Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 to Thursday, October 06, 2022

Participants in this course will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.

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Attendees will benefit by receiving a better understanding of film extrusion technology and the ability to use this information to improve existing film extrusion processes.

In this introductory-to-intermediate level course, participants will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes. In addition there will be discussions on troubleshooting problems such as occurrence of gels, and winding defects. Experts in the field will discuss commonly faced problems in the cast film and blown film industry. Please bring your questions to the class, as it is conducted in an interactive format with the attendees.


Who Should Attend?

  • Extrusion Engineers, Extrusion Supervisors, and Packaging Engineers
  • Extrusion Line Operators
  • R & D Personnel
  • Technical Service Personnel
  • Technical Directors, Superintendents, and Technical Assistants
  • Blown Film Converters
  • Cast Film Converters
  • Equipment and Resin Suppliers
  • Auxiliary Equipment Suppliers
  • Process Engineers
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Plant Managers
  • Set-up Technicians
  • Purchasing Managers

For maximum benefit, participants should have a very basic knowledge of film extrusion coating technology and the ability to use this information to improve existing film extrusion processes.

This course is designed to help participants learn to:

  • Understand properties and processing issues of various film resin
  • Identify capabilities, specifications, and limitations of various film extrusion & winding equipment components
  • Evaluate equipment and resin requirements for differing co-extrusion application
  • Methodically approach processing problems and gel issues during extrusion
  • Comprehend terminology, general theory, and troubleshooting techniques used in designing extrusion screws
  • Address safety concerns in extrusion processes

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This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel.

Instructors for Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Scott B. Marks – Dow Chemical – Film Extrusion Course Chair

Scott B. Marks is currently a Senior Technical Consultant in Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. Since 1984, Scott has been as an active member of TAPPI's IFPE Division (formerly called PLACE in 2001-2016, and PLC in 1984-2000). He has served as co-chair of the International Planning Committee, has held all the Division Council positions, remains a Chair Emeritus of the Division, and serves as Council Member At-Large. He remains active on the Technical and Products committees.  Scott has served multiple times as session chair in the Tappi PLACE conference, presented in conferences and symposiums, and currently chairs the Peer Review team for the conference. He has been an instructor in the Extrusion Coating Short Course and the Film Extrusion course for many years, as well as leader of both courses on multiple occasions. Scott also has received both IFPE’s major awards, the Division Leadership Award (2000) and the Technical Leadership Award (2022).

Scott holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from Rutgers University of New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers in 1982, he joined DuPont, and worked in several engineering and technical positions. From 1986 through 2008, Scott worked for DuPont's packaging materials business covering the Asia-Pacific region performing technical troubleshooting, market development, application development, training (both internal and external), and mentoring new sales personnel. He specializes in coextrusion processes of blown film, cast film, extrusion coating/laminating, sheet, and tubing. He also is experienced with end-use equipment used in packaging and other industrial applications. From April 2008 through August 2017 Scott worked on several revitalization projects in DuPont's Lab Extrusion Facilities specifying and commissioning new extrusion equipment.  Scott also assists customers in specifications for extrusion lines. In April 2019, Scott transitioned from DuPont to Dow along with the Packaging & Industrial Polymers business, now known as the High Pressure Copolymers group within Dow’s P&SP business unit.  He continues to be a key member for global technical support of co-extrudable adhesive polymers, and all the HPC polymers moved from DuPont to Dow. He consults on technical applications with North American and International extrusion converters and conducts global training programs internally and externally for technical proficiency.


Andy Christie - SAM North America

Andy Christie is currently Managing Director of SAM North America. This company is the sales, service, and support group of SAM (Sung An Machinery), a South Korean converting machinery manufacturer of printing, coating, laminating, and extrusion coating machinery. SAM North America, is sales and service organization for North and South America, and operates a state of the art high speed co-extrusion coating and laminating line with up to 14 layer co-extrusion for converter customers product development needs.

