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An Exploration of Corrugated Packaging Technologies

Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has only few seats remaining in the Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals Seminar, October 24-25, in Fort Worth, Texas. The seminar gives attendees the opportunity to understand everything corrugated, from raw material choices to end use.

“Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals brings packaging professionals from across the country together to learn and test their understanding of topics critical to the success of independent corrugated converting plants,” says Taryn Pyle, AICC Director of Education and Leadership Development. “This seminar offers many hands-on activities to bring skills to a new level.”

Seminar topics include:

  • Containerboard Substrates & Applications
  • Manufacturing Variations
  • Sustainability
  • Package Design
  • Prepress
  • Printing & Converting

Instructors Dan Malenke, President, PKGPRO, LLC, and Ralph Young, AICC Corrugated Technical Advisor, bring nearly 50 years of experience to the lectern and hands-on activities offered during the course.

Dan 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. Dan holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Ralph serves as Corrugated Technical Advisor to AICC members and is the wisdom and

expertise behind ASKRALPH. With an BS in Forest Management and an MBA, his entire corporate career is in the forest products industry. Companies include Champion International, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper and Mead Containerboard. Ralph is a well-known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering.

“The two days spent with Dan Malenke and Ralph Young at the Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals Seminar were packed with as Dan would say ‘soup to nuts’ information about the corrugated process from paper making to printing and finishing. They also shared valuable industry data, resource information as well as future trends so that the fundamentals learned would be the foundation for a better understanding our packaging industry,” says Laurie Green, Independent Paperboard Marketing.

AICC relies on members to host many of the seminars offered around the country to enhance the learning experience of attendees. During this seminar, participants will tour Liberty Carton Texas. It is an ISO-certified corrugated packaging manufacturing facility as well as FDA and Texas Department of Health certified fulfillment operation. Liberty Carton Texas offers a broad range of manufacturing capabilities and several unique product and service offerings.

This seminar is eligible for the special AICC is running, buy one registration, get a second registration for the same seminar 50% off, by using promo code BOGO18.

More information about the seminar can be found at Questions about seminars and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development, or 703.535.1391.


About AICC, The Independent Packaging Association

We are a growing membership association which has served independents since 1974, by providing access to education and information in print, in person, and online. AICC membership is for the full company- join and all employees at all locations have access to member benefits. In April 2017 AICC began offering free online education to all members to help the individual maximize their potential and the member company maximize its profit. When companies invest and engage, AICC will deliver success.