Global Pouch Forum

June 14-16, 2017

InterContinental Miami
Miami, FL


2017 Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop

Wednesday, June 14
1:00-5:30 PM - Biscayne Ballroom

This Workshop is a separate event
that requires an additional registration fee.

Chopin Ballroom


The 2017 TAPPI Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop is proud to co-locate with Global Pouch Forum, THE gathering place for top packaging professionals involved in every aspect of flexible packaging/pouch production and the corresponding film, closures, materials, equipment and services needed for this fast-growing packaging segment.

This 1/2 day workshop is designed to give an in-depth look into pouch-making and structures, and features speakers from the converting side.

Registration details for this Workshop can be found on the Pricing and Registration pages.

1:00 PM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Rory Wolf, ITW Pillar Technologies

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Introduction to Stand-Up Pouch (SUP) Packaging

Sal Pellingra, VP Innovation & Technology, ProAmpac

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Types of materials and structures (PE, PP, PA, PET, Cellophane and Aluminum)
  • SUP Applications
  • The Supply Chain (suppliers, producers, converters)
  • Market trends and drivers

1:30 - 5:30 PM

Pouch Processing Technologies

  • 1:30 PM - Pouch Material Extrusion
    Robert Clare, Applications Development Specialist, Nova Chemicals
  • 2:00 PM - The Role of Barrier in Pouch-Making
    Veronica Ataya, Celplast Metallized Products
  • 2:30 PM - Pouch Materials Surface Treatment
    Rory Wolf, Business Unit Manager, ITW Pillar Technologies
  • 3:00 PM - New Pouch Brand Protection & Security Technology
    Rory Wolf, Business Unit Manager, ITW Pillar Technologies

  • 3:15 - 3:30 PM  Networking Break

  • 3:30 PM - Pouch Structure Development for Printing
    Felipo Sixto, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sixto Packaging
  • 4:00 PM - Creating Texture and Innovation Visual Effects for Pouches
    Doug Brownfield, Strategic Business & Marketing Manager, Ampacet
  • 4:30 PM - Pouch Forming & Closures
    David Anzini / Bob Hogan, Zip-Pak
  • 5:00 PM - Common Problems and Solutions in Processing Pouch Packaging - Doug Frost, Product Manager-Packaging, Aplix


After successfully completing the TAPPI Workshop, participants should be able to:
  • List various pouch structures and their use in SUP applications
  • Identify processing issues for a variety of pouch materialsDiscuss the capabilities and limitations of pouch-making equipment
  • Discuss the pouch-making process including web handling, polymer processing and troubleshooting
  • Identify the unique equipment and substrate requirements for SUP laminations
  • Explain the process requirements for making SUP structures
Who Benefits Most from this Workshop?
  • Technical directors and superintendents
  • Technical assistants
  • R&D personnel
  • Quality control personnel
  • Buyers
  • Account managers

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception

Hosted by Global Pouch Forum Sponsor:


All TAPPI Stand-Up Pouch Making Workshop attendees are invited to attend
the Global Pouch Forum Welcome Reception