You must admit that films are unique semifinished products. First of all, because they can be manufactured from nearly all polymers - PE, PP, PVC, PET, thermoplastic polyurethane, PA. Secondly, they have unlimited applications and are no longer connected with pre-packing bags only. Film coating, films with data medium function… I suppose new film "genres" are likely to appear in future. In the third place, this field allows endless innovations - concerning properties of new film brands, equipment for films manufacture, etc. However, despite numerous changes there is one thing that always remains in demand - quality of film materials. Hardly anyone would argue that the key to it is high professional skills of producers of these semifinished products. In this issue we open a topic devoted to personnel development and staff training for the plastics processing industry - in article "Where do they teach polymer industry workers?" - and we really hope for active participation of our readers in this conversation. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. But while enjoying pleasant and useful reading please do not forget that summer has already started and efficient work should be followed by no less efficient rest. On June 20-21 Plastiks magazine invites all comers to Samara to take part in the II annual bowling tournament among polymer workers and then to 24-hour cruise on the Volga river. For more details visit our site www.plastics.ru. We will meet for sure!
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