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CPP: Season Two

Show Report

After its debut last year in Las Vegas, the Converting & Package Printing Expo (CPP) moves to Chicago's McCormick Pl. October 29-November 2, where it will co-locate with Pack Expo (see p43) and Process Expo. One badge will serve as an entry to all three shows.

Occupying the Lakeside Center (formerly known as the East Building), CPP will feature approximately 120 exhibitors showcasing the latest in printing, coating, slitting, and other state-of-the-art finishing processes. Market niches addressed include prepress, tag and label, corrugated, folding cartons, finishing, flexible packaging, security in packaging materials, and substrates/materials,

“The interest by and interaction among all attendees and exhibitors at the three events is enormous — and is clearly mirrored in the educational and technical programming,” says Leo Nadolske, president of CPP Expo. See p42 for a list of exhibitors as of presstime.

For more info on CPP, contact H.A. Bruno at 201/543-5060 or visit

The Conference Program

Monday, October 30

  • Web Handling: Rollers Part I — Effects on the Web — 9:00-9:50 A.M.

    This is a half-day, three-part seminar; attendees are encouraged to register for all three sessions. The first session will focus on the effects of rollers on webs: What controls the path of a web through the machine; how rollers affect tension; and wrinkling and other important behaviors.

  • Selecting a Control System Integrator — 9:00-9:50 A.M.

    Automation in today's industrial environment can be a high-risk, complex undertaking. Selecting a good, competent, and reliable Control System Integrator is critical to the operational success of any automation project.

  • Web Handling: Rollers Part II — Design and Maintenance — 10:05-10:55 A.M.

    The second segment of this half-day, three-part seminar will focus on how to design and troubleshoot rollers; how to choose the best rollers for a particular application; and how to maintain rollers.

  • Tension: Setting the Best for your Product and Process — 11:10 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    The last of this three-part seminar will introduce the topic of controlling tension by means such as load cells and dancers. Learn what is the best tension setting for your web; how to control tension with load cells, dancers, and other means; and what are the most common tension problems.

  • The Advantage Series: A Cost-Effective Silicone Release System — 1:10-2:00 P.M.

    Release liner manufacturers, laminators, and label converters continually are searching for ways to reduce laminate costs, improve reliability, and increase production speeds.

  • Adhesives and Sealants for Flexible Packaging and More Part 1: Efficiency Advancement for Wraparound Labeling — 2:15-3:05 P.M.

    This seminar will feature leading suppliers of application equipment discussing new technologies on applying labeling systems to converting and packaging applications.

  • Adhesives and Sealants for Flexible Packaging and More Part 2: Stealth Consumable — How the Packaging Industry Burns Millions in Profit Each Year — 3:20-4:10 P.M.

    Leading suppliers of application equipment will discuss new technologies on applying adhesives to converting and packaging applications.

Tuesday, October 31

  • Web Handling — Eliminate Wrinkles…Eliminate Waste — 9:00-9:50 A.M.

    A second day dedicated to web handling; the first portion of this half-day, three-part seminar will focus on the causes and remedies for the most common wrinkling problems. Learn what are the four mechanisms behind all wrinkles; what are simple equipment design tips to reduce wrinkle sensitivity; and how to choose the best anti-wrinkle or spreader roller.

  • Product Safety Practices and Risk Management — 9:00-11:00 A.M.

    Panel will explain the business and legal rational for incorporating risk assessment practices into your company's management program. Updates on machinery safety standards and ANSI Z535 standards will be presented.

  • Eye to the Wall — 9:00-9:50 A.M.

    Roll printing and converting industries have struggled for years with material handling methods. From plastic film/tube/bag extruders to web label printers, all face the problems daily.

  • The Changing Economics of Electron Beam Curing — 10:05-10:55 A.M.

    With the availability of compact and lower-cost electron beam technology, it is now technically and economically practical to explore EB curing for narrow web printing.

  • Web Handling — Optimal Winding Conditions Translate into Efficiency — 10:05-10:55 A.M.

    A second day dedicated to web handling; the second part of this three-part seminar will focus on the causes and remedies for the most common winding problems. Learn what determines roll tightness and how much is needed; how to find the right winding conditions for your product; and how to prevent the most common winding defects.

  • Web Handling's Hottest Topic: The Baggy Web — 11:10 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    The last presentation of a three-part seminar will focus on the hottest topic related to both winding and wrinkling: baggy webs. Learn how winding can create baggy webs; and how to measure and handle baggy webs — especially in nipped roller processes.

  • Re-energizing Your Converting Equipment — 11:10 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    Presented by: Steve Ryan, technical manager, Circonix Technologies

    This seminar will discuss the areas for potential equipment upgrades, subsequent OEE improvements, and technological advantages to performing these capital projects, as well as discuss the many benefits realized from these projects.

Wednesday, November 1

  • Steps Needed in Defect Prevention Program Part 1: Overview of Coater & Prevention Program — 9:00-9:50 A.M.

    The focus of this program is on preventing defects, process improvements, and understanding defect causes and not just reacting to defect incidents as they occur. The program should be applied to both new and existing products.

  • Shear Slitting — Refining the Process 9:00-9:50 A.M.

  • Reducing Slitter Dust and Web Deformation within Shear Slitting Operations — 10:05-10:55 A.M.

