Schedule of Events

August 15 - 17, 2023 | TBD

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Tuesday, August 16

8:00 - 8:15: Welcome TAPPI Antitrust

8:15 - 9:15: 1- Product Structure-Putting it All Together
Carmelo Declet-Perez, Dow Chemical

9:15 – 10:00: 2- Extrusion Coating of Polyethylene
Kelly Frey, Chevron Phillips

10:00 – 10:15; Break

10:15 – 10:45: 3- Extrusion Coating of Polyethylene
Kelly Frey, Chevron Phillips

10:45 – 11:45: 4- Specialty Resins for Extrusion Coating
Nick Strugis, Dow Chemical

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 2:00: 5- Fundamental Concepts of Extrusion Design
Lou Piffer, Davis Standard

2:00 – 2:15: Break

2:15 – 3:30: 6- Co-Extrusion and Feed Block Technology
Olivier Catherine, Cloeren Incorporated

3:30 – 4:15: 7- Extrusion Coating Dies
Sam Iuliano, Nordson Extrusion Dies  

5:00 – 7:00: Reception and Table Top Exhibits

7:30 – 9:00: Young Professionals Mixer TBD

Wednesday, August 17th


8:00 – 8:05: Welcome TAPPI Antitrust

8:05 – 8:45: 8- Pneumatic Conveying Technologies: Practical Guide for the Plastics Industry
Joe Lutz, Pelletron

8:45 – 9:45: 9-The Theory & Practice of Extruder System Purging
Carmelo Declet-Perez, Dow

9:45 – 10:00: Break

10:00 – 11:00: 10- Extrusion Coating Substrates
Jim Lush, Celplast Metallized Products

11:00 – 11:45: 11- Managing Corona & Plasma Systems
Rory Wolf,  PackEdge Global

11:45- 12:45: Lunch on your own

12:45 – 1:30: 12- Flame & Ozone Treatment for Extrusion Coating Applications
Aaron Hootkin, Enercon Industries

1:30 - 2:30: 13- Chemical Primers- What, Why & How
Rob Hammond, MICA Corporation

2:30 - 2:45: Break

2:45 – 3:30: 14- Online Measurement for Extrusion Coating
Ted Schnackertz, NDC Infrared Engineering

3:30 - 4:15: 15- Rheology and Hot-Stage Testing
Vipul Padman, Clopay

6:00 – 9:00: Evening Event at The Howard, Oshkosh, WI

 

Thursday, August 18th 

8:00 – 8:05: Welcome TAPPI Antitrust

8:05 – 9:00: 16- Chemical Primers Trouble Shooting
Rob Hammond, MICA Corporation

9:00 – 9:45: 17- Defect Camera System for Extrusion Coating
Kristopher Bleken, Schenk Vision

9:45 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 11:00: 18- Gel Trouble Shooting
Lou Piffer, Davis Standard

11:00 – 11:45: 19- Extrusion Processing, Safety & Trouble Shooting
Brady Hunnicutt, Westlake

11:45 – 12:45: Lunch Provided

12:45 – 1:45: 20- Challenges of Web Handling and Winding
Duane Smith, Davis Standard

1:45 – 2:00: Break

2:00 – 3:00: 21- Case Studies in Applying Web Handling and Winding
Duane Smith, Davis Standard

3:00 - 3:15: Turn in Evaluations/Hand out

Certificates & Conclude