Featuring the industry’s most comprehensive educational sessions and a distinguished line-up of industry experts, the ICE USA 2011 conference program was created to provide converting professionals with valuable information and insights they need to enhance their companies’ operations and productivity. Organized by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), the three-day program will focus on new technology and is divided into three tracks: Web Coating/Laminating, Web Handling/Winding and Package Printing and Converting.

Each day will begin with a thought-provoking keynote presentation by well-known industry experts on such critical topics as “Global Consolidation in the Packaging Industry.” These presentations will be followed by three concurrent 2-hour technical sessions, one in each track, led by such industry icons as Dr. Edward D. Cohen, Dr. David Roisum, Timothy Walker, Steve Zagar and many more.

More then 30 papers will be offered from 10:00 am to noon each day to provide attendees ample time to visit the show floor and experience converting technology in action. Some of the topics covered under the three tracks will include:
  • Web coating/Laminating
  • Optimized die technology
  • Plasma treatment
  • Coatweight and thickness measurement
  • Drying technologies
  • Web handling/Winding
  • Conveyance roller nip mechanics
  • Precision tension control
  • Simulation of drive systems
  • Quantifying web bagginess
  • Package printing and converting
  • Solvent-related emissions
  • Advances in color measurement
  • Laser processing of flexible packaging materials
  • UV curable PSAs
ICE USA is organized by Mack Brooks Inc., a subsidiary of the Mack Brooks Exhibition Group based in St. Albans, UK, which has branches and partner companies in France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, India, China, and the United States. The Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group has been organizing industrial trade fairs around the world for almost 50 years. As a privately-owned, independent and professional show organizer, the company organizes a program of highly specialized trade exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, in the fields of engineering, transport, metalworking, information technology, textiles, food and beverages, railways, construction, tunneling, printing, converting, airport management and aviation. The Group also publishes related directories, magazines, sector reports and internet sites.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions
(866) 418-1423
www.ice-x-usa.com