Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals Hits the West Coast

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is once again offering its Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals Seminar, June 19-20, at Pacific Southwest Container, LLC, in Modesto, Calif. The seminar gives attendees the opportunity to understand everything corrugated, from raw material choices to end use.

“When packaging professionals from across the country come together to learn and test their knowledge they walk away with more than expert information, hand-outs, and a greater understanding of corrugated, they leave with a network of peers they can rely on,” said Taryn Pyle, AICC director of education and leadership development.

Corrugated Packaging Fundamentals combines hands-on activities with classroom learning.

Seminar topics include:

  • Containerboard Substrates & Applications
  • Manufacturing Variations
  • Sustainability
  • Package Design
  • Prepress
  • Printing & Converting

Hands-on activities include:

  • Container Board Production
  • Manufacturing Effects
  • Corrugated Products
  • Characteristic Test Comparisons
  • Printing Comparisons
  • Die Cutting and Scoring

Instructors Dan Malenke, president, PKGPRO, LLC, and Ralph Young, AICC corrugated technical advisor, bring nearly 50 years of experience to the lectern and hands-on activities offered during the course.

Malenki is an accomplished practitioner, solutions provider, educator and author with coast-to-coast and international experience in leading technology-rich seminars for the printing and packaging industries. He is particularly adept at creating synchronous courses of study from highly fragmented parts. Malenki holds bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Young serves as corrugated technical advisor to AICC members and is the wisdom and

expertise behind ASKRALPH. With a bachelor in science in forest management and an MBA, his entire corporate career is in the forest products industry. Companies include Champion International, Georgia-Pacific, International Paper and Mead Containerboard. Young is a well-known speaker and expert on the technical aspects of corrugated packaging and box engineering.

Attendees will also receive a tour of Pacific Southwest Container (PSC). PCS is a premier provider of packaging solutions in the Western U.S. Its one-stop-shop approach allows companies to source all of their paper-based packaging requirements with an eye towards functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Registrations received on or before Friday, May 3, 2019, will receive the early bird rate of $1,095.

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