Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop 2019

18th - 19th June 2019 | Minneapolis, MN, USA

About the Workshop

The Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop is an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved with Sleeve Labels. 

The workshop is designed to update participants on developments in heat shrink sleeve label processing, including their background, manufacture and end-use. The program features both theory and practice with dedicated live demonstration sessions at the Accraply and Flint Group facilities, in the Minneapolis area. 

The workshop is ideal for participants new to the technology, or those wishing to extend and update their understanding of the heat shrink sleeve label format. It is an excellent learning opportunity for those professionals needing a primer on the technical aspects of the conversion and application of heat shrink sleeve label products.

Participants at the workshop will include representatives from label printers, end-users, applicators, and co-packers involved with marketing, research, technical support, quality control, and production. Please note, we reserve the right to limit participation to representatives from non-competing organizations only since they are unable to allow competitors to access their facilities. Therefore, all registrations are subject to approval. 

This workshop will be presented in English with simultaneous Spanish translation for those who request it beforehand. It constitutes an interactive guide to the technologies and processes involved in sleeve labeling, and is focused on updating participants on developments in heat shrink sleeve label processing, from design to manufacture and end use. As a brand owner looking to attend the workshop, you will benefit from a special discount of 50% on the regular fee!

Join the leading companies across the Sleeve Label value chain and sign up today!

Workshop Highlights

Match Theory With live demonstrations

The workshop incorporates theoretical presentations with dedicated live demonstration sessions at the Accraply Inc. and Flint Group facilities. An opportunity to see the printing, converting and application process in real life.

Key Industry Presentations

Presentations from experts give greater insight into the technology providing enhanced learning directly from the industry specialists.

"Cures and Remedies" Panel Discussion

Gives the opportunity to ask experts your quality related questions to overcome common issues. The panel representatives are from companies supporting the workshop, and will give practical examples of how the issues can be avoided or remedied.

AWA Heat Shrink Label Technology Manual and Test Methods

Workshop participants receive a complimentary copy of an AWA published manual containing a basic list of test methods for heat shrink sleeve labels. These methods can be used, or adapted, to further improve the levels and consistency of quality with shrink sleeve labels.

Printed workshop material

Informal and face-to-face networking opportunities with industry professionals.

Excellent Peer networking

A copy of the printed manual, which contains workshop content and presentations, provides a reference and summary of the workshop to take away. The manual also contains a “glossary of terms”.

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Program

Tuesday 18th June 2019

07:00-08:00

Registration at The Holiday Inn

08:00

Departure to Flint Group Facility
Meet in the lobby for an 8am departure- transport will be provided

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome Coffee & Introductions 

08:45 – 09:10

Workshop Introduction – Setting the scene
Dr. Seamus Lafferty, President, Accraply 

09:10 – 09:30

Sleeve Label Market Overview
Corey Reardon, President & CEO, Alexander Watson Associates

09:30 – 10:15

Film Selection for Shrink Sleeve
Joshua Ryan, Sales and Account Manager, Bonset

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30

Prepress – Art Distortion & Color Management Considerations
Creative Edge Software/CGS

11:30 – 12:30

Print Production for Shrink Sleeves – Process Requirements, Ink Selection
Flint Group Narrow Web

12:30-  13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Group A: Sleeve Label Printing demonstration 
Flint Group Narrow Web

Group B: Ink Testing and Proofing for Shrink Application 
Flint Group Narrow Web/CGS

Group C: Graphic Placement/Distortion demonstration
Creative Edge Software

14:30 – 15:30

Group A: Ink Testing and Proofing for Shrink Application 
Flint Group Narrow Web/CGS

Group B: Graphic Placement/Distortion demonstration
Creative Edge Software

Group C: Sleeve Label Printing demonstration 
Flint Group Narrow Web

15:30 – 16:30

Group A: Graphic Placement/Distortion demonstration
Creative Edge Software

Group B: Sleeve Label Printing demonstration
Flint Group Narrow Web

Group C: Ink Testing and Proofing for Shrink Application
Flint Group Narrow Web/CGS

16:30 – 18:00

Cocktail & Networking Reception at Flint Group Facility

18:00

Departure back to the Holiday Inn
Transport provided

Wednesday 19th June 2019

08:00

Departure to Accraply Facility
Transport will be provided – meet at the hotel lobby

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome Coffee & Introductions

08:45 – 9-30

Converting Heat Shrink Sleeve Labels – Slitting, Seaming and Inspection
Ben Ritter, Accraply

09:30 – 11:00

Live Demo – Slitting, Seaming and Inspection
Accraply

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee and Networking Break

11:15 – 12:00

Quality issues – Cures & Remedies Panel (A)
Accraply, Flint Group Narrow Web, Creative Edge Software, Bonset

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 13:45

Application & Shrinking for Shrink Sleeves
Richard Howlett, Accraply

13:45 – 15:00

Live Demo – Application & Shrinking
Accraply

15:00 – 15:45

Quality Issues – Cures & Remedies Panel (B)
Accraply, Flint Group Narrow Web, Creative Edge Software, Bonset

15:45 – 16:00

Workshop Closing comments

16:00

Departure to hotel

Accomodation

AWA has arranged special room rate of $134  per night for delegates at the Holiday Inn

The Holiday Inn
11801 Fountains Way N,
Maple Grove,
MN 55369,
USA

The special rate is for a limited number of rooms based on a first come, first served basis. After this time the hotel will accept reservations based on availability and best available rate. A link to book your accommodation will be provided with your registration confirmation.

More information provided upon registration for the event. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes
(currently 6%) in effect at the time of check-in. 

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Introduction to Heat Shrink Sleeve Label Technologies Workshop

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