Bag Sits Flat

Being has become the new cool trend in pouchmaking. A unique, box-like profile combines the best features of a stand-up pouch with those of a true flat

Wrinkle Removers

For most printers and converters, tension controls are like the utilities coming into your home or office the only time you give them any thought is when

Tension Control

Controller Offers Ethernet Connection Designed for precise closed loop tension control, the Spyder is capable of controlling web tension in unwind, rewind,

What's New Products

Rolls Aid Web Control Idler rolls feature hundreds of precision-machined grooves that allow air to escape from between the roll and web to provide better

Experience Speaks: Tony Petrelli

President of CardPak Inc. Management style | Passionate and enthusiastic Motto | Do more with less until you can do everything with nothing. What is the

Carton & Box

Coatings Create Sales Opportunities New coatings for corrugated are said to improve the performance of packaging to help create new market opportunities.

That's Show Business!

These last few weeks have been rather hectic, particularly if you're an editor visiting exhibitions for the converting and package printing industry.

Who's Driving This Nip?

What is the best way to drive a set of nipped rollers? Two rollers and two drive options (driven or not) lead to four options. To make this discussion

Special Causes: Enemy or Opportunity?

All converting processes are subject to variation, and product at the end of the line is shipped within a narrow window of performance specifications.

News Clips

FMS USA, Hoffman Estates, IL, is moving to a new, larger facility that will house sales, technical support, and some manufacturing, as well as a large

Flexo Homework Gets Good Marks

Parking permits at Fort Mill High School (FMHS), Fort Mill, SC, were ready before the start of school this year, thanks to flexo teacher Jerry Howell and student Scott Forsyth

US Solvents Demand

Item % Annual Growth 2002 2007 2012 02-07 07-12 Total Demand 11,210 11,475 11,800 0.5 0.6 Transportation 2,564 2,673 2,740 0.8 0.5 Paints & Coatings 2,322

Solvent Study Is Here

Cleveland, OH | Demand for chemical solvents will rise less than 1%/yr to 11.8 billion lb in 2012, according to Solvents, a new study from The Freedonia

New Film Line Easy To Manage

Coldwater, OH | Accutech Films recently purchased a seven-layer line from Gloucester Engineering Co. The line adds to Accutech's coextrusion and specialty

Forming ESD Standards

Rome, NY | The ESD Assn. and the JEDEC Solid State Technology Assn., Arlington, VA, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding agreement for the


Gerber Scientific, South Windsor, CT, appoints Steven Gore president of Gerber Innovations. Mohawk Fine Papers, Cohoes, NY, names Rob Ferragina regional

Curwood Turns 50

Oshkosh, WI | When businessmen Howard Curler and Bob Woods launched Curwood Inc. in a small garage in 1958, their vision was to develop polymer extrusion

Press a Perfect Fit

Bristol, TN | The Robinette Co., a full-service flexible packaging and specialty converting manufacturer, is making way for a new 52-in., eight-color

Henkel Acquires National Adhesives

Bridgewater, NJ | Henkel Corp. has acquired the National Adhesives business of National Starch and Chemical Co. This acquisition enables Henkel to offer

AIMCAL Sustains Technology-Hungry

Myrtle Beach, SC | The Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators featured two short courses preceding the official opening day's sessions

Aiding Overseas Business

Cleveland, Ohio | NineSigma, Intrasoft Intl., RTI Intl., and the European-American Business Organization have formed the US-EU Match consortium in an

A Software Solution

Paris, France | Packetis has implemented Production Manager shop floor data collection software from Solarsoft for Packaging. Packetis, a business unit

Biodegradable Plastics to Gain, Says Study

Cleveland, OH | Demand for biodegradable plastic in the US is expected to rise more than 15%/yr to 720 million lbs in 2012, valued at $845 million. This

Narrow Web & Label Reporter

Strapping Tape Is Flexible CHARLOTTE, NC | A tensilized PP (TPP) tape, designated 51010 High Load, is available from tesa tape. The highly tensilized

TLMI Sees Growth in Green

Palm Beach, FL | Members of the Tag & Label Mfrs. Inst., Naperville, IL, gathered at The Breakers Resort October 19-22 to celebrate the association's

Experience Speaks: John Dion

Owner of Dion Label Printing Inc. Management Style | Collegial Hobbies | Kayaking and roller blading with my wife How did you get into the converting

NatureFlex chosen for Barkwheats biscuits packaging

NatureFlex, a biodegradable and compostable film, has been chosen as part of the packaging for Barkwheats organic dog biscuits. The

Partnering to Serve Different Markets

Milwaukee, WI | Anguil Environmental Systems and Spooner Industries, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, announce a partnership to provide industrial facilities

Sustaining Technology Hunger

Have you abandoned, like I have, looking at the stock market's sharp plunges and short-lived vertical climbs that resemble the daily and multiple ups

Shifty Answers to Nip-Induced Tracking

Nipping rollers are used in many value-adding processes in web converting roll coating, laminating, embossing, calendering, high-speed winding, and more.

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