CPP EXPO Taps PFFC To Collaborate on Conference Program

PARAMUS, NJ | CPP EXPO/H.A. Bruno LLC, announces its collaboration with Chicago, IL-based Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC), a YTC Media Inc. property, to coordinate technology-based conference sessions at the upcoming CPP EXPO at PRINT 2013, slated for September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

The conference sessions will feature PFFC's recognized experts and monthly contributors, who have agreed to offer their converting specialties during the conference segment of the show taking place from 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. on September 9-11.

A special web handling program, featuring Tim Walker of TJ Walker+Assoc., addressing Web Handling Basics, will be offered each of these days from 8:30 A.M. - 12 P.M.

"We are excited to work with PFFC," said Leo Nadolske, president of CPP EXPO, "to bring our converter-based attendees the finest consultants at their trades in a learning environment that will be located in a convenient and business-focused venue."

The conference program will offer a host of subject matter of interest to both printing and converting personnel who tackle operational challenges on a daily basis.

The line-up of PFFC guest speakers will include the following:

Dr. Kelly Robinson of Electrostatic Answers and PFFC blogger and author of "Static Beat" will provide expertise on his Matteucci Award winning presentation: "Should We Patent That?" while also addressing static electricity in winding rolls and in stacks of sheets: Controlling Static in Winding Rolls & in Stacks of Sheets - September 9: 2 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.; So, Should We Patent That? - September 10: 8:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.

Mark Miller of Coating Tech Service and PFFC blogger and author of "Coating Matters" will address process troubleshooting, slot die coating technology, and the role of rheology in fluid coating technology: Process Troubleshooting , Web Technology & Six Sigma Methodology - September 9: 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.; Rheology/Slot Die Coating Technology - September 9: 2 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Dr. Dene Taylor of SPF-Inc. and PFFC author of "On Print" will give an update on digital printing for packaging. Separately he will describe the benefits of extended gamut color sets for packaging and label printers: Digital Printing for Packaging and Labels - September 9: 8:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.; Finishing for Digital Printing Presses - September 10: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Last but not least, Tim Walker of TJ Walker+Assoc. and PFFC blogger and author of "Web Lines" will offer a full agenda of web handling topics that will be of special interest to printers and converters alike. His sessions include:

  • WH1: Tensioning and Mis-Registration: Did Tension Control Mess Up My Registration?; Understanding Nips: Tuning Up Your Nipped Rollers (To Increase Profits) - September 9: 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • WH2: Wrinkling and Spreading: Wrinkle-Free Web Handling - September 10: 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
  • WH3: Roll and Web Defects: Stop Telescoping Your Rolls; Bagginess: Causes and Remedies for Web Bagginess - September 11: 8:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.

"Paper, Film & Foil Converter is energized about offering a full program of technical subjects in the country's heart of printing and converting territory that will answer their everyday challenges," says PFFC President and Editorial Director Yolanda Simonsis. "PFFC's expert contributors have a wealth of award-winning, on-the-job, and teaching experience to help printing and converting technicians at a variety of levels solve recurring problems and avoid new ones. Thousands of PFFC website visitors seek out our contributors' expertise every month. Now CPP EXPO and PRINT attendees can learn from them face to face."

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