More exhibits. Larger booths. Same great event for the converting community.
Converters Expo is celebrating its 10th anniversary on March 23 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and doing so with intentions of exceeding the record 650 attendees and 100-plus exhibitors that made the show a rousing success in 2016. The one-day expo is expected to host about 20 percent more exhibits this year compared to previous shows, and all exhibitors will have 8-by-10-foot booths instead of tabletops to showcase more products and offerings.
Event organizers anticipate that more than 700 attendees will be in Green Bay this March, browsing more than 120 vendor booths. The exhibitor service categories include coating and laminating, adhesives, flexo printing, inks, slitting/rewinding, film and testing, among others.
Converters Expo is produced by the Packaging Strategies group, along with sister publications and media partners Flexible Packaging and Brand Packaging.
Products to See at Converters Expo
Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (Booth 111): Anilox Roll Cleaning Systems (ARCS) will showcase its new laser system, a proprietary circular scan laser cleaner engineered to clean rolls safely and efficiently on or off press.
Charter NEX (Booth 6): Charter will showcase its line of GreenArrow recyclable films, which either use single materials or materials that allow the films to be recycled. This line includes standalone films, print films for laminations and sealant films for laminations. GreenArrrow films meet the requirements for the How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” label.
Componex (Booth 34): Componex will be exhibiting and running in-booth presentations of its complete product line of WINertia Idler Rolls. WINertia Idlers are manufactured with patented WINertia tubing, Dynamic Center-WIN Balancing and WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings to provide customers with free-spinning, low-inertia rollers.
Filmquest (Booth 21): Questar CP-270 and Plystar LP-413 highlight the films that Filmquest will have on hand at the show. The former is a polyester film that’s coated with a proprietary polymer to promote ultra-high bond strength, and then metalized on one side with corona treatment on the opposite side. The Plystar LP-413 is a transparent polyester anti-fog lidding film with one side suitable for peelable seals or rigid substrates used in packaging.
Finzer (Booth 92): Finzer Roller will showcase its backup brushes and customizable web tensioning brushes. Its backup brushes offer an ideal replacement for metal anvil rolls and are designed to offer superior slitting and perforating ability. Its tension brushes work with any film line application, are cost effective, and easy to retrofit and install.
Jemmco (Booth 48): Jemmco will be showcasing its expanded line of JemmTron Corona Treater Roller coverings and accessories, specifically its first conductive corona treater silicone sleeve, the JemmTron CRS100. The sleeve is ideal for use in bare roll and dual-dielectric corona treating systems employing ceramic electrode tubes, as the soft rubber surface helps reduce backside treat and its unique electrical properties help redistribute power to reduce energy waste and improve treat levels.
Meech (Booth 63): Meech will have its enhanced Hyperion 971IPS-30 anti-static system on display. The extra-long range pulsed DC ionizing bar is the most powerful ionizing bar in the Hyperion range, offering an operating working distance of 200 to 1,500 mm.
Pearl Technologies (Booth 67): Pearl is emphasizing the safety and effectiveness of its products at the event in response to customer demand. It will be displaying its Lighting Wicket Punch Safety Enclosure, Pivot Mount Assembly for side rail mount flex units, Remote Spreader Bar and more.
Preco (Booth 8): Preco representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s line of high-quality, cost-effective laser processing systems for the flexible packaging industry. Its cross web systems allow the converter to move across the web for scoring, shape processing and zone processing, while its web direction systems are utilized for scoring and micro-perforating.
Roll-2-Roll Technologies (Booth 55): Roll-2-Roll Technologies will introduce its WPS 440 IR, its latest in web positioning sensors for the converting and general automation industry.
Simco-Ion (Booth 96): Simco-Ion will have its updated IQ Power Control Station on display. The revamped station now incorporates the latest in ionization technology and a 10-inch, full-color touchscreen with an intuitive user-friendly interface to help monitor and control static-neutralizing systems globally or by device.
Wikoff (Booth 119): Wikoff will have its Compass Ultra White high-performance laminating inks on display, which offer high opacity relative to conventional flexo laminating white inks. Additional benefits include excellent ink transfer, low solvent retention and ideal adhesive laminating bonds, among others.
Converters Expo 2017: What You Need to Know
When: March 23; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin
What: North America’s largest one-day converting event
More info/registration: www.ConvertersExpo.com
Converters Expo 2017 Agenda
Wednesday, March 22
6 – 7:30 p.m.: Welcome reception at Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Thursday, March 23
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Expo open
Noon – 2 p.m.: Lunch buffet
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Happy hour on expo floor