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Flexible packaging innovations event

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A joint AIP & SPE Technical Dinner will be held at the Box Hill Golf Club, in Melbourne, on Thursday, February 9, 2006.

The theme of the dinner will be Flexible Packaging Innovations.

Speakers include:

* David Payne from Basell, who will talk on the subject of PP in Blown Film. David has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree and has held technical and commercial positions in Basell, Montell, Shell Chemicals and Dulux paints. David is currently working for Basell as a Technical Sales Account Manager, selling polypropylene resins to extrusion customers in Australia and New Zealand.

* Paul Evely from Basell will talk on the subject of Developments in Flexible Packaging: PB1 Seal Peel Technology. Paul graduated from Monash University in materials engineering and chemistry. He has held a variety of technical and commercial positions in Basell, Montell and Shell Plastics. He has worked with many plastic processors and flexible packaging companies throughout Asia and Australasia. Paul currently holds the role of Sales Development Manager for Polybutene1 (PB1) speciality products in Asia.

* Kevin Diviny from Niche Creation Network will talk about Kuraray's forthcoming release of a new flexible barrier film developed using nanotechnology to provide the barrier. Kevin graduated from Melbourne University in 1973 with a Batchelor of Applied Science (Polymer Chemistry). He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Studies. He has worked for Union Carbide, Nylex, Wrightcel, Ferro Corporation Marubeni and is now a partner in Niche Creation Network Pty Ltd. This company, amongst other things, markets specialised polymers, films and sheets manufactured by Kuraray Ltd.

To confirm a booking, email ianfletcher@a1.com.au (please make sure you have "AIP" in the subject).

Cost: $45 each for AIP or SPE Members; $60 each for Non-members includes 2 course dinner, beer and wine.

Venue: Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill (Melway ref 61 C3).

Time: 6 pm for a 6.30 pm start.

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