The IMDA staff and board of directors are currently developing a full agenda for the event, to be held September 16 and 17. A tentative agenda was developed for the 2020 IMDA Symposium, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This agenda can be viewed to provide a general idea of the types of content presented during the event.

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 2020

GENERAL SESSION OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
 8;30 - 9:15  Keynote: How Changes in the Automotive Industry Influence Plastics Decorating Choices Moving Forward: Kathy Minnich, Ford Motor Co.

 9:15- 9:45 am

  Optimizing Your Operation for Medical Applications Decorating and In-Mold:   Chris DeMell, ITW

 9:45- 10:15 am

 IMD/IML; Opening Paper: Protecting Brands against Counterfeiters: Franco   Diaz, Brand Protection Director,  Authentix, Inc.
 10:15 - 10:30   BREAK in  Supplier Trade Fair

CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

   IMDA: IN-MOLD LABELING AND IN-MOLD DECORATING

 10:30 - 11:00

 Latest Vision Inspection Solutions for IML Decorated PackagesScott Heins,   Director of Sales & Marketing; INTRAVIS, Inc.

 11:00 - 11:30 

   Digital Printing for IMD: Bob Travis, CEO, Inkworks

11:30 - 12:00  Paper representing Decorating & Packaging: Taras Konowal, Muller

 SPE: DECORATING & ASSEMBLY  

 10:30 - 11:00 am

 Automation for Pad Printing: John Kaverman, Pad Print Pros

 11:00 - 11:30 am

  Selecting the Best Adhesive for Various Plastic Materials: Henkel

  11:30 -12:00 pm

  Direct Laser Texturing of Molded and Coated 3D Plastics Parts: Dustin Will, Rayn Technology
      SPE: COATINGS/PAINTINGS SESSION
 10;30- 11:00   Smart, Multi-functional Materials and Coatings: J. Baghdachi, Innovative Technical Systems. 
11:00- 11:30   Global Innovations in Coatings/ Paintings: Biao Lu, Akzo Nobel
 11:30 - 12;00   Chemical and Scratch Resistance: Kyle Shane, Red Spot Paint and Varnish
12:00 - 1:30pm  SUPPLIER TRADE FAIR & LUNCH
 1:30 - 2:00    GENERAL SESSION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
  1: 30 - 2;00   Digital Inkjet Printing, Chemistry, Pretreatment, Equipment and Software : Scott Sabreen, The Sabreen Group
 2:00 - 2:30   Mesuring Contac Angle and How Surface Energy is Affected by Surface Cleanliness and Surface Roughnss:  Arthur Kasson, Kruss
 2:30 - 3:00   UV LED Curing of Coatings/Plaints; Kevin Joesel, Heraeus
 3:00 - 3:15   Break

  CONCURRENT IMDA SYMPOSIUM & TOPCON WORKSHOPS: ATTENDEES ABLE TO ATTEND ANY WORKSHOP PER SESSION

The workshops are concurrent open-ended sessions that discuss specific topics related to IML Packaging, IMD Durable Parts or Plastics Decorating & Assembly. The workshop leaders, who guide the discussions, are experts in their respective fields.Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for ease of discussion.

  You have the opportunity to attend any four of the workshops offered over the 2 days.
  Attendees must sign-up for preferred workshops at time of registration. “First Come, First Served”
  Note:
 we reserve the right to assign attendees per availability and handle requests in order of receipt.

   CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS:  Attendees able to attend any workshop per session
  SESSION 1   (3:15 - 4:00pm     
 DECORATING & ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS

  1-1 Choosing the Best Adhesive and Joint Design for Various Plastics Materials   

 1-2   Analyze the Best Curing Solution for Inks/Coatings - UV, UV-LED or EB

  1-3   Surface Treatment/Cleaning - Selecting the Correct Process

 IML/IMD WORKSHOPS

  1-4   Test Parameters for IMD; Leader, Dave Schoofs, Central Decal

  1-5 Workshop Topic TBD, Leader Marshall Patterson, ADS: 

 1-6  IMD Processes for Durable Goods, Leader Gary Hallam EIMO  
 
   SESSION 2  (4:10 - 4:55PM)
  IDECORATING & ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS
  2-1 

  Sustainability Issues with Plastics and Decoration/Adhesives

  2-2  Qualifying my Decorative Process for OEM Selection
  2-3

  Heat Transfers- Best Applications and Durability

  IML/IMD WORKSHOPS
  2-4   ; Test Parameters for IMD; Leader. Dave Schoofs, Central Decal   
  2-5  Workshop Topic TBD, Leader Marshall Patterson, ADS
  2-6 IMD Processes for Durable Goods, Leader Gary Hallam EIMO
   4:30 - 6:30 pm  ALL ATTENDEES - SUPPLIER TRADE FAIR & NETTINGWORKING RECEPTION  
 

   6:30-10:00pm -   IMDA AWARDS DINNER - Ticket Required:  
            NETWORKING WITH THE EXPERTS IN IML and IMD at THE SYMPOSIUM DINNER
           ALONG WITH  THE  IMDA AWARDS PRESENTATION  

DAY TWO - THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

        7:30 - 8:30 am      Continental Breakfast, Supplier Trade Fair

    9:15 - 9:30 am  Coffee Break
   CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
     SPE DECORATING & ASSEMBLY 

8:30 - 9:am    

Metalic Effects for Automotive and Appliance Applications: Kurz Transfer Products

9 - 9:30 am

     Joining Paper

9:30-10    Pretreatment - The Solution for Ink Adhesion; Sean Lanigan, Applied Surface Technology

     IN-MOLD LABELING (IML) AND IN-MOLD DECORATING (IMD) 

8:30- 9:am

   Structural Bonding Materials for IME Components; Speaker: Ken Araujo, Namics Technologies, Regional Manager

9-  9:30 am

     Paper  representing Decorating & Packing; Jordan Robertson, StackTack

9:30- 10      Paper representing Decorating & Packing: Speaker TBD
10:30 - 10:45am

    BREAK 

CONCURRENT IMDA SYMPOSIUM & TOPCON WORKSHOPS -
ATTENDEES ABLE TO ATTEND ANY WORKSHOP EACH SESSION

         SESSION 3  (10:45 - 11:30am

     DECORATING & ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS

  3-1 

   Choosing the Best Adhesive for Various Plastics Materials

  3-2 

   Analyze the best Curing Solution for Inks/Coatings - UV, UV-LED or EB

  3-3 

   Surface Treatment/Cleaning - Selecting the Correct Process
   
       IML / IMD WORKSHOPS
  3-4

  Test parameters for IMD; Leader, Dave Schoofs, Central Decal

  3-5

   Workshop Topic; TBD, LeaderMarshall Patterson, ADS

  3-6 

  IMD Processes for Durable Goods, Leader Gary Hallam, EIMO

          SESSION 4 (11:15 - 12:00 pm)
        DECORATING & ASSEMBLY WORKSHOPS
  4-1   Sustainability Issues with Plastics and Decoration/Adhesives
  4-2   Qualifying my Decorative Process for OEM Selection
  4-3    Heat Transfers - Best Applications and Durability
   
          IML / IMD WORKSHOPS
  4-4     Test Parameters for IMD Dave Schoofs, Central Decal; Leader TBD
  4-5    Workshop Topic TBD, Leader Marshall Patterson, ADS
  4-6    IMD Processes for Durable Goods  Leader Gary Hallam, EIMO 
    
EVENT CONCLUDED - THANK YOU FOR JOINING US! 
Cleanup of Trade Fair and all other areas need to be completed by 1:00pm