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When you arrive at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, for the 2009 edition of CMM Intl., put the “pedal to the metal” to ensure you see all the show has to offer. Promising four days of “Full Throttle Solutions,” PennWell Corp., producer of the show, has developed an action-packed program to keep you informed, educated, and entertained.

CMM — the Converting Machinery/Materials Conference and Exposition — runs June 1-4 and includes pre-conference workshops and training courses, as well as multi-track conference sessions. See below for an “at a glance” view of the conference program. A list of exhibitors with booth numbers can also be found at the end of this article. When you arrive at CMM, also look for PFFC's Pocket Guide, a handy way to navigate the show. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

Informative Exhibits

Whatever your niche in the wide world of converting, you'll find equipment and products to serve your needs. From label stocks to folding carton presses, equipment suppliers and service providers will be ready to demonstrate their product lines and answer your questions.

Approximately 150 exhibitors will occupy booth space in the exhibition hall. Converting machinery and prepress, pressroom, postpress, and plant equipment will be displayed. Suppliers of inks, coatings, and substrates will be represented as well.

Taking place in the Technology Center on the show floor will be real-time, live demonstrations that showcase the latest advancements in flexible packaging and narrow and mid-web converting. Also featured in the New Technology area of the Tech Center will be folding carton, digital print, and prepress equipment. Attendees can evaluate equipment in an integrated production environment producing live jobs.

Educational Opportunities

Kicking off the conference schedule is Maxcess University's Conference Week, a co-located event. Intensive training provided by Fife, Magpowr, and Tidland will get you up to speed and improve your process knowledge of advanced web handling techniques. Training modules will cover tension, maintenance for process lines, slitting, winding, and web guiding. Register in advance at www.maxcessu.com.

PFFC's “Web Lines” columnist, Timothy J. Walker, president of TJWalker + Assoc., will conduct two pre-conference workshops at CMM. Half-day seminars will cover practical guides to the mechanical aspects of lamination and to understanding wrinkle defects and their remedies.

CMM's conference sessions are presented in three tracks. The Business Management Track will cover topics such as Strategies to Excel in a Difficult Business Climate and Making the Business Case for Green Coatings. The Technology Track offers sessions on color management and lean manufacturing. The Operations Track includes sessions on waste management and web handling. PFFC editor/associate publisher Yolanda Simonsis will chair a session on folding cartons.

Entertainment Value

Racing around a show floor is hard work. Pit stops must be made! Try the Taste of Rosemont networking reception or the CMM/DFI golf tournament for a well-earned break.

Join in the Smart Car Exhibit Floor Giveaway by visiting participating sponsors on the show floor. Submit your stamped entry card to the PennWell booth for a chance to drive off in a new car, but you must be present to win. The drawing will be held at 2:00 P.M. on June 4, and the winner will have just two minutes to claim the prize or another entry will be drawn. For complete rules visit www.cmmshow.com.

New Product Preview

Next month PFFC will publish a New Product Digest that features materials, machinery, and supplies to be introduced at CMM. Be sure to watch for it.

CMM Intl. Show at a Glance

Exhibit Hours

Monday, June 1 | 5:00 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, June 2 | 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Wednesday, June 3 | 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Thursday, June 4 | 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

CMM Conference at a Glance
Monday 8:00 A.M. CMM/DFI Golf Tournament Maple Meadows Golf Club
8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Maxcess University Conference Week Room 14
1:00-5:00 P.M. Pre-Conference Workshop: Workshop #101 A Practical Guide to the Ideal Laminator Room 6
5:00-6:30 P.M. Exhibit Hall Open Taste of Rosemont Networking Reception
Tuesday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Maxcess University Conference Week Room 14
8:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Pre-Conference Workshop #102 A Practical Guide to Understanding Wrinkle Defects and Their Remedies Room 6
9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M. Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Delegate Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
Multi-Track Conference Sessions
Room 5 Room 6 Room 7
Business Management Track Technology Track Operations Track
2:00-3:30 P.M. State of the Converting Community Panel Discussion Enhancing Productivity Through Coating & Laminating Successful Web Handling Techniques & Technologies
4:00-5:30 P.M. Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Maxcess University Conference Week Room 14
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Exhibit Hall Open
8:45-10:15 A.M. Building the Best Supply Chain Communications Panel Discussion The Importance of Color Management & Prepress Operations Panel Discussion Handling, Reducing & Profiting from Waste
10:30-11:00 A.M. Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Making the Business Case for “Green” Coatings Panel Discussion Increasing Efficiency with Lean Manufacturing Panel Discussion Folding Cartons
12:30-2:00 P.M. Delegate Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
2:00-3:30 P.M. Strategies to Excel in a Difficult Business Climate Protecting Your Brand Through Packaging Panel Discussion Web Inspection Perfection
4:00-5:00 P.M. Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Maxcess University Conference Week Room 14
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. Exhibit Hall Open
10:15-11:00 A.M. Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Mega-Session Room 5: Sustainability in Practice: Green Washing & Beyond Panel Discussion
2:30 P.M. Exhibit Hall Giveaway


