Archived News Releases, 2000

June 8, 2000

RJG, INC. & A. Routsis Associates to Develop DECOUPLED MOLDING SM Interactive Courses

RJG, Inc. and A. Routsis Associates have announced plans to collaborate on developing an interactive CD-ROM training program based on RJG’s unique DECOUPLED MOLDING SM technology for processors. RJG, Inc., located in Traverse City, Michigan, provides processing training, consulting services, plant-wide monitoring systems, cavity pressure sensors, and machine control equipment.

All of RJG’s products and services are centered on DECOUPLED MOLDING SM processing techniques. This DECOUPLED MOLDING SM technique improves process consistency by separating the molding process into three distinct phases: filling, packing and cooling. RJG, Inc. currently provides processing training through seminars and hands-on training. “We look forward to working with A. Routsis Associates in putting the DECOUPLED MOLDING SM process in an interactive CD-ROM training format that will enhance our existing in-house and on-site training programs.” – Matt Groleau, President, RJG, Inc.

A. Routsis Associates, located in Dracut, Massachusetts, provides both consulting and training services for plastics companies worldwide. Most of A. Routsis Associates efforts are focused on developing PC based interactive CD-ROM training programs for the plastics industry. These interactive products use a combination of media including 3-D animation and high quality digital video to reinforce understanding of complex concepts. Training programs, which incorporate the DECOUPLED MOLDING SM process technology, will be integrated into the popular Advanced Processing Series currently provided by A. Routsis Associates.

RJG, Inc. and A. Routsis Associates will continue to work together to develop training courses designed to compliment each of their training programs. “By working with RJG, we will be able to provide RJG customers with the latest in interactive training technology, while introducing our customers to this processing technique.” – Andy Routsis, President, A. Routsis Associates

January 10, 2000

Polymer Training Resources & A. Routsis Join Forces to Create New Training Mix

Two of the nation’s leading plastics industry training companies have announced a joint venture to share resources and provide a broader range of training opportunities. Polymer Training Resources (PTR) and A. Routsis Associates (ARA) have formed a working relationship to provide custom training programs for companies in the plastics industry. "This alliance was formed to give customers the best of both worlds. Combining the multimedia technology of A. Routsis interactive training CDs with PTR’s proven, instructor-based, on-site training meets the future needs of the plastics industry as it continues to expand, and the demand for well-trained personnel increases," said B. David Waters, Business Director of PTR in Des Moines, Iowa.

In addition, both companies’ Internet sites ( and are linked to facilitate customer communications and interaction with PTR and Routsis. "This collaboration provides companies in the plastics industry with more training opportunities through one source. Customers can now benefit from PTR’s personal training approach, coupled with our interactive training programs, which provide the latest in 3D animation and simulation technology," commented Andy Routsis, President of A. Routsis Associates of Dracut, Massachusetts. ARA and PTR are working together to produce new training products and services that incorporate the benefits of both companies’ training resources.