Two Conferences…One Great Event

Sept. 16-17, 2021 | Westin Edina Galleria | Edina (Minneapolis), Minnesota

  • General sessions from industry leaders, including Kurz Transfer Products, ITW IDS, Yupo, GEW, Muller and Namics
  • Combined Supplier Trade Fair with leading suppliers from plastics decorating, coating and in-mold decorating/labeling industries
  • Attendees can choose between decorating/coatings and in-mold decorating/labeling tracks

  • Networking reception and IMDA Awards honoring the best in in-mold decorating, labeling and electronics

More than 20 presentations to choose from, including:

  • Medical Decorating – Pushing Pad Printing Outside the Box
       (Keith Ekenseair, Pad Printing Technology)
  • UV Matte/Anti-Fingerprint Coatings (Jennifer Heathcote, GEW Inc.)
  • Digital Inkjet – Best Fit for Medical and Other Plastics Decorating Applications
       (Scott Sabreen, The Sabreen Group)
  • Ink Selection and Pretreatment for 3D Plastic Parts (Micah Swett,
       Diversified Printing Techniques)
  • UV Lasers: New Technology for Medical Device Decorating and Anti-Counterfeiting
       (Faycal Benayad-Cherif, FOBA)
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies for Products and Packaging (Ron Ducharme, Covectra)
  • Vision Inspection Solutions for IML Packaging
       (Scott Heins, Intravis)
  • Testing Decorated Plastic Parts: Understanding and Applying Tests
       for Decorating Success (Paul Uglum, Uglum Consulting)
  • Functional Inks for In-Mold Electronics (IME) on Automotive Interiors (Ken Arujo, Namics Technologies)
  • Sustainability and Recyclability of Decorated Plastics (Mike Licata, Yupo;
       and Harrison Chien, Weber Packaging)
  • Tactile Textured Surfaces for IMD (Bob Travis, InkWorks; and Fred Himmelein,
       Hytech Forming Systems USA, Inc.)
  • Automation and Robotics for IMD/IML and Other Decorating Processes
       (Taras Konowal, Muller; and Jim Naatz, Sussex IM)
  • See these companies and more at the Supplier Trade Fair:

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