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Pre-Show Seminar Program

Seminar sessions are charged at individual prices and include a 3-day exhibition hall pass.


AWA DecTec™ USA - Labeling & Package Decorating Technologies Seminar 2013

Monday, April 8th, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $295

DecTec™ (Decoration Technologies) is the label and labeling platform to provide a review of product decoration in its broader context, as a prime component in packaging. This broader perspective on the labeling and product decoration market provides a foundation for informed decision making across the value chain, and the perspective for companies to evaluate their strategies, market position, competitive environment, business, technology platforms and available choices of decorating technology to ensure a successful future.

DecTec™ 2013, organized by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, will feature presentations by key industry leaders in the labeling and product decoration industry, across the entire value chain, providing up-to-date information on the markets and its evolving technologies with both national and international perspectives.

Join the seminar - bring yourself fully up-to-speed on the technological and market developments in the labeling & packaging industry

AWA Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
9:00 - 9:15 Seminar Welcome & Opening
Market Session
9:15 - 9:45 Label and Product Decoration Market Global Overview
Jackie Marolda , Vice President & Senior Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
9:45 - 10:15 An In-depth Look at the Sleeve Label Market
Raul Matos, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Karlville Development USA, Inc
10:15 - 10:45 An Update on the Developments in the Linerless Market
Jackie Marolda , Vice President & Senior Consultant, AWA Alexander Watson Associates
10:45 - 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 - 12:00 Why Digital Now & Where is it Going?
Michael Ring, President, Xeikon America
12:00 - 12:30 Recycling Initiatives for Liners, Labels, Films & Paper
Calvin Frost, CEO, Channeled Resources Group
Materials & Technologies Session
12:30 - 1:00 Latest Technological Advancement in Inline Coating & Printing including Linerless Technology Advancement
Yves Lafontaine, Vice President Marketing, ETI Converting Equipment
1:00pm - 2:00 Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 Label Papers Assessment and Developments
John Smedley, Sales Director North America, UPM Specialty Papers
2:30 - 3:00 Anti-counterfeiting Technologies as Part of the Label and Package
Adam Scheer, Marketing Director, JDSU Advanced Optical Technologies
3:00 - 3:30 Digital Printing Materials for Labels & Package Decoration
Dene Taylor, President, Specialty Papers & Films
3:30 - 3:45 Seminar Close


CEMA Coating & Drying Fundamentals for Converters

Monday, April 8th, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $295

This seminar is a special condensed version of the CEMA two day seminar exclusively for the ICE exhibition. The instructors take the attendee through the web coating operation from unwind to rewind, with everything in between. All involved are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and present the fundamentals of coating and laminating through engaging presentations. Instructors include real world tips for improving productivity, reducing downtime and waste and increasing yield and throughput.

CEMA Coating & Drying Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
8:00 - 8:05 Welcome and Introduction
Doug Krasucki
8:05 - 8:25 Substrate Cleaning and Prep
Dr. Ken McCarthy, Clean Room Coating Solutions
8:25 - 8:55 Substrate Surface Treatment Options
Tom Gilbertson , Enercon
8:55 - 9:20 Overview of Fluid Delivery Systems
Dr. Ken McCarthy, Clean Room Coating Solutions
9:20 - 10:05 Coating Methods - Overview
Dr. Edward Cohen, Ed Cohen Consulting
10:05 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 10:50 Coating Methods - Gravure
John Looser, New Era Converting Equipment
10:50 - 11:20 Coating Methods - Mayer Rod
Doug Krasucki, R.D. Specialties
11:20 - 11:50 Coating Methods - Premetered
Sam Iuliano, Extrusion Dies Industries
11:50 - 12:55 Lunch
12:55 - 1:15 Hard Chrome Precision Rolls
Peter Koch, ABBA Rubber
1:15 - 1:40 Rubber Rolls
Dene Taylor, President, Specialty Papers & Films
1:40 - 2:10 Basic Industrial Drying Methods
Mike Sellers, Advance Systems
2:10 - 2:40 Optimizing Your Dryer
Dan Bemi, MEGTEC Systems
2:40 - 3:10 Dealing With Static Electricity
Kelly Robinson, Electrostatic Answers
3:10 - 3:25 Break
3:25 - 3:55 Laboratory and Pilot Coating Technology
Dr. Edward Cohen, Ed Cohen Consulting
3:55 - 4:25 Online Coat Weight Measurement
Ted Schnackertz, NDC Infrared Engineering
4:25 - 4:55 Web Tension and Tension Control Systems
Chris Harper, MAGPOWER
4:55 Closing Remarks
Doug Krasucki