Prior to working for SAM, in 2002 had Andy founded Optex Process Solutions, an extrusion process consultancy. Optex provided extrusion system design and technical process support to the continuous extrusion converting industry, particularly coatings and films. Optex worked with OEM's as well as packaging and specialty converters worldwide until 2016 when it discontinued operation due to the growth of SAM's American business.

Prior to starting Optex, Andy spent 15 years with Black Clawson Converting Machinery in engineering design, applications, and management. After graduating with his BSME degree from Rochester Institute of Technology he held various machine design engineering positions at several companies.

Andy has been active in SPE & TAPPI where he has authored, co-authored, and presented at many conferences and symposiums. He is a past Chair of the TAPPI Film Extrusion Committee, and has been a co-instructor at several TAPPI short courses. He is the inventor of three US Patents relating to screw design and a co-extrusion feed-block, and has an additional patent application pending for an improved extruder screw mixing device. Andy lives in the heart of New York State with his wife Mary. They enjoy outdoor activities with their two sons families including their three grandchildren.

Christine Ronaghan - Cloeren Incorporated

Christine Ronaghan holds BE and ME degrees in Polymer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology as well as an MBA in Management of Innovation and Technology from Rutgers University. She spent many years at Davis-Standard LLC responsible primarily for extrusion and screw design for Cast Film and Extrusion Coating. Chris is currently Technical Director at Cloeren Incorporated, working on feed-block and die design as well as providing extrusion process support industry wide. She has been involved in various technical organizations, including Tappi and the Society of Plastics Engineers among others. Chris has been a speaker in a variety of training classes, and has presented papers in a number of conferences throughout her career.

Sam Iuliano - Nordson/Extrusion Dies Inc.

Sam Iuliano has 25 years of experience in the industry for extrusion dies and related components. He graduated in 1992 from McMaster university in Hamilton, Canada with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Management, specializing in Chemical Engineering. As Senior Technical Manager at Nordson EDI, he consults with processors to provide recommendations for high performance extrusion tooling and brings the voice of the customer back to Nordson EDI for new product development. Sam is a frequent presenter at industrial conferences and a long-time TAPPI Extrusion Coating Short Course Instructor.

Rory Wolf - PackEdge Global

Rory Wolf is CEO of PackEdge Global, an independent consultancy which provides adhesion and security solutions for flexible and rigid packaging. Rory is an industry-recognized expert and resource in the field of material surface modification for the promotion of interfacial adhesion. Rory has 20 years of technical innovation and business leadership experience with both Enercon and ITW Pillar Technologies. Adding in his other work experiences, Rory has over 33 total years in developing solutions which leverage flexible packaging surface modification systems (corona, flame, plasma), rigid packaging induction sealing systems, surface charge modification, surface characterization testing (dyne, contact angle, SEM, ESCA/XPS, AFM) and product authentication taggant adhesion for polymers, papers, nonwovens, woven fabrics, foams and metals/foils. Rory has published 34 technical papers, 41 industry articles, and 3 books on the topic of polymer surface modification by atmospheric plasma technologies for both two- and three- dimensional materials, and also holds two industry patents.

Rory is currently serving as a TAPPI Board member, and is also the Chair of the International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division for 2022 - 2024. Rory has presented at Tappi conferences, organized and lead several symposia, and has been a recurring instructor in short courses. Beyond Tappi, Rory is also a technical contributor in events for AIMCAL and SPE. Rory and his wife Julie reside in Wisconsin, and recently were blessed with their first grandchild.

Ted Schnackertz - NDC Infrared Engineering

Ted has over 40 years of experience in the process control industry with real-time on-line measurement and control systems in the paper and plastics industry. He has held positions as a field engineer, systems engineer, project manager, applications engineer and currently is the OEM Sales Manager for NDC. Ted studied electronics engineering at CCNY (New York) and electrical engineering at Lowell Institute of Technology in Lowell, MA. Ted is a TAPPI member and has instructed in a variety of Short Courses and delivered TAPPI PLACE conference papers since 1998.

