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About

What is the European PLACE Conference?

The European PLACE Conference is the only biennial event in Europe focused on the extrusion coating and laminating industry featuring the latest technology and developments in raw materials, processing, inspection and applications.

The 15th TAPPI European PLACE Conference will focus on the latest trends, technologies and applications affecting the coating and lamination, film extrusion and end use.

Applications Including:
  • Sustainability and Social Aspects of Packaging
  • Packaging and Society
  • Material Solutions; Converting Process Solutions; and Hardware Solutions
  • Process Monitoring Tools (in Production and Lab)
    Newest Trends and Innovations

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Delegates

The European PLACE Conference is designed for professionals in the global flexible packaging industry looking to embrace raw material and hardware suppliers, regulatory experts and trend setting technology leaders from the converting industry, universities and end-users including:

  • Deputy General Managers
  • Managers
  • Packaging Engineers
  • Technical Personnel

See who attended in 2011 and/or in 2013.

Congratulations to Karl (Charly) Zuercher

2015 TAPPI PLACE Division Leadership and Service Award Winner

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Hotel & Travel

2015 TAPPI European PLACE
Radisson Blu
Promenade des Anglais, F-06200
Nice, France
+33 4 9717 7177

TAPPI has negotiated special rates at the Radisson Blu that include a buffet breakfast, free access to the fitness center, and free high speed WiFi and broadband internet for all guests. You don't want to miss out on these special rates; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers. If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.

Sea View rooms grant striking views of the Mediterranean Sea and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, free high-speed wireless Internet access, a mini bar, and tea and coffee provisions.

The City View rooms grant views of Nice and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a mini bar.


Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Radisson Blu. Download the Radisson Blue reservation form.

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**US Dollar Hotel rates listed above are estimates and will fluctuate based on the currency exchange**

Hotel rates include VAT
Can do name change but no refund
Parking: 2.60 euro per hour or 27 euro per 24 hours per car


Program

Polymers – Laminations – Adhesives – Coatings – Extrusion

The conference program, with a special emphasis on the latest trends and technologies related to extrusion coating or lamination of web based materials and applications will focus on the following:

  • Barrier and migration
  • Process and product simulation
  • Adding value and recycling
  • Sealing and sealants
  • Packaging and society
  • Adhesives and interfaces
  • Extrusion performances
  • New material trends
  • Extrusion adhesives
  • Hardware and process
  • Nano and submicron technology
  • New technology and machinery
  • Flexible packaging
  • Surface treatment

If you have missed the deadline for abstract submission but have a paper that you would like to still have considered, please contact:

Dr. Guenter Schubert
TAPPI European PLACE - Technical Program Chairman
Tel.: +49 228-552-2816
guenter.schubert@hydro.com
Bernard Fehr
TAPPI European PLACE - Conference Chairman
Tel.: +41-44-728-2844                                             
bfehr@dow.com


If you have already been accepted into the program, you may download the speaker presentation template to use for at least the first and last slide of your presentation.


For additional information about the conference, contact TAPPI Member Services at 1-800-332-8686 (USA), 1-800-446-9431 (Canada), or Kristi Ledbetter, 1-770-209-7319 or kledbetter@tappi.org

Speaker Information

For general questions regarding the conference please contact the TAPPI European PLACE Conference Chairman, Bernard Fehr, +41-44-728-2844; or TAPPI PLACE Division Manager, Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.


Technical Program:  Guenter Schubert, Conference Technical Program Chair or TAPPI Content Development Specialist, Ashley Westbrook.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Exhibits :  , Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.



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Program Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, May 11th, 2015

9:00-18:00

Registration desk located outside Baie des Anges

11:00-12:00

Lunch buffet served on Terrace of hotel

12:00 - 12:15

Opening Session

12:15 - 13:30

Technical Sessions: Technology and Sustainability
Melt curtain
Jean-Francois Agassant, Sophie Antipolis

Certified renewable polyolefins
Judith Bosch, Sabic

Aspects on the sustainability of packaging materials
Marek Hauptmann, J.P Majschak, Dresden University

13:30-14:00

Break

14:00 - 15:15

Technical Sessions: New Polymer Trends
Bernard Fehr, DOW

Enhanced sealing performance & package integrity in extrusion coating
Linda van den Bossche, Exxon

High pressure polyethylene from tubular reactor for extrusion coating
Auli Nummila-Pakkarinen, Mattias Bergqvist, Borealis

