AIMCAL Launches New Converting School

FORT MILL, SC | Converting School has been launched by the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) to provide productivity enhancing educational opportunities for members of the converting industry. The year-long series of courses on various converting topics expands on the AIMCAL Summer School program, which has been running for the past 10 years.

Six courses on critical converting topics will be held in 2008:

  • Coating Solution Process Technology.
  • Extrusion Coating, Web Coating and Drying.
  • Web Handling and Converting.
  • Winding: Machines, Mechanics and Measurements.
  • Web Processing for Barrier.
Multiple sessions of each course are scheduled and will take place at various locations in the United States, Europe and India. A total of 19 sessions will be offered. Classes begin in March 2008 in Jacksonville, FL, and are scheduled monthly (except July) for the remainder of the year.

Course content combines theory with real-world problem solving and is tailored to the individual students present in each class. “The focus of these classes is productivity enhancement,” says Craig Sheppard, executive director of AIMCAL. “Students also will take home ideas for profit-boosting strategies related to process optimization and waste reduction, as well as higher, more consistent product quality and new product development."

Program details and registration information is available on the new Converting School Web site,

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