Converting School was founded by the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) to provide productivity-enhancing educational opportunities for members of the converting industry. Course content combines theory with real-world problem solving and is tailored to the individual students present in each class.
"The focus of these classes is productivity enhancement," says Craig Sheppard, executive director of AIMCAL. "Students also will take home ideas for profit-boosting strategies related to process optimization and waste reduction, as well as higher, more consistent product quality and new product development," he adds.
Potential students include engineers and other experienced converting professionals including lead operators, foremen, maintenance, quality assurance, sales, and customer service personnel.
AIMCAL represents converters of metallized, coated, or laminated flexible substrates and their suppliers. The international nonprofit trade association also includes a CEMA Division focused on the interests of converting equipment manufacturers. The group is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA. Membership information is available on-line at www.AIMCAL.org.