15:15-15:45

Break

15:45 - 17:00

Technical Sessions: Extrusion Performance
"Die build up issues in extrusion tailor made fluoropolymers as a useful and efficient processing aids"
Samuel Devisme, Arkema

Processing Considerations to Improve Quality, and Reduce Downtime and Waste
Tom Bezigian, Bezigian

How to start-up your extruder efficiently?
Mikko Peltovuori, Borealis

17:00-17:30

Break

17:00-18:30

Innovation Counter: Latest Innovations

18:45 - 20:00

Reception at the Radisson Blu on the Terrace overlooking the sea.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2015

08:30 - 10:10

Technical Sessions: Process and Product Simulation
Application of Advanced Rheology Techniques to Extrusion Optimization
Christine Ronaghan, Cloeren

Activation Energy to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance Regarding Adhesion of LDPE
Claes Oveby, Per-Ake Clevenhag, Tetrapak

Sealing tool design + Finite-element-simulation of sealing
Sascha Bach, TU Dresden

Can we predict pouch drop test performance and shelf appearance with computer modeling and experimental validation?
Peter Sandkuehler, DOW

Technical Sessions: Multilayer Technology
Karlheinz Hausmann, DuPont
Didem Dellormanli, DOW
Olivier Catherine, Cloeren
Camille Olry, DuPont

10:10-10:40

Break

10:40 - 12:10

Technical Sessions: Flexible Packaging
FUNDAMENTALS OF ABUSE PERFORMANCE OF LLDPE/LDPE BLENDS IN BLOWN FILM APPLICATIONS
Rajen Patel, DOW

Lamination
Davide Pomati, Bobst Italia Spa

Developing Roll Hardness on Center and Center-Surface Winders
Duane Smith Davis Standard

Technical Sessions: Nano and Submicron Technology
Nanoscale barrier coating on BOPP packaging film by ALD
Johanna Lahti, Tampere University

Novel in-line defect detection and cleaning methods for nanoscale barrier coatings
Kimmo Lahtinen, Lappenranta TU

Barrier Characteristics of Metalized PET on top of Print
James Macnamara, Leprino Foods Corporation

12:10 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 15:15

Poster Session

15:15 - 16:30

Technical Sessions: Barrier Solutions
A functional barrier of EVAL™ EVOH, an effective way to prevent the migration of mineral oil and other harmful organic substances
Cynthia Teniers, EVAL

PA and migration barrier
Rolf-Egbert Gruetzner, BASF

Starch modified barrier-enhanced PE
Maria Sollman, Sabic

Technical Sessions: Surface activation and Inspection
Pretreatments and Adhesion in Polyolefin Coatings
Erkki Laiho, Ehoplace

Why All Films Do Not Treat the Same‐The Signature Relationship Between Your Film and Corona Treaters
Mark Plantier, Enercon

Does my corona work properly?
Hans Oerley, Dr. Schenk Industriemesstechnik GmbH

16:30 - 18:15

Table top Reception

19:00 - 23:00

Evening Event at Chez Simon
Bus transportation will be provided.

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015

09:00 - 10:40

Technical Sessions: Migration and Interaction
Gallic acid, O2-scavenger
Sven Sangerlaub, Fraunhofer

Development of Nisin Containing Coating Formulated to Inhibit Spoilage Microorganisms on Vacuum Packaged RTE-Foods for Continuous Converting Purposes
Michele Perna, Clemson University

Plastisol coating
Yamina Abdesselam

How do aluminium foil and adhesives stick together?
Guenter Schubert, Hydro Aluminum

10:40 - 11:10

Break

11:10 - 12:35

Technical Sessions: Tie Fighters in Packaging
About tie layers
Clio Cocquet, Arkema

Where is the knot in my tie?
Otto Plassmann, INEOS

Functionality polymers
Eva-Maria Kupsch, Isabel M. Arroyo, DOW

12:35 - 14:00

Lunch (provided)

14:00 - 16:30

Tour of CEMEF - MINES Paris Tech/Sophia-Antipolis
Bus transportation will be provided.

Tour of CEMEF

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
14:00 - 15:30 (15:45 departure time)
Buses depart Redisson Blue at 13:30


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As an optional closing event following lunch on Wednesday, we will include a tour of CEMEF which is approximately 20 km from Nice. There will be a sign-up sheet at registration for those who are interested and there is no additional charge for this tour.

