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Decorating & Assembly Division TopCon Targets Emerging Trends

The SPE Decorating & Assembly Division 2010 Topical Conference (TopCon) “Tune into Innovation” kicked off June 15-16 with a strong showing of attendees and suppliers to the plastics decorating industry. Whether drawing valuable information from more than 20 technical papers on trends in decorating and assembly or exploring machinery, supplies, and services at the supplier trade fair, attendees had numerous opportunities to gather information on new technologies, investigate solutions to tough challenges, and network with peers from across the country.

Located at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn., the biennial event focused on emerging technologies in plastics decorating, with a special track devoted solely to trends in assembly processes. Packed with programming addressing a wide range of topics, the 1½-day event covered topics such as surface modification, green solutions in pad printing, laser marking, in-mold decorating, chrome plating, painting methods, welding of bio-plastics, ultrasonic welding, and much more.

According to SPE Decorating & Assembly Chairman Rory Wolf with Enercon Industries, “Attendance at the SPE Decorating & Assembly Division TopCon was outstanding. The program was extremely well received by attendees, providing professionals in the automotive, medical, and electronics industries exactly what they wanted – insight into the latest in surface decorating and assembly technologies.”

For those who missed this information-packed event, the TopCon 2010 conference manual is available on CD for purchase. The CD features the entire conference line-up of technical papers – valuable information to utilize and pass on to co-workers. To see details on all 2010 TopCon session abstracts, click here. If you are interested in purchasing a CD, contact Peterson Publications at (785) 271-5801 or email


Supplier Trade Fair

TopCon 2010 will feature will feature a Supplier Trade Fair on Tuesday, June 15, where attendees will have the opportunity to visit a variety of suppliers to the plastics decorating and assembly industry and gather up-to-date information on equipment, services, and supplies. Some of the companies attendees can expect to see include the following:

Branson Ultrasonics CPS Resources
Emabond Solutions Enercon Industries
Extol, Inc. Herrmann Ultrasonics ITW Trans Tech
ITW United  Silicone Schwerdtle
Tampoprint Thierica

Exhibit at the TopCon Supplier Trade Fair
The SPE Decorating & Assembly Division will be providing suppliers to the decorating and assembly industry an opportunity to reach a targeted audience and be an integral part of the Topical Conference (TopCon) by participating in the Supplier Trade Fair on June 15th. The trade fair will take place during an extended lunch, as well as networking reception from 4:30 – 6:00 immediately following the TopCon programming. The networking reception will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for attendees and exhibitors. Click here to learn more about exhibiting.