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2022 IMDA Symposium to be held in september

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The In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA) will hold the 2022 IMDA Symposium on September 28 and 29 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The two-day event will focus on advances in plastic decorating, labeling and coatings and will be a joint conference with the Decorating and Coating Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. The event will take place at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Hotel & Conference Center.

The joint conferences will provide an exceptionally broad selection of experts in all fields of plastics decorating, coatings and in-mold decorating/labeling.

The event also will include a Supplier Trade Fair and Reception – open to attendees of both conferences – with tabletop exhibits from leading suppliers to the industry.

A call for speakers will be announced in the Spring of 2022. 

Registration

IMDA member
early bird rate

$435

full conference

Includes access to General Sessions

IMDA Sessions and

SPE Decorating & Coating Division Sessions

non-member
early bird rate

$540

full conference

Includes access to

General Sessions

IMDA Sessions and

SPE Decorating & Coating Division Sessions

after August 31

full conference

Includes Access to All Sessions

$465

IMDA Members

$580

Non-IMDA Members

2021 Exhibitors

These leading suppliers to the plastics decorating and labeling industry exhibited at the 2021 IMDA Symposium.

2021 event schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 15

2:00 – 6:00 pm                 Registration

6:00 – 7:30 pm                 Meet and Greet: Lobby                                              Bar

Thursday, Sept. 16

7:30 – 8:30 am                  Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am                  Continental Breakfast
                                             Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 am – 12:15 pm          Sessions

12:15 – 1:30 pm                Lunch

                                             Supplier Trade Fair

1:30 – 4:45 pm                   Sessions

4:45 – 7:00 pm                  Networking Event:                                                                Supplier Trade Fair                                                              and IMDA Awards Reception

Friday, Sept. 17

7:30 – 8:30 am                  Registration

7:30 – 8:30 am                  Continental Breakfast

                                             Supplier Trade Fair

8:30 am – 12:30 pm          Sessions

Platinum Sponsors

Association Supporter: RadTech International North America

2021 sessions

In addition to content related to IML, IMD and IME, event attendees are able to choose to attend sessions hosted by the SPE Decorating & Coating Division.

Vision inspection solutions for iml packaging

Speaker: Scott Heins, Director of Sales & Marketing; INTRAVIS

Functional Inks for IME on automotive interiors

Speaker: Ken Araujo, Global Business Development Manager, NAMICS Technologies, Inc.

Sustainability & Recyclability of Decorated Plastics

Moderator: Jeff Peterson, Plastics Decorating Magazine 

Panel: Mike Licata, Yupo; Harrison Chien, Weber Packaging

Design Considerations for Durable Products: IML, IMD and IME

Paul O’Hearn, Profile Plastics

Mattifying Surface Coatings with Excimer UV Curing

Jennifer Heathcote, GEW Inc.

Secondary Decorating & IMD for Medical Applications

Panel Moderator: Chris Demell, ITW IDS

CO2 Spray Cleaning and Pre-Treatment of Plastic Surfaces

Nelson W. Sorbo, Ph.D., Cool Clean Technologies LLC

Testing Decorated Plastic Parts: Applying Tests for Decorating Success

Paul Uglum, Uglum Consulting

AND MORE

See the full listing of sessions for additional topics.

hotel reservations opening spring 2022

ann arbor marriott ypsilanti at eagle crest

1275 South Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Hotel Information

Rate: to be announced
Last day to book discounted event rate: to be announced