AICC AICC 40 Years



PackagingU penant


When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017-Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 8:00 am-5:00pm; 8:00am-3:00pm (second day)
Where: Hosted at Frain Integration, Carol Stream, IL
Members:  $1,295 before April 10, 2017; After April 10, 2017 $1,395 3+  $1,195pp 
Non-Members:  $1,595

A comprehensive, hands-on exploration of Corrugated Packaging Technologies from raw material choices to packaging design, printing, converting, sustainability, and end use. Examine the performance attributes of containerboard and corrugated board including appearance, printability, and runability. Participants will be engaged in the analysis of various packaging solutions. All will be challenged during these two days of intense learning.

Learning Objectives: Participants will have an in-depth knowledge of corrugated packaging materials, their applications and capabilities.

Who should attend:  Created for all levels of experience, for all individuals involved in corrugated package design, sales, specification, purchasing, scheduling, quality control and production.


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 8:00 a.m.              Welcome/Introduction/Announcements

 8:10 a.m.              Industry Overview

 8:25 a.m.              Containerboard Grades

 8:45 a.m.              Containerboard Manufacturing

 9:30 a.m.                  Break, Group Photo

 9:50 a.m.              Corrugated Board and Applications + breakout

11:00 a.m.             Corrugated Board Production

12:00 noon                Lunch

12:40 p.m.             Announcements

 1:00 p.m.              Tour of Frain Integration

  2:00 p.m.                 Break

  2:10 p.m.             Characteristics of Containerboard and Combined Board

  3:40 p.m.                 Break

  3:50 p.m.             Packaging Performance

  4:50 p.m.             Summary, Review

5:00 p.m.              Adjourn, Return to Hotel



  8:00 a.m.             Announcements/Review

  8:10 a.m.             Business Development, Sales, Customer Service

  8:40 a.m.             Structural Design + breakout

  9:30 a.m.                 Break

  9:45 a.m.             Package Labeling/Graphics

 10:10 a.m.                        Pre-press

 10:40 a.m.                        Corrugated Package Printing

                                          - Flexography

 11:00 a.m.                Stretch Break

 11:10 a.m.                        Corrugated Package Printing (cont’d)

                                          - Offset Lithography, Gravure, Digital

12:00 noon               Lunch

 12:45 p.m.            Die Cutting, Scoring, and Finishing

  1:40 p.m.             Announcements, Transportation

  1:50 p.m.             Converting Plant Tour

  2:50 p.m.             Return to Hotel – Closing Remarks, Evaluation

  3:00 p.m.             Adjourn



Dan Malenke is an accomplished practitioner, solutions provider, educator and author with extensive 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.  As President, PKGPRO, LLC, Dan holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an Ed.D from the University of Minnesota.
Ralph Young serves as Technical Advisor to the AICC and is the wisdom and expertise behind ASKRALPH.  With a BA 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.


Marriott Courtyard
275 Knollwood Drive
Bloomingdale, IL  60108
For Reservations Call: (630) 529-9200
Code:  AICC
Room Rate $129 per night plus tax

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