The GAA sessions consist of eight papers, four on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and four on Friday, Oct. 23, and include subjects such as gravure and printed electronics, quality control, biomaterials for flexible hybrid electronics and 3D printing, more sustainable cylinder washing, high-speed gravure printing, laser-engraved cylinders, and use of near-infrared technology in printing décor and packaging. See more details on the presentations below.
“The sessions organized by GAA are a great fit because many AIMCAL and SPE Flexible Packaging Division members use gravure printing and coating processes,” explains Chris Kerscher, executive director of AIMCAL. “Expanding the technical information exchange is core to our mission of Educating, Connecting, and Growing the industry.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel our 2020 Technical Forum, scheduled for the end of September 2020,” says Luigi P. DeFlaviis Jr., chairman of GAA. “Joining forces with AIMCAL allows us to present many of the papers virtually and to a larger audience.
A completely interactive experience awaits conference attendees, exhibitors, and speakers who will participate from their homes or offices. Agenda details and registration information may be found on the AIMCAL Website at https://www.aimcal.org/2020-r2r-usa-conference.html.
About AIMCAL, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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 companies. 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
About SPE Flexible Packaging Division, Bethel, Connecticut, USA
THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS® (SPE) Flexible Packaging Division has over 350 members from around the world representing many of the world’s leading companies at all levels in the value chain, from brand owners, to processors/converters, resin manufacturers, machinery builders, research institutions, and service providers. Members include a Rising Star under 35, numerous SPE Fellows, and a Plastics Hall of Fame inductee. For more information on SPE or to join, please go to www.4spe.org or https://flexpackdiv.4spe.org/
About GAA, Denver, North Carolina, USA
Formed in 2013 by the merger of the Gravure Association of America and the Packaging and Label Global Gravure Association, the Gravure Association of the Americas (GAA) promotes the gravure printing process for publication, package, and product printing. GAA provides a forum for the exchange of specialized information through a network of councils. The advanced, high-tech gravure printing process operates the fastest and widest presses in the world and was the first printing process to employ a totally digital environment. For more information on GAA, click on https://gaa.org/.