8 MultiTrack Workshops

8 talleres multitemáticos

SuperCorrExpo is the largest trade show in the Western hemisphere dedicated to the corrugated industry. With more than 250 exhibitors, the show assembles all that is corrugated under the same roof, at the same time. Visitors get an up-close, hands-on look at the latest technology and innovation and also participate in educational sessions offering takeaways to enhance the efficiency, productivity, quality, safety and profitability of their operations. SuperCorrExpo 2012 will also introduce new programs to help exhibitors and box makers best utilize their time at the show.

This year, for the first time, the TAPPI and AICC program committees have worked together to create a truly joint program for one combined price - so the value for you and your employees is more than doubled.

The SuperCorr Expo has 8 Multi-Track Workshops that will cover a wide range of key technologies and applications designed help attendees to improve their box plant operations. The tracks include:

  • Centerlining
  • Cutting Die Design
  • Choosing the Right Anilox Roll and Print Plate for Your Process
  • Becoming a Lean Enterprise
  • OSHA Requirements & Implementation in Your Plant
  • Converting and Printability on Lightweight Liners
  • Color and Retail Management from a Customer's Perspective
  • Starch Consumption and Best Practices for Adhesive Application

Centerlining
Centerlining is an ongoing process designed to help corrugated box plants identify opportunities for improvement. Centerlining offers consistency of products and performance. It utilizes operating parameters that have been established by trial runs on each board grade the plant runs. Results of centerlining include: reduced operating costs, waste, downtime, and warp; improved board quality; increased throughput; improved operating efficiency; increased profits. The program covers what centerlining is, why corrugated box plants should utilize it and a detailed description of how to do it.

The session describes in detail how a box plant can implement the centerlining process. It covers a range of operating conditions and parameters that must be measured as part of the process including evaluating raw materials (starch, paper), operating conditions (corrugator, heat) recipes and gaps. Attendees will learn about the specific data required such as starch viscosity, temperature, gel point, etc., and data on paper such as damaged rolls and product specifications. It will cover the process of gathering detailed operating data, conducting a machine mechanical audit, and how to establish recipes and machine settings.

Rick Croker has been in the corrugated industry for over 30 years. He is the Director of Technical Services for Georgia- Pacific Corporation.

John Buzzell is a Senior Field Service Technician for the Georgia-Pacific Containerboard Division. John has over 19 years of experience in the corrugated industry. He has worked as a Corrugator Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, Quality Manager, Process Manager and Plant Manager. He has experience in Box Plants and Sheet Feeders in multiple positions. He has been active TAPPI member for 15+ years, member of the Corbotec, Production, Quality Assurance, Engineering, and the TIP Review committees. He has taught our "Best Practices on the Corrugator" seminars several times and has recently taught our "Hands-on Press Maintenance" seminar.


Choosing the Right Anilox Roll and Print Plate for Your Process
The anilox roll and the print plate are at the heart of the corrugated printing process. Working together they can produce a great product; put together in the wrong combination and they can produce one giant headache. This session will explore the critical characteristics of these two elements of the process.

Instructor Dan Foy will lead the discussion on Anilox roll volumes and structures. Dan is Technical Engineer for ARC international, Charlotte, NC. He has almost 20 years' experience covering anilox roll specifications, testing, inventory management, coating applications and training. His experience covers the spectrum of wide and narrow web flexographic markets including film, foil, folding cartons, corrugated, coating applications, tag & label, and envelopes.

He will discuss specific characteristics needed for various print applications. Anilox rolls need to be tailored to the print application and Dan cover what is needed for a "This side Up" vs. a multicolor screen or process job.

In addition, the session will discuss new and emerging technologies that may provide alternatives to traditional engravings. Improvements in laser engraving technology and application of available cell geometries offer alternatives for improved print quality and process efficiency.

Jack Fulton and Rick Pomerenka will lead a discussion of the available print plate options (analog liquid photopolymer, IP Photopolymer and digitally imaged sheet photopolymer) and how variables in a print plate package like plate materials, thickness, cushioning materials and cylinder construction impact the printed image. They will also share the results of a recent print trial conducted to demonstrate the difference plate packages can make in print quality.

How to choose the right print plate package for a particular application will be discussed in detail. The discussion will use four different scenarios that encompass a wide range of typical box plant equipment and box graphics requirements. A wide ranging discussion will cover keys to producing high quality flexo printing including the critical importance of transferring the ink to the substrate with the least amount of impression.

Jack Fulton is V.P. Sales, Printron, and has worked in the corrugated industry for 35 years. He has extensive experience in the high graphics arena, both in prepress and in the development of plate and mounting systems for corrugated manufacturing.

