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Plastic Product Decorating summit

Schedule

Wednesday, September 18th

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Registration

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Optional Event: Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Game

Thursday, September 19th

General Session – All Attendees

7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 – 9:15 am

Market Trends and Economic Factors Affecting the Plastics Industry

Keynote Speaker: Laurie Harbour, Wipfli

9:15 – 9:45 am

Recyclability of Decorated Plastics: A Conversation with APR

Ruben Nance, Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR)

9:45 – 10:15 am

Alternatives to Labels: The Challenging Journey of Direct-to-Shape Inkjet Printing

Holly Steedman, IST Intech

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break and Supplier Trade Fair

10:30 – 11:00 am

In-Mold Electronics: Definitions, Applications and Challenges

Paul O’Hearn, Profile Plastics; Dick Holcomb, Nissha USA

11:00 – 11:30 am

Backlighting Decorated Plastics: Design, Technology and Risks

Paul Uglum, Uglum Consulting

11:30 am – Noon

Determining the Best Surface Treatment Process for Plastics Decorating Applications

Noon – 1:30 pm

Extended Buffet Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair


direct to object decorating track

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Automation and Robotics for Pad Printing and Hot Stamping

Chris DeMell, ITW IDS; Micah Swett, Diversified Printing Techniques

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Use of Laser Marking for Labeling and Decoration

2:30 – 3:00 pm

To Be Announced

 

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Track

1:30 – 2:00 pm

Designing Automation for IML and IMD

to be announced

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Start with the Substrate: Understanding Label and Film Options

to be announced

2:30 – 3:00 pm

To Be Announced

 

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break and Supplier Trade Fair


general Session - all attendees

3:15 – 3:45 pm

Decorating Options for Realistic, Tactile and Textured Surfaces

to be announced

3:45 – 4:15 pm

To Be Announced

 

4:15 - 4:45 pm

Food & Beverage Packaging Choices: In-Mold Labels vs. Flexible Packaging

to be announced

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Networking Event: Supplier Trade Fair and IMDA Awards Reception

Friday, September 20th

General Session – All Attendees

7:30 am

Bus Transportation to InkWorks Printing

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Plant Tours:

InkWorks Printing and PolyFab

12:30 pm

2024 Plastic Product Decorating Summit Adjourns

Bus Returns to Hotel at 2:00pm