Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Savannah, Georgia USA
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Participants in this course will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.

March 12-14, Savannah, Georgia USA A 3-Day Course Providing a Better Understanding of Film Extrusion Technology

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Attendees will benefit by receiving a better understanding of film extrusion technology and the ability to use this information to improve existing film extrusion processes.   

In this introductory-to-intermediate level course, participants will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.  In addition there will be discussions on troubleshooting problems such as occurrence of gels, and winding defects.  Experts in the field will discuss commonly faced problems in the cast film and blown film industry.  Please bring your questions to the class, as it is conducted in an interactive format with the attendees.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Extrusion Engineers, Extrusion Supervisors, and Packaging Engineers
  • Extrusion Line Operators
  • R & D Personnel
  • Technical Service Personnel
  • Technical Directors, Superintendents, and Technical Assistants
  • Blown Film Converters
  • Cast Film Converters
  • Equipment and Resin Suppliers
  • Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers
  • Process Engineers   
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Plant Managers
  • Set-up Technicians
  • Purchasing Managers

For maximum benefit, participants should have a very basic knowledge of film extrusion coating technology and the ability to use this information to improve existing film extrusion processes.  

This course is designed to help participants learn to:

  • Understand properties and processing issues of various film resin
  • Identify capabilities, specifications, and limitations of various film extrusion & winding
    equipment components
  • Evaluate equipment and resin requirements for differing co-extrusion application
  • Methodically approach processing problems and gel issues during extrusion
  • Comprehend terminology, general theory, and troubleshooting techniques used in
    designing extrusion screws
  • Address safety concerns in extrusion processes

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for Film Converters, Equipment & Resin Suppliers, Cast Film Manufacturers & Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers.

Instructors for Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Scott Marks 100x150

Scott Marks - DuPont Performance Materials - Course Chair

Scott Marks is a Senior Technical Consultant at DuPont. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from Rutgers University of New Jersey. Since graduating from Rutgers in 1982 and joining DuPont, Scott has worked in several engineering and technical positions.  From 1986 through 2008, Scott worked for DuPont's packaging materials business covering the Asia-Pacific region performing technical troubleshooting, market development, application development, training (both internal and external), and mentoring new sales personnel.  His processes background includes extrusion coating and laminating, blown film, and cast film, including multilayer co-extrusions and end-use packaging equipment. He has also worked with coextruded sheet extrusion and tubing extrusion. Since April 2008, Scott has worked on several revitalization projects in DuPont's Lab Extrusion Facilities specifying and commissioning new equipment. He is a key member for global technical support of co-extrudable adhesive polymers, consults on technical applications with North American extrusion converters, and conducts global training programs internally and externally for technical proficiency. 

Since 1984, Scott has been as a member of TAPPI's International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division (formerly called PLACE in 2001-2016, and PLC in 1984-2000). He was co-chair of the International Planning Committee, has held all the Division Council positions for PLACE, remains a Chair Emeritus of the Division, and serves as Council Member At-Large.  Scott has served multiple times as session chair in the Tappi PLACE conference, presented papers, and currently chairs the Peer Review committee for the conference.  He has been an instructor for the Extrusion Coating Short Course and the Film Extrusion course for many years.

Andy Christie 100x150Andy Christie - SAM North America

Andy Christie is currently Managing Director of SAM North America.  This company is the sales, service, and support group of SAM (Sung An Machinery), a South Korean converting machinery manufacturer of printing, coating, laminating, and extrusion coating machinery.  SAM North America, is sales and service organization for North and South America, and operates a state of the art high speed co-extrusion coating and laminating line with up to 14 layer co-extrusion for converter customers product development needs.

Prior to working for SAM, in 2002 had Andy founded Optex Process Solutions, an extrusion process consultancy. Optex provided extrusion system design and technical process support to the continuous extrusion converting industry, particularly coatings and films.  Optex worked with OEM's as well as packaging and specialty converters worldwide until 2016 when it discontinued operation due to the growth of SAM's American business.