Rick Pomerenka


OSHA Requirements & Implementation in Your Plant
This session will include

  • Discussion of most frequently cited standards in the printing and corrugated converting industries
  • Review of the minimum requirements of each standard affecting the industry
  • Examination of real-world citations to illustrate OSHA enforcement practices

Presenters include Eric Hobbs, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP and John Kiefner, CSP, ARM, Vice President, Risk Control Services, Johnson, Kendall and Johnson

Eric E. Hobbs is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. His practice centers on labor and employment law, with an emphasis on occupational safety and health matters, among others. In such matters, he represents employers of all sizes in a variety of industries, from service to heavy manufacturing, and including pulp and paper, foundry, bakery, temporary staffing, and others. He appears regularly before the United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and before equivalent state-plan tribunals from coast to coast.

Mr. Hobbs serves as counsel to and speaks regularly for the Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association, the Pulp and Paper Safety Association and the Wisconsin Paper Council. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee and American Bar Associations, and he is Employer Co-Chair of the ABA's Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee.

In his appearances before the United States Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and its state-plan equivalents, Mr. Hobbs has litigated and negotiated the settlements of a variety of matters and of many "significant" cases. He also has been asked by OSHA to speak to its field personnel on employer concerns and inspections and by the U.S. Solicitor of Labor to speak to its OSHA attorneys on employer issues. And he has participated in OSHA's rule making process as a representative of management's interests.

Mr. Hobbs has taught as an adjunct instructor at the Marquette Law School in safety and health matters and regularly speaks to professional and employer groups on matters of significance in occupational safety and health. Recently, he has addressed the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission's Commissioners and Judges at their Judicial Conference at the invitation of the Commission's Chairman and Chief Judge, the Wisconsin Council of Safety on disability accommodation issues and their interrelationship with occupational safety and health matters, the Pulp and Paper Safety Association on OSH law developments, the International Warehouse Logistics Association on an OSHA Update, and the Milwaukee and Nicolet Chapters of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Oshkosh Safety Council on developments in the area of OSH law.

Mr. Hobbs has been named as on of the best labor and employment attorneys in the U.S. by Woodward and White's Best Lawyers in America and as a Wisconsin "Super Lawyer". He additionally is included in Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading labor and employment attorney nationwide.

Mr. Hobbs has authored the chapter on "Occupational Safety and Health" in the State Bar of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Employment Law multi-volume treatise and is a co-author of the Bureau of National Affairs' treatise on Occupational Safety and Health Law. Mr. Hobbs received his B.A. with honors from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1982 and his Doctor of Law from Cornell Law School in 1985.

John Kiefner joined Johnson, Kendall & Johnson in 2001. He has a Bachelor of Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. He is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). John has been published in The American Society of Safety Engineers' Healthbeat newsletter and in The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters' BoxScore magazine. Before joining JKJ, John served as a Senior Loss Control Consultant for an insurance carrier, where he provided safety consultation specific to workers' compensation and employee safety.

Since joining JKJ, John has provided risk control guidance to hundreds of companies in industry, healthcare, and retail. On a daily basis, he conducts various activities at his clients' locations, including management and employee education, exposure identification, and risk reduction. While doing so, John is always searching for creative ways to enhance safety culture.


Effective Design Techniques for Profitable Diecutting Production
This session recognizes the challenges brought about by today's converting requirements including faster machines, Retail Ready Designs, and mechanical stripping with very fast FFG machines. The goal is for attendees to learn how simple adjustments to structural design can enhance profitability without compromising product functionality. This is a must attend for designers, converting supervisors , sales managers and business owners.

The initial part of this session will cover design ideas for different style machines including FFG machines, full die cutters with various style stackers and jumbo presses for laminated bulk boxes. The remainder of time will be a dedicated discussion of "jobs from hell", which are actual case study examples brought by attendees. It will evaluate what can be changed on the structural design that would benefit production without compromising the functionality or assembly.

Attendees should bring a carton sample if possible, including information in a .dxf or .ddes format file, press information, and the specific problems they are having. The instructor will import the data and evaluate and recommend changes.

The session leader is Rick Putch, Director of Business Development for Dicar Inc., along with managing the Consulting Services Group. Rick has worked over 35 years in the converting industry and is very active with several trade associations worldwide regarding educational programming. He received the inaugural PEAK Award from the IADD in Interlaken Switzerland and continues to serve on their board of directors.

