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The Entire Paperboard Process Revealed

Thursday, February 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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February 21, 2019 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is hosting Folding Carton Fundamentals, Wednesday, March 13-Thursday, March 14 in Solon, Ohio. Graphco has opened its doors to AICC members and is allowing AICC to host this seminar in their plant.


Folding Carton Fundamentals helps attendees see the paperboard process from suppliers and paperboard substrates– their strength, appearance, and printability, package design, printing and converting, and the customer. Attendees will analyze the folding carton process and packaging solutions to make valuable contributions to critical packaging solutions.


Participants will leave the seminar with the ability to evaluate packaging and recommend the correct substrate for the best performance and understand the characteristics of different paper and how it prints. This course is valuable to anyone who is responsible for the creation, design, sales, and service of a customer's packaging needs, as it allows them to better support a customer from start to finish.


Attendees will also tour TAP Packaging Solutions, a designer and manufacturer of innovative and everyday packaging solutions. Specializing in folding cartons and rigid set-up boxes, TAP partners with consumer brands across different markets including confection, specialty food, health and beauty, and household products, to design, print, and convert the ideal branded packaging.


Of this popular seminar Andrew Sims, Director of Manufacturing & Engineering, W. H. Leary, said, “the plant tour and hands-on workshops made this program so much more educational. I learned a lot.”


Presenter, Dan Malenke, President, PKGPRO, LLC, will use classroom and hands-on activities to maximize the time attendees have during the seminar to master this important topic. 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.


“Dan Malenke is very helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about folding cartons. I now know a broader range of substrates which can be applied when designing packages,” said Lena Sam, Structural Designer, Ideon Packaging.


The Folding Carton Fundamentals Seminar and tour of TAP Packaging will provide attendees with a valuable experience and knowledge they can use to positively impact the bottom line of their home plants.


Graphco, the host location, is a provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. They proudly represent the finest brands of equipment including RMGT Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology, Konica Minolta, Standard Horizon, CRON-ECRM, SCS Automaberg, Petratto, Spiel Associates/Sterling, MGI, Foliant Laminators and many more. But these brands are only as good as the technical support team that stands behind them, and Graphco’s reputation for top-notch service is second to none.


More information about the seminar can be found at Questions about seminars or webinars 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.