Plastics and Medical Applications

Updated: May 13

This event organised by the Australia-New Zealand Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers is in collaboration with the BioMelbourne Network, the Medical Technology Association of Australia, the Plastics Industry Manufacturers of Australia and co-located with the Australian Manufacturing Week Exhibition organised by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Ltd (AMTIL).

This will be the first in-person event organised by the SPE: A-NZ Section since the COVID-19 restrictions came into force.

Originally, this event was set-up as a showcase on the use of plastics in Medical and Medical Devices Applications. The SPE: A-NZ Section abandoned this approach and instead have concentrated more on presentations by service providers to the Medical (Devices) Applications industry sectors as we thought that this approach would be of greater benefit to the supply chain in which the Medical (Devices) Applications operate.

Timely incorporation of these and similar service providers in the delivery of your applications to the market and its customers will reduce costs, optimise the design of plastic applications used in the supply chain and provide faster delivery to the end customers in your chosen markets.

Applying the lessons learned from this One-Day Conference will assist you and your company in being more successful.

Attending the Conference will also provide you with entry to the Exhibition between 12 pm and 2 pm (lunch at own cost at the Exhibition). Entry to the Exhibition is free of charge, but you must register which you can do now:


Date/Time: Tuesday, 7th June 2022, 8:30 am for 8:55 start to 6:30 pm

Venue: International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000

Register Now!


Program Plastics and Medical Applications

8:30 am to 8:55 am

Registrations, tea and coffee

8:55 am to 9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Han Michel, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section

9:00 am to 9:30 am

Better materials selection to avoid customer disappointments

Roya Ravarian, Associate Manager, ResMed, NSW

9:30 am to 10:00 am

How Hydrix translates medical needs into products which help patients and reduce time to market

Brad Phillips, Director Business Development, Hydrix Australia, VIC

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Break, tea and coffee

10:30 am to 11:00 am

Automation and Assembly of Medical Devices with Plastics - Lessons Learned from a Solution provider perspective

Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions, Bradley Trewin, National Sales and Business Development Manager, VIC and John Parrington, Managing Director, Comtec, NSW

11:00 am to 11:30 am

The changing world of plastics affecting your products

Nicholas Rodgers, Technical Manager, Ego Pharmaceutical, VIC

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Q&A Panel and discussion

Roya Ravarian, Brad Phillips, Bradley Trewin, John Parrington and Nicholas Rodgers moderated by Han Michel, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Visiting the Exhibition at Australian Manufacturing Week and lunch (at own cost)

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

The challenges of building a product to replace 160 years of domination

Jefferson Weber, Development Manager, Vaxxas, QLD

2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Optimizing design to satisfy end-customers

John-Paul Daneel, Design + Industry, NSW

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Break Afternoon tea

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

A recycling success story

Paul Clark, Marketing Manager for IV Fluids, Baxter Health, NSW

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

How systems and technology will give you a competitive advantage

Mark Richards, Technical Director, Pharma Tech Systems, NSW

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Manufacturing Competitiveness Plan for 2022

Dr Jens Goennemann, CEO, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, NSW

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Q&A Panel and discussion

Jefferson Weber, John-Paul Daneel, Paul Clark, Mark Richards and Dr Jens Goennemann moderated by Han Michel, Event Coordinator, SPE: A-NZ Section

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Drinks and Canape’ s

For more information contact Han Michel by email: or

mobile: +61 416 168 255

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