In 1999, the membership stood at 145 members, and the Paper, Film & Foil Converter published a special supplement in honor of AIMCAL’s 30th anniversary. In 2000, the organization established a Technical Advisory Council, and in 2001 the Fall Technical Conference merged with the International Vacuum Conference.
“We are always keen to ally our company with other market leaders,” says Kevin McKell, Vice President of Technical Sales at Vetaphone. “AIMCAL, without a doubt, falls into that category as an authoritative voice in the market sectors we serve."
AIMCAL continued to grow its membership, which was aided by the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association merging with AIMCAL in 2003. After expanding the staff from two to four and collaborating with the Flexible Packaging Association on the 2005 Safety Conference and Environmental Summit, membership grew to 235. Courses and summer schools (now Converting School) continued to increase, and in 2010, AIMCAL members voted to change the “I” in AIMCAL from “Industrial” to “International.”