Plastic Materials for
Industrial Machinery Webinar


Plastic materials offer a number of benefits for machinery components including reduced noise, light weight, and low friction without the use of external lubrication.  

This webinar is intended for machinery designers and engineers who wish to develop additional expertise with plastic material selection and plastic part design. Download the webinar slides.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • The basics of plastic material selection (UHMW, nylon, acetal, and polycarbonate)
  • Advanced materials for challenging friction and wear applications (lubricated PET, bearing grade PEEK, LubX® C, and Fluorosint®)
  • Metal detectable and X-ray detectable plastics
  • Plastics that resist cleaning chemicals
  • Plastics for high temperature applications
  • FDA compliant plastics
  • Part geometry tips for successful plastic part design

Presented by Dr. Keith Hechtel

Dr. Keith Hechtel is Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Inc., based in Orchard Park, NY. Dr. Hechtel is a recognized speaker on plastic materials and plastic part design. He has conducted numerous presentations for engineers, designers, and fabricators in both industrial and academic settings.

With degrees in geology, industrial technology, and business administration, plus 25-plus years of plastics industry experience, Keith leads the Curbell Plastics Business Development team and offers a unique and practical perspective to material selection and application counseling. He has helped hundreds of businesses achieve quality improvements and cost savings through the use of performance plastics.