Prior to starting Optex, Andy spent 15 years with Black Clawson Converting Machinery in engineering design, applications, and management.  After graduating with his BSME degree from Rochester Institute of Technology he held various machine design engineering positions at several companies.

Andy has been active in SPE & TAPPI where he has authored, co-authored, and presented at many conferences and symposiums.  He is a past Chair of the TAPPI Film Extrusion Committee, and has been a co-instructor at several TAPPI short courses.  He is the inventor of three US Patents relating to screw design and a co-extrusion feed-block, and has an additional patent application pending for an improved extruder screw mixing device. Andy lives in the heart of New York State with his wife Mary.  They enjoy outdoor activities with their two sons families including their three grandchildren.

Olivier Catherine - Cloeren Incorporated Olivier Catherine

Mr. Olivier Catherine has fifteen years of experience in the plastics industry as an expert in polymer processing, polymer rheology and process modeling. Mr. Catherine is currently responsible for Technology advancements at Cloeren Incorporated, a solution supplier for coextruded flat film, sheet and extrusion coating tooling technology.

Mr. Catherine graduated in France from Cemef / Paris Tech (http://www.cemef.mines-paristech.fr/ ), where he acquired his Masters of Science in Materials Science in 2001. Since his graduation, he has continuously been interested in Materials Science and the relationship between materials structure, processing and overall product properties.

Following his graduation, Mr. Catherine worked for Saint-Gobain Seva (http://www.saint-gobain-seva.com/ ) in Chalon-sur-Saone - Burgundy, France. He was then a Project Engineer for the development of PVC window profile extrusion dies for three years.

This first experience gave Mr. Catherine the opportunity to join the Saint-Gobain R&D Center in Northborough, Massachusetts as a Research Engineer in the Polymer Processing Group in 2004. There, he worked with the Rheology / Polymer Characterization group, the Numerical Simulation group and the Polymer Processing group on developing new processes and products, until 2010.

In February 2010, Mr. Catherine joined Cloeren Incorporated (www.cloeren.com) as a Corporate Scientist. Since, he has been working on die design together with Mr. Peter Cloeren, developing new concepts like the patented moebius-manifold™. He has been also implementing new rheological tools and flow simulation capabilities.

He is a member of the following professional associations: the Society of Rheology (SoR), the Polymer Processing Society (PPS), TAPPI, and the Society of Plastics Engineer (SPE). He is currently the Past Chair of the Extrusion Division of SPE.


Sam Iuliano 100x150Sam Iuliano - Nordson/Extrusion Dies Inc.

Sam Iuliano has 25 years of experience in the industry for extrusion dies and related components.  He graduated in 1992 from McMaster university in Hamilton, Canada with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Management, specializing in Chemical Engineering.  As Senior Technical Manager at Nordson EDI, he consults with processors to provide recommendations for high performance extrusion tooling and brings the voice of the customer back to Nordson EDI for new product development. Sam is a frequent presenter at industrial conferences and a long-time TAPPI Extrusion Coating Short Course Instructor.

Laura Martin 100x150Laura Martin - Brampton Engineering

Laura first joined the plastics industry as an undergraduate in Chemical Engineering, and has since worked in numerous technical and market segments including compounding, injection molding, blow molding, profile extrusion, and extrusion lamination, for rigid packaging, automotive, and electrical applications. Since joining Brampton Engineering as Director, Process & Rheology in 2015, she has enjoyed learning about blown film extrusion, particularly multi-layer film structures for food packaging.   At BE, the Process & Rheology Team is charged with ensuring that the provided equipment is optimal for producing the required films, which includes communicating with the potential customers prior to quotation, specifying the right components, designing the SCD® co-extrusion die, and providing process expertise afterwards.  Laura is also a key member of the Product Development team behind the innovative new single-entry, streamlined Vector® air ring.  She is a firm believer in asking the right questions and using the appropriate analyses and visualizations to enable the best data-based decisions.

