2016 Converting Seminar Series – 12-14 July – Duesseldorf, Germany
Presented by Tim Walker, the Web Handling & Winding seminar teaches materials, equipment, and process factor knowledge to solve any web handling or winding problem. Topics include the critical areas of tension control, web tracking, roller choices and their effects, machine alignment and web defects such as roping, telescoping, and staring. Though theory is included, emphasis is placed on practical problem solving techniques for the plant engineer.
The Principles of Winding one-day seminar covers all aspects of winding, including the physics of winding, roll quality, and winder design and operations. This seminar builds on The Principles of Web Handling two-day seminar, applying the best practices of web handling to the winding process, but also stands alone as a thorough overview of all things winding.
Mr. Walker is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in web handling and winding processes. He specializes in design, development, and education for handling and winding web products, helping many clients in their development of thinner, wider, faster, more precise, or more integrated processing.
Lamination of Flexible Materials for Packaging is led by Dr. Duncan Darby, Associate Professor for the Packaging Science Department at Clemson University. This session provides an understanding of lamination processes and the properties of the resultant laminates utilized in flexible packaging. Monolayer flexible materials often fall short in delivering the needed properties. Lamination is an important technique utilized to combine materials to assure that the finished packaging materials demonstrate properties needed for packaged products. This two-day seminar covers various lamination technologies, process variables, testing procedures, upstream and downstream processes and troubleshooting techniques.
Dr. Darby is a recognized expert in the use and manufacture of flexible packaging. He has over 20 years of experience in the flexible packaging industry, developing and providing technical support for sealable packaging materials for dairy products, shelf-stable products, beverages, dry products, confectionery products and pharmaceutical products.