Product category: Associations and branch organizations
Mission and Vision
AIMCAL Mission AIMCAL serves as the global forum for the flexible metallizing, coating and laminating industry by providing resources, services and information. AIMCAL collects and distributes information to increase industry knowledge, while fostering an environment that builds relationships and a spirit of cooperation between member companies worldwide.
AIMCAL Vision The flexible metallizing, coating and laminating industry will recognize AIMCAL as the premier global trade association providing superior value and services that foster wide profitable industry growth and health.
The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), founded in 1970, is a global nonprofit trade association representing converters of metallized, laminated and coated flexible substrates and their suppliers.
Web Coating and Handling Conference – The WCHC is a conference for member and non-member company personnel in operations, quality control and engineering to examine technical, production, plant and new technology issues. Partnering with SPE, the conference brings over 400 attendees and 80+ exhibitors together for 4 days of technical papers and networking opportunities. To see a video on the 2016 event, click here. The conference is held annually in the US and semi-annually in Europe.
AIMCAL TV – This private AIMCAL network is available only to AIMCAL members. Monthly technical programming – including on-line training course, top rated conference papers, leading consultants and industry expert presentations, panel discussions, market overviews and more – all available on demand to members. Opportunity to chat with others in the AIMCAL community for knowledge exchange.
AIMCAL Converting School - Focused technical training by leading consultants in the industry, held year round in the US, Europe and India. www.convertingschool.com
AIMCAL Slitting & Rewinding Fundamentals Seminar - Seminar focusing on slitting and rewinding operations of paper, film, nonwovens and other continuous flexible materials.
AIMCAL Coating & Drying Fundamentals Seminar - Semi-annual forum covering the fundamentals of web coating from unwind to rewind.
AIMCAL Jobs - Resource for member companies to place job openings and review submitted resumes.
AIMCAL Blogs - Technical resources for the web coating industry: Vacuum Web Coating, Web Coating, Web Handling & Converting, Substrate Secrets, Drives for Web Handling, and The Converting Curmudgeon. www.convertingquarterly.com.
Ask AIMCAL - Service to source products and services within the converting community.
Competitions - Annual awards for best Metallized or Vacuum Coated Products, Technology of the Year, and Sustainable Product.
Converting Quarterly - The official technical magazine of AIMCAL, published quarterly in print and electronic formats. Each issue features expert technical content, including insights from industry consultants.
AIMCAL SourceBook - Index of member capabilities, products, equipment and services. Executive summaries of management techniques, roll to roll markets and technology innovation.
Metallizing Technical Reference V/ Metal Adhesion Test Kit - Metallized film test methods, characteristics and capabilities....
Technical Conference Proceedings - AIMCAL Conference Proceedings for over 10 years available to members on the AIMCAL Members area.
Coated Product Awards- Features outstanding achievement awards for technical and marketing excellence in Food; Non-food; Health Care, Cosmetics and Toiletries; Label Retail; Label Industrial; Decorative or Display; and the Peter Rigney Package or Label of the Year.
Technology of the Year - The most significant new technology (a product, material, process, equipment or system) having an impact on the converting industry or the consuming market. Category winners and a single Technology of the Year awarded.
Sustainable Product - Featuring equipment, materials, processes, and/or end user benefits resulting in net savings for energy, fuel, waste, and and/or environmental hazards.