Bill Hellmuth 100x150Bill Hellmuth - Davis-Standard

Bill has over 38 years in the Film industry.  He spent the first 10 years as a Process Engineer and Production Manager, working with flexible PVC packaging films, modified PE stretch wrap films, and TPU blown films.   The past 28 years, Bill has worked in Technical Sales and Marketing for Gloucester Engineering (now part of the Davis-Standard Group), supporting Blown Film machinery globally.  Bill is a profession member of Tappi and SPE, and had published numerous papers on Blown Film equipment and processing.   Film has taught in a number of training seminars around the world.   Bill is a past chair of the Tappi Film Extrusion committed, and has been a co-chair of the Film extrusion class.

Rory Wolf 100x150Rory Wolf - ITW/Pillar Technologies

Rory Wolf is currently the Business Unit Manager for ITW's Pillar Technologies, Hartland, WI, USA and a recognized industry resource in the field of polymer surface modification. He has 31 years of experience within international positions in the plastics and packaging industries, and specific experience in polymer-based flexible packaging, polymer surface modification systems, and printing industry segments.  Prior to joining Pillar, Rory worked for several companies including Enercon Industries where he championed the growth of plasma treating technologies. He has published 33 technical papers,41 industry articles, and 3 books on the topic of plastic surface modification by atmospheric plasma technology.   Rory is a professional member of Tappi, SPE, and AIMCAL.

Ted Schnackertz 100x150Ted Schnackertz - NDC Infrared Engineering

Ted has over 40 years of experience in the process control industry with real-time on-line measurement and control systems in the paper and plastics industry. He has held positions as a field engineer, systems engineer, project manager, applications engineer and currently is the OEM Sales Manager for NDC.  Ted studied electronics engineering at CCNY (New York) and electrical engineering at Lowell Institute of Technology in Lowell, MA.  Ted is a TAPPI member and has instructed in a variety of Short Courses and delivered TAPPI PLACE conference papers since 1998.

Jim Stobie 100x150Jim Stobie - Macro Engineering

Jim has been involved in the Film and related industries throughout his career. Prior to his current position at Macro Engineering, held sales positions with Sherman Treaters, and Brampton Engineering.  Jim was a Sales Manager for Macro Engineering, and then Brampton Engineering.  He returned to Macro Engineering to become VP Sales & Marketing and then moved up to his current role as CEO of Macro in March 2013.  Overall, Jim has over 30 years in the film and sheet extrusion machinery sector, with the past 19 years spent in leadership roles.   Jim is a former President of the Plastic Film Manufacturers Association of Canada and an active member of TAPPI and SPE. 

Joe Lutz 100x150Joe Lutz - Pelletron Corporation

Currently the R&D Manager for the Pelletron Corporation, Joe has a decade of experience developing bulk material handling products and processes for the plastics industry. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and began his work career developing novel automated manufacturing equipment. His career at Pelletron began as an R&D Engineer spending a lot of time in the pneumatic conveying test lab but over the years he has designed and commissioned countless pneumatic conveying and dedusting systems in the “real world” too.  This combination of experience makes him a unique asset to the industry.

Scott Weber 100x150Scott Weber - Celanese

Scott Weber is an Application Development and Technical Support Engineer at Celanese working in their EVA Polymers group.  Scott holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology which he earned at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.   As an industry veteran, Scott has over 25 years of experience in extrusion coating and lamination, blown and cast film which focused on flexible packaging applications.  Scott currently has one patent and has been involved in the development of other products that have also been patented during his career.   Continuing to help others develop and grow in the industry is very important to Scott.  This has led him to become involved with TAPPI.  Scott has chaired the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Short course for the past four years and will be chairing again in 2017.  Scott resides in West Chester, Ohio his wife Lori.  Together they enjoy spending time at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky with their family and friends.  Scott is the proud father of two daughters and grandpa of three grandsons.

R Duane Smith 100x150R. Duane Smith - Davis-Standard

R. Duane Smith is Process Manager, Web Handling & Specialty Winding at Davis-Standard, LLC. 
Duane has over 45 years of experience, and is widely known throughout the paper, film and nonwoven industries for his technical knowledge on web handling and winding. He has been awarded two patents in winding. Duane has made over 85 technical presentations, and published over 30 articles in major international trade journals and magazines. He is the author of the Winding Chapter of the TAPPI Film Extrusion Manual and is currently working on the Unwinding/Splicing and Winding chapters of the upcoming 5th edition of the TAPPI Extrusion Coating manual. He has been an instructor at 18 TAPPI short courses and has published three books through TAPPI Press. He is the editor of TAPPI Press' first e-book, The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide. Duane has been active in TAPPI for over thirty five (35) years.   In 2011 Duane was named a TAPPI Fellow by the TAPPI Board of Directors.

