Schedule

Tuesday, June 16

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Registration and Exhibit Set-Up

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 17

7:30 – 8:30 a.m

Registration, Breakfast and Tabletops

General Session – All Attendees

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE:
How Changes in the Automotive Industry Influence the Needs for Plastic Decoration Moving Forward
Kathy Minnich, Ford Motor Company

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

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

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

IMD/IML Opening Paper

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Break: Supplier Trade Fair

Breakout: Coatings/Paintings

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Smart, Multi-Functional Materials and Coatings
J. Baghdachi, Innovative Technical Systems Corporation

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Global Innovations in Coatings/Paints
Biao Lu, AkzoNobel

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Advances in Innovative Coating Technologies for Improved Chemical and Scratch Resistance
Robert Randant, Red Spot Paint & Varnish

Breakout: Decorating/Assembly

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Automation for Pad Printing
John Kaverman, Pad Print Pros

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Selecting the Best Adhesive for Various Plastic Materials
Henkel

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Direct Laser Texturing of Molded and Coated 3D Plastics Parts
Dustin Will, RAYN Technology, Inc.

Breakout: IMDA

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Paper TBA

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Paper TBA

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Paper TBA

Lunch and Supplier Trade Fair

General Session – All Attendees

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Digital Inkjet Printing: Chemistry, Pretreatment, Equipment and Software
Scott Sabreen, The Sabreen Group

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Measuring Contac Angle and How Surface Energy is Affected by Surface Cleanliness
and Surface Roughness
Arthur Kasson, Kruss

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

UV Curing of Coatings/Paints
Kevin Joesel, Heraeus

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break: Supplier Trade Fair

IMDA Symposium and TopCon Workshops

Please note: The workshops are concurrent, open-ended sessions that discuss specific topics related to plastics decorating, assembly, IML packaging and IMD durable parts. The workshop leaders are experts in their respective fields. Each workshop is limited to 25 attendees to allow for ease of discussion. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend four of the workshops offered over the two days.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Workshops (Choose One)
1. Choosing the Best Adhesive and Joint Design for Various Plastics Materials
2. Analyze the Best Curing Solution for Inks/Coatings – UV, UV-LED or EB.
3. Surface Treatment/Cleaning – Selecting the Correct Process
4. IMDA Workshop TBA
5. IMDA Workshop TBA
6. IMDA Workshop TBA

4:10 – 4:55 p.m.

Workshops (Choose One)
1. Sustainability Issues with Plastics and Decoration/Adhesives
2. Qualifying my Decorative Process for OEM Selection
3. Heat Transfers – Best Applications and Durability
4. IMDA Workshop TBA
5. IMDA Workshop TBA
6. IMDA Workshop TBA

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Network Reception and Supplier Trade Fair

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

IMDA Awards Dinner

Thursday, June 18

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, Tabletops

Breakout: Decorating/Assembly

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Metallic Effects for Automotive and Appliance Applications
Kurz Transfer Products

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Advanced Laser Ablation and Laser Marking on Plastics
Faycal Benayad-Cherif, FOBA Laser

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Pretreatment: The Solution for Ink Adhesion
Sean Lanigan, Applied Surface Technology

Breakout: IMDA

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Paper TBA

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Paper TBA

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Paper TBA

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break: Supplier Trade Fair

IMDA Symposium and TopCon Workshops

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Workshops (Choose One)
1. Choosing the Best Adhesive for Various Plastics Materials
2. Analyze the Best Curing Solution for Inks/Coatings – UV, UV-LED or EB.
3. Surface Treatment/Cleaning – Selecting the Correct Process
4. IMDA Workshop TBA
5. IMDA Workshop TBA
6. IMDA Workshop TBA

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Workshops (Choose One)
1. Sustainability Issues with Plastics and Decoration/Adhesives
2. Qualifying My Decorative Process for OEM Selection
3. Heat Transfers – Best Applications and Durability
4. IMDA Workshop TBA
5. IMDA Workshop TBA
6. IMDA Workshop TBA