AIMCAL and SPE Present Fifth Joint Conference

Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA – Joining forces for the fifth year, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Bethel, CT, will present the AIMCAL R2R Conference USA/SPE Flexible Packaging Conference 2018, Oct. 28-31, 2018, at the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix, AZ.

More than 400 attendees and 80+ exhibitors are expected to participate in the technical conference devoted to roll-to-roll processing and flexible packaging.

“The SPE FlexPackCon partnership with the AIMCAL R2R Conference has been beneficial for attendees,” says Donna S. Davis of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, who serves as general operating chair for SPE FlexPackCon 2018. She explains, “Roll-to-roll processes such as metallizing, coating and laminating are widely used in flexible packaging, and flexible packaging is a major market for suppliers of converting technology and equipment. Our objective is to advance technology from film manufacture through packaged goods. So, there are strong synergies when everyone is together in the same room.”

The schedule features 100+ presentations organized in tracks devoted to subjects such as web coating and laminating, vacuum web coating, web handling and winding, adhesives and coatings, flexible packaging designs and market/application requirements. A popular vendor session features suppliers promoting their product, service or company in a three-minute presentation. Attendees also may register for opening day short courses. The deadline for presentation proposals is May 18. Please complete the online Call for Papers Form at or Potential exhibitors should contact Danielle Fletcher, event manager at AIMCAL (+1 803-948-9470,

To facilitate networking, the conference schedule includes two receptions in the Table Top Exhibition area, the Dr. Bernard Henry Memorial 5k Fun Run, a golf scramble and local activities.

“The combined AIMCAL R2R Conference USA/SPE FlexPackCon event has generated rave reviews,” says Danis Roy of Davis-Standard, president of AIMCAL. “In four years, it’s become THE PLACE to learn about the latest technology innovations, productivity improvements and market data, which can be put to work to strengthen bottom lines and open doors to new business,” he concludes.

About AIMCAL, Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
AIMCAL, the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, represents converters of metallized, coated, and laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. Founded in 1970, membership stands at nearly 300. A global group, AIMCAL promotes the growth and prosperity of the converting industry and member companies via an array of technical and marketing services. Membership information is available on-line at

About SPE, Bethel Connecticut, USA

THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS® (SPE) is the largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world. Founded in 1942, SPE helps plastics professionals succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills and promoting plastics and the plastics industry. SPE brings together scientists, engineers and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion and application of plastics, as well as senior executives from every sector within the plastics industry value chain. For more information on SPE or to join, please go to

Source: AIMCAL