- February 01, 2011, By Claudia Hine, Managing Editor
The launch of ICE USA 2011 April 6-8 will bring more than 200 industry suppliers to the Orange County Convention Center, located in the heart of the tourist district in Orlando, FL. In addition to a temperate climate, attendees can expect to find innovative machinery and services from all the key areas of flexible material converting, says show organizer Mack Brooks Exhibitions, Burlington MA.
You can register online to order a three-day show pass for $20, which will cost $40 at the door. There also will be a host of conferences and events taking place alongside the exhibition.
Learning Opportunities Abound
A three-track conference program - Web Coating/Laminating, Web Handling/Winding, and Package Printing and Converting - is being organized by AIMCAL, the Assn. of Intl. Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators. Beginning with a keynote presentation each day, more than 30 papers will be presented between 10 a.m. and noon, allowing attendees plenty of time to visit the show floor afterward.
Take the opportunity to hear PFFC's “Web Lines” and “Static Beat” columnists while you're at the show. Tim Walker will present “A Video Guide to Web Wrinkling and Spreading,” and Kelly Robinson will cover “Web Handling Machine Design for Static Control.”
Conference passes are $79 for one day; $149 for three days. All conference passes include a three-day pass to the ICE USA exhibit show floor. Lunch is included with the conference registration fee and will be available immediately following the conference program each day at noon in the Food Court at the back of the show floor.
For more specifics on the ICE USA conference program, see p41.
Ask the Experts & Allied Events
Show attendees can schedule a ten-minute meeting with independent experts from various sectors of the industry. Participating consultants are Vince DiTrolio (flexographic printing), Ed Cohen (coating/laminating), David Roisum (web handling), and Dave Rumson (slitting/rewinding). Ask the Experts meetings will take place on the show floor at Booth 1235 April 6-8 and can be prescheduled online.
But that's not all. On April 5, prior to the opening of the show, CEMA, the Converting Equipment Mfrs. Assn., is running educational programs on slitting/rewinding and coating/laminating. The cost is $295/each and includes a three-day show pass.
In addition, TAPPI is offering a full-day flexible packaging symposium on April 5. Cost to participate is $450 for TAPPI members; $675 for non-members, which includes a three-day show pass.
“With the addition of TAPPI PLACE and CEMA, ICE USA will now offer the most comprehensive educational programming to converting professionals in North America,” says Michael Boyle, ICE USA show director.
Network In Advance
Prior to the show, you can participate in the 2011 ICE USA Golf Open on Tuesday, April 5. The event will be held at the Shingle Creek Golf Club from 12:30-5:30 p.m. A welcome reception open to all will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. that evening.
Where To Stay
Discounted rates, available until early March, have been negotiated at the following Orlando hotels:
- The Peabody
- Rosen Centre
- Rosen Plaza
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
- Wednesday, April 6 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, April 7 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Friday, April 8 | 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
|Session 1 | Web Coating||Session 2 | Web Handling||Session 3 | Package Printing & Converting|
|9:00-10:00 a.m. |
Keynote: Global Consolidation in the Packaging Industry: Thomas Blaige, Blaige & Co.
|Wednesday, April 6||10:00-10:30 a.m.||Are New High Technology Coating Methods Better than the Old Reliable?: Edward Cohen, Edward D. Cohen Consulting Inc.||Conveyance Roller Nip Mechanics: Kevin Cole, Optimation Technology Inc.||Web & Sheet Cleanliness: Always the Last Thought! Why?: Pete Byam, Polymag Tek Inc.|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||Advancements in Wax Coating - Thinner, Faster: Bob Pasquale, New Era Converting Machinery Inc.||Application Problem Solving Using Rotary Converting: Chris Walker, Preco Inc., Imaging & Rotary Technologies|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Synergistic Plasma Technique for Achieving Remarkable Surface Adhesion: Rory Wolf, Enercon Industries Corp.||A Video Guide to Web Wrinkling & Spreading: Tim Walker, TJWalker and Assoc. Inc.||Razor Slitting: Benefits & Limitations: Dave Rumson|
|11:30-12:00 p.m.||Concurrent IR and Convection Drying in Web Processing: Steve Zagar, MEGTEC||100% Print Inspection - Chances & Limits: Todd Guzzardo, Erhardt + Leimer Inc.|
|9:00-10:00 a.m. |
Keynote: Future Outlook, Challenges & Opportunities in Paper-Based Packaging Markets: Frank Perkowski, Business Development Advisory Inc.
|Thursday, April 7||10:00-10:30 a.m.||New In-Process Coating Thickness Measurement Tools: Greg Frisby, Sensory Analytics LLC||Robinson, Electrostatic Answers||Industry: David LeMaistre, Crafts Technology|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||Film Inspection: The Gel Count Standard - What Resolution & Defect Detection Can Be Realized & Makes Sense - with Practical Examples: Oliver Hissmann, OCS Optical Control Systems||The Development of a New Non-Contact Laser Gauge that Can Measure the Length & Speed of Moving Product with High Accuracy: Les Jensen, Beta LaserMike||Emissions Issues with Respect to Solvent Recycling & Press Parts Washing: Rick Allen, Progressive Recovery Inc.|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||Measurement Driven Process Control: Bruce Johnson, Indev Gauging Systems||Dead Trees & Web Handling: David Roisum, Finishing Technologies Inc.||Advances in In-Line Color Measurement & Monitoring for Package Printing: Randy Freeman, QuadTech Inc.|
|11:30-12:00 p.m.||On-Line Coat Weight Measurement: Ted Schnackertz, NDC Infrared Engineering |
Web Handling Machine Design for Static Control: Kelly
|Reducing Waste in Engineered Thin Film Material Manufacture Sheila Hamilton, Teknek Tungsten Carbide Tooling for the Paper Converting||Using Lasers for Consumer Ease & Freshness: Rachel Gustafson, LasX Industries Inc.|
|9:00-10:00 a.m. |
Keynote: Overview of Global Label Market: Corey Reardon, AWA Alexander Watson Assoc.
|Friday, April 8||10:00-10:30 a.m.||Atmospheric Pressure-to-Vacuum (ATV) Modules for Web Processing: Vincent Cannella, Energy Conversion Devices||Improved Web Handling Through Precise Tension Control & Splicing Accuracy (or The Perfect Butt): Joseph Gotshall, M. Torres USA||The Importance of Real Time UV Measurement & Monitoring: Paul Mills, consultant for EIT Inc.|
|10:30-11:00 a.m.||Flame Plasma Treater Applied to a High Speed Metallizing Line: Joseph DiGiacomo, Flynn Burner Corp.||Modeling & Analysis of Drive Systems: Ashish Udani, Rockwell Automation||Coating Applications - Converting from Chrome Engraved to Ceramic Flexo & Gravure Rollers: Bill Poulson, Harper Corp. of America|
|11:00-11:30 a.m.||The Emerging Role of UV LED Curing in Web and Packaging Processes: Paul Mills, Consultant for Integration Technology Ltd.||Quantifying Web Bagginess: A First Step in Improving Runnabiiity on Presses & Converting Lines: Frederic Parent, FPInnovations||100% Solids UV Curable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives as an Alternative to Solution Acrylics: Ingrid Brase, Henkel Corp.|
|11:30-12:00 p.m.||Production Technologies for Large Area Printed Flexible Electronics: Thomas Kolbusch, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH||Optimizing Tension Control in Center Driven Winders: Denis Morozov, Siemens||Energy Curable Acrylates for Food Packaging Applications: Jo Grosemans,Cytec Industries Inc.|