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10 Sep 2015

Greene, Tweed Announces Web Seminar Event for Oilfield Market

3000XT-Webinar Press Release-v6Houston (September 2015) – Greene, Tweed announces that its Oilfield Business Group will host a web seminar on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. The online event will kick off at 11:00 A.M CT/12:00 P.M. ET and features two of the oil & gas industry’s most prominent subject matter experts on elastomers and thermoplastic applications.

The one-hour web seminar is titled Thermoplastics & Reliability: How Material, Design, and Experience Matters. Extending Your Operating Envelope in Extreme Conditions with Arlon® 3000 XT. It will be presented by Charles N. Edwards, President of CNE Polymer Consulting, Inc. and Rick Thoman, Principal Engineer and subject matter expert for Greene, Tweed’s Oilfield Business Group.

Charles N. Edwards is a leading expert on elastomer and plastics applications for the oil & gas industry. With 30 years of experience as Senior Materials Engineer at Schlumberger, he is now President of CNE Polymer Consulting, Inc., bringing more than 40 years of knowledge to Greene, Tweed’s web seminar. Mr. Edwards is an active member with several organizations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API), Energy Polymer Group (EPG), International Standards Organization (ISO), and NACE.

Rick Thoman is Greene, Tweed’s Principal Engineer and subject matter expert for their Oilfield Business Group. With over 30 years of elastomeric and thermoplastic product knowledge, Mr. Thoman began working at Greene, Tweed in 1983. Since then, he has worked in many capacities, including manager of product engineering, senior research & development engineer, market segment specialist, and business manager. Mr. Thoman has presented at industry conferences around the world and has authored several papers for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Energy Polymer Group, and American Society of Materials.

During the seminar, which will feature a live Q&A session, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Thoman will discuss how careful thermoplastic selection can solve some of the biggest challenges facing oil & gas professionals today. They will also share insights to help future-proof material performance in HPHT and other challenging environments that are becoming more common in the Oil & Gas industry.

Web Seminar participants will learn:

  1. How Oil & Gas industry trends impact the performance of thermoplastic components in your critical applications
  2. How material, design, and experience can be applied to solve your customer’s biggest challenges
  3. How an advanced engineered thermoplastic can safely and reliably extend the operating envelope in extreme conditions

Interested participants may register for the web seminar here.


About Greene, Tweed
Greene, Tweed leverages expertise in a variety of markets and products to give customers the most innovative solutions to meet performance challenges and reduce total cost of operation. With fully qualified engineering, sales, and support personnel located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, Greene, Tweed delivers solutions to individual customer applications on a global scope. Greene, Tweed products are sold and distributed worldwide.
For additional information, contact Greene, Tweed at + or visit our website at

Jody L. Jacobs
Corporate Marketing
Office: +1.267.932.5305

Seema Gangatirkar
Senior Market Research Analyst
Greene, Tweed
Office: +1.281.765.6680

*Arlon® 3000 XT by Greene, Tweed based on VESTAKEEP®, an Evonik product

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