Lou Piffer - Davis-Standardlou piffer

Lou Piffer is a Senior Sales Engineer for Davis-Standard LLC, Converting Systems for the past 28 years.  He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in 1985. Lou is a former Tappi Chairman and Leadership award winner.  He has taught at the extrusion coating course for over 15 years. Lou supports the Extrusion Coating and Cast Film product lines for Davis-Standard.

Rich KanarskiRichard Kanarski - Davis-Standard

Rich Kanarski is a chemical engineer who began his professional career in polymer extrusion process development. He held a process engineering role at Coperion, responsible for conducting twin screw extrusion technology scale-up, various process developments, and developing research programs serving the polyolefin, bio-plastics, food, ceramics, and pharmaceutical industries. Rich than has expanded his process expertise by joining Davis Standard where he focuses on the process development of larger scale polymer converting lines, including the single screw extrusion technology and many of the various upstream and downstream technologies composed in cast film and extrusion coating products. His responsibilities extended on projects across the world and correspondences with people of various cultures, gaining business experiences with a vast network of other polymer professionals and industrialists. Rich has been a member of the SPE Extrusion Division since the beginning of his career in the plastics industry and now serves on the Board of Directors Extrusion Division. 

Vipul Padman

Vipul Padman -  Berry Global

Vipul Padman is a Sr. Research Scientist at Berry Global in Mason, OH. He received his Bachelor's degree from Pune University, India in Polymer Engineering and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in Polymer Science and Engineering. He has also received an MBA degree from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His research experience covers various aspects of polymer rheology, cast extrusion processing, extrusion lamination, material selection, formulation design and simulation. While working in the rheology field for more than a decade; he has successfully derived and established several structure-property relationships for a wide range of polymer systems, such as solutions, gels, and colloids. His current focus is largely on understanding polymer melt behavior during extrusion processing. He has successfully established structure-processing relationships of polymer melts and developed models that can predict processing behavior. His expertise includes designing rheological tests and using simulation software to resolve processing issues.

Norm AubeeNorm Aubee - NOVA Chemicals

Norman Aubee graduated from the Plastics Engineering Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1984. Norm joined NOVA Chemicals in 1985 and performed various functional roles in the technical service laboratories. In 1991 Norm transferred into NOVA Chemicals flexible packaging technical services group for polyethylene products. Over the past 30 years, Norm has focused on various areas within flexible packaging including; stretch film and food packaging with specific emphasis on moisture barrier and oxygen barrier applications within the food packaging segment.  In addition to the technical service responsibilities, Norm is involved with NOVA Chemicals in the areas of field market development and application development for flexible packaging applications.

Wes HobsonWes Hobson - Dow Chemical

Wes Hobson is an Associate Scientist in Dow Chemical's Performance Plastics Technical Service and Development group.  Wes has 22 years' experience in the plastics industry focusing on cast, blown and sheet extrusion.  Wes has had many roles in Plastics TS&D including Fabrication Technology Leader where some of his responsibilities included vetting of new fabrication equipment and technologies to bring into Dow's Pack Studios laboratories, as well as traveling to customers to train employees on fabrication techniques, troubleshoot fabrication issues, or optimize process conditions to improve product performance.  Currently Wes' role is Application Development Leader in the Industrial and Consumer Packaging group focusing on stretch film. Wes has a Master's Degree in Packaging Science from Michigan State University and is a member of ISTA and the Society of Plastics Engineers. 