Joe Lutz - Pelletron Corporation

Currently the R&D Manager for the Pelletron Corporation, Joe has a decade of experience developing bulk material handling products and processes for the plastics industry. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and began his work career developing novel automated manufacturing equipment. His career at Pelletron began as an R&D Engineer spending a lot of time in the pneumatic conveying test lab but over the years he has designed and commissioned countless pneumatic conveying and dedusting systems in the “real world” too. This combination of experience makes him a unique asset to the industry.

Scott Weber - Celanese

Scott Weber is an Application Development and Technical Support Engineer at Celanese working in their EVA Polymers group. Scott holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology which he earned at Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. As an industry veteran, Scott has over 25 years of experience in extrusion coating and lamination, blown and cast film which focused on flexible packaging applications. Scott currently has one patent and has been involved in the development of other products that have also been patented during his career. Continuing to help others develop and grow in the industry is very important to Scott. This has led him to become involved with TAPPI. Scott has chaired the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Short course for the past four years and will be chairing again in 2017. Scott resides in West Chester, Ohio his wife Lori. Together they enjoy spending time at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky with their family and friends. Scott is the proud father of two daughters and grandpa of three grandsons.

R. Duane Smith - Davis-Standard

R. Duane Smith is Process Manager, Web Handling & Specialty Winding at Davis-Standard, LLC.  Duane has over 45 years of experience, and is widely known throughout the paper, film and nonwoven industries for his technical knowledge on web handling and winding. He has been awarded two patents in winding. Duane has made over 85 technical presentations, and published over 30 articles in major international trade journals and magazines. He is the author of the Winding Chapter of the TAPPI Film Extrusion Manual and is currently working on the Unwinding/Splicing and Winding chapters of the upcoming 5th edition of the TAPPI Extrusion Coating manual. He has been an instructor at 18 TAPPI short courses and has published three books through TAPPI Press. He is the editor of TAPPI Press' first e-book, The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide. Duane has been active in TAPPI for over thirty five (35) years. In 2011 Duane was named a TAPPI Fellow by the TAPPI Board of Directors.

Lou Piffer - Davis-Standard

Lou Piffer is currently a Senior Sales Engineer for Davis-Standard LLC, Converting Systems.  He has been with D-S for the past 33 years, mainly in the Field Technical Sales function.  He is currently responsible for sales of cast film, extrusion coating, and liquid coating equipment in the central & southern USA, the Latin American region, and also several Strategic Worldwide accounts. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in 1985, and has been a proud Dragon ever since.  Lou has been a recipient of the Davis-Standard 'President’s Award', which is given to the top employee in the organization. Lou and his wife Linda currently reside in their beloved 'TreeHouse' in southern Delaware. Lou began teaching in the Tappi Extrusion Coating Short course in 1993, and also began teaching in the Film Extrusion Short course in 2017.  He has consistently received top scores for faculty via course attendee evaluations for both the Extrusion Coating and Film courses. Lou has been very active in Tappi since the late 1980's.  He has written multiple papers, chaired conference sessions, and has contributed chapters to each of the last two Extrusion Coating Manual revisions.  Lou has held all the officer positions in the IFPE Division Council, and is currently a practicing Chair Emeritus.  In 2001, Lou was the recipient of the Division Leadership Award & Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize.

Richard Kanarski - Davis-Standard

Rich Kanarski is a chemical engineer who began his professional career in polymer extrusion process development. He held a process engineering role at Coperion, responsible for conducting twin screw extrusion technology scale-up, various process developments, and developing research programs serving the polyolefin, bio-plastics, food, ceramics, and pharmaceutical industries. Rich than has expanded his process expertise by joining Davis Standard where he focuses on the process development of larger scale polymer converting lines, including the single screw extrusion technology and many of the various upstream and downstream technologies composed in cast film and extrusion coating products. His responsibilities extended on projects across the world and correspondences with people of various cultures, gaining business experiences with a vast network of other polymer professionals and industrialists. Rich has been a member of the SPE Extrusion Division since the beginning of his career in the plastics industry and now serves on the Board of Directors Extrusion Division.

