Schedule

Wednesday, September 15th

2:00 – 6:00 pm
Registration

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 16th

General Session – All Attendees

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 – 10:30 am
Panel Discussion: Secondary Decorating and In-Mold Decorating Applications for Medical – How Are They Changing?
Panel:
Moderator: Chris Demell, ITW IDS   

10:30 –10:35am
New Technology Showcase – GEW Inc.

10:40 – 11:00 am
Break and Supplier Trade Fair

Direct Decorating Breakout Session

11:00 – 11:30 am
Medical Decorating – Pushing Pad Printing Outside the Box
Keith Ekenseair, Pad Printing Technology

 11:30 – 12:00 pm
Sustainable Direct Print Decorating Process at High Speeds
Anthony Carignano, ACTEGA

Coating/Painting Breakout Session

11:00 – 11:30
Scratch Resistant Coatings: High Performance, Economical Solutions for High Quality Low Gloss Finishes, Eric Sammet, Red Spot Coatings

11:30 – 12:00 pm            Coating/Painting Presentation TBA

11:00 – 11:30 am
Vision Inspection Solutions for IML Packaging, Scott Heins, Director of Sales & Marketing, Intravis

11:30 – 12:00 pm
IMDA Presentation – TBA

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Extended Buffet Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair

General Session – All Attendees – Special Panel Presentation

11:00 – 11:30 am
Vision Inspection Solutions for IML Packaging, Scott Heins, Director of Sales & Marketing, Intravis

11:30 – 12:00 pm
IMDA Presentation – TBA

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Extended Buffet Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair

Decorating/Coatings Session

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Digital Inkjet – Best Fit for Medical and other Plastics Decorating Applications   Scott Sabreen, Sabreen Group

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Ink Selection & Pre-treatment for 3D Plastic Parts
Micah Swett, Diversified Printing Techniques

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Session

3:45 – 4:15 pm
Functional Inks for In-Mold Electronics (IME) on Automotive Interiors
Ken Arujo, Namics Technologies

4:15 – 4:45 pm
New Tax Incentives and Prospective Legislative Changes for the Plastics Industry
Michael Devereux, Wipfli; Dianna Brodine, IMDA

4:45 – 6:00 pm
Networking Reception and Supplier Trade Fair

6:00 – 7:00 pm
IMDA Awards Reception

Friday, September 17th

General Session – All Attendees

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

10:30 – 10:45 am
Break

Decorating/Coatings Session

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
Anti-counterfeiting Strategies for Products & Packaging
Ron Ducharme, Covectra

11:45 – 12:30 pm
Vacuum Deposited Coatings for Anti-Microbial Applications
Dr. Dermont Monaghan

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Sessions

10:45 – 11:15 am 
Panel Discussion: Tactile Textured Surfaces for IMD Bob Travis, InkWorks; Fred Himmelein, Hytech Forming Systems USA, Inc.

11:15 – 11:45 am
IMDA Presentation – TBA

11:45 – 12:30 pm
Recyclability and Sustainability: In-Mold Processes Have the Edge in Labeling