Building on a successful 2016 conference with nearly 400 attendees, over 100 presentations and more than 75 exhibitors, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) will again present a combined event in 2017.
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.
Abstract May 27
Papers July 1
Presentations July 29
Topics will include:
eCommerce Implications for Packaging
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 Process Developments, Including Monitoring and Analysis
Functional and Smart Packaging
Anti-counterfeit, Traceability, Regulatory and Food Safety
Brand-Owner Perspectives and Case Studies