Vipul Padman - Berry Global

Vipul Padman is a Sr. Research Scientist at Berry Global in Mason, OH. He received his Bachelor's degree from Pune University, India in Polymer Engineering and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in Polymer Science and Engineering. He has also received an MBA degree from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. His research experience covers various aspects of polymer rheology, cast extrusion processing, extrusion lamination, material selection, formulation design and simulation. While working in the rheology field for more than a decade; he has successfully derived and established several structure-property relationships for a wide range of polymer systems, such as solutions, gels, and colloids. His current focus is largely on understanding polymer melt behavior during extrusion processing. He has successfully established structure-processing relationships of polymer melts and developed models that can predict processing behavior. His expertise includes designing rheological tests and using simulation software to resolve processing issues.

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Carmelo Declet-Perez - Dow Chemical

Carmelo Declet-Perez is a Technical Service &    Development Scientist for Dow in the Food and Specialty Packaging in North America.

Carmelo earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  

Carmelo joined Dow in 2014 as part of the Packaging and Specialty Plastics Materials Science R&D group. In this role, Carmelo worked on a variety of polyethylene technologies to correlate materials performance to their structure in the context of various applications.  He has also developed new capabilities and testing methods to validate the value proposition of Dow materials. 

In his current TS&D role Carmelo is responsible for managing Dow’s relationship with several major customers by delivering innovative solutions and technical expertise. Carmelo is also leading a research platform to gain fundamental understanding of multilayer structures and their role in incorporation of recycled material for more sustainable packaging. He also supports development work to establish end-of-life solutions to reduce plastic waste and enable a plastics circular economy.    


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 John Perdikoulias - Compuplast

John Perdikoulias is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. He holds B.Eng. and M.Eng. Degrees from McMaster University and a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

He is currently president of Compuplast North America, providing simulation software and services to the polymer processing industry worldwide.  From 1985 to 1996, John was R&D Engineer for Brampton Engineering where he was responsible for screw and die design and helped develop the first commercially available 8 and 9 layer blown film dies in the world.


In 1996 he formed Compuplast Canada Inc. as the 1st North American office for Compuplast International (Czech Republic) which he co-founded in 1990.  In 2003 he formed Compuplast International Inc (USA) to better serve the growing USA client list.


John has been active member of the SPE Ontario Section holding several positions including President.  He is also currently on the SPE Extrusion Division Board of Directors and was been elected as an SPE Honoured Service Member for his contributions to the Society.  He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has received best paper awards. In 2017, John was very honored to receive the SPE Extrusion Division’s, Bruce Maddock Award for his contributions to the industry and, most recently, became a Fellow of the SPE. 


John lives in Etobicoke, Ontario with his wife Helen and their 3 children, Petula(25), Georgia (23) and Teddy(21).


Fraser Waldie - Nova Chemical

Fraser Waldie holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. 

He is currently a Technical Service Specialist with a focus on Consumer and Industrial Films and supports a variety of markets, including Collation Shrink, Heavy Duty Sacks, Food Packaging and E-Commerce.

In his role, he supports customers in bringing new products and applications to market with particular emphasis on developing recycle-ready and sustainable packaging solutions. Fraser been working at NOVA Chemicals for the past ten years, first as a Research Scientist before moving into his current role as a Technical Service Specialist. During his time as a Research Scientist with NOVA’s Additives Technology Team, Fraser was awarded three patents pertaining to the use of the additives in polyethylene resins for a variety of applications. He was also recently selected as a Rising Star for Plastics News’ class of 2021.

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Nick Sturgis - Dow Chemical

Nick is currently a Technical Service Scientist at Dow Chemical based in Freeport, Texas.  Nick joined Dow's Packaging & Specialty Plastic business unit in the Technical Service & Development group in 2016. 

He currently is supporting flexible packaging customers for the major part of his work. Nick has broad experience across Dow’s various families of Polyethylene, and now also the Ethylene Copolymers portfolio which moved over from DuPont in 2019.  

