The Converting & Packaging Print Expo takes place September 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The converting/package printing event covers topics such as flexible packaging, folding carton/boxmaking, corrugated converting, wide web and 3D printing technologies.
Produced and managed by H.A. Bruno, the CPP Expo attracts suppliers of converting equipment, materials and supplies including flexo, gravure, letterpress, offset, digital printing equipment and supplies, die-cutting and embossing equipment, substrates and inks.
The educational program includes several tracks, each focused on providing information to a particular segment of professionals. For example, the printing process track focuses on flexo, gravure and digital, and the finishing tracks focuses on coatings, laminating, drying and more.
Two fundamental seminars from the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), ‘Slitting & Rewinding’ and ‘Coating & Drying,’ will be offered simultaneously. These two seminars are structured to be easily understood by newcomers to the industry, while still providing useful information to more experienced attendees.
This year the event will run alongside Graph Expo 15. These events also overlap the Process Expo, running September 15-18. Attendees at either event will have all-access admission to the exhibit halls for all events.
Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) President Ralph Nappi said:
“Industry convergence has been a hot topic and driving force for many years. Graph Expo and the co-located CPP Expo are geared to the graphic communications and packaging industry segments while Process Expo and the co-located International Dairy Show and InterBev Process shows are targeted at processing and packaging innovations in the food, dairy, and beverage industries. For the first time, processing, packaging, printing, and converting will all converge in one location.”