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April 29, 2014 - SPE will draw on strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its Flexible Packaging Conference with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators. Scheduled for Oct 19-22, 2014, event will consist of 4 tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and SPE’s FlexPackCon. Both groups have issued a call for papers, with abstracts due by May 17.

SPE to Co-Locate Fall 2014 Flexible Packaging Technical Conference with AIMCAL Web Coating and Handling Program


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Press release date: April 17, 2014

Both Groups Issue Call for Papers for a Combined Event Encompassing Extrusion and Web Converting, with Strong Synergies for Producers of Flexible Packaging

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A., -- The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will draw on the strong synergies between extrusion and web converting by co-locating its next Flexible Packaging Conference (FlexPackCon) with the Fall 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference sponsored by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL).

Scheduled for October 19-22, 2014 at Myrtle Beach, SC, U.S.A., the event will consist of four tracks: AIMCAL’s Web Coating, Vacuum Web Coating, and Web Handling sessions, and SPE’s FlexPackCon. There will also be a two-day tabletop exhibition with about 75 exhibitors.

Both groups have issued a call for papers, with abstracts due by May 17.  SPE abstracts may be submitted at http://goo.gl/aBnKaX. AIMCAL submissions may be made at www.aimcal.org.

“The complementary nature of the extrusion, coating, and laminating processes encompassed by FlexPackCon and the roll-to-roll web coating and handling technologies that are the focus of the AIMCAL conference will enhance the value of this combined event for R&D, manufacturing, and marketing professionals,” said Donna Davis, FlexPackCon chairperson and senior market advisor at ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

“Both meetings have a history of success,” said AIMCAL executive director Craig Sheppard. “In fact, the AIMCAL conference has set an attendance record in each of the past three years.”

For more information on the co-located sessions, including a printable flyer, visit http://goo.gl/aBnKaX.

AIMCAL represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, AIMCAL provides an array of technical and marketing services while promoting the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies. The group is headquartered in Fort Mill, SC, USA. Membership information is available on-line at www.aimcal.org.

THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org
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