Chicago TAPPI to host ‘What’s New in Corrugated’ event Feb. 6

The Chicago TAPPI Local Section is hosting its “What’s New in Corrugated” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook.

“What’s New” offers participants an exclusive venue to learn about new technologies, products and services in an intimate, relaxed environment. The informative events are open to all converters and suppliers, and topics focus on emerging operational offerings in the corrugated industry in North America, as well as around the world.

Additionally, “What’s New” offers suppliers a unique way to share their ongoing appreciation for customer loyalty. Any supplier that purchases a ticket to attend the evening’s presentation (@$125 per ticket) is also eligible to buy deeply discounted four-packs of additional tickets at a cost of only $50 each ($200 for each bundle).

Called VIP Passes, these additional tickets can be given to the supplier’s customers so they can attend at no charge. Other pricing includes:

• Converters can buy single tickets to attend at $75 each

• Cost to participate in the tabletop-only is $250

• Cost to participate in the tabletop with dinner is $375

The evening program begins with a social hour featuring an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and a series of eight-minute knowledge-packed presentations (maximum length).

Attendees will hear the latest on:

• Auto Dryer Control (ADC) — A new feature of the Color Dry XL30 IR Dryers that eliminates overconsumption of energy due to overpowering IR drying systems. Helps to eliminate guesswork in selecting proper power settings for optimum drying efficiency. Presenter: Spencer Bird, JB Machinery

• Smart Shingle — Allows operators to reduce or eliminate feed interrupt time at stack change on rotary dies cutters running up to 15,000 sheets/hr. Presenter: Jason Smith, Geo M. Martin

• Clearvision Printcheck — Inspect the integrity and accuracy of printing and registration on rotary die-cutters and flexo folder-gluers. Presenter: Dave Swedes, Valco Melton

• BX Motion- An all-in-one, heavy-duty short-run box maker for box plants looking to expand capabilities throughput. Benefits include: processing a variety of boards (E-flute to AAC-flute), setup time

• Barberan S.A./Fujifilm HS6000 — A single-pass digital printer developed for retail packaging, display, and signage markets that previously relied on multi-pass devices for high-end graphic reproduction. Presenter: Chuck Slingerland, Barberan S.A.

For more information about the What’s New event and to register, visit

About Chicago TAPPI:

Chartered in 1946, Chicago TAPPI serves the corrugating, folding carton, and sheet plant communities in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Learn more about Chicago TAPPI at

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