CEMA Web Slitting and Rewinding for Converters

Monday, April 8th, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $295

This seminar is a condensed version of the CEMA two day seminar exclusively for the ICE exhibition. The seminar is ideal for anyone involved with the slitting and rewinding operations for paper, film, nonwovens and other continuous flexible materials. The people who design and manufacture slitting and rewinding equipment will take you step by step through the best practices techniques in such areas as winding, slitting, tension, trim removal and static.

CEMA Slitting & Rewinding Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
8:00 - 8:10 Welcome and Introduction
Doug Brockelbank, Montalvo Corp
8:10 - 8:55 Specifying a Slitter-Rewinder / Salvage Rewinder
Tom Herold, Stanford Products
8:55 - 9:40 The Art of Winding a Good Roll
Duane Smith, Davis-Standard
9:40 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:30 Common Slitting Techniques
Dave Rumson, DR Consulting
10:30 - 11:15 Static Issues
Matt Fyffe, Meech International
11:15 - 12:00 Differential Winding Products and Practices
Sean Craig, Tidland Corporation
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 Slitting and Electronic Technology
Dave Rumson, DR Consulting
1:45 - 2:30 Trim Removal
Mark Otani, Quick Draft
2:30 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:35 Winding Shaft Dos & Don'ts
Dave Sullivan, GoldenRod Corp
3:35 - 4:20 Web Tension & Tension Control
Doug Brockelbank, Montalvo Corp
4:20 - 4:50 Sage on Stage - Questions & Answers
All Speakers
4:50 Conference Closing & Evaluations
Doug Brockelbank, Montalvo Corp


Understanding and Selecting PSA Tapes
Presented by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council

Monday, April 8th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $295

We will define the basic properties of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and discuss how polymer and material properties combine to give the unique performance attributes of tapes. We will go on to explain how these properties affect what happens during bonding – how bonds form, and what can prevent them from forming properly, as well as how these properties affect the converting and processing of tapes during manufacture.

We will also discuss the different materials used to make tapes (adhesives, backings etc.) and how those choices affect the end performance of the tape, and therefore what applications it can be used in. We will also include a discussion of common test methods used to qualify tapes – what they are performed, what they mean and how to relate the data to real applications.

PSTC Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
9:00am Welcome and Introductions
PSAs and Adhesion - What tapes are and how they work
(includes a mid-morning break)
Graeme Roan, Ph.D.
11:45am Lunch
1:00pm Testing PSA Tapes: Understanding common tests and what they mean
Gerard Prilutski, Ph.D.
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Selection of PSA Tapes: Understanding how to pick the right tape for your application
Tom DuPont
4:30pm Wrap up
5:00pm Close


Enabling Innovation in Packaging with UV & EB Curable Inks, Coatings & Adhesives

Monday, April 8th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Room #N220 C
Cost: $95

Leading suppliers and users of UV (ultraviolet) and EB (electron beam) curable inks, coatings, and adhesives will discuss some of the current and future trends and applications in press technology, special effect ink/coatings, and other sustainable and innovation initiatives. Discussions will show how these initiatives are driving and enabling current and future packaging developments. Representatives from Consumer Product Goods (CPG) companies will be invited to speak about their perspectives on the impact of UV and EB technology on package development.

