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PaperCon 2017 – Minneapolis, MN

PaperCon 2017

PaperCon 2017
April 23-26, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Room: M100D
Minneapolis, MN

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the most important gathering of Paper and
Board Professionals in the industry.

PaperCon brings together industry professionals from around the world eager to share knowledge, innovation and new ideas about the paper and board industry.  These professionals know that PaperCon is the premier industry event offering them the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest technologies, best practices, issues and solutions to help them stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

Learn from a panel of experts from TAPPI’s Coating and Graphic Arts Division

This exceptional training in the basics is held as part of the Coating Program at PaperCon 2017, and it’s a great way to kick off all the events taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The topics covered:

  • Current commercial print methods and the equipment used, including traditional offset and emerging digital technologies
  • Paper and packaging grades that are typically printed and the methods used
  • Examples of print and press problems, how to identify and potential solutions
  • Predicting and testing print quality
  • Color perception and color gamut

Introduction to Printing 101

This two-day introductory course is designed for those who need to understand print quality, attend print trials, trouble shoot print problems or are generally new to printing operations.You’ll learn from a panel of experts from TAPPI’s Coating and Graphic Arts Division.This exceptional training in the basics is held as part of the Coating Program at PaperCon 2017, and it’s a great way to kick off all the events taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The topics covered: Current commercial print methods and the equipment used, including traditional offset and emerging digital technologies.

  • Paper and packaging grades that are typically printed and the methods used
  • Examples of print and press problems, how to identify and potential solutions
  • Predicting and testing print quality
  • Color perception and color gamut

For a complete agenda, registration information and other useful information please visit http://www.papercon.org/attendevents/

 

2017 CoatingsTech Conference

2017 CoatingsTech Conference The 2017 CoatingsTech Conference will be held March 20-22, 2017 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by the American Coatings Association (ACA), the theme of the conference is “Meeting the Sustainability Challenges of Today and Tomorrow.”

The multi-track forum offers industry experts a platform for sharing new research, and will include innovative and advanced short courses, as well as several open forum sessions. David Bem, vice president of Science and Technology and chief technology officer at PPG Industries, will deliver the keynote address on current and emerging market demands and regulatory trends.

Following the keynoter will be sessions on Advanced Analytics and Modeling Strategies; Novel Materials; Smart and Multifunctional Coatings; Weathering and Service Life/Paint Defects; Bio-based Solutions; Industrial Coatings; and Product Stewardship. In addition to technology-focused sessions, the conference will also feature a special one-day Regulatory & Sustainability Session, which will begin with an address from Michael Morris, program supervisor from California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Also offered will be 10 sessions covering topics such as Prop 65, Ozone Transport Commission Initiatives, TSCA, national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, and more. The CoatingsTech Conference enables coatings manufacturers, their suppliers, universities, and government representatives to share ideas, collaborate, and gain up-to-date information on topics critical to the coatings industry.

See more at: http://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_online-exclusives/2017-01-03/aca-coatingstech-conference-to-be-held-march-20-22-in-cleveland/#sthash.ele4Qw3W.dpuf

Article published by coatingsworld.com

Liquid Packaging Market to Grow by 5.4% CAGR to 2021

Flexible Packaging for Liquid Product is on the Rise

Liquid packaging

The market size for liquid packaging is projected to reach $370.75 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 5.4% between 2016 and 2021, driven by high demand from the food and beverages industry while flexible liquid packaging is the fastest-growing liquid packaging type, globally.
According to a new report available through ReportsnReports.com, India, titled Liquid Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Flexible, Rigid), Resin

Increasing demand from the food and beverages industry is the major driver for the liquid packaging market. The global liquid packaging industry is expected to rise with increasing demand from the food and beverage industry in economies such as India, China, Africa, Middle East, Germany, Brazil, and others. Increasing carbon footprint due to use of various resins in the manufacturing of liquid packaging is the major restraint affecting the growth of the market.

Flexible liquid packaging is the fastest-growing liquid packaging type. This packaging type provides various advantages such as longer shelf life, less cost, consumer friendly, capable of retaining freshness of products, less energy consumption, green packaging, and others. Films are the largest flexible liquid packaging type used in the packaging of liquid products. Liquid packaging is widely used as it prevents the loss of moisture or protects the goods from moisture, improves tear, scuff, and puncture resistance, and provides a heat sealable surface.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market for liquid packaging globally, with China being the most dominant market. This region is also anticipated to witness highest growth rate, which is attributed to the rapid economic expansion in the region.Rapid development in the liquid packaging industry is also vigorously driven by the demand from food and beverages, medical and pharmaceutical, and other end-use industries in the region.

The report also includes company profiles and competitive strategies adopted by the major market players such as The Dow Chemical Co. (U.S.), International Paper (U.S.), Tetra Pak International S.A. (Switzerland), Smurfit Kappa (Ireland), Mondi Plc. (Austria), Sidel (Switzerland), BillerudKorsnäs (Sweden), Elopak (Norway), Evergreen Packaging (U.S.), and Weyerhaeuser (U.S.).

Learn more about custom aqueous coatings for flexible packaging here.

Article published by TAPPI, November 2016