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Labeled for Success

On October 20, members of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst. (TLMI) took a break from their annual meeting's presentations and events to recognize converters that have created the industry's most innovative and effective tags and labels.

Durable Viscometer

The DV-II+Pro viscometer features company's ball bearing suspension system said to deliver extended durability for instruments that get heavy use. EZ-Lock

Anilox Cleaner Cuts Makeready Time

CHARLOTTE, NC | Cenveo Inc. is using HarperScientific's multipurpose cleaner, AltraWash Blue, in its automatic anilox roll cleaning machine at its Cadmus

Engineer's Playground

Timothy Walker has this to say about Optimation Technology's pilot lab facility: There are no equivalent options that combine equipment, human, and IP

Slit with Accuracy

The 500 Sibtec automatic roll slitter with advanced control system incorporates twin-axis digital servo control for both indexing and cutting, said to

Harpers Honored at Clemson

CLEMSON, SC | Clemson Univ. has unveiled The Ronald & Katherine Harper Industry Collaboration Room on the top floor of the Sonoco Inst. for Packaging

LAB/PILOT/TECHNICAL FACILITIES DIRECTORY

PFFC's annual guide to tech centers ready to assist your R&D efforts

Use IR Light To Measure Thickness

StraDex sensors have a patented spectral coherence interferometry design that uses IR light to measure total, individual, or multilayer thicknesses for

Doyen Opens Development Center

WYMONDHAM, UK | Doyen Medipharm has set up a dedicated converting process development area to assist transdermal and wound care manufacturers in establishing

Hot Cup Combos

Trends in the disposable paper cup market indicate they are the preferred choice for drinking on the run. The grip of today's financial crisis impacts

Heat Seal Has No VOCs

Latiseal B7707AR water-based heat seal is said to provide perfectly bonded recycled RPET blister packages and will not crystallize over time. Reported

Get a Grip on Your Web

Whether a converter needs to isolate tension at various zones in a web line, reduce web slippage over a roll, or pull the web at increased speeds and

Maintain Color Consistency

The DR 3800 benchtop spectrophotometer features high-speed wavelength scanning in the entire visible range, which can be used for method development or

Roll Alignment Offered

The Roll Adjuster alignment tool, said to be easy to set up, is placed on the top of a master roller, drive shaft, or idler, and is held in place by a

Measure Accurately

The Jofra DTI-050 digital temperature indicator offers a measurement accuracy to 0.021 deg F. Said to be easy to use and offer great flexibility with

UV System Uses Less Power

The MBS-5 compact UV system is engineered to fit printing presses with a small footprint for integration. Innovations in reflector optimization and integrated

Many Testing Services Offered

Services include product development, laser converting and production, microscopic analysis, tensile testing, cross-section imaging, gas and vapor transmission,

Test Holding Power of Adhesives

The Dynamic Shear tester is said to offer a fast, accurate representation of an adhesive's ability to resist polymer disentanglement. Provides graphing

Sensor Tests to Specs

XenoCal Solar is a sensor for UV pre-conditioning of photovoltaic modules. Company says stable light output, control of temperature, and correct performance

Measure Film Thickness Accurately

The upgraded FG710S IR film thickness gauge is designed for high-precision measurement of basis weight or thickness of single- or multi-layer films. Provides

Primer for High Bonds

Polaqua 507 water-based p rimer is said to be well suited for extrusion and laminations to clay-coated paper surfaces. Company says highest bond strengths

Flexo with Full Tonal Range

HD (high definition) Flexo uses high-resolution optics and superior screening to deliver the full tonal range of offset and gravure, company says. Provides

Analyze Moving Webs

The Model 910-sT Smart Touch Screen IR moisture analyzer offers on-line analysis for moving webs, flat belt conveyors, screw conveyors, or lab use. Moisture

Nothing to Sneeze At

Kimberly-Clark USA, Neenah, WI, wins the 2009 Best of the Show Diamond Pentaward for its triangular Kleenex Slice of Summer boxes

Excelsior Buys Three F&K Presses

BIELEFELD, GERMANY | Fischer & Krecke GmbH reports Excelsior Packaging Group has entered into contracts for three additional FP 36S-10 printing presses.

Tollcoating.com Adds Pilot Coater

WHITE CITY, OR | Tollcoating.com by Carestream Health celebrated the implementation of a new Faustel Labmaster pilot coater with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Parkinson Adds 7-Layer Capability to Pilot Lab

WOONSOCKET RI | Parkinson Technologies has installed a new Cloeren seven-layer Variable Geometry (VG) feedblock and 20-in. Epoch extrusion die for customers

Eco-Friendly Printer Adds Flexotecnica Press

NAPERVILLE, IL | Southeastern Printing Co., Stuart, FL, known for its Green Ink printing program, has acquired an eight-color, 52-in. N8G gearless press

People

Peter Ruth is the new group CEO of the Polytype Group, part of the WIFAG Polytype Holding Corp., Berne, Switzerland. Dymax Corp., Torrington, CT, appoints

Control Dispensing

The Model 345 digital valve controller can be used to control any pneumatically operated dispensing valve. Cycle time range is 0.001?10 sec, settable

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