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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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Tuesday 8/14 to Thursday 08/16

2018 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course-Hilton Hotel, Daytona Beach, FL, open

Held August 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel in Daytona Beach, FL, this course features comprehensive educational material taught by multiple instructors along with networking opportunities at a table top reception and group outing.
The course is designed to help students learn about basic resin and equipment technology (extruders, dies, auxiliary equipment) that have applications in the extrusion coating process.

Wednesday 10/10 to Wednesday 10/10

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.