Radtech Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
9:00 - 9:30 High Intensity UV Dryer Boxes and CI flexo presses equals Spectacular Printing!
Speaker TBC , Prime UV Systems
9:30 - 10:00 UV Inkjet
Dene Taylor, SPF Inc
10:00 - 10:30 Low Migration Technology for Food Packaging
Tony Bean, Sun Chemical
10:30 - 11:00 Printing, Packaging and Converting Applications for Electron Beam Technology
Steve Lapin, PCT Engineered Systems
11:00 - 11:30 UV LED Curing for Printing and Packaging
Ed Kiyoi, Phoseon Technology
11:30 - 12:00 Choosing Photonitiators for UV/LED
Eileen Jaranilla-Tran, Rahn Corporation


TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technologies

Monday, April 8, 8:00am – 5:30pm
Cost: $450
(TAPPI Member Rate)
Cost: $675 (Non-Member Rate)
Cost: $624 (TAPPI Member Rate including annual individual membership)

TAPPI offers this exclusive opportunity to attend the first ever collaboration between two of their premier technical divisions – PLACE (Polymers, Laminations, Coatings and Extrusions) and the Nanotechnology Division. They bring together the leading experts in the field of Flexible Packaging and New Technology developments, who will share their insights on the emerging areas of nanotechnology within packaging.

This 3-session event will open a window to the most recent innovations in the use of nanotechnology in packaging. The first session highlights Innovations in Preparing Polymer-Based Nanomaterials for improving the mechanical and barrier properties of flexible packaging materials.

The second session features Innovations in Traditional Barrier Enhancements for packaging films.

And the third session presents the tactical topics of Brand Launch Strategies, Shelf Appeal Enhancement, and Brand Authentication for the innovatively packaged consumer products. Leading researchers and practitioners from a number of key companies that have developed or are using nanotechnologies that enhance the performance of flexible packaging materials will be featured.

TAPPI PLACE Seminar Program - Monday April 8, 2013
Innovations in Nanocomposites Session
8:00 - 8:30 Preparation Techniques for Nanoscale Cellulose Fibers
Mike Bilodeau, University of Maine
8:30 - 9:00 Nano kaolins for Packaging Materials
Phil Jones, IMERYS
9:00 - 9:30 Hybrid Antimicrobial Copper-cellulose based Nanocomposite embedded in Thermoplastic Resins for active Food Packaging
Gloria Oporto, West Virginia University
9:30 - 10:00 Barrier & Mechanical Property Improvements In Flexible Packaging Films Using Nanocellulose
Sean Ireland, Verso Paper
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Safety Aspects of Nanoparticles & Food Packaging
Jo Anne Shatkin, CLF Ventures, Inc
11:00 - 11:30 Adhesion-Promotion Effects on Nanocomposite Films
Rory Wolf, Enercon Industries
11:30 - 12:00 Disruptive Innovations with Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) and Flexible Packaging Industry
Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta
12:00 - 12:30 Nanocellulose-based Coating Effects on Graphic Impact
Doug Bousfield, University of Maine
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
Innovations in Barrier Session
1:30 - 2:00 Packaging Film Fabrication Methods and Impact on Barrier
Gary Oliver, Polymer Processing Specialists, LLC
2:00 - 2:30 Advancements in NanoLayer Cast Barrier Films for Flexible Packaging
Derek Ford, Cloeren
2:30 - 3:00 How Good is Your Barrier Packaging in the Real World?
Nowrin Abedin, Celplast and Larry Jopko, Dow Chemicals
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:00 Managing Barrier Performance Through the Use of New Enhanced PE's and Application Design
Norm Aubee, NOVA Chemicals
Brand Launch, Shelf Appeal & Authentication Session
4:00 - 4:30 Brand Launch Strategies Reinvented
Joe Forgét, Technetium
4:30 - 5:00 Cast/Cure & Soft Touch
Tim Cain, Breit Technologies
5:00 - 5:30 Brand Protection with botanical DNA-Containing Anti-Counterfeiting Ink
Tom Gladtke, Applied DNA Sciences