The September 2022 edition of the GravurExchange
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AIMCAL R2R USA IS ALMOST HERE!
You don’t want to miss the AIMCAL R2R USA Technical Conference on Sept. 26-29 in Orlando, FL. The R2R USA is a multi-track conference plus six short courses, multiple keynote speakers, and plenty of networking opportunities. To register go to: Pricing | 2022 R2R USA (aimcal.org).
The multi-track format has something for everybody: R2R Battery Manufacturing, Capacitors, Coating & Laminating, Flexible Packaging, Gravure Printing & Coating, Nonwoven Substrate, Panel Discussions, Printed/Flexible Electronics, Reception/Exhibits, Sustainability, Vacuum Metallizing & Coating, and Web Handling. Go to: Schedule at a Glance | 2022 R2R USA (aimcal.org) to review the full multi-track agenda.
The Gravure AIMCAL Alliance Committee has lined up a great group of speakers for the Gravure Track to provide the gravure community with the latest in technologies and best practices.
The following items are supported by members of the Gravure AIMCAL Alliance Committee.
Monday, Sept. 26
12:00 3:00 Bill Poulson, Tony Donato; Flexo 101 (Overview of the printing process)
Other Interests on Monday
3:00 3:30 New Member / First-Time Attendee Reception
3:30 4:00 AIMMy Vendor Presentations (Exhibitors)
4:00-4:30 2022 AIMCAL Awards / GAA Golden Cylinder Presentations
Presentations of interest or recruited by GAA Committee:
Printed / Flexible Electronics track
Tuesday, Sept. 27
11:00-11:30 Ben Robesin; Integrated Printing Solutions (Rotary Screen)
11:30-12:00 Hubert Metzger; How cylinder-plating technologies and methods are applicable to plating electronics
Gravure Coating & Printing Track
Tuesday, Sept. 27
1:30-2:00 Malte Tadday; Technology advancements for wide-web digital printing in the décor market
2:00-2:30 Herbert Kindermann; Integrating digital printing into the value stream
2:30-3:00 Gene Plavnik; Ultrasonic drying in converting applications
3:30-4:00 Rachel Malley; CxF for the Printer
4:00-4:30 Massimo Genio; Sustainability through the use of Nitrogen Vacuum Technology to reduce CO² emissions
4:30-5:00 Eric Serenius; Applications of Roto-Hybrid DLC coatings for gravure markets
Battery Manufacturing Track
Wednesday, Sept. 28
11:30-12:00 Jorge Vicco; Inks for Li-Ion battery anodes printed by gravure
Gravure Coating & Printing Track
Wednesday, Sept. 28 Panel Discussions
1:30-2:30 Dan Comerford, Bob Speiss, Hubert Metzger; Current State of Chrome Plated Gravure Cylinders
2:30-3:30 Eric Serenius, Bob Speiss, Flavio Losa; Alternative Cylinder Technologies
The R2R USA Conference has lined up 70 speakers, the exhibition floor has 46 exhibitors, and attendance is lining up as before the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be the biggest and most-attended R2R USA in years! For more information, contact AIMCAL Member Outreach Director Tim Janes at email@example.com
2022 GAA Golden Cylinder Awards
The 2022 GAA Golden Cylinder Award winners will be announced and the coveted GC trophies will be presented to the winners’ representatives. A video showing each category winner will be part of the ceremony at the AIMCAL R2R USA Conference on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4:00 p.m.
The GAA Committee wants to thank Daetwyler Corp. for hosting the 2021 and 2022 Golden Cylinder judging event. We want to thank those gravure professionals who spent time reviewing all the entrants’ documentation and videos as well as spending a day reviewing the print samples. The judges always have a tough job scoring the category eniries and picking the winners, including the “Best of the Best.” Thanks to all.
From the August Issue of SmallBiz@EPA
Below are a couple of articles from the August 2022 issue. To download the August issue PDF, go to: https://aimcal.sharefile.com/d-sa0a76afacf4146beb17f61e4e48a1e9e
Implementing Statutory Addition of Certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory Beginning with Reporting Years 2021 and 2022
The US EPA is updating the list of chemicals subject to toxic-chemical release reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). Specifically, this action updates the regulations to identify five per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that must be reported pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020 NDAA) enacted on December 20, 2019. As this action is being taken to conform the regulations to a Congressional legislative mandate, notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary. This final rule is effective August 17, 2022. The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-TRI-2022-0453, is available at https://www.regulations.gov. Read the rule in the Federal Register.
