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Lined with Corrosion Resistant Plastic

We are proud to announce the 2019 John Kidd Award winner L. Ted Hutton who first started welding thermoplastics in the early 1960’s. He has worked with thermoplastic fabrication, welding, resin manufacturing, processing, and specification for more than 50 years. He has been involved with ASME for more than 25 years including ASME RTP-1 Dual laminates and main committee members, ASME NPPS, and AWS (American Welding Society). Ted finished his B.S in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in 1975 and worked professionally at Pentube Plastics (Dixon Industries) as an Chief Engineer, Liquid Nitrogen Processing (LNP) where he supervised compounding and coating manufacturing and sales, Allied Chemical as Technical Service and Marketing for Halar® ECTFE, Westlake Plastics as Director of Technical Services, and Arkema as a Senior Development Engineer for Kynar® PVDF. Today he is a consultant for Plasticwelding, LLC where he relies on his experience to support the thermoplastic industry.


The John Kidd award is presented annually to the individual whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence and integrity in the field of Dual Laminates. The individual can be a fabricator, material supplier, inventor, consultant, end user, welder, or anyone else who has been instrumental in the development fabrication, or promotion of Dual Laminates.

John Kidd Award Winners Nominations