Ceramic Industry

ONLINE EXTRA: Deco '09 Preview

March 1, 2009
SGCD Expo to Take Place March 28-31 in Las Vegas.

The Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products’ (SGCD) Deco ’09, to be held March 28-31 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, offers attendees the opportunity to see new products; learn about new and existing technologies; gain exposure to new profit strategies; and review and understand legislation, including import/export and heavy metal regulations.

Attendees will network with suppliers and fellow decorators and importers at the exposition, lunches and receptions that make up the Deco ’09 program. Many products will be displayed at the expo, including kilns and lehrs, colors and coatings, decals, substrates, decorating and screen-printing services, and more.

Featured Session

SGCDpro’s panel of experts will address questions on a number of issues-including legislation, compliance, technical concerns, testing methods, reporting mandates, and import regulations-at Deco ‘09’s featured session, “Ask the Experts,” chaired by SGCDpro Legislative Liason Sandra Spence. SGCD Past-President Wayne Zitkus (recently retired from Libbey) and Richard Jacobs (recently retired from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) will also participate in the panel. Spence, Zitkus and Jacobs were all instrumental in the development of the voluntary FDA standards still in use today.

SGCDpro President Walter Lumley and SGCD Past-President Paul Duffer are also scheduled to join the panel. Lumley and Duffer will discuss technical issues and test method selection.

Awards Luncheon

Attendees are invited to attend the annual Awards Luncheon scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, March 30. “Ask the Experts” panelist Richard Jacobs will accept the Society’s prestigious Frank S. Child award. Winners of the Design Excellence Awards from the SGCD’s new Design Gallery will also be presented.

Deco ‘09’s final program is available for download at www.sgcd.org.

SIDEBAR: DECO '09 Exhibitors

American Pennekamp/Tecno 5 SrL
Antonini SrL
EW Bowman
Carl Strutz & Co.
Commercial Decal of Ohio
Dubuit of America
Elk Machines
Ferro Corporation
Geib Refining
Hammond Group
ICG Link
Ikonics Imaging
Johnson Matthey
Kammann Machine
Marck & Associates
Maryland China
Photo USA
Reusche & Company
Sino Sing
Sun Chemical
Tullis Russell Coaters
Vanasse Lehr