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Converters Expo 2017 exhibit hall sold out

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General 2017 Converters Expo BNP Media Packaging Strategies

Celebrating 10-years at the Mid-west’s premier converting event, the Converter’s Expo features 120 booths and 40 new exhibitors.

DEERFIELD, IL—This year’s Converters Expo will feature 123 booths, with 40 new exhibitors. The Converters Expo will showcase converting products and services on a sold-out show floor.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Converters Expo is expected to draw over 700 buyers who will see the latest offerings from an expanded exhibitor base that is 20 percent larger than in 2016. Attendees will be able to network at the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame during the opening reception on Wednesday, March 22. There will be a full day of exhibits and networking on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Lambeau Field Atrium.

“We are excited to welcome our returning exhibitors plus 40 new exhibitors to the Converters Expo and give them the chance to meet and network with contract manufacturers in all aspects of production and suppliers of printing, packaging and testing services,” says Randy Green, group publisher, Packaging Strategies for BNP Media. “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we thank all of our vendors and sponsors Preco, TANN Corporation, AccuWeb and Valley Grinding & Mfg. who make this event the success that it has become over the last decade.”

“Converters  Expo has always been a successful venue for Preco, Inc. It is a good platform to target potential converting and packaging customers in southeast Wisconsin, as well giving us the opportunity to network with area customers. It’s truly a regional show with the dynamics of a larger, domestic trade show,” says Presco, Inc. marketing manager Terry Olson, a bronze sponsor. Preco, Inc. provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for converting applications and flexible packaging.


“We choose to be a part of the Convertors Expo because we leave the show with new partners. This show is full of industry people trying to ‘move the needle’ and grow their brands, it’s exciting to be a part of their success,” says Valley Grinding & Manufacturing president TJ Utschig. “Our slitting experts from Valley Grinding will be exhibiting slitting solutions made here in Wisconsin. We provide an array of services aimed toward the slitting sections of our customers. We make OEM knives, custom slitters and provide rebuilding and re-sharpening services.”

Adds TANN Corporation sales and application manager David Kerrigan: “At the Converters Expo we are looking forward to exhibiting our air pollution control products for the solvent based converting industry. We design and manufacture regenerative (RTOs), catalytic, recuperative and direct thermal oxidizers to help customers meet or exceed todays clean air requirements. We also offer energy recovery solutions to capture any waste heat and reduce the customers operating costs.”

New exhibitors for the 2017 Converters Expo include:

  • Associate Machine Design
  • Astro Films
  • Breit Technologies
  • ConQuip, Inc.
  • Corenso North America
  • Corydon Converting
  • Eagle Flexible Packaging
  • Felins USA
  • FlexoGrafix
  • Friction Coating
  • GMSP
  • Goldenrod Corp.
  • Jennerjahn Machine
  • Loparex
  • Menzel LP
  • Michelman, Inc.
  • NDC Technologies
  • Nordmeccanica N.A.
  • Nordson Extrusion Dies
  • PARA Company
  • Pearl Technologies
  • Perftech
  • Phoseon Technology
  • Precision Color Graphics
  • Prime UV
  • RD Prototype
  • RG Engineering
  • Roll-2-Roll Technologies LLC
  • Rol-Tec
  • Spuntech Industries
  • Toyota Tsusho America
  • WEKO North America
  • Wilson Manufacturing
  • XDS Holdings

Converters Expo will include products and converting processes using paper, film, and nonwovens, while offering products such as rewinding & sheeting; folding & finishing; coating, laminating & adhesives; flexographic printing & inks; packaging, warehousing, shipping & logistics; processes using paper, film, and nonwovens; equipment and associated engineering; equipment and associated engineering; and testing, product development along with many others.

The 10th Annual Converters Expo will take place from 9:30AM  – 3:30PM. at Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, March 23, 2017 with a welcome reception at the New Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22. To register visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Patten at 847-405-4045 or or visit

The Converters Expo is produced by Packaging Strategies, ( which delivers up-to-the minute, unbiased packaging industry news, information and analysis to audiences across multiple platforms. The event is owned by BNP Media, one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50-plus industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, websites, conferences, events and market research. Visit BNP Media at


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