The Chicago TAPPI Local Section is hosting its What’s New in Corrugated Event, 5:00-8:00 p.m. on February 6, 2024, at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL.

What’s New offers participants an exclusive venue to learn about new technologies, products and services in an intimate, relaxed environment. The informative events are open to all converters and suppliers, and topics focus on emerging operational offerings in the corrugated industry in North America, as well as around the world. 

Additionally, What’s New offers suppliers a way to share their ongoing appreciation for customer loyalty. Any supplier that purchases a ticket to attend the evening’s presentation (@$125 per ticket) is also eligible to buy deeply discounted four-packs of additional tickets at a cost of only $50 each ($200 for each bundle). Called VIP Passes, these additional tickets can be given to the supplier’s customers so they can attend at no charge.  Other pricing includes

Converters can buy single tickets to attend at $75 each

Cost to participate in the tabletop-only is $250

Cost to participate in the tabletop with dinner is $375

The evening program begins with a social hour featuring an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and a series of eight-minute knowledge-packed presentations (maximum length).

Attendees will hear the latest on:

Auto Dryer Control (ADC) – A new feature of the Color Dry XL30 IR Dryers that eliminates over-consumption of energy due to over-powering IR drying systems. Presenter: Spencer Bird, JB Machinery

Smart Shingle – Allows operators to reduce or eliminate feed interrupt time at stack change on rotary dies cutters running up to 15,000 sheets/hr. Presenter: Jason Smith, Geo M. Martin

Clearvision Printcheck – Inspect the integrity and accuracy of printing and registration on rotary die-cutters and flexo folder-gluers. Presenter: Dave Swedes, Valco Melton

BX Motion – An all-in-one, heavy-duty short-run box maker for box plants looking to expand capabilities throughput. Benefits include: processing a variety of boards (E-flute to AAC-flute), set up time < 60 seconds, produce more than 50 FEFCO box styles, automatic loading and stacking, inline glue strip application and multi-out production. Presenter: Ryan Clark, Kolbus America

Barberan S.A./FujiFilm HS6000 – A single-pass digital printer developed for retail packaging, display, and signage markets that previously relied on multi-pass devices for high-end graphic reproduction. Presenter: Chuck Slingerland, Barberan S.A.

For more information about the What’s New event and to register, visit

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