Flexible Packaging Conference 2016
Short Courses:  October 9, 2016,  1:30 pm-5:00 pm
Conference:  October 10-12, 2016

Building on a successful 2015 conference with nearly 400 attendees, over 100 presentations and more than 75 exhibitorsthe Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) will again present a combined event in 2016.   

A program of parallel tracks will address extrusion, coating, lamination, metallization, converting, and the performance requirements driving design for flexible packaging.  Presentations are anticipated to include recent developments in machinery, materials, and packaging designs targeted to an assortment of applications from food to electronics to transportation.  Issues facing consumer product companies from food preservation to supply chain security are program considerations. 

The event will begin with a series of seminars or tutorials providing in-depth overview of the technologies addressed in the event. 

Program Deadlines:

Abstract   May 27

Papers  July 1

Presentations   July 29

Topics will include:

Sustainability, Recycling, Bio-Based, Materials, and Biodegradability

Nanotechnology/Nano and Micro-Layering

Barrier Technology, Sealing and Closures, Advances in Tie Layers

Extrusion and Extrusion Coating: New Technology & Problem Solving

New Packaging Materials and Processes

Functional and Smart Packaging

Anti-counterfeit, Traceability, Regulatory and Food Safety

Brand-Owner Perspectives and Case Studies


Carey Yang
Technical Program Chair

Donna Davis
General Operating Chair

Dave Constant
SPE Exhibitors and Sponsor Chair