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2016 SPE Decorating & Assembly Division Topical Conference and IMDA Symposium

June 5-7 | Franklin Marriott Cool Springs | Franklin, Tennessee | USA

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 5
2-6 p.m.Registration
6-8 p.m.Welcome Reception
Monday, June 6
General Session – All Attendees
7-8 a.m.Registration
7-8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.Keynote: Current Trends and Future Outlook for Decorative Applications for Automotive Interiors
Andrew Robertson, AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings, North America
9:15-9:45 a.m.Replacing Decorative Electroplating: Methods, Challenges, and Resources
Josh Mangum, Mustang Vacuum Systems
9:45-10:15 a.m.Digital Solutions for Industrial Product Decoration
Chris DeMell, ITW SBI
10:15-10:30 a.m.Break
Decorating Breakout Session
10:30-11 a.m.In-Mold Thermoformable Laminates for Handheld Design
L. Coubrough, Max Aicher North America Ltd., D.A. Wasylyshyn, Independent Consultant
11-11:30 a.m.Plasma Surface Treatment for Clean Surface to Attain Adhesion
Andy Stecher, Plasmatreat North America
11:30 a.m. – NoonIn-Mold Decorating with Laser Etch
Dan Haas, Serigraph
Assembly Breakout Session
10:30-11 a.m.Staking Showdown: Comparing the Process and Performance of Plastic Staking Methods
Bill Reed, Extol, Inc.
11–11:30 a.m.Importance of Impact Resistance in the Adhesive Selection Process
Nathan Landsman, Henkel Corporation
11:30 a.m.-NoonCost Effective – Versatile Solutions Using the Electromagnetic Welding Process
Steve Chookazian, Emabond
Noon-1:30 p.m.Buffet Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair
SPE General Session (concurrent with IMDA Symposium Workshops)
1:30-2 p.m.Advantages of UV LED Curing Printed and Assembled 3D Plastic Parts
Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon Technologies
2-2:30 p.m.FDA-Approved Additives & Fiber Lasers Advance Laser Marking
Scott Sabreen, The Sabreen Group, Inc.
2:30-3 p.m.Utilizing Advanced Melt Flow Controls of Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welding Equipment for Critical Applications
Ken Holt, Dukane
3-3:15 p.m.Break
3:15-3:45 p.m.Expanding Applications for Pad Printing
John Kaverman, Pad Print Pros
3:45-4:15 p.m.Understanding the Benefits of UV Curable Screen Printing Technology
Curt Baskin, Sun Chemical Corporation
4:15-4:45 p.m.Clean Joining Technologies
Craig Birrittella, Branson Ultrasonics
IMDA Symposium Workshops (concurrent with SPE General Session)

Please note: The IMDA workshops are concurrent open-ended sessions that discuss specific topics related to IML or IMD. The workshop leaders, who guide the discussions, are experts in their respective fields. Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for ease of discussion. You will have the opportunity to attend three of the four workshops offered. “First Come, First Served.” Attendees must sign-up for preferred workshops at time of registration. The IMDA reserves the right to assign attendees per availability and handles requests in order of receipt.
Session 1
1:30-2:30 p.m.
1-1: Light Weight Thin Wall IML Packages
1-2: New OPP Films for IML
1-3: Injection In-Mold Labeling (IML-I) vs. Thermoform In-Mold Labeling (IML-T)
1-4: Laser vs Conventional Die Cutting
Session 2
2:30-3:30 p.m.
2-1: Light Weight Thin Wall IML Packages
2-2: New OPP Films for IML
2-3: Injection In-Mold Labeling (IML-I) vs. Thermoform In-Mold Labeling (IML-T)
2-4: Laser vs. Conventional Die Cutting
3:30-3:45 p.m.Break
Session 3
3:45: 4:45 p.m.
3-1: Light Weight Thin Wall IML Packages
3-2: New OPP Films for IML
3-3: Injection In-Mold Labeling (IML-I) vs. Thermoform In-Mold Labeling (IML-T)
3-4: Laser vs. Conventional Die Cutting
4:45-6:30 p.m. Networking Reception Supplier Trade Fair (Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails)
6:30-10 p.m.IMDA Awards Dinner (ticket required)
Symposium Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Linda Casey, Package Design Magazine, The New Brand Experience
Presentation of IMDA Awards
Tuesday, June 7
7-8:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast
SPE General Session (concurrent with IMDA Symposium General Session)
8-8:30 a.m.Plastic Decoration: Challenges and Trends in a Diverse and Complex Industry
Paul Uglum, Chairman, SPE Decorating & Assembly Division
8:30-9 a.m.Understanding Adhesives and Their Chemical Resistance
Austen Williams, Henkel Corporation
9-9:30 a.m.Digital Texturing: Solutions for Mold and Prototype Finishing
Jeremy Peterson, IKONICS Industrial Inkjet Solutions
9:30-10 a.m.Laser Welding vs. Other Joining Processes
Jim Liddle, LPKF Laser & Electronics
IMDA Symposium General Session (concurrent with SPE General Session)
8-8:30 a.m.Digital Printing of In-Mold Labels
Bob Travis, Inkworks Printing LLC
8:30-9 a.m.Surfaces As Sources
Marshall Paterson, Advanced Decorative Systems
9-9:30 a.m.Overcoming IML Cavitation Limitations for the Mold and Automation
Jordan Robertson, StackTeck, and Taras Konowal, Müller
9:30-10 a.m.“We’ve come a long way...” Knowledge Gained/Lessons Learned
Pat Tully, DuraTech Industries
General Session – All Attendees
10-10:15 a.m.Break
10:15-10:45 a.m.Insert Moldable Films with Incorporated Anti-Reflective, Abrasion and Moisture Resistant Coatings
Luis Beltran, Nagase America
10:45-11:15 a.m.Reactive Gas Technology to Activate Plastics for Decorations
Prakash Iyer, InHance Products
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.2D/3D Hot Stamping, In-Mold and Insert Molding Applications in Automotive and other Industries
Matthew Small, Kurz Transfer Products