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Folding Carton Fundamentals

When:Wednesday - Thursday, June 21-June 22, 2017 | 8:00 am-5:00pm; 8:00am-3:30pm (second day)
W.H Leary Co.
8440 W 183 Place
Tinley Park, IL  60487

Members before April 14: $1,295 
Members after April 14: $1395 
Member with 3+: $1,195 per person 
Non-Members: $1,595 

Examine the entire paperboard process from raw material choices to package design, printing, converting and sustainability, from the paper supplier to the customer. Discover the attributes of paperboard substrates - their strength, appearance and printability. Participants will be engaged in the analysis of current packaging solutions. Upon completion, attendees will be well equipped to make valuable contributions to critical packaging decisions. This is two days of intense learning.


Learning Objectives: To gain an in-depth knowledge of paperboard packaging and understand the material and its applicability. 
Who should attend: All levels of experience.  For those who are new to the industry as well those who find themselves in new areas of packaging.  Individuals involved in package design, sales, specification, purchasing, scheduling, quality control, converting, raw materials suppliers, and production management.  This is two days of intense learning.


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This course is being held at the W.H Leary Facility  8440 W 183 Place, Tinley Park, IL 


 8:00 a.m.              Welcome/Introduction/Announcements

 8:10 a.m.              Paperboard Substrates and Applications + breakout

                                    - SBS, CUK, UKB, CRB, FBB                    

 9:30 a.m.                 Break, Group Photo

 9:45 a.m.              Packaging Sustainability

10:30 a.m.             Paperboard Manufacturing    

11:00 a.m.                Stretch Break

11:10 a.m.             Coating and Finishing

12:00 noon               Lunch

12:45 p.m.            Appearance Characteristics of Paperboard

  1:30 p.m.             Surface Characteristics of Paperboard

  2:00 p.m.                Break

  2:15 p.m.             Physical Characteristics of Paperboard

  3:40 p.m.                Stretch Break

  3:50 p.m.              Package Design + breakout

  4:50 p.m.              Summary, Review

  5:00 p.m.              Adjourn



  8:00 a.m.             Announcements

  8:10 a.m.             Pre-press

  9:15 a.m.                Break

  9:30 a.m.             Sheeting

 10:00 a.m.            The Printing Processes

                                     - Offset Lithography

                                     - Flexography

11:00 a.m.                           Stretch Break

11:10 a.m.             - Gravure

                              - Digital          

12:00 noon              Lunch

12:45 p.m.            Transportation to Converting Plant

 1:00 p.m.             Converting Facility Tour

 2:00 p.m.             Return to Meeting Site / Stretch Break

 2:15 p.m.             Post-Press, Cutting & Creasing

 2:45 p.m.             Assembly, End Use

 3:15 p.m.             Summary, Evaluation

 3:30 p.m.             Adjourn



Dan Malenke is an accomplished practitioner, solutions provider, educator, and author with extensive coast-to-coast and international experience in leading technology-rich seminars for the printing and packaging industries.  He is particularly adept at creating synchronous courses of study from highly fragmented parts.  As President, PKGPRO, LLC, Dan holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D from the University of Minnesota.


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