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SuperCorrExpo 2000 Will Be a Celebration of Corrugated

Calling itself "The Corrugated Show for the World," SuperCorrExpo 2000 will take place October 23-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Hologram in 3-D Makes Postage Stamp a Keeper

Crown Roll Leaf created a stunning stereogram image for Canada Post's millennium project, and a team of suppliers brought the stamp to life. Canada Post,

Eastern European Converter Continues Pioneering Ways

Chemosvit's flexible packaging operation includes just about every aspect of converting, and it all comes together for award-winning products. Located

Material Handling Equipment: An Ergonomic Answer

Converters and manufacturers be aware: If you haven't yet instituted an ergonomics program in your workplace, you may be required to do so by the end of this year. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) proposed ergonomics standard is now in what one OSHA spokesperson calls the "quiet phase."

What's New in Narrow Web

New from: Absolutely Micro-Clean, AirTrim, Avery Dennison, Bell-Mark, BST Pro Mark, Cham-Tenero, ChemInstruments, Chesnut Eng., Davis Liquid Crystals, Dover Flexo, DuPont Cyrel, Enercon, FLEXcon, Gallus, Green Bay Packaging, Hutchison Miller, KTI, Labelmate, Litzler, MacDermid Graphic Arts, National Starch, NDC Infrared Engineering, Newfoil Machines, Nilpeter Inc., Pillar, Prime UV, and Web Techniques.

The Waiting Is Over, Let the Copy Flow

With the publication of this September issue, the Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division of TAPPI, Atlanta, GA, and Paper, Film & Foil CONVERTER

Converting Industry News

News from: Adhesives Research, AIMCAL, Business Comm. Co., Centrexpo, Coast Controls, Daetwyler, Dri-Tec, Dunsirn, ExxonMobil, Freedonia, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Dr. Edgar B. Gutoff, Harris & Bruno, HDFC, Jefferson Smurfit, LatinPack, Millennium Packaging Solutions, National Packaging, NEX, Pack Expo, Parkland Machines, PIA, Pitman, PMMI, SOCMA, and Spinnaker.

Study Assesses the Future of Release Liners in Europe

Manufacturers of release liners and the converters and laminators that use them, in Europe and beyond, are experiencing a challenging trading environment. With pressure building on prices due to raw material increases, as well as on margins, the industry continues to seek ways of delivering better quality, at better prices, to wider markets.

Converting Industry News

News from: EuroWaxPack, Excelsior Packaging Group, Innovative Packaging Corp., International Paper, Kem Plastic Playing Cards, SIG Combibloc, and Sonoco.

The Battery Pitfall: A Good Reason for a Self-Audit

Last month we discussed the benefits of environmental self-audits. This month, we examine a case in point. Large quantities of dangerous chemicals frequently are found in unexpected places and can expose converters, suppliers, and their customers to regulatory liability with surprisingly high fines.

For ''Friendly'' Adhesives and Coatings, You Must Prioritize

People working with adhesives and coatings for the converting industry constantly hear the terms "environmentally friendly" and "user friendly." These

What Is the Role of Additives in Water-Based Inks?

The performance of water-based inks in flexographic printing is, to a large degree, based on additives that are incorporated into the ink to optimize

A Glossary of Terms to Help Avoid Failure to Communicate

There are many terms used to describe similar things in the converting industry. These vocabulary differences can present communication problems around

More New Products for the Converting Industry

New products from: Acculift, ADMTronics, Andreotti, Baldor, CHA, Chevron, Citrus Safe, Cleveland Motion, C&P, Conversource, Corotec, Cortec, Danfoss, Dimension, Drum Runner, Ducker Automation, Equistar, Gans Ink, Gottscho, Harper, Haug NA, Henkel, Magnetic Technologies, Man Roland, Miltec UV, MRT, M-V Handling, National Starch, New Era Converting, Nexen, Pagendarm, Paper Machinery, Raytek, TAKK, Technidyne, Tilt-Lock, Titan (Valmet), Veeco, Warner Electric, and Webex.

Materials and Products for the Converting Industry

New products from: Akzo Nobel Inks, API Foils, Ashe Converting Equipment, Contech, Haz-Stor, Kernco Instruments, MagneTek, Nortec Industries, RG Engineering, Rimtec Corp., Schlumpf Inc., Shima American, and Transilwrap.

Label Converter's Business Is Prime Labels & Pride

Striving to be not the biggest but the best, award-winning Premiere Labels values its customers and its suppliers, including press manufacturer Mark Andy.

Converted Flexible Packaging: Trends to Watch

Demand for converted flexible packaging in the US is projected to increase more than 2% annually to 7 billion lb in 2003, valued at $12.7 billion. The

Converter Preps for Digitally Printed Packages

Darwin, with his adaptation theory of natural selection, has nothing on Stora Enso's research center in Imatra, Finland. The packaging board manufacturer

Pollution Control Innovation for Silicone-Based Coatings

Since the late 1970s, there has been a dramatic increase in pollution control applications involving silicone as part of the exhaust stream. Unfortunately,

Innovation Is the Winner in Box Competition

Rigid box and folding carton industry firms from around the world shared 123 awards presented by the National Paperbox Association (NPA) as part of its

Barrier Layer Protects CDs from Skips and Scratches

Optimanufacturing is turning out a new product designed to protect the surface of a compact disc. A unique laminating process makes it work. Compact discs

Innovation Drives Converter of Pressure-Sensitive Labels

Sinel Systems S.A. is located about 30 miles from Barcelona's famous "La Rambla." The firm is Spain's leading manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels

Press Adds Flexibility of Film to Paper Operation

After more than 20 years of converting paper-based packaging materials, Saugerties Packaging is discovering the benefits of "being flexible"flexible packaging

Strong, Versatile Cartons Offer Plenty of Shelf Appeal

For the first time in the 57-year history of the Paperboard Packaging Council's carton competition, two winners were chosen for the President's Award.

Snack Food Packaging: 100 Years and Counting

"Cellophane brought about the first transparent...packaging concepts." So said Dr. Richard Podhajny, one of PFFC's contributing editors, in his feature,

Specialists in Interior Packaging Branch Out

Winter, Bell Co. focuses on interior packaging production for a number of markets. Now equipped with a Jagenberg slitter/rewinder, these "specialists" are becoming more diverse with additional contract converting.

Outlook 2000 and Beyond: The State of the Trade

This month we bring you our annual summary of the converting-related industries from the US Industry & Trade Outlook, published by The McGraw-Hill Cos.

Drupa 2000A Big Success Any Way You Count It

Drupa 2000 has come and gone, but the memories remain for 1,957 exhibitorsand apparently they are good ones. According to show sponsor Messe Dsseldorf,

Experts Scan the Future for Technologies with Impact

In 1455 Johann Gutenberg printed the Bible with movable metal type and, in doing so, changed the world. His invention was ranked by The History Channel

Release Papers: New Trends Are Driving the Market

Release papers provide the base for a pressure-sensitive label system that runs the gamut from generic mailing labels to high-specification applications

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