2016 PLACE Conference Docs

The 2016 TAPPI PLACE Conference was designed to Help You Do Your Job Better!  Following the conference theme of “Exploring New Frontiers” the program was filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.  

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: Ron Sasine, Principal, Hudson Windsor LLC (former Senior Director of Packaging Procurement, Walmart)

Session 2: The Future of Flexible Packaging . . . an Interactive Session

Session Chairs: Jim Lush, Celplast Metallized Prod. Ltd. and Ginger Cushing, Michelman Inc. Panelists: John Garnett, R & D Director, Disruptive Innovation, ConAgra Foods Brad Rodgers, Senior Project Engineer, Frito Lay Seth Holmen, Corporate Director of Technology, American Packaging Corp. Terry Clark, Consultant

Session 3: Coatings & Additives: The Effect on Performance (Session Chair: Rob Hammond, Mica Corporation)

Session 4: Advancements in Materials, Modelling, and Processing (Session Chair: Kelly Frey, Chevron-Phillips Chemical Co.)

Session 5: Equipment Design Influence on Polymer Processing and Film Handling (Session Chair: Scott Marks, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers)

Session 6: Multi-layer Packaging Design and Evaluation (Session Chair: Norman Aubee, NOVA Chemicals)

Session 7: Biopolymers (Session Chair: Jose Torradas, DuPont Packaging)

Session 8: Nanotechnology (Session Chair: Mike Shellenbarger, Oliver-Tolas Health Care Packaging)

Session 9: New Technology Showcase (Session Chair: Rajen Patel, The Dow Chemical Company)

Session 9A: Innovation Paper (Session Chair: James Macnamara, Leprino Foods Corporation)

Session 10: Developments from Resin Advances (Session Chair: Tom Dunn, Flexpacknology LLC)

Session 11: Barrier Solutions (Session Chair: Dr. Mika Vähä-Nissi, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)

Session 12: Academic Exchange (Session Chair: Didem Oner-Deliormanli, Dow Chemical USA)

Session 13: Eliminating Transmission of Undesirables (Session Chair: Ginger Cushing, Michelman, Inc.)

Session 14: Additives/Equipment Technology (Session Chair: James Macnamara, Leprino Foods Corporation)

Session 15: Adhesion/Adhesives (Session Chair: William Bridendolph, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.)