The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) will begin distribution of the 2013 edition of its SourceBook in mid-March 2013. Converting-related organizations that join the association by February 1 will be included in the industry reference, which lists nearly 300 members alphabetically and by category. Product/service categories include coating, laminating and printing processes, converted products, converter services, materials suppliers, and equipment and accessories suppliers.
The reference also includes a profile of each AIMCAL member, the association itself and its CEMA (Coating Equipment Manufacturers Association) division, plus biographies and contact information for the industry experts who serve on the AIMCAL Technical Advisory Panel. Other sections feature a calendar of converting-related events, special recognition of premium members and market outlooks for specific areas of the converting industry such as photovoltaics, thin-film batteries, vacuum deposition, web handling and slitting and rewinding.
AIMCAL distributes hundreds of copies of the SourceBook each year at meetings and trade shows. Searchable supplier information can be accessed online at www.aimcal.org or downloaded either as a PDF or mobile app for Android smartphones, iPhone or iPad devices.