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For 20 years, the IMLCON™ and IMDCON™ Conference and Exhibition has been the only international event dedicated to the in-mold industry. Material suppliers, converters, machine producers, technology suppliers and brand owners once again will converge on Oct. 4-5 in Chicago for the annual event. The formal conference agenda features a program of expert papers focusing on two areas: Market and Technology Trends and In-mold Technology Challenges and Opportunities.
Presentations focusing on trends include Clare Goldberry, of Modern Plastics Worldwide, addressing IML and IMD in the mainstream packaging and product decoration markets; Corey M. Reardon, president and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates, providing an overview of the IML market; Eric Irwin, product design engineer with Boa Technology Inc., briefing the attendees about a project for the sporting industry; Laura Bix, of Michigan State University’s School of Packaging, discussing the interaction between packaging and the consumer; and Tickety Boo’s Mark Shayler and PwC’s Ian Murdoch both speaking on aspects of the eco-friendly movement.
Presentations about challenges and opportunities include Mark Dirr, XTEN Industries, on the IML/IMD odyssey; Stephen Boyd, Systems Labeling, introducing a recent breakthrough in removable in-mold labels; Keith Bechard, Entropex, demonstrating the value of removable labels in the recycling arena; Jes Gram, Gram Technology, showing how thin wall and barrier applications justify the use of technology in new product areas; and Clayton Simpson, Cyan Tec, speaking on competitive technology, direct-to-product inkjet and its likely future in product identification and decoration.
Completing the program are a panel discussion, networking breaks, visits to the exhibition and a cocktail reception sponsored by Marbach.
Other event sponsors are Eastman, Illig and Yupo, and industry media including Converting Quarterly, Label & Narrow Web, PFFC, Plastics Decorating and Plastics Today.
For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.awa-bv.com.