ARBURG and Partners Event Ireland

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2023 marks a special anniversary for ARBURG as the company commemorates 100 years of the Hehl family business. 

Continuing the success of ARBURG's Anniversary Days in Lossburg, Germany, and a hugely successful Open Day event at ARBURG UK in Warwick, we're delighted to be bringing the event to Athlone, Ireland, on Thursday 7th September 2023.


A unique event tailored to the Irish plastics market

Thursday 7th September 2023
09:00 - 15:30
First Polymer Training, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 RT29

Visitors to the event can look forward to exploring the hot topics of the Irish plastics market, with expert presentations and discussions focusing on improving sustainability, better energy efficiency, embracing digitalisation and maximising your OEE.

Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and network with industry peers, with experts from ARBURG and its partners on hand to advise and educate.

The electric ALLROUNDER 370 A with GESTICA operator platform will be on display.

Pre-registration is required - please fill in the form below to secure your place.


  • Expert presentations delivered by ARBURG and selected industry partners.
  • Dr Robin Kent is the day's keynote speaker and we have a limited amount of signed copies of his book "Sustainability Management in Plastics Processing", recently published in collaboration with the BPF. Register early to increase your chances of taking home one of the books!
  • Technology highlights: electric ALLROUNDER 370 A on display, including GESTICA controller.
  • Complimentary lunch for all attendees, as well as regular breaks for coffee and refreshments.
  • Plenty of opportunities throughout the day to socialise, network, and tour the First Polymer Training (FPT) facility.
  • For guests travelling further afield, we have secured a limited number of rooms at the Hodson Bay Hotel, which you can reserve through us at a preferential rate. We will be hosting a relaxed evening of food and drink on Wednesday 6th September. Please indicate your interest on the registration form and we will contact you to confirm.

ARBURG Ltd and Partners would be delighted if you could join them in Athlone in September to celebrate this special milestone for the company. The event is open to all within the injection moulding sector; being an ARBURG customer or having had previous contact with ARBURG is not a requirement for attendance.

Expert presentations

Central to the anniversary event is a series of expert presentations and discussions on the hot topics impacting plastics manufacturers today. Delivered by ARBURG and selected industry partners, the day's presentations will focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, digitalisation, and maximising your OEE.

Dr Robin Kent - Tangram Technology

Sustainability - It's Not What You Think it is!

Dr Robin Kent of Tangram Technology is the day's keynote speaker, and ARBURG will be giving away signed copies of his book "Sustainability Management in Plastics Processing," recently published in collaboration with the BPF. Robin's presentation "Sustainability – It's not what you think it is" will surely be a highlight and early registrants will have a chance to take home one of his books!

Dr Kent has published over 500 technical papers and has published six books on plastics manufacturing and is recognised as one of the world's leading experts in sustainability in plastics manufacturing.

Other speakers include:

  • Catherine Collins - Network Manager, First Polymer Training Skillnet
  • Samira Uharek - Sustainability Manager, ARBURG GmbH + Co KG
  • Reiner Heendeniya - Sales Director, Günther UK
  • Joern Sengelaub - Head of Sales, Contura MTC
  • Richard Payne - Segment Leader - Healthcare, Ultrapolymers
  • Noel Gately - Technology Gateway Manager, APT

Pre-registration is required - please fill in the form below to secure your place.


Wednesday 6th September
Hodson Bay Hotel – evening dinner and drinks hosted by ARBURG Ltd and Partners.
Thursday 7th September

08:15 - 09:30
Registration and coffee/tour exhibits.
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome from ARBURG and FPT.
09:40 - 10:00
Presentation – FPT: Opportunities with First Polymer Training Skillnet.
10:00 - 10:30
Presentation – ARBURG: Sustainability goals and their impact on the future of the medical manufacturing industry.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break – Exhibits.
11:00 - 11:30
Presentation – Günther: Energy-efficient hot runner systems for technical applications.
11:30 - 12:15
Keynote Speech – Dr Robin Kent - Tangram Technology: Sustainability - it's not what you think it is!
12.15 - 13.15 
Lunch - Exhibits.
13:15 - 13:45
Presentation – Contura MTC: Better, faster and more sustainable injection moulding by intelligent conformal cooling.
13:45 - 14:15
Presentation - Ultrapolymers: The double-edged sword: Plastic use and sustainability challenges in healthcare.
14:15 - 14:45
Presentation – APT: Engaging with Applied Polymer Technologies (APT) Gateway and available funding.
14:45 - 15:00
Concluding the day.
15:00 - 16:00
Exhibits and close.


For guests travelling from further afield, ARBURG and Partners have secured a limited amount of rooms at the Hodson Bay Hotel, which are available at a reduced rate. If applicable, please indicate you require accommodation on the below registration form and we will be in touch.

We will also be hosting an evening dinner on Wednesday 6th September, with overnight guests encouraged to attend for a relaxed evening of food and drink ahead of Thursday's event.

Register now

To attend the ARBURG Anniversary Event Ireland on Thursday 7th September, please enter your details in the below form. Registration is required for attendance.

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We would be delighted if you could join us in Athlone in September. 

We look forward to seeing you then.