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International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division


Get Involved in the Division

Welcome to our International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division page. The division is made up of hundreds of professionals from consumer products companies, as well as flexible packaging converters and suppliers, film extruders and extrusion coaters. New members are always welcome.

Division Chair: Jim Lush, Celplast Metalized Products
1st Vice Chair: Kelly Frey, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
2nd Vice Chair: Jim Macnamara, Leprino Foods

The Division conferences are held annually and alternate between Europe and North America.In the odd years the event is held in Europe and in the even years it is held in North America.  In addition to the conference the division supports an annual Extrusion Coating Course and partners with BNP Media each year to conduct a Stand-up Pouch Workshop prior to the Global Pouch Forum in the summer.

The Teams of the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.

Each year, the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division is proud to provide several awards.

We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.

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Saturday 9/30 to Thursday 02/15

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications-, open

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for all Technical Division scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year.

Tuesday 2/6 to Tuesday 02/6

Converters Expo South -Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC, USA , open

A one day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

Sunday 4/22 to Wednesday 04/25

2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference -Omni Charlotte Hotel - Charlotte, NC, open

Join us in “Setting the Pace for Innovation in Flexible Packaging” at this year’s Conference filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.

Wednesday 5/23 to Wednesday 05/23

Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101-Hartland, WI, open

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.