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The third edition of the Converting & Package Printing Expo, aka CPP, takes the stage October 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event again will co-locate with Pack Expo and Process Expo. One admission fee will cover entrance to exhibits and pavilions for all three shows.

According to H.A. Bruno, producer and manager of CPP Expo, the co-location was one of the top reasons attendees came to the 2006 show in Chicago, with 79% indicating they were directly influenced by the supply chain concept.

Solutions that can be found at the three-show event include components, inspection, and web controls; finishing equipment; printing presses/processes; RFID and packaging design solutions; substrates, materials, inks, and coatings; and more.

Specialized areas of interest to converters will include a Brand Protection Center focusing on packaging initiatives/technologies to guard against bioterrorism, package tampering, and counterfeiting and product adulteration; a Containers and Materials Pavilion featuring ideas to make packaging stand out; an RFID Pavilion; a Contract Packaging Pavilion; and the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.

The event features an International Business Center with services that include:

  • Interpreters speaking several different languages.
  • US Dept. of Commerce representatives.
  • Private meeting rooms.
  • Briefings for organized delegations.
  • Electronic Product Locators to help attendees identify key exhibitors.
  • Lounge area with refreshments.
  • General information and assistance.
CPP show hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily. For more information visit cppexpo.com.

Education on the Agenda
A three-day conference program accompanying CPP will cover a range of interesting topics to converters:

Monday, October 15 |

  • Emerging Flexo Plate Technologies.
  • Plate Mounting Solutions that Produce Quick ROI.
  • If the Horse You Are Riding is Dead…(folding carton industry profitability issues).
  • ERP/MIS Software—Flexo Printing for Labels.
  • Selecting the Correct Coater for Atmospheric Coatings.
  • How to Automate and Secure the Printing Workflow Process.
  • Predictive Maintenance: A New Tool for the Converting Industry.
  • A New Level of Productivity with High Vacuum R2R Coaters for Packaging Film.
Tuesday, October 16 |
  • Upgrading and Modernizing Your Coating Equipment (a four-part series presented by AIMCAL).
  • Recent Advances in Surface Treatment Technology.
  • Web Coating—The UV Solution.
  • Adhesion Promotion Using Flame Plasma Surface Treatment.
  • Expanding Packaging Applications Using Electron Beam Technology.
Wednesday, October 17 |
  • Focus for Profits in Converting & Package Printing.
  • New Coating Technology for Improved Ink Release & Reduced Plugging.
  • The Printer and the Human Factor: Pumping Solutions for Flexo & Gravure Printers.
  • Increase Profits by Aligning Your Assets.

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