The joint meeting builds on 2014’s highly successful inaugural combination of the two meetings, which drew 400 attendees and 75 exhibitors.
“Attendees enthusiastically embraced the broader scope of the combined event,” reports Craig Sheppard, executive director of AIMCAL.
The 2015 program will consist of parallel tracks devoted to Web Coating and Laminating, Vacuum Web Coating, Extrusion Web Coating, Web Handling, Roll-to-Roll Markets and Flexible Packaging. Potential topics include developments in machinery, materials, packaging designs, enhanced shelf life and supply chain security.
A call for papers has been issued by both groups, and exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. To participate as a speaker in a WCHC track, please follow the Speaker Guidelines and complete the Call for Papers Submission Form. Both documents can be downloaded from the AIMCAL website, www.aimcal.org. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.
Presentations should be directed to technical professional personnel in R&D, manufacturing, and marketing. Proposals are evaluated according to:
• Potential for advancing the manufacturing process
• Innovativeness of the technology and its contribution to the industry
• Value to the technical/production community
Prospective FlexPackCon speakers should contact Chris Kerscher
(Chris_Kerscher@us.aschulman.com), the technical program chair, or Donna Davis (email@example.com), the general operating chair. SPE exhibitors and sponsors will be coordinated by Dave Constant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AIMCAL represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership surpassed 270 companies in 2014, a new record. AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies via an array of technical and marketing services. The global group is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, USA. Membership information is available on-line at www.aimcal.org.
SPE is comprised of 16,000+ 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 on-line at www.4spe.org.