Francisco Carlos RuizFrancisco Carlos Ruiz - Braskem Brazil

Francisco Carlos Ruiz, has Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and Master's degree in Material Engineering, specializing in Polymer Science. Has over 35 years of experience in the polymers area, including Catalysts Research, PP, PVC and PS production and distinct works in Process and Product Development. In the past ten years has been working in the commercial area of Braskem Brazil acting as Engineer Specialist and responsible for searching customers satisfaction and development of new markets for many different applications of polypropylene, including BOPP Film segment for South America.

John PerdikouliasJohn Perdikoulias - Compuplast North America

John Perdikoulias is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. He holds B.Eng. and M.Eng. Degrees from McMaster University and a Ph.D from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is currently president of Compuplast North America., providing simulation software and services to the polymer processing industry worldwide.  From 1985 to 1996, John was R&D Engineer for Brampton Engineering where he was responsible for screw and die design and helped develop the first commercially available, stacked, 8 and 9 layer blown film dies in the world. In 1996 he formed Compuplast Canada Inc. as the North American office for Compuplast International (Czech Republic) which he co-founded in 1990.  In 2003, he formed Compuplast International Inc. (USA) to better service the growing USA customer base.

John is an active member of several industry societies and has served as a Chairman of the TAPPI PLACE (now IFPE) Division, and has been awarded the Division's Technical Achievement Award. John has also been active member of the SPE Ontario Section holding several positions including President.  He is also currently on the SPE Extrusion Division Board of Directors and was been elected as an SPE Honoured Service Member for his contributions to the Society.  He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has received best paper awards. Most recently, John was very honored to receive the SPE Extrusion Division's, Bruce Maddock Award for his contributions to the industry. 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for Film Converters, Equipment & Resin Suppliers, Cast Film Manufacturers & Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers.

Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

 

This course is brought to you by the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division of TAPPI.

COURSE AGENDA - Downloadable version


Andaz Savannah Hotel - Savannah, Georgia USA
14 Barnard Street  Savannah, GA 31401

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

8:00 - 8:15        Welcome / Opening Comments / TAPPI Antitrust

8:15 - 9:15         Introduction to Product Structures - Scott Marks, DuPont

9:15 - 10:00       Polyethylene Resins for Film - Norm Aubee, Nova Chemicals

10:00 - 10:15     BREAK

10:15 - 10:45     PE Plastomer Resins for Film - Wes Hobson, Dow Chemical - NEW TOPIC!

10:45 - 11:45     Special Resins for Film - Scott Marks, DuPont 

11:45 - 12:45     LUNCH 

12:45 - 1:30      Polypropylene Resins for Film - Francisco Carlos Ruiz, Braskem

1:30 - 2:15        Rheology and Hot Stage Microscopy Vipul Padman, Berry Plastics - NEW TOPIC!

2:15 - 2:30        BREAK

2:45 - 3:30        Extruders and Configurations for Blown vs. Cast - Rich Kanarski, Davis-Standard

3:30 - 4:15        Screw Designs for Blown vs. Cast - Andy Christie, SAM-NA

4:15                   General Q & A with any instructors from the day

5:00 - 7:00          Reception / Networking Hour (Sponsorship opportunities available)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


8:00 - 8:10
       Welcome / Opening Comments / TAPPI Antitrust

8:10 - 9:00        Cast Film Feedblock Technologies - Olivier Catherine, Cloeren

9:00 - 9:45        Cast Film Dies - Sam Iuliano, Nordson 

9:45 - 10:00      BREAK

10:00 - 10:45    Film Casting Section Configurations - Lou Piffer, Davis-Standard

10:45 - 11:45    Blown Film Dies and their Differences in Design - John Perdikoulias, Compuplast

11:45 - 12:45    LUNCH

12:45 - 1:30     Air Rings for Blown Film Production - Laura Martin, Brampton Engineering

1:30 - 2:15       Blown Film Haul-Off Systems, Collapsing Frames and Bubble Cages - Bill Hellmuth, Davis-Standard

2:15 - 2:30       BREAK

2:30 - 3:15       Corona & Plasma Treating Systems - Rory Wolf, ITW/Pillar Technologies

3:15 - 4:00       Purging and Resin Transitions - Scott Marks, DuPont Performance Materials

