Make Plans to Attend Coating Tech Institute
October 16-18, 2018
Coating Tech Institute
October 16-18, 2018
A combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences with an operating coating line will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of slot die coating technology. This event is designed for companies in any fluid coating industry from adhesive coated tapes to lithium ion batteries. Anyone new to slot die technology should consider attending.  While the content is technical, it is easily digestible by engineers and operators and is useful for training operators new to slot die coating technology.
How is Coating Tech Institute Different?
Coating Tech Institute is different from most other slot die coating courses in two key areas: hands-on experience, and industry expert instructors. Coating Tech Institute is presented with classroom teaching followed immediately by hands-on learning opportunities in a laboratory and on a pilot coating line. Participants get to reinforce the information they have learned in real life settings with hands-on experiences. The course instructors are educated industry experts working in private-sector companies. Instructors and presenters have real-world experience and expertise to share with you.
What topics will be covered and to what depth?
The course includes hands on and classroom sessions on equipment specifics, rheology, pumps, backing roll, troubleshooting, defect resolutions, die operation, and more.  The course content is technical in nature. An effort is made to help those new to the industry learn quickly, but to also provide enough topic depth to make the course useful to those with some slot die coating experience. CLICK HERE for the latest agenda.
What are the dates for 2018?
Coating Tech Institute will take place October 16-18, 2018 at Carestream Health in White City, Oregon. The event begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. on October 16, so arrival is suggested on Monday, October 15th. The event concludes at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th.
Where is Coating Tech Institute held?
Coating Tech Institute takes place at Carestream in White City Oregon. A designated pilot coating line area for hands on experiences at Carestream will be utilized for the course. An event hotel has been selected where a block of rooms is reserved and a discounted rate is available.  (See below for further information).
How much does it cost?
Cost for course per registrant (includes the course, materials needed during the course, most meals throughout the event, two social event opportunities, and group transportation to/from the event hotel and event facility each day). Travel to White City, Oregon, and your lodging during the event will be on your own.

Register before July 31, 2018 for $1,500
August 1 to August 31, 2018 for $1,625
After September 1, 2018 for $1,750
Who should participate
Coating Tech Institute is a great opportunity for engineers, operators, and managers who either have coating lines in their business or who are considering the investment in a slot die coating system.  An effort is made to help those new to the industry learn quickly, but to also provide enough topic depth to make the course useful to those with some slot die coating experience.
How can we register manually?
A manual registration form can be downloaded here. If you plan to register manually, please notify us that your registration is on its way with this quick form (click here).
How can we pay for Coating Tech Institute internationally?
Coating Tech Institute is held in the United States and is paid for in US dollars. International participants may need to arrange a wire transfer to pay for the event. If you need to do this, please contact our event staff directly when you click here.
What is the nearest airport?
Rogue Valley International Medford Airport in Medford, Oregon, is the nearest passenger airport to the Carestream facilities (MFR) and is located within 5 miles of the company location and the event hotel. Portland International Airport is 289 miles from White City, Oregon.
Do I need to rent a car?
A coach bus will transport participants between the event hotel and Carestream each day at no additional cost to participants. The coach bus will also provide transportation to dinner and the fun social event on Tuesday evening. A free airport shuttle is available between the event hotel and the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. Most participants find it unnecessary to rent a car if flying to Coating Tech Institute.
What is the dress code?
Because portions of the class will take place in an active manufacturing environment, we ask all participants to wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Safety glasses are likely to be required at times. October temperatures in White City may include warm days and cool evenings/early mornings. Plan for varying temperatures and pack a jacket.
What are the venues?

A block of rooms is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn Medford, 1000 Welcome Way, Medford, Oregon 97504. Mention Coating Tech Institute and reserve by September 15, 2018 to receive discounted rates while these rooms are still available. Call 541.200.6900 to reserve your room. Some activities will take place at the event hotel and at the Carestream facilities in White City.