ABB Inc. 130
ACPT Inc 824
Adhesive & Sealant Council 1744
Advance Systems Inc. 623
Air & Water Systems 949
Amalga Composites 1110
American Profol Inc. 336
Ametek Power Instruments 434
▶ Anguil Environmental Systems Inc.
See ad on p17
Arjobex 639
▶ Ashe Converting Equipment
See ad on p23
Aspen Research Corp. 435
Badger Plug Co. 120
Baldor Electric Co. 1000
Bell-Mark Sales Co. 735
Beta Lasermike 911
Bieffebi s.p.a. 606
Boca Bearing 1100
Bosch Rexroth Corp. 112, 707
Boschert LLC 1116
Brookfield Engineering Labs Inc. 801
Buschman Corp. 702
C.A. Litzler Co. 302
Canadian Packaging 1444
CB Mfg. 810
CCDI Composites Inc. 431
Circonix Technologies LLC 438
CMS Inc. 136
Cognex Corp. 825
Conquip Inc. 722
Converting Hotline 2038
Converting Influence 1145
Converting Magazine 247
Custom Precision Bearings 442
Daetwyler 831
Dark Field Technologies Inc 539
Davis-Standard LLC 808
▶ Delta Industrial Services Inc.
See ad on p32
DiTrolio Flexographic Institute 1918
Doyle Systems Inc. 700
Dr. Schenk of America LLC 807
Eagle Rotary Systems 633
Elite Cameron 242
Eltromat Electronics Inc. 417
EMT Intl. 717
Extrusion Dies Industries LLC 144
Faustel Inc. 523
Fi-Tech Inc. 558
Flexible Packaging Magazine 2239
Flexo Market News 1644
FMS USA Inc. 823
Fox Valley Tech College 730
Fujifilm NDT Systems 338
GEW (EC) 1131
Gibbs Brower Intl. Corp. 922
Global Technologies LLC 1010
GMS 907
Grafikamerica Inc. 317
Great Northern Corp./Rollguard 924
Henry Molded Products 822
Herbert Olbrich GmbH & Co. KG 444
Industrial Molded Rubber Products 913
Integrated Handling Solutions Ltd. 1012
ISRA Surface Vision 425
J. I. MacWilliam Co. Inc. 502
Jasch Gauging 1030
Jennerjahn Machine Inc. 448
Jewett Automation 432
JM Equipment Inc. 816
Kroenert Corp. 307
L & E America/Tann Corp. 530
LASX Industries 2124
Lever Mfg. Corp. 137
Leybold Optics 449
Mahlo America Inc. 744
MarquipWardUnited 917
Marsden Inc. 134
▶ Maxcess Intl.
See ad on p1
Mee Industries Inc. 610
Megtec Systems Inc. 708
Milltex Spa 1011
Moist Tech 340
Moisture Register Products 635
Mosstype Corp. 106
MPI Technologies 1016
MPP Inc. 143
MTI & Polyexe Corp. 544
Muhlbauer Inc. 331
NAPA 1845
NDC Infrared Engineering 545
▶ New Era Converting Machinery Inc.
See ads on p29 & pBC
North American Cerutti Corp. 609
Northern Pump 732
Oasis Alignment Services Inc. 511
Omni Systems Group 645
Package Printing 1947
Pagendarm BTT GmbH 517
▶ Paper, Film & Foil Converter (PFFC)
Pit Stop!
Park Air 930
Parker SSD Drives 1037
Peoples Capitol & Leasing Corp. 401
▶ Polymag Tek
See ad on p42
Polytype America Corp. 517
PPC 1645
Preco Inc. 325
Premier Dies Corp. 931
Prime UV 711
Process Sensors Corp. 738
Pruftechnik Service Inc. 445
Quad Plus 641
Racine Flame Spray 723
RadTech 1244
Raytek Corp. 725
Resource Engimech 142
Rotadyne Corp. 611
Royal Adhesives & Sealants 541
Simco Industrial Static Control 1007
Standex Engraving 402
Sterling Inc. 532
Sterling Surface Technologies 132
Stopstatic.com, div. of Alpha Innovation 239
Teel Plastics Inc. 638
The Advanced Team 734
Thwing-Albert Instrument Co. 241
Tilt-Lock 500
Tokuden Inc. 116
Tollcoating.com 548
Tools & Production Inc. 1017
▶ Totani America Inc.
See ad on p44
Toyo Color America LLC 430
Videojet Technologies Inc. 1117
Web Industries (Web Converting Inc.) 1002
Web Systems Inc. 631
Webex 131
Wintriss Engineering Corp. 727
WPM-Western Printing Machinery Co. 516
Xaloy Inc. 601
Zenith Cutter Co. 731

List provided by CMM as of April 2. Display advertisers listed in boldface.

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