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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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Thursday 9/20 to Thursday 09/20

Moving Past Generational Differences-Webinar, open

On any given day, you may work with colleagues from as many as five different generations. Communication is key to working effectively, especially when working across multiple generations. But what other tools can help bridge generational gaps in the workplace? Featuring both new and veteran members of the workforce, this webinar will examine real world examples of fostering generational collaboration.

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.