4:15                  General Q & A with any instructors from the day


Thursday, March 14, 2019


8:00 - 8:10
       Welcome / Opening Comments / TAPPI Antitrust

8:10 - 8:50        Online Gauging Systems - Ted Schnackertz, NDC Infrared Engineering

8:50 - 9:40        Winders for Blown & Cast Films - Jim Stobie, Marco Engineering

9:40 - 10:00       BREAK

10:00 - 10:50     Tools for Process Improvement - Andy Christie, SAM North America

10:50 - 11:30     Pneumatic Conveying Systems - Joseph Lutz, Pelletron

11:30 - 12:45     LUNCH

12:45 - 1:30      Gel Troubleshooting in Blown & Cast Film - Lou Piffer, Davis Standard

1:30 - 2:15        Safety" & Process Troubleshooting - Scott Weber, Celanese

2:15 - 3:00        Challenges of Web Handling and Winding in Cast & Blown Film - Duane Smith, Davis-Standard

3:00 - 3:15        BREAK

3:15 - 4:00        Case Studies in Winding Cast & Blown Film - Duane Smith, Davis-Standard

4:00 - 4:15        Class Wrap Up / Evaluation Form Submittals / Pick Up Certificates

4:15                  Adjourn 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for Film Converters, Equipment & Resin Suppliers, Cast Film Manufacturers & Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers.

Registration Fees and Dates

 

  Before Feb. 11 After Feb. 11
 Meeting Registration      
 Member  $ 1160 1380
 Join or Renew and Save  $ 1340 1555
 Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save  $ 1280 1500
 Non-member  $ 1480 1695
     
 Group Meeting Registration, per person (3+ people from the same  location)    
 Member  $ 1055 1270
 Join or Renew and Save  $ 1240 1450
 Young Professional under 30 Join or Renew and Save  $ 1180 1380
 Non-member  $ 1375 1480

 

Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course. Attendees paying by check will be registered for the course only after the payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at +1.770.209.7206 by  (Monday, February 11th, 2019).  Please note:  There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after (Monday, February 11th, 2019) but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course (Tuesday, February 5th, 2019).  Understandably, after Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

 

Refund
100% - Cancellation received by (Monday, February 11th, 2019)
50%
-  Cancellations received after (Monday, February 11th, 2019) and no later than (Tuesday, February 5th, 2019). NO REFUND- Cancellations received after (Tuesday, February 5th, 2019).

Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for Film Converters, Equipment & Resin Suppliers, Cast Film Manufacturers & Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers.

Accommodations

Andaz Exterior Savannah

Andaz Savannah

14 Barnard Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Hotel Reservations: 912-233-2116 

Hotel Room Rate:  $185.00 plus tax and fees

Hotel Cut-off Date:  February 15, 2019

Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling 912-233-2116 by 2/15/19 and mentioning TAPPI Event.

Hotel Guestroom Benefits Specific to this Event:
Complimentary WiFi and Fitness Center, Discount off Food & Beverage at Hotel Restaurant and Room Service, Discounted Valet Parking.

EXPERIENCE AN ECLECTIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF SAVANNAH 

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Learn with Your Peers

This course is ideal for Film Converters, Equipment & Resin Suppliers, Cast Film Manufacturers & Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers.

TAPPI Press Publications for You - Purchase at Registration. Pick-up at Course.

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The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide - PRINT
0101R335
Special Member Price:  $119
Special Non-member Price:  $180

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide - E-BOOK
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The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide - (E-BOOK and PRINT)
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NEW!
Extrusion Coating Manual, Fifth Edition $190 / $247

0102R345
Special Member Price:  $162
Special Non-member Price: $210

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements
0102B068
Special Member Price:   $149
Special Non-member Price: $195

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition
0101R313
Special Member Price:   $133
Special Non-member Price:  $174

2018 PLACE Conference Proceedings
PLACEFD-18
Special Member Price:   $63
Special Non-member Price:  $94

Mechanics of Rollers
0101R255
Special Member Price:  $64
Special Non-member Price:  $95

Mechanics of Web Handling
0101R273
Special Member Price:  $73
Special Non-member Price:  $95

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