2023 Green Bay Converting School | April 12th

Back again this year is our Spring Roll-to-Roll Converting School courses in Green Bay, Wisconsin! This has been conveniently scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th, to align with the one-day expo on the 13th for those who plan on being in town already for another event. We encourage you to make the most of your travel plans by signing up for one, or multiple, of these educational training classes. Registration includes an official certificate of completion, networking opportunities, and an optional facility tour. These courses are open to both members and non-members so invite a friend to "Educate, Connect, and Grow" with us at this special technical training event.

Introduction to Coating, Drying and Laminating

Member: $650 | Non-Member: $850

8-Hour Course | Dr. Ted Lightfoot

This course will be held in-person and is intended for professionals (chemists and engineers) working in coating, drying and laminating. The course covers some advanced topics; however, it does not assume the participants have experience.  

  • Coating, drying and laminating: terminology and basic challenges
  • Common safety hazards and risk mitigation strategies
  • Common safety hazards and risk mitigation strategies
  • Physics of coating and wetting
  • Physics of drying 
  • Substrate issues 
  • Raw materials, mix, and delivery area
  • Coating methods
  • Drying hardware 
  • Introduction to lamination

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Converting Process Development Approaches

Member: $399 | Non-Member: $499

4-Hour Course | Steve Lange

This course will present the principles of web handling with case studies to highlight their importance.

Web handling involves the physical mechanics related to the running and control of continuous webs through manufacturing and converting processes. A primary goal of web handling is to transprt the material without incurring defects and losses.

Web handling is a science which involves many topics: material properties, longitudinal dynamics, rollers, traction, wrinkles, spreading, lateral dynamics, guiding, winding, slitting, unwinds, accumulators, and laminating.

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Web Handling Fundamentals

Member: $399 | Non-Member: $499

4-Hour Course | Neal Michal

The case for innovation in converting processes using new approaches to develop or improve them: work processes, ideation, concept selection, and qualification.

  • The case for innovation in converting processes using new approaches to develop or improve them.
  • Defining the success goals and measures
  • Work Processes (stage gate, Lean innovation, Design Thinking, etc.)
  • Techniques for gaining Customer insights, Ideation, Concept Selection, Early Process Evaluation, Advanced Process Evaluation, Installation Qualification/Operational Qualification/Performance Qualification
  • Other learning tools

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Tuesday, April 11th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Dürr Systems Inc. Facility Tour (RSVP required)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Networking Happy Hour & Instructor Meet & Greet
Wednesday, April 12th
6:30 AM Registration
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast | Ballroom A
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Converting Process Development Approaches | Instructor: Steve Lange | Ballroom B
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Introduction to Coating, Drying and Laminating | Instructor: Dr. Ted Lightfoot | Ballroom C – Part 1
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch | Ballroom A
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Web Handling Fundamentals | Instructor: Neal Michal | Ballroom B
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Introduction to Coating, Drying and Laminating | Instructor: Dr. Ted Lightfoot | Ballroom C – Part 2

Hotel Information

Tundra Lodge Resort & Conference Center

865 Lombardi Avenue

Green Bay, WI, 54304

Discounted hotel room rates will be offered on a first come, first served basis at $99.95* per night based upon limited availability until March 28th.  To book your reservation please contact the hotel directly at 1-877-886-3725 (or 1-877-TUNDRAL) and reference the “Roll-to-Roll Converting School.”


Want to learn more?

For additional questions and more information about our educational training programs, please contact Tim Janes, Member Outreach Director, at +1 (803) 948-9469 or [email protected]