Schedule

Wednesday, September 15th

2:00 – 6:00 pm
Registration
3:00 – 5:00 pm
IMDA Board Meeting
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

In-Mold Decorating/Labeling Session

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

11:30 – 12:00 pm 
Design Considerations for Durable Products: IML, IMD and IME
Paul O’Hearn, Engineering Manager, Profile Plastics

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

General Session – All Attendees – Special Panel Presentation

1:30 – 2:45 pm                  Panel Discussion – Sustainability/Recyclability of Decorated Plastics –        Moderator: Jeff Peterson, Plastics Decorating Magazine. Panel: Mike Licata, Yupo; Harrison Chien, Weber Packaging

2:45 – 3:15 pm
UV Matt/Anti-Fingerprint Coatings, Jennifer Heathcote, GEW Inc.

3:15 – 3:20 pm
New Technology Showcase – Sabreen Group

3:20 – 3:45 pm
Break 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

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