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Chicago Local Section

Charter Date: 1946

Geographic Boundaries: US states of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota

Special Interests: Corrugating, folding cartons, sheet plants

Mission: The mission of Chicago TAPPI is to build business relationships and promote the corrugated industry by educating our members through the exchange of new ideas and technical expertise.

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Upcoming Meeting 

TUESDAY, November 6, 2018

"The Amazing Benefits & Challenges of High Speed Flexos"

Chicago TAPPI is fortunate to have four great companies that have developed amazing high speed flexo folder gluers that are changing the way the industry is doing business.

The questions we will answer are:

  • What are the capabilities of a new high speed flexo?
  • How much can they change your plant?
  • What is the potential volume?
  • What quality can be achieved?

We will also discuss the preparation that is needed to have the flexo run at its potential.

  • Maintenance needs
  • Raw material flow requirements
  • Plant flow needs and issues

The Speakers:

Scott Sander, Isowa America - 35 years in industry in variety of plant management and engineering roles for PCA, Weyerhaeuser and Longview Fibre.

Greg Kukla, MHI - Greg started his sales career in the region in 1994, assisting scores of businesses in satisfying their equipment needs. He was recruited in 2017 by his current employer to work for MHI selling Evols.

Richard White, BW Papersystems - Involved in the corrugated industry since 1978 with (23) years of experience in anilox rolls and (17) years of experience in new and retrofit equipment.  BW Papersystems since 2008, involved with new Flexo Folder Gluers, Twin Box Slitters, and Rotary Die Cutters.  Active TAPPI member since 1979 and a Past Chairman of the Corrugated Packaging Division.

Farrar Marc, Bobst – Marc has been in the corrugated industry since 1991 and have held various positions ranging from supervision to multi-plant General Manager working with International Paper, Temple-Inland, and Timbar before joining Bobst in 2016.  

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