SESSION ABSTRACTS  

            IN-MOLD LABELING (IML) ABSTRACTS                                         

    “SPEED TO MARKET”, IN-MOLD LABELS VIA DIGITAL PRINTING
      Jim Murphy, Xeikon
     Hear all about the fascinating world of Xeikon Digital Printing and how it can work in the fast
     paced In Mold Label World.
     Get an in-depth look at Xeikon's LED-array-based technology, application-tuned toners, flexible
     workflows and complete Suites designed to grow with you, sure, you could say we're quite 
      dedicated to digital printing. We have developed every aspect and every part of our set-ups
      closely with printing business professionals around the world.

  “CREATING SUPPLY CHAIN VALUE THROUGH HP DIGITAL PRINTING”. 
    Aaron Sniker, HP Indigo Labels & Packaging, North America
   
 Join Aaron Sniker from HP Indigo as we explore the many uses of powerful variable content
   digital Printing. We will discuss the nature of Total Cost of Goods Sold in a positive manner
    using software to drive Personalization, Business Customization, eCommerce, and Secondary
    User Engagement.
     PACKAGING TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY
     Bill Ludlow, Crativpackaging
    The cannabis industry has brought a new set of challenges and opportunities to the world of 
     packaging.  New form factors of cannabis are requiring new types of packaging.  Different states and
     nations have different regulatory requirements for packaging. Some jurisdictions require child-
     resistant packaging, and some don't.  This presentation will give a high-level overview of child-
     resistant requirements and how they are being rolled out across the country.  There is no dominant
     brand in the cannabis industry today.  Companies are in a race to be that brand.  There is a
     tremendous opportunity for packaging to support the creation of and solidify brand identity.  There are
     solid opportunities for enhanced branding using technology such as In-Mold decorating.

           In-Mold Decorating (IMD) Abstracts:

     UV LED for IML & IMD - COMPETING TODAY WHILE  PREPARING  FOR TOMORROW
       Jennifer Heathcote, Eminence UV

        Conventional mercury UV systems have long been used for curing graphic inks on offset
        printed IML films and screen printed IMD sheets and for curing scratch resistant hard coats on          raw stock and decorated materials. As UV LED systems and UV LED formulated chemistry
        evolve to be suitable alternatives for exiting UV applications across various markets, the
        In-Mold supply chain is increasingly inquiring about UV LED technology for its own processes.
       While this mostly involves questions around direct swapping UV LED for a conventional lamp in
       order to achieve a similar result, the more significant questions are twofold. How can UV LED
       technology enable new applications that cannot be done today, and how can UV LED
       technology help do things we are currently doing today better?    

     PELLETS  to PRODUCT-MANUFACTURING in the MOLD 
        John Berg, Sussex IM
           In this presentation John Berg of Sussex IM will discuss how a synchronized, dual-process 
           molding (injection and blow) system, automation and in-mold decoration create a complete
           assembly for their customer.  A process that decreased labor content and captured a portion
          of business that was previously sourced off-shore.
    

     IN MOLD ELECTRONICS, APPROACHES AND CHALLENGES
       Keith Davis, Tapecon
          
What are the advantages of in-mold electronics?  What are some of the challenges of 
        producing these products.  What questions to ask your customer.

         In-Mold Labeling & Decorating Abstracts:    

     SIMULFORMIING: A UNIQUE HYBRID IMD PROCESS
       Gary Hallam, Eimo Technologies
          Eimo was awarded an IMDA silver award in 2018 for this unique process which combines
          vacuum forming and injection molding into a single process creating a cost effective way to
          decorate automotive interior parts.
          This presentation will provide detailed process information and give several examples of
           typical applications.

 
      "OBJECTS OF DESIRE"
       Marshall Paterson, Advanced Decorative  
         The presenter will demonstrate the value of strong industrial design and careful use of plastics
          decoration technologies, in turning products into "must have" items that the consumer finds hard
         to resist.  In addition to typical applications in the automotive and consumer electronics industries,
         the presenter will also give examples from more diverse markets which demonstrate how visual
         appeal is a huge deciding factor in persuading a buyer to part with his dollars."

       NOVEL NANO-ENGRAVING FOR SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE BRANDING
        Veronica Savu, Morphotonix
           
Sustainability and esthetic innovation in plastics are topics that are not often found in the
           same sentence. You will learn here how you can use the latest mold nano-engraving
           industrial technologies to obtain custom holographic effects directly into your molded
          products. With zero consumables, standard molding parameters, and no post-processing,
          this solution supports brands’ eco-friendly profile while boosting their products’ shelf appeal.
          Security features can be incorporated in the design to prevent illegal copying and to provide
          authentication of the original product.

      IML/IMD WORKSHOPS
       IMD Vs HEAT TRANSFER: Facilitator; Allan Quimby, Kurz
       INTEGRATION THROUGH DIGITAL WATER MARKING: Facilitator; Bob Travis, InkWorks Printing
       
THIN-WALL PACKAGING IML APPLICATIONS and TROUBLESHOOTING: Facilitators; Derek
       Williams BW, Taras Konowal, MRG

       IME IN PRACTICE:  Facilitator; Marshall Paterson; Advanced Decorative