FlexPackCon® 2017

Building on a successful 2016 conference with nearly 400 attendees, over 100 presentations and more than 75 exhibitors, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) will again present a combined event in 2017.

A program of parallel tracks will address extrusion, coating, lamination, metallization, converting, and the performance requirements driving design for flexible packaging. Presentations are anticipated to include recent developments in machinery, materials, and packaging designs targeted to an assortment of applications from food to electronics to transportation. Issues facing consumer product companies from food preservation to supply chain security are program considerations.

The event will begin with a series of seminars or tutorials providing in-depth overview of the technologies addressed in the event.

Monday morning will feature a joint plenary session with industry overviews including the State of the Industry from the Flexible Packaging Association.

The Monday afternoon FlexPackCon Sustainability session will begin with an overview of PepsiCo's "Performance with Purpose" sustainability strategy. Other presentations address packaging in a circular economy and new sustainable adhesives and coatings.

Tuesday morning's FlexPackCon agenda addresses "business trends and drivers", from mergers and acquisitions to enabling new extrusion and converting technologies. Presentations include how to take advantage of massive quantities of data to improve quality and efficiency.

The Wednesday morning session focuses on new materials and the benefits they bring. These include new barrier substrates, new adhesive technologies, and the inclusion of unusual materials like polyketones.

Wednesday afternoon will consider requirements for eCommerce and home-delivered meals. Presentations will look at new multi-layer structures and abrasion resistance.

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Donna Davis

General Operating and Program Chair


Dave Constant

SPE Exhibitors and Sponsor Chair