LatinPack's Plastic Packaging Seminar Location Change

Plastics in Packaging, International Seminar, sponsored by LatinPack, Inc., October 16 - 17, 2002, Hotel Fiesta Americana - Reforma, Mexico D.F.

CHICAGO, IL, USA—LatinPack, Inc., sponsor of the upcoming Plastics in Packaging seminar, reports "the seminar is coming along very well, with individuals registering every day -- from outside of Mexico (Central America, Venezuela, Ecuador)." LatinPack officials note the international interest as a positive sign, despite current economic factors.

Due to cost considerations, LatinPack reports the two-day conference will be held at the Hotel Fiesta Americana - Reforma, Mexico, instead of the Sheraton Maria Isabel, where it was orginally scheduled.

Following is the preliminary agenda, cost and hotel information.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2002
    I. Thermoplastics in Packaging
    Speaker: M. Isabel Arroyo, Development Specialist, Dow Quimica Mexicana, MEX
  • polyolefins in packaging
  • structural design and plastic material selection for food packaging
  • II. Barrier Polymers in Packaging—Case Studies
    Speaker: Gonzalo Mazuera, Managing Director, LatinPack, Inc., USA
  • Barrier Polymers Most Used in Packaging--The Choice Is Yours
  • Speaker: Karen Slater, Gerente de Ventas, Mocon, Inc., USA
  • technical concepts on permeability
  • case studies: food packaging development model; retort packaging; medical and beverage packaging
  • III. Printing and Converting
    Speaker: Ricardo Pinedo, Consultant, FlexKonsult, Inc., USA
  • Competition among Printing Processes: Flexo, Rotogravure, Offset--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Innovations and Trends on Lamination and Coating (Metallization, Plasma Coating, Glass Coating)
  • IV. Manufacturing Processes of Flexible Films
    Speaker: Jorge Goldschmied, Sales Manager, LatAm, Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering, USA
  • Cast Film Manufacturing Process--Where It's Heading
  • Cast Film vs. Blown Film--Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Speaker: German Laverde, Marketing Manager, Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering, USA
  • Blown Film Manufacturing Process--Where It's Heading
  • Coextrusion Technology--Benefits and Applications

  • Speaker: Gonzalo Mazuera, Managing Director, LatinPack, Inc., USA

  • Oriented Films: Technology Overview and Applications
  • Thursday, October 17, 2002
    V. Additives in Plastic Packaging
    Speaker: Guillermo Quijano, Sales Manager, LatAm, Ampacet, MEX
  • Antioxidants (A/O): How to Prevent Thermal Degradation of Polymers
  • Antiblocks: Make the Right Selection to Your Polymeric Film
  • Slips: Hints and Combinations with Antistatic Agents
  • Additives overview that will [help you achieve] superior performance in your processes: processing aids, purging compounds, A/O for equipment shutdowns

  • VI. Surface Treatment
    Ricardo Pinedo, Consultant, FlexKonsult, Inc., USA
  • Changes in the Processes of Surface Modification of Polymeric Films—Effects in the Final Product

  • VII. Plastics in Packaging—End-Use Applications
    Speaker: Gonzalo Mazuera, Managing Director, LatinPack, Inc., USA
  • Outlook to Applications and the Interaction with Foodstuff
LatinPack is offering the two-day conference for US $300 (or equivalent to local currency) and adds a 10 percent discount with be provided the company sending three or more individuals; ANIPAC members will be granted an additional 10 percent discount.

Online registration is available at Email LatinPack:; Lety Jimenez (in Mexico); or fax 52.55.5383-8813.

Hotel information (along with a corporate discount rate) is available from Lety Jimenez (; according to LatinPack, there are limited number of rooms at the discount rate (US$115/night; regular corporate rate US$195/night).

Visit LatinPack and its Plastics in Packaging seminar sponsors at the web addresses listed below:

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