2019 Agenda Schedule

Thursday, October 17
7:30 am – Registration Opens
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Opening Session
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Group Lunch and Tabletops
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Afternoon Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Reception and Tabletops

Friday, October 18
7:30am – noon – Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast and Tabletops
8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Closing Session

Conference Program
Thursday morning, October 17
New Technology Sessions
Moderator: Lisa Fine, Technical Director, Ink Systems Inc.

Keynote Talk: The Technologist’s Guide to Printed Electronics
Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager, Sun Chemical, Advanced Materials Group

Robert Waldrop, Printed Electronics Business Development & Distribution Manager, DuPont Advanced Materials – Stretching the Boundaries of Printed Electronics

Casey Grenier, Ph.D., Material Scientist, R&D division of Tekscan, Inc. – “Applications for Tekscan’s Printed Force Sensor Technology, and the Inks that make Make Them”

Vikram Turkani, Applications Engineer, NovaCentrix – “Conductive Copper Inks and Non-Equilibrium Thermal Processing to Achieve Optimized Performance on Temperature Sensitive Substrates”

Chris Booher, Chief Marketing Officer, ChemCubed – “It’s More About the Ink Than You Think”


Thursday afternoon, October 17
Moderator:  Dan DeLegge, VP, Inksolutions LLC

Lou Panico, CEO, XENON Corporation – Low Temperature Photonic Sintering for Printed Electronics

Dr. Vijaya Kayastha, Lead Device Development Engineer, Brewer Science, Inc. – “Role of Materials in Performance of Printed  Temperature Sensors”

Dr. Stephanie Harvey, R&D Program Manager, SEMI – “From Wellness to Medtech: The Role of Flexible, Printed Electronics in Wearables and Beyond”

Stewart Rissley, Sales Account Manager, Wet Grinding & Dispering for Bühler Inc. – “Advanced Technology and Process for Inks”

Oshadha Ranasingha, Research Assitant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell – “Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Resistive Inks Based on Barium Strontium Titante (BST): Formulation, Characterization and Applications”

Friday morning, October 18
Moderator: John Copeland, Executive Director, NAPIM

Bill Babe, Sales and Marketing Manager, Liquid X Printed Metals – Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Smart Textile Devices

Dene H. Taylor, PhD, President, SPF-Inc. – Easy, Fast and Functional! Metallograph® Pure Metal Conductive Printing

George Fuchs, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers – “Nanotechnology: EHS Considerations for Manufacturing and Usage”

David Savastano, Editor, Ink World and Printed Electronics Now – “Conductive and Electronic Inks – Driving the Flexible Electronics Revolution”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 

Register for the 2019 NPIRI Fall Technical Conference

Gain New Ideas and Industry Knowledge

Learn the latest developments on key issues affecting the Ink Industry, expand your industry expertise – as well as enjoy face-to-face  professional networking unavailable through online sources at NPIRI’s Fall Technical Conference in October.

Opening Session Highlights:

  • Keynote “Haptic Brain/Haptic Brand—A Communicator’s Guide to the Neuroscience of Touch” looks at communication through the lens of neuroscience, exploring how media shapes the brain and, consequently, the way a brand is perceived.
  • Hear an academic update by students from Ryerson University on the progress of their cutting-edge industry projects.
  • Technology Spotlights: be the first to see some of the latest innovations in the marketplace.

Technology Track Highlights:

  • Paperboard industry Update
  • Carbon Black in the Ink Industry
  • Color Measurement
  • Dispersion Technology
  • UV LED Update

Regulatory Track Highlights:

  • TSCA Update for Ink Manufacturers
  • Global Regulatory Update
  • Current Issues for Ink Manufacturer and Food Packaging
  • OSHA Update and Current Compliance Interpretations
  • Current Issues for the Ink Industry Supply Chain