2014 PLACE Conference Docs

The 2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference was held May 13 – 15, 2014 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, FL.  The program offered over 40 presentations focusing on the future of flexible packaging, sustainability in flexible packing, machinery and material innovations, and multilayer technology. The program was filled with everything new, exciting and different in the flexible packaging industry. Attendees discovered new products, manufacturing techniques and services available to help expand business and increase productivity and profitability.

Technical Program proceedings are free to full conference attendees and TAPPI members, just simply login to TAPPI.ORG to download any of the presentations below. 

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Session 1: Keynote: “The Resurgence of the North American Petrochemical Industry and its Effect on Converters” Joel Morales , IHS Chemical

Session 2: The Future of Flexible Packaging Panel (Moderators: Jim Lush, Celplast Metallized Products Ginger Cushing, Michelman)

Session 3: Adhesives (Moderator: Tom Dunn, Flexpacknology)
Session 4: Multilayer Technology (Moderator: Norm Aubee, NOVA Chemicals Corporation)
  • Annular Nanolayer Structural Advances (Hank Schirmer, BBS Corporation)
  • High Strength Annular Nanolayer Collation Shrink Film (Michael Taylor, Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies Inc.)
  • Annular Nanolayer Barrier Shrink Films Comparison of Mole % Ethylene Content in Nanolayer Structures and Barrier Performance (Matt Tabassi, Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies Inc.)
Session 5: Resins (Moderator: Rajen Patel, Dow Chemical USA)
Session 6: Machinery Improvements (Moderator: R. Duane Smith, Davis-Standard LLC)
Session 7: Sustainability (Moderator: Didem Deliormanli, Dow Chemical USA)
Session 8: Machinery Utilization (Moderator: Aldo Tavarez, DuPont)
Session 9: Resins-Seals (Moderator: Jesse Ward, NOVA Chemicals Corporation)
Session 10: Nanotechnology (Moderator: Rory Wolf, Pillar Technologies)
Session 11: Modeling and Testing (Moderator: Kelly Frey, Chevron Philips Chemical Company)
Session 12: Adhesion Surface Enhancement (Moderator: Jim Macnamara, Leprino Foods Corporation)
Session 13: Film Enhancements (Moderator: Warren Durling, Clorox)


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