers innovate in new product and application development.

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Elliot Carnevale, Technical Service Engineer | Injection Molding

Elliot Carnevale, Technical Service Engineer | Injection Molding

Meet our Polymer expert, Technical Service Engineer, Elliot Carnevale. Elliot has over a decade of experience in plastic injection molding and extrusion, product formulation and troubleshooting; and he is looking forward to leveraging expertise to help customers make better parts more efficiently.

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To set our technical service team up for success, we're filling the applications hall with state-of-the-art, commercial equipment. Converters can count on our machines to run properly and efficiently so they can collaborate with our Polymer Pros and Pioneers whenever they need to test resin and troubleshoot, without having to shut down your business’ production lines. Learn more about the different types of equipment we’ll have in the applications hall below:

Application Hall Technology

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Application Hall Technology
Detail 1

Blow Molding

The application hall will have two industrial-sized, blow-molding machines:

  • A Kautex electric machine equipped with a mono-layer and size-layer flow head that can be used to manufacture containers of different sizes
  • A Uniloy mono-layer hydraulic machine that can be used for dairy applications
Detail 2

Blown Film

The application hall will have three industrial-sized Alpine film lines that produce:

  • 9-layer blown film
  • 5-layer blown film
  • Mono-layer blown film
Detail 3

Injection Molding

The application hall will have three industrial-sized KraussMaffei injection molding machines:

  • a 650-metric ton machine typically used for making buckets
  • a 120-metric ton machine that can be used to make caps and closures
  • an 80-metric ton machine for making test parts
Detail 4

Pipe Extrusion

The application hall will have an industrial-sized pipe extrusion machine:

  • KrauseMaffei two-layer machine that can make pipe between 1” and 4”

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Backed by Seasoned Scientists and State-of-the-Art Labs

Shell Polymers also features several labs staffed with polymer scientists that work closely with our technical service teams to help solve customer challenges. This includes a lab dedicated to quality control that ensures the product meets the required specifications, as well as a separate polymer science lab for conducting full characterization of Shell Polymers resins, properly measuring the performance of parts fabricated from it.

Technical Tips Across Conversion Processes

Fireside Chat with Carl and Dan

Unlock competitive advantages, assess industry trends, and discover new techniques in pressure pipe and blown film applications.

Future of Injection Molding: Using Simulation

Discover how simulation technology is impacting PE injection molding from Shell Polymer Pro Elliot Carnevale, Technical Service Engineer.

Prevent Defects in Blow Molding Products

Minimize costly product defects with these five best practices from Shell Polymer Pro Mike Misco, Technical Service Engineer

Rotational Molding Troubleshooting

Minimize expensive rotomolding defects with these tips from Shell Polymer Pioneer Adriana Velasquez, Senior Technical Service Engineer