Rotomolding Processes Improvement
Heather’s department is working on qualifying resins to be used across a variety of specific market opportunities, from chemical containers to recreational equipment.
In addition to helping ensure startup readiness for our new plant, Heather is also working with the Association of Rotational Molders to tackle the challenge of longer cooling times in rotomolding. That collaborative team is developing trials using internal cooling devices to improve rotomolding cycle times and potentially make more parts per hour.
“Being a member of this association helps open a dialog to understanding what issues the industry is facing, from materials, to labor, to manufacturing,” she said.
The Pennsylvania College of Technology alum came to Shell Polymers with years of prior experience in plastics sales and engineering. She previously worked at the converter level, where she helped build a rotomolding plant from the ground up.
“This experience gave me an understanding of rotational molded products, from quality to manufacturing techniques and materials testing,” she said.