Schedule

Wednesday, September 15th

2:00 – 6:00 pm Registration

6:00 – 7:30 pm Meet and Greet: Lobby Bar

Thursday, September 16th

General Session: All Attendees - George W. Baird Ballroom

7:30 – 8:30 am
Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 – 9:15 am
The Significance of Color as a Functional Property of Medical Devices, Len Czuba, Czuba Enterprises

9:15 – 9:45 am   
Navigating the Complexities for Successful Decoration of Medical Components
Chris DeMell, ITW IDS

9:45 – 10:15 am
Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies for Products & Packaging
Ron Ducharme, Covectra

10:15 –10:30 am
New Technology Showcase – GEW Inc.

10:30 – 10:45 am
Break and Supplier Trade Fair

Decorating / Coatings Track - George W. Baird Ballroom

10:45 – 11:15 am Medical Decorating – Pushing Pad Printing Outside the Box Keith Ekenseair, Pad Printing Technology

11:15 – 11:45 am CO2 Spray Cleaning and Pre-treatment of Plastics Surfaces Nelson W. Sorbo, Ph.D., Cool Clean Technologies LLC

11:45 – 12:15 pm Scratch-Resistant Coatings: High-Performance, Economical Solutions for High-Quality, Low-Gloss Finishes
Eric Sammett, Red Spot Coatings

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Track Cahill Ballroom

10:45 – 11:15 am Vision Inspection Solutions for IML Packaging
Scott Heins, Director of Sales & Marketing, Intravis

11:15 – 11:45 am Design Considerations for Durable Products: IML, IMD and IME
Paul O’Hearn, Profile Plastics

11:45 – 12:15 pm Functional Inks for In-Mold Electronics (IME) on Automotive Interiors
Ken Arujo, Namics Techologies

12:15 – 1:30 pm Extended Buffet Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair

General Session: All Attendees - George W. Baird Ballroom

1:30 – 2:00 pm UV Matt/Anti-Fingerprint Coatings
Jennifer Hearthcote, GEW Inc.

2:00 – 2:45 pm Panel Discussion: Sustainability/Recyclability of Decorating Plastics
Moderator: Jeff Peterson, Plastics Decorating Magazine;
Panel: Mike Licata, Yupo and Harrison Chien, Weber Packaging

2:45 – 3:15 Ink Selection & Pre-treatment for 3D Plastics Parts
Micah Swett, Diversified Printing Techniques

3:15 – 3:30 pm New Technology Showcase – Heraeus

3:30 – 3:45 pm Break and Supplier Trade Fair – George W. Baird Ballroom

Decorating/Coatings Track

3:45 – 4:15 pm Waterborne Coating – A Sustainable Solution
Biao Lu, AkzoNobel

4:15 – 4:45 pm Vacuum Deposited Coatings for Anti-Microbial Applications
Dr. Dermont Monoghan, Gencoa Ltd.

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Track

3:45 – 4:15 pm Tax Incentives and Prospective Legislative Changes for the Plastics Industry Michael Devereux, Wipfli

4:15 – 4:45 pm IML Turnkey Projects: A Detailed Approach
Eugene Julia, IML Solutions

4:45 – 6:00 pm Networking Event: Supplier Trade Fair – George W. Baird Ballroom

6:00 – 7:00 pm IMDA Awards Reception – George W. Baird Ballroom

Friday, September 17th

General Session – All Attendees - George W. Baird Ballroom

7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast and Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 – 9:15 am  Next Level Decoration – Advanced Film Transfer Technologies for Plastics Scott Tacosik, Kurz Transfer Products, L.P.

9:15 – 9:45 am Testing Decorated Plastic Parts: Understanding and Applying Tests for Decorating Success Paul Uglum, Uglum Consulting  

9:45 – 10:30 am  Panel Discussion: Automation & Robotics for IMD/IML and Other Decorating Processes Taras Konowal, Muller; Jim Naatz, Sussex IM; Mike Sansoucy, Arburg

10:30 – 10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:15 am UV Lasers: New Technology for Medical Device Decorating and Anti-Counterfeiting Faycal Benayad-Cherif, FOBA

11:15 – 11:45 am Feasibility and Process Design for Plastics Decorating Perry Parendo, Perry’s Solutions, LLC

11:45 – 12:30 pm Panel Discussion: Tactile Textured Surfaces for IMD
Bob Travis, InkWorks; Paul Uglum Consulting