Flexible. The Future of Packaging.

Flexible packaging products provide versatile solutions for an ever-changing world.  From morning medications to afternoon snacks to evening skin-care routines – are you keeping up with shifting consumer needs?

The International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division is where members of TAPPI come together as a professional community to focus on technology, applications, and innovation in the flexible films and laminates industry.

Join our community of resin producers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, converters and brand owners who drive packaging technology across the industry’s value stream to stay current and competitive in your market.

2020 IFPED Conference


"The Vision of Packaging and Converting ... Seeing Beyond 2020"

November 30 - December 3, 2020 | InterContinental Hotel | San Diego, CA USA


What Will You “See” at IFPED 2020?

You will discover solutions to complex challenges in today’s flexible packaging industry through a comprehensive technical program that is second to none.

Currently impacting the industry are two topics on the mind of many: circular economy and sustainability. These highly relevant topics factor prominently in the overall program, which addresses not only technical challenges but also consumer perception, the journey to commercialized recycling and the war on plastics and packaging waste. Additional topics you will find at IFPED 2020 include:

  • Technical advancements in extrusion coating and laminating
  • How to create a more sustainable end product
  • Integrating paper fibers into flexible packaging designs
  • New developments in PET replacement film
  • Novel paper-based disposable cup technology
  • Machinery solutions for film sustainability
  • Barrier challenges
  • Extrusion coating versus adhesive lamination

What You Can “See” in San Diego

No matter your adventure interest, San Diego has some of the best once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for you:

  • Take in some history aboard the iconic USS Midway during our exclusive gala dinner and reception
  • Get lost in an urban adventure at the world famous Balboa Park
  • Relax in La Jolla, the quintessential beach town along Highway 101

Build an exciting itinerary and make the most of your time in beautiful San Diego.