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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/

 

Converters Expo Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Converters Expo has more exhibits and larger booths with the same great event for the converting community!converters expo

Converters Expo is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 23 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and doing so with intentions of exceeding the record 650 attendees and 100-plus exhibitors that made the show a rousing success in 2016. The one-day expo is expected to host about 20 percent more exhibits this year compared to previous shows, and all exhibitors will have 8-by-10-foot booths instead of tabletops to showcase more products and offerings.

Event organizers anticipate that more than 700 attendees will be in Green Bay this March, browsing more than 120 vendor booths. The exhibitor service categories include coating and laminating, adhesives, flexo printing, inks, slitting/rewinding, film and testing, among others.

Converters Expo is produced by the Packaging Strategies group, along with sister publications and media partners Flexible Packaging and Brand Packaging.

Must-See Products at Converters Expo

Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (Booth 111): Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (ARCS) will showcase its new laser system, a proprietary circular scan laser cleaner engineered to clean rolls safely and efficiently on or off press.

Charter NEX (Booth 6): Charter will showcase its line of GreenArrow recyclable films, which either use single materials or materials that allow the films to be recycled. This line includes standalone films, print films for laminations and sealant films for laminations. GreenArrrow films meet the requirements for the How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” label.

Componex (Booth 34): Componex will be exhibiting and running in-booth presentations of its complete product line of WINertia Idler Rolls. WINertia Idlers are manufactured with patented WINertia tubing, Dynamic Center-WIN Balancing and WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings to provide customers with free-spinning, low-inertia rollers.

Filmquest (Booth 21): Questar CP-270 and Plystar LP-413 highlight the films that Filmquest will have on hand at the show. The former is a polyester film that’s coated with a proprietary polymer to promote ultra-high bond strength, and then metalized on one side with corona treatment on the opposite side. The Plystar LP-413 is a transparent polyester anti-fog lidding film with one side suitable for peelable seals or rigid substrates used in packaging.

Finzer (Booth 92): Finzer Roller will showcase its backup brushes and customizable web tensioning brushes. Its backup brushes offer an ideal replacement for metal anvil rolls and are designed to offer superior slitting and perforating ability. Its tension brushes work with any film line application, are cost effective, and easy to retrofit and install.

Jemmco (Booth 48): Jemmco will be showcasing its expanded line of JemmTron Corona Treater Roller coverings and accessories, specifically its first conductive corona treater silicone sleeve, the JemmTron CRS100. The sleeve is ideal for use in bare roll and dual-dielectric corona treating systems employing ceramic electrode tubes, as the soft rubber surface helps reduce backside treat and its unique electrical properties help redistribute power to reduce energy waste and improve treat levels.

Meech (Booth 63): Meech will have its enhanced Hyperion 971IPS-30 anti-static system on display. The extra-long range pulsed DC ionizing bar is the most powerful ionizing bar in the Hyperion range, offering an operating working distance of 200 to 1,500 mm.

Pearl Technologies (Booth 67): Pearl is emphasizing the safety and effectiveness of its products at the event in response to customer demand. It will be displaying its Lighting Wicket Punch Safety Enclosure, Pivot Mount Assembly for side rail mount flex units, Remote Spreader Bar and more.

Preco (Booth 8): Preco representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s line of high-quality, cost-effective laser processing systems for the flexible packaging industry. Its cross web systems allow the converter to move across the web for scoring, shape processing and zone processing, while its web direction systems are utilized for scoring and micro-perforating.

Roll-2-Roll Technologies (Booth 55): Roll-2-Roll Technologies will introduce its WPS 440 IR, its latest in web positioning sensors for the converting and general automation industry.

Simco-Ion (Booth 96): Simco-Ion will have its updated IQ Power Control Station on display. The revamped station now incorporates the latest in ionization technology and a 10-inch, full-color touchscreen with an intuitive user-friendly interface to help monitor and control static-neutralizing systems globally or by device.

Wikoff (Booth 119): Wikoff will have its Compass Ultra White high-performance laminating inks on display, which offer high opacity relative to conventional flexo laminating white inks. Additional benefits include excellent ink transfer, low solvent retention and ideal adhesive laminating bonds, among others.


Converters Expo 2017: What You Need to Know

When: March 23; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin
What: North America’s largest one-day converting event
More info/registration: www.ConvertersExpo.com


Converters Expo 2017 Agenda

Wednesday, March 22
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Welcome reception at Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 23
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Expo open
Noon – 2 p.m.: Lunch buffet
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Happy hour on expo floor

Article Published by Eric Fisch, Flexible Packaging Magazine 

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

Graphics of the Americas Tradeshow

The Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
February 16 – 18, 2017

Throughout the past 40+ years, Graphics of the Americas has developed a special relationship with professionals and associations in North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. Over 40%Graphics of the Americas Tradeshow of GOA’s 6,500 attendees in 2016 came from more than 72 countries.

Known for its unique ability to create the industry’s most diverse and dynamic marketplace, GOA combines creative, pre/post-press, offset, digital inject  grand format, flexo/label/packaging, direct-to-substrate and dye sublimation printing, bindery and finishing, mailing and fulfillment – all in one place and under one roof. Our Show Floor Feature areas provide you an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and interact with print professionals from all over the world who make purchasing decisions for your products and services.

Exhibitors are describing GOA 2016 as an “unprecedented buying show” where numerous deals for equipment were consummated. It was a great way to start off the year! As an exhibitor at our industry’s most dynamic trade show for over forty years, your company will be visible to thousands of graphics industry professionals from around the world who are coming to discover new products, technologies, services and trends. They come to interact with the leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry to learn, compare and buy.

Education at GOA provides comprehensive content, case studies and actionable insight germane  to the current and future of the print industry.

Learn more about the Graphics of the America’s Tradeshow here.