CEMEF, which stands for Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, or Centre for Material Forming, is a leading research centre in the field of material forming. It combines top-level research, teaching and training via research, and active collaboration with international industry. It develops global approaches in materials forming, combining physics, physical chemistry, mechanics, thermics, modeling and numerical simulation.

tappi euro place cemef 2015

Our host, Prof. Jean-Franҫois Agassant , Head of Mechanical and Material Engineering Department and Head of MINES ParisTech/Sophia-Antipolis, will open the session with a presentation about CEMEF and the Institute. Following this session, we will tour through the facilities.

Evening of Petanque & Dinner at Chez Simon

Tuesday, 12 May 2015
14:00 - 15:30 (15:45 departure time)
Buses depart from hotel at 19:00; return at 23:00


Our evening event is a short distance from the hotel in the Nice hilltops at the cozy and casual restaurant Chez Simon offering Provençal and Niçois specialties. On arrival, we will enjoy the evening air and partake in refreshments and a few rounds of Petanque in the Boulodrome area at the restaurant. Petanque, pronounced “pay-tonk”, is one of Europe’s most popular outdoor games. It is a mixture of both horseshoes and the Italian bowling game called ‘bocce” and is a traditional game in the South of France.

Dinner will follow in the family-run restaurant which serves typical Niçois specialties. The food is based on local fresh products and the warmth and ambience of the restaurant will create a night to be remembered in the hilltops of Nice.

Resources

Bookstore

These special publications from TAPPI are available to the 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference delegates, most at a "conference only" discount. You can purchase these books when registering and pick them up when you arrive at the conference.


The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide– E-BOOK
Item Code:  0101RWELECT

Conference price: $119

 

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide - PRINT
Item Code:  0101R335

Conference price: $119

PURCHASE BOTH E-BOOK and PRINT AS ONE BUNDLE!
The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide– (E-BOOK and PRINT)
Item Code:  0101RWELECTBUN

Conference price: $179

   

Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements
Item Code:  0102B068

Conference price: $130

 

Film Extrusion Manual, Second Edition
Item Code:  0101R313

Conference price: $122

Extrusion Coating Manual, Fourth Edition
Item Code:  0102B065

Conference price $85

   

2014 PLACE Conference Proceedings
Item Code:  PLACEFD-14

Conference price $69


Sponsorship

Sponsorship Options

Sponsorship Pricing Chart

 

The TAPPI European PLACE Committee is pleased to invite you to be a sponsor at the 15th Biennial TAPPI European PLACE Conference.

This conference is designed to attract professionals in the European flexible packaging industry including:



Key decision makers Converting and Process Specialists
   
Experts in Packaging Technical and Material Specialist
   
Managers Regulatory and industry experts
   
Scientists Hardware professionals


Building strong business relationships begins on a personal level. The TAPPI sponsorship opportunities at this conference allow you to do just that with visibility on the website before the event and high visibility at the event. As a sponsor of this conference your company can build sustainable relationships with Europe’s flexible packaging industry. The TAPPI sponsorship program offers flexibility for maximum impact and exposure that will allow you to communicate directly with new and existing customers.

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Contact Us

Speaker Information


For general questions regarding the conference please contact the TAPPI European PLACE Conference Chairman, Bernard Fehr, +41-44-728-2844; or TAPPI PLACE Division Manager, Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.


Technical Program:  Guenter Schubert, Conference Technical Program Chair or TAPPI Content Development Specialist, Ashley Westbrook.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Exhibits :  , Kristi Ledbetter, +1-770-209-7319.

Register Now!

Click here to view the complete event brochure.

Registration

2015 TAPPI European PLACE
Radisson Blu
Promenade des Anglais, F-06200
Nice, France
+33 4 9717 7177

Register Now!

TAPPI has negotiated special rates at the Radisson Blu that include a buffet breakfast, free access to the fitness center, and free high speed WiFi and broadband internet for all guests. You don't want to miss out on these special rates; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers. If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.


Sea View rooms grant striking views of the Mediterranean Sea and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, free high-speed wireless Internet access, a mini bar, and tea and coffee provisions.

The City View rooms grant views of Nice and include amenities including: cable television, free entrance to Health & Fitness Club, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, and a mini bar.


Register Now!

**US Dollar Hotel rates listed above are estimates and will fluctuate based on the currency exchange**

Hotel rates include VAT
Can do name change but no refund
Parking: 2.60 euro per hour or 27 euro per 24 hours per car