He has a strong focus on how these materials process in blown film, cast film, and extrusion coating, as well as the downstream performance parameters in packaging and industrial applications.  Nick enjoys solving customer problems and developing new experimental methods to quantify how products perform during extrusion and in end-use applications. Some examples of new products developed that leverage his interests have included improved curl resistant HDPEs in blown film, and improved pinhole resistant LDPEs in extrusion coating. Nick's received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in 2010 and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University in 2016.

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Mark Wodrich - Macro Engineering

Mark Wodrich, currently is an Account Executive with Macro Engineering, in charge of sales for the USA.  He is based centrally in the Chicago, Illinois area.   

Prior to joining Macro in 2012, he held a similar position for many years with Brampton Engineering also serving the USA market. Mark has been in the Film Extrusion industry for over 30 years, predominantly working in the sales function as an account executive for equipment manufacturing companies, including Davis-Standard, and for machinery representative K-Incorporated.   He is very knowledgeable about complete extrusion lines, and also on the topic of winders and web handling equipment for retrofits.  Mark has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology and has presented at various conferences on the topics of Film Extrusion and Web Handling.

At present Mark and his wife Stacey are keeping themselves young by being in their second phase of child rearing.  They now have two adorable adopted children, after being empty nesters when their elder children finally moved out on their own.  Mark believes round two is easier since he got all the learning done on his older children, and... because children do not come with instruction manuals like Film Extrusion equipment!

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Francisco Carlos Ruiz - Braskem Brazil

Francisco Carlos Ruiz, is currently a Specialist Engineer in Braskem Brazil. The past 15 years with Braskem have involved working in various commercial related roles, responsible for the development of new  markets utilizing

Polypropylene and Polyethylene, mainly for the flexible packaging industry, in multilayer films.

Francisco currently is focusing his work on the development of resin solutions for sustainability driven reasons looking at mono-material film solutions (for example; all PE or all PP structures) to meet end-user needs in source reduction and recyclability. 

Francisco has over 35 years of experience in the polymer industry including work in: catalyst research; PP, PE, PS, PVC production; processing and product development; and market application development.   He has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering, and a Master's Degree in Material Engineering specializing in polymer science.

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Curtis Seto - Macro Engineering 

Curtis Seto is a Process Engineering Technologist with Macro Engineering and Technology Inc, based in the greater Toronto, Canada area. 

In his current role, Curtis is involved in R&D and rheological process modeling, and does work supporting the design of dies and screws with a focus on film extrusion processes.

He received both his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario (Canada).   While working on his Master's degree, he performed research on polymer composites pyrolysis processes and material characterization.  Prior to obtaining his Master's degree, Curtis worked at Woodbridge Foam Corporation in various R&D and process engineering roles including work centered around the research and application of renewable materials in polyurethane foam.

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Wes Hobson - Dow Chemical 

Wes Hobson is a Technical Service & Development Scientist with Dow Chemical in the Packaging & Specialty Plastics business group. Wes has over 25 years of experience in the plastics industry focusing on cast, blown and sheet extrusion. 

Wes has served as Fabrication Technology Leader where some of his responsibilities included vetting of new fabrication equipment and technologies to bring into Dow’s Pack Studios laboratories, as well as training customers on fabrication techniques, troubleshooting fabrication issues, or optimizing process conditions to improve product performance. Currently Wes’ role is Application Development Leader in the Industrial and Consumer Packaging group focusing on stretch film. Wes has a Master’s Degree in Packaging Science from Michigan State University and is a member of ISTA and the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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This course is ideal for: Corrugator operators, Box plant supervisors, Production managers, Maintenance personnel, and Product quality control personnel.

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Tuesday, October 4th 

8:00 - 8:15
General Welcome, Course Overview, and TAPPI Antitrust Policy:
Scott Marks - Dow Chemical

8:15 - 9:00
Intro to Product Structures and Terminology:
Carmelo Declet-Perez - Dow Chemical

9:00 – 10:15
Polyethylene for Blown & Cast Film:
LD, HD, LMD, LLD, ULD, VLD, Plastomer/Elastomer
Wes Hobson - Dow Chemical

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:15
Polypropylene for Blown & Cast Film:
Francisco Carlos Ruiz - Braskem (Brazil)