Community Right-To-Know: Adopting 2022 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting
The US EPA is proposing to update the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to reflect the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2022 NAICS code revision. OMB updates the NAICS codes every five years. EPA currently uses 2017 NAICS codes and is proposing to implement the 2022 codes for TRI Reporting Year 2022 (i.e., facilities reporting to TRI would be required to use 2022 NAICS codes on reports that are due to the Agency by July 1, 2023). The actual data required by a TRI form will not change as a result of this rulemaking, nor will the rule affect the universe of TRI reporting facilities that are required to submit reports to the Agency under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
Comments must be received on or before Sept. 20, 2022. Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2022-0387, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. Read the proposed rule in the Federal Register.
The Gravure Tech Corner!
Coming soon: A technical article on the importance of “Controlling Gravure-Ink Temperature” during printing, authored by Gary Silvers, technical consultant from GSP Specialties, Inc. Gary’s gravure experience started over 50 years ago working his way through the gravure pressroom. He is well versed in the gravure process and will be sharing his years of experience in the article.
The latest inductees will receive their lapel pins at the 2022 AIMCAL R2R on September 26th. This honor is bestowed to those who have contributed over the years to the Gravure Association, the industry and by promoting and improving the gravure process. Please congratulate them for their dedication to the Gravure Process and Industry.
New Online “Gravure Basics” Video Course Available
This course and all GAA-Committee online courses along with the Gravure textbooks are all available at www.aimcal.org, click on “Resources” tab, then pick “Products” from the dropdown. You will also see all the training courses and other products that are offered by AIMCAL.
The Gravure AIMCAL Alliance Committee NEEDS YOUR HELP! The GAA-Committee is looking for individuals who want to become involved in the committee and its sub-committees. We need those who want to become part of the leadership team as well as those who can help with the GravurExchange, promoting the association to companies that use the gravure process, article writers, conference track topics and speaker recruitment, attending virtual meetings w/other associations, and on and on. If interested, contact Tony Donato firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 704-905-5178.
New Online “Gravure Basics” Video Course available
This course and all GAA-Committee Online courses along with the Gravure textbooks are all available at: www.aimcal.org click on “Resources” tab, then pick “Products” from the dropdown. You will also see all the training courses and other products that are offered from AIMCAL.
The GAA Committee reviewed the plans for the Basic and Advanced Seminars and decided it would be best to move them to June 2023. The Basic and Advanced “live” Seminars will be held at Interprint in Pittsfield, MA. Moving to 2023 will give time to the members who need to budget the training. The COVID-19 years have caused items that were routine budget lines to be left out, and time is needed to reschedule. More information will be available soon.
Converting Quarterly, the official technical journal of AIMCAL, is a great source of information and current news from members and the industry. Go to https://www.convertingquarterly.com/ to subscribe to the quarterly print magazine, the digital edition, the weekly CQ eNews…or all three.
For all the news you may have missed, go to Archived News (aimcal.org)
If you are looking for new employees or are looking for employment, we encourage you to use the new resources on the AIMCAL website: (Jobs (aimcal.org). Members may post jobs at NO CHARGE. We invite you to see how easy it is to post jobs online today. To maximize your job posting, you should also post on the GAA website at Job Openings | Gravure Association of the Americas (gaa.org)
GAA Services, Training and Products:
On-site Training/On-site Consulting:
Bob Kikkert and Mike Gaffney are ready to help with on-site and/or hybrid virtual training and consulting. Those in need of these services, please contact email@example.com using subject line: “Consultant Services.”
The Gravure Textbook Sale Continues:
We continue to receive orders for the Gravure Process and Technology and the Gravure Specifications and Tolerances (GST) textbooks. They can be purchased at Shop (www.aimcal.org)
Members continue to use the online gravure training program. There are four levels of Certification training. Information and registration for all four levels are available at https://gaa.org/services/training/online-gravure-certification-training/. Special Member pricing has been established for the certifications. For pricing and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject line: “Certification.”
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