    This presentation will provide insight into the effects of shear angles, knife blade bevels (angles), excessive knife overlap set up, knife dimensional run-out, blade surface finish, and blade regrinding importance. Class attendees should leave this session with a better understanding of their slitting operation and concrete measures to check for and employ immediately after returning to the factory.

  • Steps Needed in Defect Prevention Program Part 2: Product & Process Requirements — 10:05-10:55 A.M.

    The first steps in the Defect Prevention Program are focused on developing the product and process requirements; determining the capability of existing equipment; and identifying defects losses, their quantitative level, and where they occur in the process.

  • Steps Needed in Defect Prevention Program Part 3: Product & Process Requirements — 11:10 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    The last steps in the Defect Prevention Program are focused on identifying and obtaining needed new technology; developing and implementing operational procedures; and troubleshooting and identifying defect causes.

  • Differential Winding Products & Practices & Web Spreading Devices — 11:10 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

    This presentation will look specifically at the principles behind differential winding and some of the differential shaft options available on the market. The presentation also will cover best practices used to insure optimum results in differential winding and review some successful applications.

Show Hours

Sunday, October 29 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Monday, October 30 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, October 31 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 1 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Thursday, November 2 9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

Exhibitor List Converting Machinery; #9701;
AccuWeb; #9511;
Adhesive & Sealant Council; #9551;
Adheso-Graphics; #9437;
Advance Systems; #9625;
Appleton Mfg. #9430;
Applied Materials; #9914;
Arjobex America; #9841;
Ashe Converting Equipment; #9711;
Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators/AIMCAL; #9530;
AzTech Machinery; #9723;
Balemaster; #9444;
Black Clawson Converting Machinery; #9505;
Blower Application Co.; #9917;
BMB/Bachofen & Meier; #9516;
C&M Baling Systems; #9414;
Camtech; #9944;
Catalytic Products Intl.; #9550;
CavCom; #9904;
Celplast Metallized Products; #9523;
Charter Films; #9717;
Circonix Technologies; #9428;
COIM USA,; #9939;
ColdKeepers; #9440;
Color Resolutions Intl.; #9433;
Comexi North America; #9701;
Compass Systems & Sales; #9415;
Conquip; #9410;
Contech; #9417;
Converter Accessory Corp. #9908;
CorTechnologies; #9909;
CSiA; #9948;
CTM Systems; #9407;
Dalmec; #9738;
Davis Standard; #9505;
Deacro Industries; #9911;
Dover Flexo Electronics; #9842;
Drytec Trocknungs — und Befeuchtungstechnik; #9516;
Dunmore Corp.; #9420;
Eberle S.A.; #9756;
Egan; #9505;
Elite Cameron; #9944;
Energy Sciences; #9945;
Extrusion Dies Industries; #9520;
Faustel; #9744;
Finzer Roller; #9541;
FlexArt; #9905;
Flexo Mechanical Services; #9907
FMS USA; #9924;
Galileo Vacuum Systems; #9423;
General Vacuum Equipment; #9626;
Global Technologies; #9627;
J.M. Heaford; #9741;
Honle UV America; #9441;
Husson; #9930;
ICP/Innovative Consumer Pkg; #9543;
Karlville Development; #9501;
Kelva; #9516;
Kongskilde Industries; #9508;
Kroenert Corp.; #9516;
L&E America/TANN Corp.; #9533;
Lamart Corp.; #9527;
Lever Mfg. Corp.; #9542;
M. Torres Disenos Industriales SA; #9538;
Majer; #9445;
Mario Cotta America; #9435;
Martin Controls; #9950;
May Coating; #9644;
MEGTEC Systems; #9528;
Moisture Register Products; #9442;
Montalvo Corp.; #9412;
MPP; #9926;
NDC Infrared Engineering; #9403;
New Era Converting Machinery; #9920;
Nordmeccanica; #9707;
Nordson Corp.; #9927;
NRD; #9929;
OEC Graphics; #9720;
Pack Industrie; #9733;
Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER; #9447;
PBI — Dansensor America; #9525;
Pillar Technologies; #9514;
PlastiSoft Corp.; #9544;
Poligon Industrial De Girona; #9701;
Polymag Tek; #9921;
Polymount Intl.; #9720;
Polytype America Corp.; #9628;
Precision Air Convey; #9729;
Preco; #9436;
Process Sensors Corp.; #9933;
Profama North America; #9535;
Proslit; #9701;
Proton Products; #9938;
Racine Flame Spray; #9923;
Remmele Engineering; #9644;
Rotadyne; #9906;
Royal Adhesives & Sealants; #9554;
Sage Automation; #9742;
Schlumpf; #9941;
Sigma Technologies Intl., #9422;
SKC; #9425;
Softal — 3DT LLC; #9726;
Spack System; #9647;
Specialty Tapes; #9902;
Stratis Roll Pallets; #9401;
Sung An Machinery Co.; #9935;
SVT Specialty Bag Machinery; #9703;
Tekmatex; #9624;
Termika US; #9843;
Terphane; #9623;
Thai Film Industries Co.; #9641;
Uteco North America; #9411;
V. Himark (USA); #9404;
Vast Films; #9427;
Vetaphone; #9516;
W.H. Leary Co.; #9408;
Webex; #9438;
Zenith Cutter; #9942;

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