11:15 – 12:00
Additives for Films:
Slip, Antiblock, Antioxidant, Antifog, etc...
Fraser Waldie - Nova Chemical

12:00 – 1:00:
Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00
Specialty Resins for Blown & Cast Film:
Nick Sturgis - Dow Chemical

2:00 – 2:45
Understanding Rheology for Processing, & Hot-Stage Microscopy for Troubleshooting
Vipul Padman - Berry Global  

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:45
Pneumatic Conveying Technologies:
A Practical Guide for the Plastics Industry
Joseph Lutz - Pelletron

3:45 – 4:30
Extruder Designs & Configurations for Blown vs Cast
Rich Kanarski - Davis Standard 

4:30 – 5:15
Extruder System Purging / Resin Transitions
Carmelo Declet-Perez - Dow Chemical

5:30 – 7:00
Evening activity (TBD)


Wednesday, October 5th 

8:00 – 8:15
Welcome, Housekeeping, Reminders, etc.

8:15 – 9:00
Screw Designs for Blown vs Cast Film
Andy Christie - SAM North America  

9:00 – 9:45
Cast Film Feedblock Technologies:
Fixed Plane, Movable Vanes, Layer Multipliers and Nanolayer
Christine Ronaghan - Cloeren Incorporated

9:45 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:45
Cast Film Die Technologies
Manifold styles, External Deckles, Internal Deckles
Sam Iuliano - Nordson/Extrusion Dies Inc.   

10:45 – 12:00
Blown Film Die Technologies
Nested Spirals, Stacked Plates, Stacked Cones, Nano-Layer, IBC vs non-IBC designs. 
John Perdikoulias – Compuplast

12:00 – 1:15
Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:00
Air Rings for Blown Film:
Single/Dual/Triple lip; Fixed/Elevating/Stacked; Auto adjusting air rings (for gauge control).
Curtis Seto - Macro Engineering

2:00 – 2:45
Film Casting Section configurations:
Vacuum boxes, air knifes, soft boxes, embossing, etc.
Lou Piffer - Davis Standard  

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:45
Processing Parameters... Beyond the Die;
Influence for Blown & Cast Film Properties
Wes Hobson - Dow Chemical

3:45 – 4:30
Extrusion Processing:
Safety around the Extruder & Polymer Processing
Scott Weber – LyondellBasell

5:30 – 7:00
Evening activity (TBD)

Thursday, October 6th

8:00 – 8:15
Welcome, Housekeeping, Reminders, etc.

8:15 – 9:00
Blown Film Haul-Off systems:
Bubble Cages (stabilizers and bubble sizing systems);  Collapsing Systems (rollers/slats/covered slats);  and Horizontal & Vertical oscillating systems
Curtis Seto - Macro Engineering 

9:00 – 9:45
Corona & Plasma Systems for Blown & Cast Film Extrusion
Rory Wolf – PackEdgeGlobal

9:45 - 10:00

10:00 – 10:45
Online Measurement for Blown & Cast Film Extrusion
Ted Schnackertz - NDC Infrared Engineering  

10:45 – 11:30
Tools for Process Improvement
Andy Christie - SAM North America   

11:30 – 1:00
Lunch Break
*  Allows extra time for those checking out.

1:00 – 2:00
Winders for Blown & Cast Film:
Surface, Center, Center-Surface, Gap Mode winding, Shafted vs Shaftless, etc
Mark Wodrich - Macro Engineering

2:00 – 2:45
Extrusion Processing:
Troubleshooting Gels and Various Other Issues
Lou Piffer - Davis Standard   

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:30
Web Handling/Winding in Blown & Cast Film:
Challenges and Case Study Examples
Duane Smith - Davis Standard      

4:30 – 4:45
Turn in Evaluations / Hand out Certificates

End of Class

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If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI’s Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable) at +1-770-209-7206 by Friday, September 2nd. Please note that a 50 percent refund may be issued for all written cancellations made after Friday, September 2nd, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, Tuesday, September 27th. Understandably, after Tuesday, September 27th, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

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Course Dates: Oct 4-6, 2022

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Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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