Presenter : Rick Putch, Managing Director , Dicar Consulting Services Worldwide

Rick Putch is Managing Director of Dicar Consulting Services Worldwide headquartered in Pine Brook NJ, USA. With nearly 35 years of experience in converting and diemaking, Rick has worked as a pressman, business owner, and in Executive Management. He has written technical papers for an assortment of trade publications and has taught several courses for TAPPI, AICC, ACCCSA, and IADD. Rick has done best practices training on corrugated finishing and efficient package design, for several corporations in many countries.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the IADD and is one of only 14 IADD Tech Team members based all over the world. In November 2006 Rick received the inaugural PEAK Award presented in Interlaken Switzerland.


Starch Consumption and Best Practices for Adhesive Application
This session will present the results of the TAPPI starch consumption survey conducted this year of boxplants. It will cover the question points, tabulated response, and next steps to gather more detailed information regarding starch adhesive use as a benchmark.

The second part of this session will be a corrugating defect review with hands on evaluation of common bonding defects in corrugating board. It includes a review of common causes for major production issues, such as adhesive application, paper conditioning, temperature and machine properties, and will cover best practices to address these issues.

Roman Skuratowicz is the Lead Industrial Application Specialist for Ingredion Inc., formerly Corn Products International. He has over 20 years experience working with starch and adhesive applications and supporting the paper and corrugating industries. He holds several patents on starch and adhesive technology, authored several papers in various corrugating trade journals, and participates in corrugating training and technical information programs worldwide. He's an active member of the Corbotec and Fiscotec committees including past Chair of Corbotec, and has participated in the Corrugating Division Steering Committee. Over the years Roman has participated in various national and regional Tappi events, providing technical presentations on bonding and specialty paper coatings, conducting workshops on adhesive application, troubleshooting and best practices, and moderating various technical session on corrugating and quality control. He participates actively on the Standards team and is currently part of the Starch Consumption Survey Team and the Corrugating Defect Workshop.

Rick Croker has been in the corrugated industry for over 30 years. He is the Director of Technical Services for Georgia- Pacific Corporation.

Jack Wallace - Packaging Corporation of America
Over 42 years in the industry with a total of 22 years with two different starch companies, currently work with PCA as a Adhesive Specialist for more than 8 years and have a total of 43 corrugators.


Becoming a Lean Enterprise
Why your customers want lean! Do your customers care if you are a lean manufacture? Generally no but they do want 'Faster, Cheaper, Better.'  Your customers know that lean manufacturing is the most effective method to bring what they want and if you don't provide it that are going to look somewhere else or demand cost reductions that will come from the bottom line.  This workshop will explain the implementation of lean in packaging from several companies all over the world, the benefits and what they are currently working on for their next steps in their journey and why some technologies at the process is the wrong way to go.

Presenter, Les Pickering, PSquared

Leslie Pickering is an engineer with twenty seven years of international process improvement experience in the packaging industry. With a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering Les has held responsibility for maintenance, supervision, training, and installation of machines that consistently out perform the competition two to five fold.

Les has gathered best practices from Europe, Asia, Australia, and now America to build Lean solutions for the paper, glass, and plastic industries


OSHA Requirements and Implementation in Your Plant

Highlights of this session include:

  • Discussion of most frequently cited standards in the printing and corrugated converting industries
  • Review of the minimum requirements of each standard affecting the industry
  • Examination of real-world citations to illustrate OSHA enforcement practices

Presenter: John M. Kiefner, CSP, ARM, Vice President, Risk Control Services

John Kiefner joined Johnson, Kendall & Johnson in 2001. He has a Bachelor of Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and holds the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. He is also a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). John has been published in The American Society of Safety Engineers' Healthbeat newsletter and in The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters' BoxScore magazine. Before joining JKJ, John served as a Senior Loss Control Consultant for an insurance carrier, where he provided safety consultation specific to workers' compensation and employee safety.

Since joining JKJ, John has provided risk control guidance to hundreds of companies in industry, healthcare, and retail. On a daily basis, he conducts various activities at his clients' locations, including management and employee education, exposure identification, and risk reduction. While doing so, John is always searching for creative ways to enhance safety culture.


Color and Retail Management from a Customer’s Perspective

The presentation will include:

  • Customers expectations in regards to “Brand Colors”
  • Challenges corrugated printers are presented with when asked to match an established “Brand Color”
  • Limitations the corrugated printer has (anilox roll configuration, substrates).
    • What does the Customer really want?
    • How to achieve the “closest match” to an established “Brand Color” , How to develop a “New Brand Color” to be corrugated friendly
    • Have ONE STANDARD that is achievable regardless of print process
    • Distributing the “STANDARD” accurately to all printers
    • Run by the numbers – measure, record and analyze
    • Equipment and software to manage the process
    • PantoneLive – how to predict color accurately on different substrates and anilox configurations

Presenters: David Callif, President, BCM Inks, Bill Heinz, Sr. VP of Manufacturing, Ideal, Scott Miller, Sales/Technical Manager, BCM Inks and Iain Pike, Digital Supply Chain Market Director, X-Rite

David Callif President/Owner of BCM Inks, a manufacturer and distributor of environmentally friendly water flexo, UV, and digital inks and varnishes for the high graphic corrugated packaging and POP market.

