More than 400 attendees and 75 exhibitors are expected at the technical conference, Oct. 9-12, 2016, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN. The schedule features 100+ sessions organized in tracks devoted to Web Coating and Laminating, Vacuum Web Coating, Specialty Web Coating, Web Handling, Roll-to-Roll Markets and Flexible Packaging. Plus, a popular vendor session allows suppliers to promote their product, service or company in a three-minute presentation. Attendees also may register for opening day short courses. Deadlines for presentation proposals are May 13 and May 27, respectively, for the Web Coating & Handling Conference and FlexPackCon.
Complete the online Call for Papers Form at www.aimcal.org/call-for-papers-submit.html or 4spe.org/flexpackcon2016.
“The SPE FlexPackCon partnership with the AIMCAL Web Coating and Handling Conference has expanded content and participation for both organizations over the past two years,” says Donna S. Davis of ExxonMobil, who serves as general operating chair for SPE FlexPackCon 2016. She explains, “Bringing coextrusion and sealing fundamentals to the coating world has been popular. Likewise, learning more about new high-performance coatings and technology has benefited the flexible packagers. The 2015 joint session featuring Marla Donahue, president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association, was widely acclaimed for its data and insights on this important industry. We trust the 2016 program will further this knowledge base, featuring the technology drivers as well as the current innovations.”
To facilitate networking, the conference schedule includes two receptions in the Table Top Exhibition area, the Dr. Bernard Henry Memorial 5k Fun Run, a golf scramble, the John Reading Memorial Scotch Tasting and local activities.
“Combining AIMCAL’s Web Coating and Handling Conference with SPE’s FlexPackCon has generated rave reviews the past two years,” says Danis Roy of Terphane Inc., president of AIMCAL. “Attendees love the breadth of topics the combined conference offers and the opportunity to take home ideas for new technology and productivity improvements,” he concludes.
About AIMCAL, Fort Mill, SC
AIMCAL, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at nearly 300. A global group, AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies via an array of technical and marketing services. Membership information is available online at www.aimcal.org
SPE is comprised of 20,000 + members in 84 countries, providing a global network of leading engineers, scientists, and other plastics professionals, including technicians, salespeople, marketers, retailers, and representatives from tertiary industries. The Society spreads knowledge, strengthens skills, and promotes plastics from its headquarters in Bethel, CT, USA. Focused on all aspects of the plastics industry, members can participate in numerous technical groups including Flexible Packaging. Membership information is available online at www.4spe.org