The Flexible Packaging Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announces FlexPackCon® 2013 its tenth annual two-day technical conference. This year’s conference explores “Engineering Packaging Solutions for Global Growth.” The sessions will be held October 8-10, 2013 in suburban Boston, MA at The Westford, MA Regency Inn and Conference Center.

Sessions will address:

· The Business of Flexible Packaging: Trends and Drivers in Flexible Packaging; Global Opportunities For Growth; Multiple Flexible Packaging Sectors – Food, Medical, Industrial, Electronic; Supply Chain Integration; Markets of today, tomorrow and the next decade.

· A Sustainable Industry Future: Extended Producer Responsibility; Materials and Processes to Increase Sustainability; Innovation to Zero; Innovation and Partnership with Brand Owners; Safety and Regulatory Concerns in Flexible Packaging.

· Material Advances: Barrier materials, Shelf Life Stability, Retort Packaging; Advancements in Materials Engineering: Tailoring Properties to meet end user needs; New Materials, Structures and Processing; New Materials and Processes for Stand-up Pouches.

· Equipment Advances: From Converting to End-Use: Filling, Sealing, Packing, Sterilizing, Testing; Engineering Advancements in Production Equipment.

Registration details, hotel information and past FlexPackCon conference agendas can be accessed at www.flexpackcon.org . Individuals or organizations interested in presenting at the conference can find a link at the address for a paper submission site, open through May 15, 2013.

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