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Applied Market Information (AMI) LLC will be holding its 8th annual Stretch and Shrink Films conference and exhibition on December 3-4, 2013, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dedicated to the stretch and shrink film industry, Davis-Standard has signed on to be the headline sponsor of the event. Dow Chemical Corporation, Cloeren Incorporated, Electronic Systems S.p.A., Ingenia, and Polyfil Corporation are also sponsors for this event, which is on track to exceed last year"s attendance.

Having completed a major global study of the stretch film industry, AMI"s John Campin, Research Consultant, will start the conference off by giving a market overview of scenarios for raw material supply to the stretch film industry. During the first session entitled Materials, Braskem will discuss the behavior of stretch film for different LLDPEs, while ExxonMobil Chemical will give a presentation on the advances in stretch film technology.

The second session of the day will focus on primary equipment. Davis-Standard will describe high speed processing of thin gauge cast stretch film. The advances in annular nanolayer film extrusion in shrink bundling that employs low cost commodity resins and additives will be discussed by Alpha Marathon Film Extrusion Technologies Inc. After lunch, Windmìller & Hìlscher KG will present on guaranteed load stability through advances in stretch film production technology. Gloucester Engineering will explain high speed winding and implications for core selection.

Technology and material developments will be the topic of the third session of the conference. Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA will cover non-conventional low density polyethylenes in their presentation. NDC will discuss the financial benefits available from down gauging using web gauging systems. In the last presentation of day one, Addivant will describe novel solutions for polyethylene film stabilization.

The second day of presentations will start with a new session covering testing. Millwood Inc. will begin with a presentation entitled: Stretch film performance comparison — a case study. Various stretch film testing methods for improved containment and source reduction will be discussed by Highlight Industries Inc. In the final presentation of the session, Aetna Group S.p.A. will talk on the key to success through securing load.

The final two presentations of the conference fall under the business forum session. The Dow Chemical Company will discuss benchmarking the performance of commercially available machine stretch wrap films. To end the conference, AMI"s John Campin will expand on his first presentation with valuable information on company positioning in a changing world.

AMI"s Stretch & Shrink Film 2013 will provide discussions which will aim to put these materials and technology developments in the context of the challenging business environment stretch film producers and their customers operate in. Industry consultants will provide a detailed overview of recent market studies which analyze the structural changes in the stretch and shrink film industry. This event will provide an ideal opportunity to meet with like-minded professionals and find out about the latest opportunities for your business.

There will be an exhibition running alongside the conference. The table tops will allow companies to display their services and products to a highly targeted audience. Also, all social gatherings and the cocktail reception will be hosted in the Exhibition Room.

The full conference brochure can be found at

For more information on attending or exhibiting at this event, contact Conference Coordinator, Amanda Schaeffer, by emailing or by calling +1 610 478 0800.