The Minitec+ Conference, sponsored by the SPE Extrusion Division and the Polymers Center, was a huge success. On May 1st and 2nd, more than 80 attendees came to the Polymers Center to learn about the latest in Extrusion. Day 1 featured presentations by Coperion, Davis-Standard, JSW Plastics Machinery Inc, Compuplast, Celgard, Teel Plastics, Cloeren Incorporated and Leistritz Extrusion Technology. Day 2 featured tips and techniques for optimizing processes related to the extrusion of PET and PLA formulations. Attendees were given a facility tour of the Polymers Center, and participated in an interactive co-rotating twin screw design/assembly session. In addition, a micro-compounder with direct injection molding demonstration was given to the participants. Companies were able to present themselves and their capabilities with exhibits set up at the event.