FSEA•IADD Joint Conference Set for Nashville

FSEA will partner with IADD again in 2018 for a combined event, the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference. It will take place April 11-13, 2018, in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott Hotel.

FSEA is stressing to its members that 2018 is the time to Get Involved! The conference will include two days of programming that will consist of several sessions discussing current challenges and opportunities for the finishing, diemaking and folding carton industries. New this year will be a full afternoon of workshop sessions where attendees can talk in smaller groups on subjects such as decreasing spoilage on press, finding and keeping millennials and marketing finishing/diemaking services.

The event will start on the evening of April 11th with a supplier trade fair, allowing attendees to visit with suppliers of foil, dies, diemaking equipment and other finishing equipment and supplies. The second evening will honor the FSEA Gold Leaf Awards and IADD awards at a special reception, followed by a trip to downtown Nashville for a little fun on buses that will bring people down and back.

For the complete schedule, hotel information, speakers and registration, visit www.fsea-iaddconf.com.

FSEA Sponsors Track at RadTech Packaging Conference

FSEA hosted a full track of presentations at the recent RadTech International North America’s UV+EB Packaging Conference, held Oct. 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event included sessions and speakers on cold foil technology, UV-cured adhesives and foils.

Mike King, Eagle Systems, Inc., spoke on “Analysis of Specialty UV Coatings for Packaging and Printing,” while Helen Rallis, Sun Chemical Corporation, gave a talk about “Specialty UV Coatings for Packaging and Printing.” Finally, Jennifer Heathcote, Phoseon Technology, addressed “UV LED Technology and Its Increasing Use in Specialty Curing Applications” and FSEA’s Jeff Peterson presented the “Impact of High-Visibility Enhancements on Shelf Presence (Foil and Coatings).”

“The RadTech Packaging Conference provided an opportunity for us to reach a different type of audience and advocate the use of decorating techniques, such as specialty UV coatings and metallic foils,” stated Jeff Peterson, FSEA executive director. “It was great to be part of an event in the Northeast portion of the country.”

For more information on RadTech International North America, visit www.radtech.org.

FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Entry Forms Now Online

FSEA urges you to submit your best work in the 25th Annual Gold Leaf Awards. Entries will be accepted up to February 15, 2018, and will be honored and displayed at the FSEA•IADD Joint Conference in April.

This is a great way for companies to gain recognition for their creative work – there are categories for foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, special diecuts, laser cutting, specialty UV coatings and digital foil and coatings.

Competition winners also will be highlighted in promotional campaigns and industry magazines, such as PostPress, BXP and Folding Carton Industry magazines, just to name a few. Many of the winners also will be proudly displayed at the Showcase of Packaging area during PACK EXPO 2018. To download the entry form (separate form for each entry) and further information on the competition, visit www.fsea.com and click on the Awards link.