The schedule for the meeting, co-organized by the Assn. of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) and the Society of Plastics Engineers Flexible Packaging Division (SPE), Bethel, CT, features more than 100 sessions. The complete agenda and registration information may be viewed online at www.aimcal.org.
The conference schedule is organized in four concurrent tracks: Web Coating, SPE FlexPackCon, Vacuum Web Coating and Web Handling. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Web Handling is replaced by a Joint Session track devoted to emerging technologies primarily related to printed electronics and solar energy.
Six optional short courses precede the keynote address on Sunday, Oct. 9. On Sunday morning attendees may choose a course on Web Handling, Coextrusion to Improve Barrier Properties or Web Coating Defect Reduction Techniques. The three afternoon options are Web Slitting Technology, Quality Control Techniques for the Factory Floor and Electrostatics in Web Handling.
The conference schedule offers numerous opportunities for networking including Tabletop Exhibit Receptions on Sunday, Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 10; a scramble golf tournament or tour of Graceland, home of Elvis Presley; local activities and a Farewell Reception.
About AIMCAL, Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
AIMCAL represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at 250+. 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 plastics professionals, including engineers, scientists, academia, technicians, salespeople, marketers, retailers, and other representatives from the industry. For almost 75 years, SPE has been the “go to” technical information, training, networking, and knowledge-sharing source for plastics professionals who want to advance their knowledge and their careers. 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