He has been in the packaging industry almost 40 years beginning with Procter & Gamble in 1972. He has contributed to the industry through participation on numerous boards including currently serving as the AICC Associates Chairman and Co-chair of the AICC Sustainability Committee. He has been a speaker on various industry topics at Clemson University, Fox Valley Technical College, ACCCSA, FFTA, FPPA, PIRA, and AICC. Most recently, David was recognized by Clemson University with the Bill Treadaway Award for outstanding contibutions to Graphic Arts Education and by the National news program " Eye on America" for his and BCM's contribution to "Sustainable Technology for a Healthy Environment". 

Iain Trevor Pike
Iain Trevor Pike is Market Director of the Pantone Digital Business Unit at X-Rite/Pantone. He has a background in business, color management, prepress, printing technology and process control.

 

Scott Miller
25 years of experience in the printing industry. Graphics Coordinator - Lewisburg Container Company. General Manager - EZ Packaging Graphics, a printing plate and steel rule die manufacturer for the corrugated market. Division Technical Manager – Matthews Brand Solutions, brand management. Sales/Technical Director at BCM Inks, manufacturer of water-based flexo inks and coatings developed primarily for high end printers in the corrugated packaging and display market.


Converting and Printability on Lightweights Lightweight containerboard is making inroads in North America.  The startup of the Greenpac machine next year and some mills you may not know about are already changing lightweight supply dynamics.  Will you be ready?

This presentation will include:

  • Background and development of lighter weight containerboard, why it has been slower to develop in North America and what’s going to accelerate its growth in the next 3-5 years, including customer sustainability initiatives, retail-ready packaging and cost considerations
  • Critical physical properties of containerboard that are not considered with Mullen and compression grades, paper-making changes necessary to engineer the ultra-lightweight components, and technologies required to produce high-quality lightweight corrugated board.
  • Corrugating rolls and flute profiles and converting equipment: new technology and retrofitting existing equipment.
    • Adjusting feed rollers
    • Adjusting printing plates
    • New printing plates technology and inks for lightweights.

Presenters: Randy Banks, President, Sharp International Sarilee Norton, President, Norton & Associates and Ralph Young, AICC Technical Advisor

Randy Banks has worked in the paper industry since 1994 with the past 10 years focusing on the corrugated segment.  Randy is currently the owner and president of Sharp International, a Virginia-based company that specializes in converting and printing options for lightweight recycled containerboard.     Randy serves as a catalyst for Europe-to-North America commercial activities by representing several top European mills and equipment suppliers and facilitating the introduction and benefits of some of Europe’s best corrugated materials and equipment .  Randy travels extensively to Europe and offers a unique perspective to his clients in the US and Canada.

Randy is also the creator and editor of the online magazine, www.container-board.com, which focuses exclusively on the corrugated industry.  The most up-to-date articles and videos from around the world pertaining to the corrugated industry are posted daily with a weekly summary sent to over 2300 people in the industry.

Sarilee Norton is President of Norton Associates, a paper and packaging strategy and marketing consulting practice. Sarilee holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and MBA in finance from Columbia University and has worked for leading companies in the industry for more than 30 years in business development, strategy and marketing, as well as in sales and general management. She is co-author of two ground-breaking lightweight studies and frequent industry speaker will lead this program covering key trends and insights for converters about the equipment, materials and processes required to successfully produce and market lightweight boxes.

Ralph Young serves as the Technical Advisor to the AICC and is involved in the ASKRALPH membership service. He spent his entire corporate career in the forest products industry investing the last 25 years in the paper and corrugated packaging segment. He has worked in woodlands, primary manufacturing, sales and sales management, marketing, business planning and communications, and three different assignments in product development. He was there when the industry moved to ECT from Mullen. His companies have included Champion International-twice, Georgia-Pacific (Great Southern Paper), International Paper and Mead Containerboard.

He is a well known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering. He is also an often requested writer for trade publications. His current consulting company has taken him into the areas of technical expertise in legal cases, economic research, product placements for foreign manufactures, mergers and acquisitions, developing process improvement programs, and connecting with non-profit organizations.

He earned a BS in Forest Management and an MBA. He consumes life with his wife of forty years in Roswell, GA where together they invest in the lives of their three granddaughters, and he ministers as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of America.

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