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IoPP Technical Bag Committee Winter 2014 Meeting

January 21-22, 2014
Bilmar Beach Resort
10650 Gulf Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706
Telephone: 800-826-9724
Reservation code: (TBC) Technical Bag Committee
Rate: $119.00 per night.
Cancellation policy: 48 hours
The meeting starts Tuesday at 1:00 PM and ends Wednesday at approximately 11:30 AM. Download agenda here.
The meeting fee will again be $150.00 online and $175.00 at the time of the meeting. 
Click here to register for the meeting now.  
Note:  The Technical Bag Committee is still looking for additional presenters to discuss the various applications, materials, bag structures, equipment, and processes that would assist bag plants in the manufacturing of multiwall, woven, and hybrid bags.  Additional presentations for other topics are listed below.  Volunteer presenters can reply back to Mike Jenkins by email at mjenkins@ITWDynatec.com, or cell phone at 615-218-5321.  
We look forward to seeing everyone at the IoPP winter 2014 meeting in Treasure Island FL.
TBC General Business and Topic for Presentations: 
o Emerging flexible packaging trends
o Review Continued Performance & Quality 
o Machinery & equipment conversion from paper to LWS
o Densification 
o Palletizing and transport of paper or LWS
o Ecology, reuse, recycle, recovery & disposal 
o Closure requirements and innovations
o Handles structures for paper and LWS
o Laminated and extruded substrates
o Printing and inks 
o Grease and oil resistant bags 
o Puncture resistant requirements for paper and LWS
o Hybrid bag construction pro and con over paper and LWS
o Adhesives 
o Emerging packaging competitive to flexible packaging 
o Legal or environmental regulations 
o Compliance testing and certifications 
o Renewable substrates 
o Quality systems 
o Bag testing (ASTM, TAPPI,FIBCs) 
o Safety 
o WPP lamination, tube seam, and pinch closing 
o Reclosable WPP bags 
o Hybrid bag technology 
o Trends in Evergreen bags 
o Pest control in packaged products 
o Expandable responsibility initiative 
o Pet food end-user presentation 
o Waste Management 
o Bag School 
o European bag trends for pinch, pasted valve and SOS 
o Paper, multiwall and textile bags
o Single and multi-ply polymer bags
o Flexible intermediate bulk containers
o Manufacturing, filling and handling equipment
o Innovative materials of construction
Click here to register for the meeting now. 
Volunteer presenters can reply back to Mike Jenkins by email at mjenkins@ITWDynatec.com, or cell phone at 615-218-5321.

Executive Committee:

Mark Ardito, Chair (past chair, elect) - Mark.Ardito@solvay.com
Mike Doucette, Vice Chair (chair elect) - mike.doucette@tolko.com
Jessica Bodine, Secretary (vice-chair elect) - jbodine@mica-corp.com
Mike Jenkins, Secretary elect - mjenkins@itwdynatec.com


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Our Vision
The Technical Bag Committee is recognized as the leading expert group in the body of knowledge related to shipping bags - sharing knowledge and ideas through a network of manufacturers, users and shippers to advance commercial bag applications through technological innovation.

Our Mission


The Technical Bag Committee provides a forum for members to advance professional development, exchange technical information, present innovative products and services, network with industry leaders, stay abreast of technology trends / regulations, and ultimately, continuously improve the products we market.


  • Three meetings per year are held. An agenda is published prior to each meeting. Agenda items are primarily, committee business issues, plant tours, presentations and special events of interest to the committee. Meetings are open to Committee members, potential members (you), and invited guests. Sounds interesting? 'Want to come and check it out? Click here --> Send the Chairman an email. We look forward to seeing you.
  • Task Forces may be formed to address specific "common" committee issues in problem resolution, product development and continuous improvement in products or services.
  • Technical Bag Committee may provide information and assistance to the IoPP Technical Committees, Governmental Agencies, and to Industry.

Committee Scope



The Committee is open to all persons interested in packaging within the committee's scope. Typical membership functions consist of: Packaging Engineers, Purchasing Agents/Mgrs., Technical Support, Technical Sales/Product Development, Regulatory Expert, and Trade / Technical Councils.